Now I know chamomile isn’t for everyone – I used hate the flavour if I’m honest … but TRUST ME … this recipe is delicious!!!
I love using chamomile in my clinic – it goes into so many of my herbal mixtures when I am supporting someones gut and nervous system, and let’s face it, when our tummy isn’t behaving I don’t know anyone whose nervous system doesn’t need a cuddle!
This pretty little flower can do a lot, including being anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and carminative (so for those crampy, painful tummies), antimicrobial and a bitter tonic (and helping you with digestion).
So what are some of the digestive conditions do I use chamomile with?
and even gingivitis (remember good gut health starts in the mouth!!)
And that is even before we look at stress and it’s impact of your gut!
WITH 90% OF SEROTONIN PRODUCED IN THE GUT IT IT THE FIRST PLACE TO START WHEN YOU WANT TO NOURISH YOUR MOOD … SO IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR SOUL (& GUT) NEEDS A CUDDLE THEN TRY THIS SIMPLE RECIPE.
💛 100ml of water
💛 400ml of milk (I am loving the Pureharvest NOM milk with Oat and macadamia nuts)
💛 1 heaped tablespoon of chamomile flowers
💛 1 scoop or heaped tablespoon of collagen powder – I used Designs for Health
💛 1 teaspoon of lions mane powder from The Source Bulk Foods
💛 1 heaped teaspoon of raw honey (or a little more if you want it a little sweeter)
💛 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla paste
- Add all the ingredients to either a small stove safe pot or your thermomix if you have one
If using your thermie I put it on 80 degree, stir for 6 minutes
If using the stovetop method put it on medium heat, stir gently for about 6 minutes giving the chamomile flowers time to infuse and the mylk to warm
Strain and then serve
If you don’t have dried chamomile flowers you can use teabags in the stovetop method
Play around with other mushroom powders to pimp this drink even more! As well as The Source Bulkfoods I love the range from SuperFeast
About the Author
In Natures Hands
Gut health is my jam!
I love empowering people to understand their body and how it relates to their gut health. Health and wellness should not be overwhelming – I address the WHY things are out of balance in a fun way and put together a plan to not only get you functioning well now but how you can keep it that way.
My passion for naturopathy and gut health was sparked when I was experiencing my own gut issues many years ago and the only person who could bring everything back into balance was a naturopath. This was a game changer for me – not only for my health but finally inspired me to follow my “gut feelings” and study to become a naturopath.
My background is in the corporate world, so I do know the stresses and the balancing act that comes with budgets and deadlines. I believe my experience here allows me to bring a unique perspective when working with my clients to reduce the overwhelm that often comes with (but shouldn’t) wellness.
Life isn’t all green smoothies … I also have a keen love of a great coffee (as you will see on my social media), but life is all about balance, right!