May 27, 2013 by Living Girl Living Foods
I’ve been really sticking to keeping my food, juices and recipes as simple as possible lately. Besides the tonic I will share with you all, these concoctions are basic. They are a wonderful base to add more things and create your own recipes!
If you do not have the herbs I list in my tonic, no worries coconut water and cacao alone taste amazing! May be herbs are something rather new to you, or you are use to herbs like basil, cilantro, parsley and so on. In this previous post I share what I know about herbs and cacao ❤ At some co-ops and all natural/organic shops they have herbs in bulk. I recommend doing a little research and testing to see which herbs resonate and taste good to you. Over time your taste buds will become more use to their slightly bitter notes.
Frothy Cacao Coconut Tonic
8 oz. of coconut water, more or less depending on how much you would like
2 tablespoons raw cacao, more or less according to your taste buds
I used roughly a teaspoon of each of the following herbs:astragalus, chaga and ashwagandha
I added the herbs to the bottom of the glass and stirred the coconut water in while pouring it. After it looked stirred well I used this little latte air wand you can see in the background, I wanted to give my drink a frothy latte fatty look. Just something fancy to treat myself I suppose!
Of course this is completely optional but it’s an idea/technique to share with you all. May be this gadget will be helpful with other recipes 🙂 I have a cheap one by AeroLatte this fancy looking gadget is easy to use, store, clean and wow the socks off of people!
Parsley Lemon Lime Ade Juice
One handful of parsley (link is to health benefits of parsley)
1/2 lemon, without rind
1/2 lime, without rind
One handful of spinach
Juice & Enjoy!
Hulk Mania Salad
1 medium cucumber, julienned
1 small handful of arugula
2 celery sticks, chopped
2 teaspoons flax oil
1/2 lemon juiced, or less if you’d prefer this makes it so apple cider vinegar and other vinegars are not really necessary
Cayenne & cumin according to taste
1 tablespoon spirulina
Toss well and serve ❤
The spirulina with the flax oil adds a nice creaminess that is still light. This is an ideal alternative for using nuts, seeds or nutritional yeast.
All of these recipes serve as a base or platform for you to launch off and create your own tasty concoction! In the past I shared a post where I give a list or basic formula for creating your own living plant based bomb diggity soup! Plus a lettuce guide with ideas on how to get your salads to be out of the box and with some tude dude.
I hope these simple but creative ideas inspire you and get you all excited to play in your kitchen. Thank you all for taking the time to stop by my site and read all my jibber jabber. Wishing you all a fun, delicious and adventurous week. Much love ❤ and raw power 😉