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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