Energized and Empowered Morning Elixir

I created this formula for those who are ready to kick their coffee habit.  I had grown tired of the energy surges and crashes of my daily coffee habit and was ready to make a change.  The best way to break an old worn out habit is to replace it with a new body nourishing one.

This morning elixir will help you stay energized throughout the day without crashing,  it supports the nervous system,  banishes brain fog, and will make you a healthier, happier human.

The Energize and Empower Elixir is packed full of antioxidants, collagen and literally contains the two highest antioxidants foods on the planet – RAW CACAO + CHAGA.

The first ingredient in our morning elixir is Matcha Ninja.

Matcha Ninja is a raw, organic, non bitter, super soluble powder.  No whisk needed!

Benefits of Daily Matcha:

*It is loaded with antioxidants making it great for your entire body and skin too.

*It boosts energy, mood, and your ability to focus

*induces calmness and does not cause the crash of coffee which all too often leads to anxiousness and unease.

*Has detoxifying effects on the body

*Boosts the immune system

*Proven to burn calories too.

Next up is The Mushroom Adaptogen by MoonDeli.

This powerhouse powder contains the two highest antioxidant rich foods in the entire world – Cacao + Chaga.

Amazing Facts about Cacao:

*Serotonin the ‘feel good’ chemical is found both naturally in the body as well as in Cacao.

*In 2006, the Journal of Nutrition found that women who drank cacao with at least 326 mg of flavonols a day had better skin texture, improved microcirculation, increased oxygen saturation and improved skin hydration than those who didn’t.

*In Sanskrit, ananda means ‘bliss’, making anandamide the ‘bliss’ chemical. Anandamide is a neurotransmitter found naturally in the brain, which when released leaves us feeling happy and euphoric. Coincidentally, it is also found in cacao.

*Theobromine is the molecule in chocolate that is similar to caffeine but is much milder due to its molecular make up. While it promotes energy in the body, its effects are not felt by the central nervous system resulting in a more gentle, subdued feel-good type of energy.

Amazing Facts about Chaga:

*Known as the “King” of Medicinal Mushrooms.

*Chaga mushrooms are anti-inflammatory which combat free radicals.

*Prized herb in Chinese Medicine and known to preserve youth, and boost life force energy.

Last but not least is the TruMarine Collagen.

TruMarine™ Collagen offers a high concentration of specific amino acids, which have scientifically proven benefits to help with the formation of collagen within the body.  Proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, increase skin hydration and suppleness, reduce joint pain, strengthen hair and nails, and maintain healthy bones.

Empower and Energize Morning Elixir Recipe 

1 tsp of Matcha Ninja

1-2 tsp of Mushroom Adaptogen

1 Packet of TruMarine Collagen

1 cup of Unsweetned Cashew Nut Milk

**desired amount of honey or stevia or no sweetner at all**

Warm up your nut milk of choice on the stove stop and mix it with all the listed ingredients in your favourite mug.  You can stir it, whisk it or blend it.

Make Your Tonic Time into a Sacred Ritual:

1.  Be present and silent while preparing and drinking your tonic. Be in a meditative space.

2. Say a prayer before drinking your Tonic:  “May this tonic nourish my soul, feed my skin, and nurture my body.”

3. Thank Mother Nature for all she provides and promise you will always give back in whatever capacity you can.