Witch's Beauty Brew

photoI've always felt like a bit of a witch in the kitchen.  I love coming up with healing elixirs that taste good and make me feel great.  I usually travel with a ziploc full of green powders, natural herbs and teas to keep my body humming along. After a bit of a hiatus from caring about my physical health (sometimes you've got to live a little and put your mind and heart first), I'm falling in love with natural nutrition all over again.  As a bonus my skin is clearing up, my energy is sky rocketing, my sleep is deeper and my hormones are balancing out after a long haul of travel and different time zones.

My latest addiction matcha tea.  It's such a great source of caffeine that doesn't leave me jumpy and jittery in the way that coffee does.  I came up with this magical matcha latte using gelatin.  It makes for a hearty delicious brew that will leave your body, skin and hair thanking you.

Witch's Beauty Brew

  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 tbsp gelatin (I orderered Great Lakes Unflavored Gelatin online which comes from grass-fed, humanely raised animals.  If you use another brand, just make sure it comes from a healthy source and has no added ingredients.)
  • 1 tbsp matcha green tea powder
  • stevia to taste
  1. Blend ingredients together in a blender.
  2. Heat on medium until hot and frothy.
  3. Enjoy!

 You should also try my mango matcha smoothie!

Health benefits of matcha:

  • Packed with antioxidants
  • Boosts metabolism and burns calories
  • Detoxifies effectively and naturally
  • Calms and relaxes
  • Enhances mood and aids in concentration
  • Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
  • Fights against viruses and bacteria
  • Is rich in fiber
  • Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
  • Does not raise insulin levels

Health benefits of gelatin:

  • Supports skin, hair and nail growth
  • Good for joints and can help joint recovery
  • Can help tighten loose skin
  • Can improve digestion since it naturally binds to water and helps food move more easily though the digestive track
  • Rumored to help improve cellulite
  • Great source of dietary collagen
  • Source of protein - its specific amino acids can help build muscle