I love smoothies during the summer, when tank tops and shorts are the normal wear. But when fall comes around, I want to bundle with scarves upon sweaters, mittens, and beanies. (I live on the central coast, what am I talking about?) Well at least I think it's cold outside, and all I want is hot coffee and tea. Enter in the hot, steaming elixir, which is like a smoothie-tea infusion... that sometimes tastes like coffee?
This guy is full of herbal medicine, and tastes like a satisfying, slightly sweet, malty drink!
Now, I call for a lot of weirdo hippie herbs in this recipe, which are by no means a 'requirement'. I would recommend any herbs you have on hand that have a chocolately, coffee like depth in flavor. I also sprinkled a bit of cacao powder and bee pollen on top, because it looks pretty.
Earthy Herbal Elixer
makes ~ 16-20oz
6 oz freshly brewed hot mate*
12 oz non-dairy milk or cream*
3/4 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp raw honey
1/2-3/4 tsp of the following powdered herbs:
1-3 drops of liquid stevia, to taste
*If you're not down with the caffeine, or just want some variation, you can go with any black or green tea. Rooibos is also very nice.
* Regularly I use soy or rice milk for my dairy substitute.