Herbal Hot Beverage

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

(serves 2)

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.



  1. Andrea Caprio
    June 23, 2016 | 10:18 pm

    Hmh I will try this with the protein powder for a breakfast instead of my smoothie but guess what I am sipping on while I read your post: cacao powder, macha, maca, triphala, gingseng, honey and almond milk. It’s my afternoon pick up, sometimes I add yerba, coconut oil and cinnamon too. 🙂

    • daletchworth
      June 23, 2016 | 11:14 pm

      OMG, that is too funny, Andrea! What are the odds? Sounds absolutely wonderful. 🙂

  2. Jace
    June 23, 2016 | 11:27 pm

    Yes, please. I’ll take one. Thank you

    • daletchworth
      June 24, 2016 | 12:13 am

      High five! 🙂

  3. Brad
    July 13, 2016 | 6:33 pm

    Yum! Great alternative and great ingredients. Must try!

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