diy beauty beverage!

happy sunday everyone! i hope you are staying warm and relaxed today. thanks for all the sweet comments on my last post about the tattoo. i promise part II is coming, i’ve just been incredibly busy at work and at home to snap a good photo!

i wanted to pop in today to share a warm drink i’ve been making that is so incredibly good for you and your skin/endocrine system. it’s dairy free, low glycemic and gluten free! too good to be true right?! now you know why i’ve got to dish with you all :) i compiled a list of ingredients and you are not going to believe the benefits from ingesting this drink! it provides…

1. anti-aging effects
2. a natural energy boost
3. elemental iron
4. a source of healthy fats and medium chain triglycerides
5. anti-inflammatory properties
6. an improved absorption and essential nutrient assimilation mechanism
7. reduction in bloat
8. enhanced digestion or soothe an upset stomach
9. antimicrobial and antifungal properties
10. rich in vitamins b, c, calcium, zinc and copper to name a few
source maca//source mct//source ginger//source turmeric

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-1c unsweetened dairy free milk
-1/2c water
-1tsp coconut oil
-1tsp raw honey
-1tsp maca root powder
-1/2tsp turmeric
-1/4tsp ginger (may add more if you like it extra spicy
-*optional: splash of vanilla extract or 1 pod cardamom

pour 1c unsweetened nut mylk (i used almond) in a pan with 1/2c filtered water and begin to warm over low to medium heat. add the maca, turmeric and ginger and stir. when it begins to near a boil, add the coconut oil & honey. i used an aero-latte hand whisk to get a nice froth! that’s it—sip slowly and enjoy :)

what’s your current go-to winter beverage?

5 Responses to diy beauty beverage!

  • Mego says:
    January 27, 2014 at 12:10 am

    I love coconut oil! I may have to try this!

  • maggie @ say yes to salad says:
    January 27, 2014 at 12:42 am

    love the sound of this! i make a similar ayurvedic drink – mylk (usually almond), cardamom, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger if i have it, vanilla, a spoon of ghee, ground black pepper, and a small spoon of honey.

  • purelytwins says:
    January 29, 2014 at 1:27 am

    mmm this sounds great, we will have to try it.

  • meri says:
    January 30, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    I’m curious about the maca and which benefits it causes (I happen to have all of the other ingredients already in my kitchen so I might as well try this!)
    Thanks for the recipe!

    • Melissa says:
      February 4, 2014 at 6:55 pm

      Maca gives me an energy boost and has shown some promise in early studies regarding hormone regulation and boost in libido!

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