Extraterrestrial Detox Latte

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EXTRATERRESTRIAL DETOX LATTE

ingredients:

2 tsp. detox + synergy

1/2 tsp. shatavari

2 tbsp. organic raw cashews

1 medjool date

1/4 banana

splash of vanilla

pinch of black pepper

pinch of pink himalayan salt

12 oz. water

method:

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth. Serve cold OR transfer to a small pot a heat under edges begin to bubble.

Golden Synergy Banana Bread

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spike your sweet

with gut loving,

anti-inflammatory,

adaptation energy.

My favorite way to use the elixirs is probably in baked goods…I love making clean, high vibe treats to enjoy for breaky and snacks. This banana bread recipe with detox + synergy is SO simple, easy to digest and filled with hormone balancing, mood enhancing + gut loving goodness. You can add any By Erika Elizabeth adaptogenic elixirs to your baked goods, pancakes and waffles. They infuse beautifully and add an adaptogenic, stress busting boost.

I’m loving a slice of this grain/gluten free, paleo friendly, banana bread with a drizzle of almond butter, crunchy salt flakes and a detox + synergy latte to wash it down. YUM! You can even make that detox + synergy latte dirty, with a shot of expresso ;)

GOLDEN SYNERGY BANANA BREAD

ingredients:

3 large, ripe bananas (if using smaller bananas, you may need 4-5) - you want it to yield about 1.5 cups of mashed banana

6 organic, pasture-raised eggs - at room temperature

3 tbsp. pure maple syrup

3 tbsp. almond butter OR sunflower seed butter if avoiding nuts

2 tsp. vanilla extract

3/4 cup coconut flour

1.5 tsp. cinnamon

3/4 tsp. baking soda

1 heaping tbsp. detox + synergy elixir

1/8 tsp. salt

method:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees + line a 9x5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper — allowing some to hang over the sides — lightly coat with coconut oil spray and set aside

In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas until smooth. Whisk in eggs, maple syrup, almond butter and vanilla. Gradually add in the coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, detox + synergy and salt. Whisk together and transfer to the prepared loaf pan.

Bake for 50-60 minutes. remove from oven and let bread cool for 20-30 minutes.



Creamy Vegan Cacao Avocado Mouse with Rose

photo by  Alexis Ahrling

photo by Alexis Ahrling

Everybody loves a good chocolate avocado mousse. And this recipe is my favorite!

The addition of rose, in combination with the cacao + avocado, makes this recipe an antioxidant, alkalizing rich dessert that offers protection against oxidative stress, balance for the mood + emotions (hello best dessert for easing PMS), love for the digestive tract and moisture + nutrients for the skin. Not only that, but cacao + rose are major heart openers + aphrodisiacs…serve this to your lover and it’s sure to lead to bliss. ;)

VEGAN AVOCADO MOUSSE WITH ROSE

photo by  Alexis Ahrling

photo by Alexis Ahrling

ingredients:

3 medium sized ripe avocados

1 cup light canned coconut milk

2 heaping tbsp. extra coconut oil

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 heaping tbsp. by erika elizabeth rose

1/3-1/2 cup raw cacao powder

pinch of pink mineral salt

1/3 cup of pure maple syrup (more or less to taste) - option to cut sweetener with pure liquid stevia drops

method:

Add all ingredients to a high speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Transfer to a container and refrigerate for 2+ hours before serving. Top with more by erika elizabeth rose powder.




Digestive Loving, Heart Opening + Brian Boosting Mocktails for Spring + Summer

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Recently, some friends and I curated an event for our local Boulder community called Golden Hour. It was designed to be an elevated happy hour - with health supportive, adaptogenic mocktails, vibey music, organic/vegetarian hors d’oeuvres, low lighting, crystal center pieces to activate the space + intuitive readings. We wanted to create an alternative to the outdated bar scene that doesn’t seem to align with a lot of us. I know for me, I love going out on the weekends with friends, but it is rare that I find an environment that I actually love. Our event ended up being a a hit and we intend on offering more Golden Hour’s this summer (stay tuned)!

I was in charge of designing the mocktail menu for the evening and I am excited to say I will be making these drinks all summer long for dinner parties. Everyone loved them and felt amazing after drinking them, so I thought you guys should have the recipes as well. :) Of course, besides tasting good, they all have their therapeutic benefits that make them an appropriate + health supportive drink for any night of the week.

Enjoy!

THE GOLDEN:

for digestive fire + metabolism

ingredients:

4 oz. ginger kombucha

2 tbsp. fresh pressed ginger juice

Juice from 1 lime

1 tsp. detox + synergy elixir

1 tsp. cinnamon

4 drops liquid stevia (optional)

10 drops strongwater golden bitters

4-6 oz. soda water

method:

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker or mason jar, except for the soda water, and shake with ice. Strain and transfer to a glass. Top off with soda water.

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YIN & TONIC

for softening + heart opening

ingredients:

6 fresh raspberries

1 tsp. by erika elizabeth rose

1 tbsp. rose water

1 tbsp. rose syrup

10 drops lavender lemon balm bitters

a few ice cubes

6-8 oz. soda water

method:

In a glass, muddle raspberry, by erika elizabeth rose, rose water, rose syrup + lavender lemon balm bitters. Add ice, top off with soda water & stir.

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CLARITY POTION:

for a clear thinking + alertness

ingredients:

4 oz. fresh squeezed organic grapefruit juice

4 oz. soda water

10 drops sage bitters

1 tsp. by erika elizabeth beauty + brains elixir

1 sprig of fresh rosemary

method:

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker or mason jar, except for the soda water, and shake with ice. Strain and transfer to a glass. Top off with soda water + garnish with fresh rosemary.

















Walnut Mylk

My favorite liquid base to use with the elixirs is a homemade walnut mylk. I often incorporate it into my elixir sipping rituals that I host. It’s so simple and you don’t even have to strain it.

Walnuts are amazing for reducing inflammation in the body, supporting the endocrine system and nourishing the brain. 

Make a batch of this homemade nut mylk in just a few minutes and use with any of By Erika Elizabeth adaptogenic elixirs and single elixir herbs. My favorite is feminine flow with a touch of rose OR beauty + brains with shatavari. 

frothy feminine flow elixir made with walnut mylk

frothy feminine flow elixir made with walnut mylk

ingredients:

1 cup organic walnuts 

3-4 cups filtered water 

1 tsp. vanilla extract 

pinch of pink himalayan salt

3 pitted medjool dates (optional) 

method:

Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth 

Store in a mason jar for up to 5 days 


Radiant Skin Smoothie

Let’s be real, who isn’t looking for ways to up their glow. I have always been a believer that beauty starts from within. But if you’re like me, beautiful complexion is something you struggle with from time to time.

One of my favorite remedies is rose.

Most of us have probably used rose topically, in our skin care products. It is often used because it is one of the highest sources of vitamin c - with one cup of organic rose petals being equivalent to 70 oranges worth of vitamin c! It also has a soothing, softening + calming effect on the skin. What a lot of us don’t know is that you can actually ingest rose and it has incredible benefits.

Rose is a prebiotic, meaning that it feeds the good bacteria in the gut. A healthy microbiome is essential for beautiful skin. In fact, if we’re experiencing any sort of skin imbalance, it is wise to look to the health of our gut to find the root of what is causing it.

Some other skin loving ingredients in this nourishing blend:

papaya

Papaya is loaded with skin boosting antioxidants. It’s also loaded with digestive enzymes, fiber and water, making it super amazing for the belly, and in turn, amazing for the skin. Specifically, papaya contains the proteolytic enzyme papain. Proteolytic enzymes are involved in the breakdown of proteins into bioavailable peptides and amino acids.

raspberries

Raspberries are a low sugar, high fiber fruit, with 8g fiber per cup. In addition to their high fiber content, raspberries are also loaded with anti-aging antioxidants that nourish the skin.

yogurt

Whether you choose to use sheep’s milk yogurt or coconut yogurt, both are filled with probiotics that your gut and skin love.

cinnamon

Cinnamon supports optimal circulation, essential for beautiful skin. Its antibacterial properties also fight bacteria related acne.

walnut mylk

Walnuts are full of antioxidants, in addition to the mineral zinc, which supports clear complexion. High in omega- 3s, walnuts also serve to reduce inflammation in the body.

ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh papaya

  • 1/3 cup frozen raspberries

  • 2 tsp. cashew butter

  • 1 tbsp. By Erika Elizabeth rose

  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

  • 3/4 cup fresh walnut mylk

  • 2 heaping tbsp. sheep’s milk yogurt OR coconut yogurt

method:

Add to blender and blend until smooth