Category Archives: Beverages

Tequila vs Wheatgrass

Do you love doing shots but want to be healthy? We have a solution… Do wheat grass shots!

This gorgeous emerald green superfood beverage will make you feel SO good* that you won’t even want tequila shots anymore! Let’s be honest, tequila is fun for a few hours, but then your skin looks like a raisin by the end of the night, your sleep gets disrupted, your digestion gets wonky, your liver starts storing fat, and the next day, you probably will need to skip your morning workout because you feel so crappy. That sends you on a downward spiral towards lethargy, aging, missing good times, and generally not being happy with your body, or anything else for that matter.

On the other hand, wheatgrass makes you feel happy, not crappy! In a nutshell, wheat grass shots make you strong, energized, and gorgeous! Check out these gorgeous healthy people trying out wheatgrass shots…!

Some of the many benefits of wheatgrass shots include:

  • Cleanses blood and liver of toxins and heavy metals.
  • Improves digestion.
  • Fortifies blood.
  • Nourishes your whole body with a multitude of minerals, vitamins, all 20 amino acids, and chlorophyll.
  • Oxygenates blood and improves endurance and fitness.
  • Rich in antioxidants and enzymes that reduce inflammation and free radical damage.

Beauty bonus! The sum total of all the nutrients in wheat grass make their way to your skin, giving it a healthy glow, and also help clear up skin issues like acne, psoriasis, and eczema. There is anecdotal evidence that it also helps to prevent gray hair. There may not be a more beautifying beverage out there!

Having a 2 oz shot of wheat grass is equivalent to 5 lbs of produce! You could eat salads all day long and not get all the nutrition in a small shot of wheatgrass.

If this sounds good, but you still want your tequila from time to time, do a wheatgrass shot before you go out for tequila, and again the next morning to detox your liver and energize your body.

You can get wheat grass shots at health food stores, restaurants such as Life Alive, or mix the powder with water. If you are inspired to make wheat grass to be a way of life, you can easily grow it and juice it at home. Consume it ideally within 15 minutes of juicing to get the maximum nutrient density.

* Note, in very rare instances, the intense nutrition of wheat grass shots can cause nausea. It passes quickly. As you get used to wheat grass, that will not continue to occur.





Charlotte’s Charming Chai

This weekend at Serenity Yoga, we served Charlotte’s Chai, and everyone loved it! Here’s her unique and delicious take on chai tea, which includes nontraditional, healthifying ingredients like turmeric and clove infused oranges. Who does that? Charlotte, that’s who! And maybe now you too!

4 Tbsp loose rooibos tea (or 5 rooibos tea bags)
1 small whole orange or clementine
15 whole cloves
10 whole cardamon pods
1 inch sliver of fresh ginger
1/2 inch sliver of fresh turmeric
1 whole cinnamon stick

Push the whole cloves into the orange skin all around the orange. Crush the cardamom pods with a mortar and pestle. Fill your crock pot 3/4 full of water, and add all ingredients. Turn the crock pot on high. Enjoy a 75 minute yoga or mindfulness practice. The tea will be ready when you complete your practice. You can strain the tea into mugs or into a separate container.

Chai Tea

Masala tea with spices.National indian traditional beverage with tea, milk and spices.

This is SO much yummier than the chai tea bags or concentrate available in stores. The amounts are approximate, so don’t worry about counting out the herbs. It makes your house smell wonderful!


8 cups filtered water
1 inch ginger, peeled and sliced
1 stick cinnamon
20 cardamom pods, crushed with a mortar and pestle
½ tsp fennel seed
20 cloves
2 bags oolong or rooibos tea
1 Tbsp raw organic honey (omit for Level 1)
¼ cup unsweetened almond milk (optional)


Add water and spices to a saucepan. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Add in teabags (with paper tags removed). Allow to steep 5 minutes. Strain out the spices and tea. Pour in to a mug. You can add almond milk and raw organic honey if you like.


Cherry Garcia Raw Chocolate Smoothie

If you’re looking for a delicious, quick, easy, and incredibly nutrient dense breakfast option, look no further! Hemp seeds provide protein and omega three fatty acids, the cacao powder is through the roof with antioxidants and even chemicals that make you happy, cherries reduce inflammation and pain, coconut oil helps your metabolism and nourishes your brain and skin, and much, much more. And why not satisfy your chocolate craving first thing?


¼ cup hemp seeds
1 ripe banana, peeled and sliced
½ tsp vanilla extract (preferably the glycerin based one)
1 tiny sprinkle sea salt
1 Tbsp raw maple syrup
2 Tbsp raw cacao powder
½ – 1 cup water
4-5 ice cubes (depending on how cold you like it)
¼ cup frozen cherries
1 Tbsp raw coconut oil (optional)
1 tiny sprinkle of cayenne pepper (optional)


Blend all ingredients together until smooth.

Note: We heartily endorse the Vitamix blender for the smoothest smoothies!