Schizandra Rose Beauty Latte

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This creamy, rose infused tonic is delicious and is full of beautifying herbs and superfoods.















Pearl powder (yes, actually crushed up pearls) has been used in the chinese orient for thousands of years as a beauty tonic. It contains the powerful anti-aging antioxidant, SOD that will help to smooth wrinkles and heal blemishes.

Schizandra berry, known as the five flavour fruit,  is used in chinese tonic herbalism to bring moisture and a glow to the skin, a brightness to the eyes,  a sharper mind, and energized body.  It is believed that consuming schizandra for 100 days straight will change your life.

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Golden Milk Latte

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Golden milk is a delicious herbal elixir made from turmeric and other warming spices. Golden milk has been used for centuries in ayurvedic medicine and has recently made a resurgence in the health and wellness community.

Here are some reasons why you want to make golden milk:

  • Promotes clear and glowing skin
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Supports liver detoxification which is important for hormone balance
  • High antioxidant content
  • Increases circulation
  • Warming to the body
  • Support healthy cholesterol levels
  • Enhanced wound healing
  • Suppresses symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and MS

Golden Milk Latte Natural Hormone Healing

There are a lot of different recipes and methods online for making a golden milk latte but I’m going to share my version of it with you today. To get a ‘latte’ like texture, I blend the warm milk with coconut oil or ghee. Blending it in a high-speed blender will give it a frothy and creamy texture. You can also make it a complete meal by adding collagen peptide protein powder; which will give you protein without affecting the texture or flavor of the drink.

I hope you enjoy this recipe 🙂

Golden Milk Latte Natural Hormone Healing

Golden Milk Latte Recipe 

-serves one or two small servings


  • Cinnamon to sprinkle on tip
  • 1 tsp of raw honey or coconut syrup

  • Small pinch of freshly ground black pepper

  • 3 cardamon pods

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 1 teaspoon of raw honey or coconut syrup

  • a small pinch of ground or fresh ginger

  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder or freshly grated turmeric*

  • 2 cups of unsweetened almond, coconut or grass fed organic milk

  • 1 tsp grass fed ghee or coconut oil

  • 1 Tbsp baobab or lucuma powder

  • 1 Scoop of collagen peptides


  1. Add the milk to a small pot and heat on low temperature.
  2. Add the turmeric, cinnamon stick, cardamon pods and pepper and stir frequently for about fifteen minutes until the milk is warm, but not boiling.
  3. Remove from heat and take out the cinnamon stick. You can reuse it a couple of time. Strain the milk either through a strainer or small colander.
  4. Add the honey, optional baobab or lucuma, freshly ground black pepper and ghee or coconut oil.  Add more raw honey or coconut syrup for taste.
  5. Sprinkle with cinnamon

*You can purchase fresh turmeric at most health food stores, Asian or Indian supermarkets and superstore. I like the flavour the best with fresh turmeric. 

Photos brought to you by Sarah Steffens of Savor & Fancy

Sarah Steffens is a Personal Chef based in Los Angeles.  She specializes in Paleo, Autoimmune and Whole30 cooking and believes food is the starting ground for practicing kindness to one’s body, mind and spirit.  In addition to cooking for private clients, she also creates recipes and photography for Whole30.  She shares recipes and kitchen tips at Savor & Fancy.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita For Hot Flashes And Menopause Symptoms

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Take a break from menopause symptoms this summer… with a margarita!


Many symptoms associated with menopause can be reduced or cured with diet alone. Although menopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats are common, they don’t have to be your normal!

This recipe is full of superfoods that help reduce menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, sleep issues, dry skin and brain fog. If you are eating for your cycle, this would be a perfect party drink for the ovulatory phase!

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Elixir Recipe For Adrenal Health

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If you want more energy, mental clarity and adrenal balance check out this delicious elixir recipe.

This drink contains a targeted combination of super foods and tonic herbs for adrenal healing and natural hormone balance.

I tastes like a latte but there’s no caffeine, sugar or dairy.

To really get results I recommend drinking this elixir daily (or at least just the tea base) for at least 3 months. If you want results with adaptogenic herbs the key is consistency.

For those of you that want to make elixirs customized to your health needs but don’t know where to start or what recipes/ herbs I’m offering custom one on one Elixir Making & Health Coaching sessions this fall. To learn more and register click here.

Tea Base

1 Tbsp Chaga Pieces
5 Reishi Slices
2 Tbsp Siberian Ginseng
1 Tbsp Rhodiola
3 Red Jujube Dates
Vanilla Bean Husk (optional)
4 Litres Spring Water

Add the herbs and water to a pot or slow cooker. Simmer for 60 minutes. Strain the herbs and store in the fridge or stove top. You can drink up to 1 Litre (or more if you like) per day.

Tip** Save the herbs. You can add more water and rebrew the tea 3-4 times or until the flavour and medicine runs out.

Elixir Recipe

3 Cups Warm Tea
1 Tbsp Dandy Blend
1 Tbsp Lucuma Powder
2 tsp Baobob Powder
2 tsp He Shou Wu Extract Powder (new earth organics or jing herbs)
1.5 Tbsp Coconut Butter
1 Tbsp Mesquite Powder (if you want a caramel taste)
1 tsp Maca x 6 extract
1/2 tsp Vanilla powder
Honey, Maple syrup or Stevia to taste

Blend and Enjoy.

Hot Tip ** Put the elixir in a thermos to bring to work and drink throughout the day.

Thank you so much for reading.

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Summer Hibiscus Punch

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This elixir recipe is one of my summer time staples. Hibiscus flowers are an incredibly nourishing herb for women’s hormonal and blood health.

We can use the doctrine of colour signatures to determine that the blood red colour of hibiscus tea indicates that it’s incredibly beneficial and nourishing for the blood, heart and circulatory system.

Here’s why:

Hibiscus tea is Blood Building & amp;High in Vitamin C -The high vitamin c content of hibiscus helps to build iron levels in the blood and can contribute to naturally increasing progesterone
Hibiscus tea Lowers Blood Pressure & supports Heart Health – one of the reasons it’s good for the heart is because it prevents cholesterol deposits in the blood.

I recommend women drink hibiscus tea during and after their moontime (period) which is a great time to harness the blood building properties of this herb. Women who have symptoms of anemia, low progesterone, immune issues or high blood pressure can also benefit from drinking the tea daily. However this drink can be enjoyed by anyone who wants a healthy summertime tonic that the whole family can enjoy.

How to make hibiscus tea

2 handfuls dried hibiscus flowers
2 Litre Cold Spring Water

Steep in cold water for 10-20 minutes. Strain and store in the fridge to drink throughout the day.

**you don’t need to heat the water to make hibiscus tea! Cold water will do!

Hibiscus Rose Punch

2 Litres Hibiscus Tea
1 Tbsp Rose Hydrosol
Juice of two organic lemons
Clear agave, liquid stevia or honey to taste for desired sweetness.
Pinch of high quality living salt (optional)

Mix all of the ingredients well and store in the fridge or serve right away over ice.

You can purchase the hibiscus flowers and rose hydrosol at The Light Cellar in Calgary

If you want to learn how to make elixirs and tonics for women’s hormone health check my fall 2014 classes here

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Goji Longevity Lemonade

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As the weather gets warmer who doesn’t love iced cold lemonade?  I’ve got the superfood upgrade version for you today with beautifying, longevity enhancing and hormone balancing herbs and super foods added.

The ingredients have similar benefits that work synergistically to create a beautiful flavour and beneficial synergy.

Here are just some of the benefits of consuming these herbs and super foods

Goji Berry – Builds blood, aids digestion, contains polysaccharides (essential sugars to feed your immune system), contains betaine to aid in liver methylation which will keep the hormones and the liver healthy and happy, high antioxidants and anti-inflammatory content.

Fresh Aloe Vera – ancient Egyptian superfood that also contains polysaccharides, cools down the body in the summer heat, heals the digestive tract, speeds wound healing, and promotes glowing clear moisturized skin. I purchase my fresh aloe at The Light Cellar in Calgary or online but if you can’t get a hold of it you can skip the aloe and the elixir will still taste amazing. It’s important to use a specific type of aloe that has large leaves. I don’t recommend using the small aloe house plant you have at home.

Schizandra – Phase 2 liver cleansing, increases glutathione in the liver (anti-aging), helps your body adapt to the summer heat, helps body adapt to stress, sharpens the brain, promotes glowing skin, improves eyesight and  boost the libido (more sexual fluids and sexual sensitivity in women).

Turmeric Extract- Sharpens the brain, increases glutathione in the liver (anti-aging), anti-inflammatory and promotes glowing skin.

Lemon- Lemon peel helps remove bad estrogen, reduces cellulite and cleanses the liver.

 Goji Longevity Lemonade Recipe

  • 1/2 cup dried Goji Berries
  • 1.5 Litres Spring Water
  • 2 organic lemons, skin on
  • 1/2 organic grapefruit, peel skin but leave the pith (white layer) on
  • 2 tsp schizandra extract powder (available here or here)
  • 1-2 tsp turmeric extract powder (available here)
  • pinch of high quality sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • sweetener to taste- 1 tbsp raw honey, stevia or sometimes I don’t use a sweetener
  • roughly a 4 inch fillet peeled  fresh aloe vera

Soak goji berries overnight in 2 cups of spring water or for at least 2 hours until goji berries are soft or rehydrated.

Add rehydrated goji berries and soaking liquid to a high speed blender along with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until smoothie. Serve immediately or chill in the fridge. This drink will store in the fridge for 3 days but I recommend having it as fresh as possible.

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Healthy Hot Chocolate Elixir for a Winter Antioxidant Boost

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Healthy hot chocolate…

is the best of both worlds possible?

Remember those steaming mugs of hot chocolate you used to enjoy on cold winter nights?

Alas, once you realized your favorite winter beverage is made white sugar + GMO corn syrup + GMO vegetable oil +modified milk ingredients + a tiny bit of ‘cocoa’, that comforting ritual you once had no longer has the same appeal.

But the nostalgic longing is still there.

It’s time to bring a healthy hot chocolate back into your life this holiday season! You can make a warm treat that is more than just ‘healthy’… It can balance the immune system, help your body adapt to stress. And not to mention it’s swoon-worthy delicious. Read More