Hot Chocolate Elixir - The Super Food Drink | Beyond Good Health | ‬(07) 3366 8955


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bjbjLULU Hi. This is Dr. Dzung Price from Beyond Good Health, and tonight I'm going
to make, teach you how to make a makuna mocha. This is a perfect drink for when it's a cold
winter night or evening and you want to get a little bit of strength and you want to feel
a bit more vital. This drink is going to really bring back some oomph into your life. If you
drink it on a regular basis, it'll really build you up because it's going to be composed
of quite a number of different herbs, particularly Chinese or medicinal herbs, and also some
powerful antioxidants and super foods. So, just to show you how to make a tonifying elixir
base, what we're going to do to start off with is you need a tea base. You need any
type of tea, but usually the kind of tea I like to use as a tea base is gynostemma tea
and this tea, you want to have a look there, just look, they're just basically tea leaves.
This particular one comes from China. It's used in the Chinese tonic system and it's
a very powerful Chinese anti-oxidant tea. It's also called immortality tea because of
its anti-aging properties. It helps stabilise blood sugar, has great adaptogenic properties
and that means that it will help mitigate the effects of stress on the body. So, if
you drink this over a period of time, you'll feel stronger, more vital. You get younger.
It actually even helps you lose weight, so that's another benefit for most people. So
all you do with this tea is you put about a teaspoon into some hot water and leave it
sit there for a period of time until it basically sinks down, and then you can use that as a
tea base. Another option that I've just prepared here that I like to use also is goji berries
and cinnamon. Now, all I've done is I've boiled goji berries and this is a certified organic
goji berry that you can buy at your health food store. You put about two teaspoons of
goji berry into two to three cups of water, ideally spring water or filtered water. Also
get some cinnamon stick, preferably the Savon cinnamon quills. So, you'll recognize those
because they actually have quite tight quills inside. So they're really great and you use
a couple of this in with the goji berry and you can see this has already been boiled and
then simmered for about 30 minutes. Now, you'll see the instructions for this on the link
on the link that I've posted down below. But, essentially, once it's been brought to boiling
point and then simmered for about 30 to 40 minutes, you'll get all the anti-oxidant properties
from the gogi berries into the tea now. It's a fantastic base that I like to use for my
tea tonic. So, you can see here, now the tea is inside there. Then what you actually need
to make the super tea tonic elixir is you're going to need to get something that has some
calories in it. But we're going to use coconut oil because it makes your elixir more malt
like. Otherwise, it's going to be very, very light and it won't be pleasant to drink. So
I put about a tablespoon of coconut, raw organic coconut oil, and you can also put some honey
to make it sweet. You can also use stevia. I just like to use organic raw honey. You
can get that from the health food store. I'll pop that into right there, a tablespoon or
a teaspoon, depending on your taste. I don't like to make it too sweet. So sometimes if
you want to have no calories, just use some stevia. That's a nice sweetener. Then we want
to bring in some cacoa. Cacoa is a nice fantastic super food. This has over 300 compounds, and
this is the substance that chocolates are made out of and it's got theobromine. It's
made from theobromine cacoa beans. It's a really good source of minerals, particularly
magnesium, zinc. It has also iron and copper and is source of fibre as well. In addition
to that, it can make you feel happy. So that's really, really very good. You want to add
some of this into the, I'd say you use about a tablespoon of the cacoa powder, just a little
bit more or less according to taste. I like to mix that with a teaspoon of maca. Maca
is a very, very good endocrine system, so about a tablespoon of maca, helps regulate
your endocrine system, helps hormonal imbalance naturally. So that's very good to add in to
that. And what else can we add? Then you can bring in some shilajit. Shilajit actually
comes from the Ayurveda medicinal system, and they call it a conqueror of mountains
and a destroyer of weakness, for good reasons because this is a powerful medicinal herb.
It actually comes from, it's made out of exudates that come from rocks, the hummus, and organic
sort of like plant base material. It has that sort of like a little bit of a bitter taste,
so just use a small amount of it, I'd use about a teaspoon of that. It's very, very
powerful substance that helps increase libido, strength, vitality. It cures a lot of illnesses.
People use this is Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. So really good to add to help increase
your strength and vitality. Then you can do a range of herbs, but as we're making makuna
mocha, I like to add some moccona. Now, makuna is a wonderful Chinese herb that actually
increases dopamine. It's dopamine in your brain, so dopamine is a very, very powerful
neurotransmitter in the brain. You add about a teaspoon of this. It's actually a quite
pleasant taste so I don't mind this one. It actually helps your brain work better. It
lifts your mood. It actually helps with libido. It makes you feel like you've got more power
and strength and stamina. So, if you add all these into a drink, it's just a very, very
powerful way of getting a whole lot of super foods as well as the medicinal properties
of herbs into your system that is easy to absorb because you're going to basically liquefy
it into the elixir and it's just really easy to add to your lifestyle. The best thing is
if it tastes good, you're more likely to drink it. So I'm going to blend it up and get back
to you in a moment. Okay, I've mixed it now in my super duper Vitamix blender. I do recommend
you get a very good blender because you just can blend anything from your herbs, your spices,
your ginger, nuts and seeds and all that all to make your wonderful, beautifying elixir.
So I've made it now and it's going to look like a chocolate because it has cacoa and
maca in it. You can mix a number of wonderful tasting, wonderful herbs that are going to
help you really strengthen your jing or your primordial life force. If you drink this every
day, you're going to be able to have health beyond dainty. You'll be able to resist stress.
You're going to build organ reserve and you'll be able to get younger, have better skin and
more energy, and that's the way we want to live life when we get older. We certainly
don't want to see aging as an inevitable process where we deteriorate and we get degenerative
disease. That's just not my idea of aging gracefully. So by incorporating some of these
lifestyle practices, I really encourage you to just take note and take some baby steps
because I'm going to show you a couple more different types of recipes that you can incorporate
into your life and really enjoy. Now, you can make this and that tastes quite divine.
Optionally, if you want to make it creamier, you can use almond milk, and almond milk is
a nut milk made out of almonds and just water. Then you basically sieve it through a nut
milk bag. But you can use other milk if you wish, like rice milk or oat milk or just drink
it straight as it is. It's pretty creamy because of the coconut oil that you have in there.
So I hope you enjoyed this video and I'll see you next time. This is Dr. Dzung Price
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