With weeks and weeks of gray, rainy days there are times during the day when I want a warming, frothy beverage. Something with a little weight, with a rich flavor that does not fall under the hot chocolate or coffee category. Something with the green juice like benefits, but warm. Served in a cup, sort of like a savory latte…or a cup of broth with a little va-va-voom.
So, I turned to my turmeric, lemongrass, ginger vegan broth. Which has been on stock for the past several weeks. Using it to cook grains, make noodle soups and then this blended, frothy elixir with a little cilantro, hemp seeds, coconut manna, a squeeze of lemon, and a drop of toasted sesame oil.
In the mornings its been a better choice for me, over hot water and lemon. Which I gave up years ago, when I realized it was too acidic for me. Fortunately, this frothy, immune-boosting elixir, that I’ve been drinking a few times a week, has been more balancing. If I skip it in the morning, I opt for a cup in the afternoon. A fulfilling snack, it carries me into dinner and provides a little digestive boost. I find it to be a lovely alternative to a spoon of grated ginger, salt, and lime. A combination suggested by Ayurveda Vaidiya’s (Doctors) when digestion is sluggish or there is a lack of hunger.
On the grayest of days, this, ‘took me by surprise elixir’ has been my sunshine. Because it’s made from a slow-cooked broth, it is stronger than a quick brewed tea. Even with the creaminess of coconut manna, it is rather light. What I’ve been appreciating is that while being nourishing, rejuvenating, this elixir promotes circulation, and is a gentle detoxifier. Keeping me in the green zone as the temperatures continue to drop. This preventative tonic keeps me warm.
Enjoying some of my favored flavors in a new form feels good. I love when you mix it up, take a leap of faith and end up with something you love. Excited to find a new, seasonal menu staple. happy drinking. happy digesting.
The Circulator | a warm elixir of lemongrass, turmeric, ginger & coconut manna
a frothy, creamy broth to promote circulation in the winter and spring season, made with our Immune Boosting Broth
- 1 cup Immune Boosting Broth warmed
- 1-11/2 tsp coconut manna or oil
- 10-12 sprigs cilantro
- 1/4 lemon juiced large
- 1/2 tsp hemp seeds
- 1/4-1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
- 1/4 tsp pink Himalayan salt
- lemon zest
- sesame seeds for garnish
add warm broth, coconut manna, cilantro, hemp seeds, lemon juice, toasted sesame oil, and salt to a high-speed blender. blend until all ingredients are blended. pour into a serving cup. serve warm and sprinkle with lemon zest and sesame or hemp seeds if desired
- adjust ingredients like lemon, salt, cilantro to taste
- coconut manna is also sold as coconut butter in the bulk sections of some health food stores