4 Oct 2013

SUPER FOOD CACAO MACA DRINK with ANCIENT WISDOM


Today I share a recipe and a pretty rad product. It's called Ancient Wisdom (made by Imperial Tonics) and it's a blend of a bunch of Chinese super foods that have been used to maintain wellness and health for centuries. As you know, I'm all about them whole foods (sexy, raw and unrefined goodness is all I wanna eat) but at the same time, I'm definitely supportive of supplementation with concentrated "super foods". Technically I think any raw, edible plant is a super food but when I talk about super foods here, I mean concentrated powders coming from nutritionally excellent plants. Stuff like mushrooms, cacoa, berries, medicinal roots, and the like. I'd much rather enjoy concentrated nutrition in the form of gently processed powders than in industrial-style pills.

Besides... it means I get to chug super healthy and delicious hot chocolate. You can't argue this logic.


For once, I am not using my own recipe in this post - GASP - instead I decided to try out the recipe given to me with the Ancient Wisdom blend. It is essentially a super food hot chocolate with maca, cinnamon and obviously the Ancient Wisdom. Yusss. I drank it very fast and I am now feeling extremely good. All the ingredients are celebrities in the health-nut world right now because they're being discovered to be some of the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet. Seriously, if you don't believe me (wow... insulted, sheesh) just Google each ingredient and discover the thousands of articles touting their awesomeness. We've got the whole gang here. Let's devour them. 

Note: I know the Ancient Wisdom product is a bit pricey. This something you're gonna notice with all these concentrated super food powders I was talking about. If you can afford them - great, they're super fun to experiment with and you get whack load of nutrition in you. If you can't afford them all the time - save up, buy 'em, make them a treat for special occasions. Or just eat bowls of fruit and salad! It's always up to you. 

21 comments:

  1. Is there a link for this or can you possibly email me info on where I could get the Imperial Ancient Wisdom powder from? :3 It would be super appreciated. It looks so yummy! And it's that time of year to enjoy a good cup of hot chocolate! rayvenloreimvu@gmail.com if you want to email me. By the way I absolutely ADORE your blog. My name is Amber. You are extremely inspirational to me and I am trying to work my way to switching to a majority raw food diet (with the occasional super yummy veggie stew or soups). You make it look so appealing! hehe

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    1. You can buy it online here: http://www.imperialtonics.com/ancient-wisdom/ancient-wisdom/

      Thanks, Amber! :)

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  2. Mmmm this looks delicious! Can I ask what kind of tea you use? I've never thought about adding cacao powder to tea! Rosa

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    1. Oh I actually used plain hot water instead of tea. I'm sure any kind would be good though! Maybe herbal... MINT TEA!!!

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  3. yumm! sounds perfect for an evening on the sofa, snuggled into a cozy blanket and reading a book : )
    since i don't have any Ancient Wisdom at hand, i think i'm just gonna follow their recipe without the Wisdom. should still taste very good, right? think i'm gonna take hot chai tea and add the listed spices, like cinnamon, vanilla extract, sea salt, cacao powder, maca, coconut oil and honey, and maybe add some cardamom as well...it's not gonna taste as great as the proper version, but still. i'm off to make myself some delicious autumn-y drink :) so thanks for the inspiration!
    ~ maisy

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  4. CHOCA MACA LATTE TRY SAYING THAT 3X FAST OR SLOW WHICH EVER YOU LIKE CHOCA MACA LATTE CHOCA MACA LATTE CHOCA MACA LATTE

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  5. I just love the idea of ingesting ancient wisdom! ;-) I'll be working on that from an energetic standpoint, methinks, while I'm slurping some of this deliciousness.

    Have a great weekend! Peace. :-)

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  6. Hey Emily! I did a post on this product yesterday too: http://kibbysblendedlife.com/imperial-tonics-and-tonic-superfood-smoothie-recipe/. Love it! Enjoyed your review also and of course, your amazing pictures. I'm right up there with you on many things you share on the blog. Have a great weekend! xo ~Kibby

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  7. Nice review! Love the balanced approach to superfoods: " I think any raw, edible plant is a super food".
    They're definitely fun to play around with and can deliver a lot of nutritional benefits, but they're not essential for health and I think you've conveyed that so well here.

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  8. Any thoughts on maca combined with birth control pills? I want to take maca, but is afraid it will mess with my hormonal birth control.

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    1. Hmm personally I don't believe in birth control pills! There are healthier, more natural options. But that is your choice and I respect that :) I guess if you are on the pill I'd advise having it in a small amount first and seeing how you react.

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    2. Thank you so much for the answer! One more question, though; any advice regarding effective non-hormonal birth control, what are the options? I don't like messing with my natural hormones, but I've just found birth control pills to be the easiest solution.

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    3. Look into the copper IUD or diaphragm :D

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  9. !! Love your recipes and photos! :)

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  10. This looks awesome! Thanks for the heads up on this product...I think superfood ingredients like those are sooo worth every penny. It's our own life and health we are talking about here- what could be more important!? I love a kick of superfood to supplement an already super diet/lifestyle. Nothing wrong wit dat, girl!

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  11. Hi! I just found your blog and have to say that i love it! I've recently started to think what i eat and why. So, i've found raw and vegan foods. I'm feeling lot better now (because of my new diet) and i can't wait to test your amazing recipes. Keep going!!!
    Greetings from Finland! :)

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  12. I sure could've used some "ancient wisdom" when I was 19, LOL! But seriously, who doesn't love a good cup of hot chocolate, and with all the extra goodness. I am trying to get more maca into my diet because I read it's good for general reproductive health.

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  13. Made this with chicory powder instead of tea, and didn't use the Ancient Wisdom. Yum!!!

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