RECIPES & STORIES
"It's the Simple things in Life"
Makes 4 servings
This lactose free Iced Chai Latte makes an exotic, immune boosting and refreshing summer drink. The cashews are loaded with tons of good fats and minerals such as magnesium and zinc, which are responsible for building strong, healthy teeth. In fact these minerals are even more important than Vitamin D and Calcium when it comes to tooth health*.
“Thieves” oil is sold by “Young Living” and has a powerful combination of cinnamon bark, clove, lemon, eucalyptus and rosemary essential oils.
The pronounced notes of cinnamon and clove are delicious, aromatic blends of healing, anti-inflammatory gems used around the world as curative spices. One drop of this blend of oils makes this drink insanely good for you and your family.
If you double the recipe you can serve this drink in a decorative carafe with an array of delicious Indian cuisine, such as Curry Lentil Soup, Slow Cooked Chicken Tikka Masala and steamed rice .
3 cups of filtered or spring water
1 cup of ice
1 cup of soaked raw cashews*
pinch of salt
5 dates (pits removed)
1 teaspoon of alcohol free vanilla extract
1 drop of Thieves essential oil*
Combine all the ingredients in a powerful blender and blend on high for 1 minute.
Feel free to use cloves and cinnamon powder found in your nearest grocery store (or already in your pantry), if you are not ready to purchase Thieves oil or want to make this drink while you are waiting for the oil to arrive in the mail. Just substitute 1 drop of Thieves essential oil for 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder and 3 freshly ground cloves.
*CASHEW NUTS: It’s important to soak the cashew nuts first before using them in the recipe as this process removes the physic acid from them. Too much phytic acid in a diet is said to be responsible for leaching minerals out of bones and teeth. If you are interested in learning more please take a moment to read this article on Westin A. Price Foundation website.
*MAGNESIUM and ZINC: Additional information that supports the understanding that magnesium and zinc minerals could be even more important than Vitamin D and Calcium when it comes to tooth health can be read in the following article.