About This Recipe
Note: Any recipe is only as good as your ingredients. Edible essential oils add big flavor, but look for high-quality, pure oils that are steam-distilled or cold-pressed, and don’t contain any adulterants (I use doTerra) . I recommend using raw and unfiltered vinegar with the mother culture.
- 25 to 34 oz (750 ml to 1L) Vitamin Water (see related recipe)
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar, raw and unfiltered, with the mother culture
- ½ Tbsp cinnamon powder
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- Pinch of black pepper
- ⅓ cup of kefir water or kombucha (optional)
- ½ tsp sabja (basil seeds)
- 4 drops of high-quality orange or peppermint essential oil
Step 1Make sure your vitamin water is in a non-reactive glass or ceramic jar. Add all the additional ingredients. Mix and stir well. Let the basil seeds soak for at least 10 mins.
Step 2Taste. You can add a pinch more of any of the spices if you prefer a more flavorful mixture. Drink a small glass of the sabja flush for an instant boost. The mix can be stored in the fridge, but should be consumed within a day.
Substitutions: Use chia in place of basil. Basil seeds are a little smaller than chia seeds and bloom faster when soaked. Basil seeds also have slightly more fiber than chia seeds, but less omega-3 fatty acids. Depending on where you are, one may be more locally available.