Elixirs and tonics, are often used interchangeably but are very different. Elixirs are used as a healing remedy, while tonics promote overall good health. So, why are these superfood drinks so beneficial for your body and why should you be drinking them?
The basics of Elixirs
Elixirs are healing agents, known to address imbalances within your body. These superfoods don’t necessarily teach your body to mimic the healing chemistry in order for the body to begin healing. Elixirs are often used to cure a headache, common cold or cramps. They are ingested in a liquid form and usually are 1:3 parts or 1:4 parts (in liquid: herb extraction).
All about Tonics
Tonics are known to promote overall good health within your body while promoting benefits within your system. These tonics target the bodies system, fortifying your system in order to assist with keeping you fit and well. Various benefits of tonics include improving your immune system, boosting your energy levels or assisting with relieving chronic stress.
How do we take these Superfood cocktails?
Taking tonics and elixirs are quite simple. We take these health optimizing supplements in the form of a liquid; making them the perfect assistant in healing and restoration within the body. You can sip as desired, hot or cold, sweetened or unsweetened. Using flavor agents, such as flowers or healthy all natural sweetener options, you can change the taste of these drinks as desired.
There are endless ways to craft your tonic or elixir. To start, choose the correct base of the specific issue you are trying to target (i.e common cold, tiredness, or boosting your immune system) is important. Be sure to conduct your research and source the right products that will be required to create your drink. Below is a simple, yet tasty elixir mix!
The Recipe: Fizzy Coconut, Lime and Mint Kombucha Elixir
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- 3/4 cup of coconut water
- 3/4 cup of kombucha
- 1/2 a lime
- 1/2 a dozen fresh mint leaves
- A good handful of ice
In a glass with ice, simply mix coconut water and kombucha, and squeeze fresh lime juice in. Add mint leaves and enjoy! To get a more minty-flavor try muddling the mint leaves for extra flavor!