Monday, November 5, 2007

Herbs for Longevity

Windy and breezy out.

Rosemary Gladstar our instructor on Herbs for Longevity and well-being is a true testament to "saging" well. Beautiful, healthy and vibrant, I take to heart any information she can give on this subject. While she spoke on a wide variety of herbs and their actions to promote longevity and aging well. It was her recipe for longevity balls, or zoom balls if you add the herbal stimulants, that everyone left the lecture talking about and eager to try. This recipe can easily be changed and adapted to suit your health and taste buds needs.
1 jar tahini (sesame butter)
1 jar almond butter (or cashew)
1 quart of honey
1 package bittersweet chocolate chips
8 oz unsweetened shredded coconut
1 C chopped almonds or walnuts
unsweetened cocoa powder
assorted powdered herbs such as:
2 oz astragulus - food for the immune system
2 oz guarana - a stimulant
2 oz Siberian ginseng - nourishing and energizing
2 oz ashwagandha - promotes general well being and enhances stamina
1/2 oz gound nutmeg
1/4 oz ground cardamon

Mix the tahini, nut butter and honey until smooth. Mix in the herbal powders. Add the chocolate chips, coconut and nuts and mix in well. Mix in cocoa powder until you have the desired thickness. Roll into small balls. Store in tins in a cool place. They will last a few weeks.


La Tea Dah said...

Yum! These sound so good! My mother-in-law used to make a similar healthy 'fudge' that she put whole flax seeds and carob powder in. The grandchildren all called it 'tummy broom' because it was good for cleaning out the colon. It was a pretty popular treat and grandma was happy because she knew it was chock full of nutrition!

Enjoy a lovely day!

Sarah Head said...

Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I met Rosemary last July and she is the perfect example of aging vibrantly! I'm looking forward to making my own longevity balls.

Deb from Peterman Brook Herb Farm said...

This summer I had the experience of watching Rosemary make these and share them with the group in what may be her last Apprenticeship program. They are wonderful!