My family of six is addicted to fresh brewed herbal tea. Not a day goes by without one or more of us sitting down with a mug of something wonderful. Yes, tea is great for “the experience", but there are many reasons everyone should be drinking herbal drinks. Here are my top five:
5 Herbal Drinks You Should Be Drinking
1. Milk Thistle for Liver Support
Many of us have liver problems and we don’t even realize it. The liver helps your body digest food, absorb nutrients, and eliminate toxic substances. Without this organ you wouldn’t able to live, so help your liver stay functioning properly by giving it daily support. If it is running well, your body can better process foods and properly eliminate waste. There are many ways to support your liver, but one of the easiest is by drinking herbal tea. My favorite herbs for this include milk thistle, burdock, dandelion root, fennel, and bilberry. The Resolution Tea Mix
is one of my top herbal blend recommendations for liver support. It is gentle enough for daily use, but packs some serious support for this important organ.
(Does your liver need a more concentrated focus? I definitely recommend the Liver Tincture
2. Daily Herbal Smoothies for General Health
Drinking herbal tea for pleasure is great, but why not help support you body for greater general health? Anxiety, sleeping issues, foggy brain, PMS, basic gut health and a number of other symptoms can be supported each morning with an herbal smoothie. It is a quick and easy way to get your morning nutrition in!
Not only is a smoothie a great breakfast, but it also makes a great afternoon snack. Throw some mixed berries into a blender, drop in a serving of the Daily Boost Herba-Smoothie
, a dash of cinnamon and some unsweetened almond milk! It tastes great and helps you push through until dinner.
3. Red Rooibos for Rehydration
Another herbal drink you should be drinking is an herbal sports drink.
Without water our bodies will not survive. Every tissue, cell and organ needs water to function properly. Water helps to flush your system, remove waste, maintain your temperature… and a million
For many of us, water is sufficient to maintain a good level of hydration, but on those occasions that you need more than water, why purchase those popular sports drinks (which are filled with added sugars and questionable ingredients) when you can make your own herbal sports drink?
My friend, Wardee Harmon, has a great Mint and Lemon Infused Tea-based Sports Drink
recipe over on her blog that I wanted to share. It uses Red Rooibos
tea, which is very high in anti-oxidants, trace minerals, and nutrients. Red Rooibos makes a great base for this refreshing drink. I suggest that you make up a batch and keep it in the fridge for easy access for the whole family.
4. Peppermint Tea for Daily Enjoyment (or Weekend Relaxation)
My family enjoys sitting down on a Saturday morning with a relaxing mug of peppermint tea
. Slowing down life anytime that you can is never a bad thing! We have found that peppermint helps to promote relaxation
, as well as helps to digest our Saturday AM pancake breakfast. Peppermint has a number of wonderful benefits, but for us we really appreciate the time to sit and enjoy some down time before our weekend activities.
5. Herbal Tea for Boosting Your Immune System
Much like taking care of your liver, dedicated focus should be spent on boosting your immune system. The flu season is upon us and it seems as if someone around us always has a virus. Keeping your immune system in tip-top shape is our best defense to ward off those germs.
In addition to keeping my family full on immune boosting foods
, I have recently started using the Bulk Herb Store’s Double “E” Immune Booster
. This blend includes the whole Echinacea plant, Nettle Leaf, Elderberry herb, and is packed with a number of other immune boosting herbs. Not only does it help boost your body when you are well, but it is a great way to help build up the immune system when it needs a little extra help.
Do You Drink Herbal Drinks?
I hope you have been able to experience some of the many benefits herbs have to offer! Don’t just limit yourself to a mug your usual go-to herbal tea... Pick a new blend, a smoothie add-in, or give an herbal sports drink a try!
I’d love to hear what herbal drinks you love! How do herbal drinks help with YOUR health?