I've recently came to the realization of how therapeutic self-care can be. I get this amazing joy from making healthy recipes - and coming up with new ideas of how to use food as medicine.
In this recipe I'm using the combination of Holy Basil, "Tulsi" and Turmeric. Holy Basil is a renowned herb known for it's ability to regulate and decrease stress, and heal the mind + body. Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Overall - this is a great combination to start your day with. Typically, if I'm having a really stressful week, I'll try to add holy basil and honey (i have a sweet tooth!) to my recipes to help me chill out.
.... and this week I definitely needed it! I had 4 wisdom teeth removed + a torn cornea in the same week - so my stress level has truly been at an all time high!
BUT - back to the recipe!!! - let's end this little rant with one of my favorite quotes (and a fitting one, too..)
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
TURMERIC + HOLY BASIL MOCHA FRAP
Cold Coffee or Mushroom Coffee
pinch of Cinnamon + dash of Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Holy Basil
1 teaspoon Turmeric
Milk + a little cream (or coconut cream)
1 Frozen Banana
3-4 tbsp of Cacao powder
maple syrup or raw honey
and a few dates!
*you can add a bit of green powder or protein powder too*