Tasty Ideas and Tips for Using Herbal Powders

Beverages

  • Add ¼-½ teaspoon of powder to hot water or warm milk of choice.  Let it sit for a minute or two to hydrate the powder.  

  • No need to strain your "tea" or dispose of a tea bag; so easy to use wherever you are.  

  • Also try adding to kombucha, kefir, lattes, or actually any beverage for an extra nutritional boost - and a beverage with fiber! 

  • I carry a packet in my bag so I can add it to beverages or menu items when on the run, too.  

  • The powders do not dissolve completely, so you may notice particles either floating in your beverage or settling on the bottom of your mug.

  • To get the benefit of ingesting all of the herbs, stir occasionally while drinking to keep the powders suspended in the liquid.

  • If you wish, adding a sweetener such as raw honey helps to maintain the suspension and enhances flavor.

  • Adding the powders to lattes or smoothies hides the powdery mouth feel completely and adds a nutritional boost at the same time.

  • The powdery taste has never bothered me.  I enjoy the healthy taste and the idea of a "tea" with fiber.

  • My favorite powders for drinking plain with only hot water are Calm Energy (I drink every morning to start the day), Astragalus Chai, and Digestion Powders.  However, I do drink all of them occasionally as I enjoy all of their tastes.  Otherwise, I wouldn't make them!

Dips

  • This has become a regular dessert or snack for us.  I hope you enjoy it, too.

  • To 1 Tablespoon nut butter, add 1 teaspoon of a powder blend and ½ teaspoon raw honey.  I often add a teaspoon of raw cacao powder, also, for a chocolate flavor, as I love my chocolate.  You can also add other spices or flavorings, such as cinnamon powder, vanilla extract or powder, nutmeg...  If it becomes too thick, I typically add a small amount of whatever powder tea I might be drinking or some coconut milk.

  • Great for dipping apples, bananas, pears, graham crackers, other fruits or crackers, of course.

  • My favorite nut butter to use is almond butter - yum!  But any nut butter you like would work great.

  • My favorite powders blends to use for these dips are Adaptogen Powders, Digestion Powders, Astragalus Chai Powders, Mineral Powders, or Roots Powders.

  • Same as for dips, my favorite powders for this are Adaptogen Powders, Digestion Powders, Astragalus Chai Powders, Mineral Powders, or Roots Powders.

Spreads

  • Instead of cinnamon sugar to put on toast, we now have a container with 2 Tablespoons raw honey and 1 teaspoon herbal powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon soft butter or ghee.  Stir it all together and use on toast or bread.

  • Spread it i one step, with no cinnamon sugar granules to clean up afterward!

  • And raw honey is much better for you than sugar!

  • This is also a great alternative to the jelly potion of a PBJ sandwich.

  • Tasty on hot vegetables such as cooked carrots.

  • As mentioned earlier, I carry at least one package of herbal powders in my bag to have handy through the day to add to beverages or foods I might be purchasing on the run.  Adds a nutritional punch and a bit more fiber — both are needed in my days!

Adding to Foods

  • (Also know as "sneaking something healthy into foods"We start most mornings with a bowl of steel cut oats, to which I add a teaspoon of Adaptogen Powders.  

  • Any of the powders make find additions to smoothies.  I add whichever I think we most need at that point.

  • Easy to add ½ 1 teaspoon of a favorite herbal powder to yogurt, applesauce, soups, sprinkle on salads, add to soups, and so on...