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