22.6.2016 | 23:24
So, what happens when you arrive in the kitchen in the morning and realize that you forgot to get the chia seeds soaking in milk the night before, to make the chia porridge base you were planning to have for breakfast?
First response: uh-oh.
We don’t keep boxes of cereal (hot or cold) in the pantry. Or granola.
Second response: how about a smoothie?
We were planning to have a smoothie for lunch, so why not just swap the meals. No big deal.
Final response: how about a “bullet-proof” style beverage?
It had been a while since Diane and I had had one, especially for breakfast. It may be full summer, but we can still enjoy a hot beverage from time to time.
I finished getting the cats’ breakfast together and then got chia seeds soaking, so we’d at least have our porridge for lunch. No big deal.
Then I got water heating in the electric kettle while I decided which tea to use. Ah, yerba mate. Plus cacao powder, ghee and MCT oil.
Hmm, so why not add a few herbs to the mix, since we’d be skipping the herb-enhanced smoothie at lunch time?
Sometimes, the best results come through when they’re unplanned. Next week I’ll post the recipe I was originally planning to do this time around. Until I forgot those chia seeds….
Herbal Hot Beverage
5 cup water
2 Tbsp loose yerba mate (or 2 tea bags) or herb of choice
2 Tbsp cacao powder
2 Tbsp ghee or grass-fed butter
2 Tbsp MCT oil
2 servings colostrum powder (or protein powder of choice)
1 tsp maca powder
1 tsp chaga powder
1 tsp ashwagandha powder
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of cayenne
Heat water to boiling, then let tea steep for at least five minutes. Add all ingredients to high-speed blender and blend until smooth (about 15-20 seconds). Pour into large mugs and sip mindfully.