Sometimes I just need to add a little super to my day. Like today for instance, when I woke up to an extreme weather alert here in Toronto. Winter is coming. I don’t know about you guys but I sure as heck am NOT ready for it. So, on days like today I like to add that little extra super in food form (occasionally my super comes from watching Disney movies too).
Adding “superfoods” or “superherbs” to my daily routine is something I do to help me deal with daily stressors (adaptogens like reishi, chaga, holy basil), to help me concentrate (ginkgo biloba, lion’s mane, gotu kola), or to help me zen out(chamomile, kava, reishi, lemon balm). These all may sound weird and expensive but I also believe that everyday foods can be super as well. Like kale. Or brussels sprouts. I like to call these the humble superfoods. Not fancy, not expensive, but super nonetheless and make a welcome addition to the plate. Seeing as I was just bragging about my kale I will be adding it to my plate tonight before this crazy storm hits.
Since I was already soaking some pistachios and pumpkin seeds for a milk recipe I figured it would be the perfect opportunity to make it a superfood milk. There are endless options of additions into drinks and elixirs but playing on the green theme I decided to add in:
moringa leaf powder– high in vitamins and minerals like A, C, magnesium and iron.
ashwagandha– Ayurvedic powerhouse for fatigue and stress.
mesquite– Natural sweetener with a caramel like flavour.
cinnamon– to help balance the blood sugar
cardamom– team cardamom
sea salt– for bringing out that sweetness
maple syrup– for a little sweetness (#sweetlizzy)
This mint green coloured milk is satisfying and energizing, creamy and nourishing and can easily be warmed up on the stovetop for a warm elixir.
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Pistachio and Pumpkin Seed Superfood Milk
This pistachio and pumpkin seed milk is slightly sweet, satisfying and filled with nutrients. Can be enjoyed cold or warmed up on the stovetop.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Beverage
1/2 cup pistachios, soaked for 8 hours
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, soaked for 8 hours
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp moringa powder
1/4 tsp ashwagandha
1/4 tsp mesquite
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cardamom
pinch of sea salt
3 cups water
- Drain and rinse the pistachios and pumpkin seeds well.
- Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend on high for one minute.
- Strain through a nut milk bag or fine cheesecloth.
- Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and enjoy!
This drink can easily be enjoyed warmed on the stovetop or cold over ice.