As a couple of non drinkers, we can sometimes be left out when people are celebrating with a group shot. This year instead of feeling like the black sheep in the corner, and making sure not to attract sympathy, we created our own version of the holiday group shots! Mixing our favourite superfoods and keeping to the green and red colours of Christmas, Mel and I concocted two flavours of Elixer Shots for our family gathering.
First up was the Banana Greens:
- 4 tsp’s of Prairie Naturals Spirulina/Chorella mix
- 1 tsp of organic Stevia
- 1L of water
Vitamix them all together and you have a vibrant green mix, sweet enough to have people asking for seconds.
As a complimentary pairing, we made some Savoury Strawberry mix:
- 3 cups of fresh strawberries
- 1 cup cranberries
- 1 tbsp Maca Root
- 1 tbsp sprouted chia seed powder
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1.5L water
Again blend it thoroughly in Vitamix and its ready to serve.
We want to thank all of our friends and family for taking the leap and trying these “healthy” elixers, AND for their compliments as they came back asking if they could have more!!! Some people have different beliefs, some people eat different foods, but one thing that the holidays can always offer is the chance to reach out to others and bridge the gap.