Summer Wellness Tonics

These days, many of us are seeking ways to elevate our daily nutrition to cultivate or reinvigorate a daily routine rooted in health. ruved’s wellness tonics are a simple yet nutritious drink you can make at home to nourish the body from the inside out. Featuring fresh fruits and vegetables, choose from Spiced Beet, Green Machine, or Citrus Sunshine. Or, try them all!

Each tonic calls for coconut or aloe water as the base, but sometimes you can find both nourishing ingredients combined. Using natural coconut or aloe water in comparison to store-bought fruit juices reduce the amount of added sugars in your tonics to ensure you stay energized and balanced. Coconut water is known to aid in digestion, maintaining electrolyte balance, and provide blood pressure support while aloe water aids in balancing the body’s pH levels, detoxifying the liver, and clearing the skin. Either of these bases is a great foundation for your tonic and health. Optionally, serve your tonic chilled without ice watering it down by freezing your base of choice in ice cube trays. Freezing the fruit also works great for tonics in no time!

Green Machine Tonic

Serving: 2
Special equipment: blender + mesh sieve or juicer

Ingredients

½ cup lightly packed greens (such as kale or spinach)

½ cup coconut or aloe water, plus more as needed

1-inch thumb of ginger, peeled roughly chopped

½ banana

¼ cup pineapple

 

Directions

Begin by blending together your greens and coconut or aloe water until it’s as smooth as possible, about 2 minutes depending on the power of your blender.

Add the remaining ingredients into the blender and blitz until smooth. For a smoother consistency, pour and press through a mesh sieve. Best served chilled.

Citrus Sunshine Tonic

Serving: 2
Special equipment: blender + mesh sieve or juicer

Ingredients

2 Valencia oranges, peeled

1 mango, skinned and seeded

1-inch thumb of ginger, peeled roughly chopped

½ cup coconut or aloe water, plus more as needed

Juice of ½ lemon

1 tsp CoCurQ™ (sub: 1-inch piece of fresh turmeric)

 

Directions

Blend all of the ingredients together until combined.

For a smoother consistency, pour and press through a mesh sieve. Best served chilled.

Spiced Beet Tonic

Serving: 2
Special equipment: blender + mesh sieve or juicer

Ingredients

1 medium red beet, rinsed and peeled

1 medium apple, rinsed and cored

1-inch thumb of ginger, peeled roughly chopped

½ cup coconut or aloe water, plus more as needed

Juice of ½ lemon

1 tsp Amla Plus

 

Directions

Prepare the beet and apple by cutting them into 1-inch pieces for easier blending.

Combine all the ingredients into a blender and blitz until the juice has come together.

Once blended, pour and press through a mesh sieve. Best served chilled.


Share your summer tonics with us @ruvedherbs! We would love to see how they turned out. If you are interested to learn more about how food powers your health, we recommend reading Strengthening The Gut-Brain Connection For Mind & Body Balance next.

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