Chicory Coconut Mocha

Not a fan of mocha? skip the chocolate and it turns into a regular coffee like beverage. This is one of those rainy day, warm you up kind of beverages. I love it as a coffee substitute especially when suffering adrenal issues, thyroid/hashimoto’s and of course I quite simply love the benefits of it. Where to find Brain Octane ...

Why Beetroot Latte’s Are All The Rage…

For those of you who are already hardcore juicers, you are likely already familiar with the amazing taste of beet juice. For those who aren’t, you may be kind of unsure but trust me, it’s amazing! Just the right amount of dirty sweetness and packed with performance boosting nutrients. So why not heat it up? I recently had a conversation with a friend in Australia who was talking about this new rage beverage- the beetroot latte. Since I love beetroot so much in the summer I decided I needed to know more…and of course duplicate it.  The health properties alone are way above the average corner coffee house latte and the colour, wow. It’s pink and as a girlie girl I love everything pink. But it’s not all about the pretty factor, let’s look at the nutrition: Rich in antioxidants, including betaine which helps protect our cells from stress. Since stress is something none of us can escape I would say this is a powerhouse of a latte. It also promotes the synthesis of creatine (body builders listen up!) which helps improve your muscle strength, growth and power. It also lowers the lactate within your muscles which helps to delay muscle fatigue so you get a performance boost. So it’s great for athletes, but what about non-athletes? Well it will give you a huge energy surge without the caffeine all the while helping your joints and liver health too. Ok so beet juice rocks now how about a recipe? Check out my soon to be famous beetroot latte Tip: Looking to boost your matcha latte? Add a little beetroot juice...

Basic Kombucha

The basic kombucha recipe can be altered to your specific liking. I always recommend using a black tea from an organic source. Orange pekoe is my personal favorite as is the most nutritious for the scoby and the longest fermented tea. It has the best pH level for the scoby and gives the strongest flavor. (pH is 2.6-4) Green tea can also be used but I recommend mixing it half and half with black tea. As long as it is a true leaf tea. After the batch I then go back to a black te base for the next brew as to give the scoby some nutrition back. Oolong tea (almost a black tea) This gives a softer, milder flavor Green tea especially lighter in color takes less time to ferment. Rooibos this is not a leaf from a tea plant, it’s a red tea. I advise to stay away from red teas, they don’t feed the scoby. Herbal teas You can do this occasionally but I don’t advise it. You would need to do a black tea again right after as to feed the scoby. White tea Although this is a tea from a leaf it is not a fermentable tea and cannot be used. You could try to mix it with black tea and see if you get a result but it is not advised. ** Stay away from teas with oil in them it will kill the bacteria in the kombucha and can make it go rancid. Chai Tea Do not use this type of tea. You can et around this by using a black tea and adding the...