By now we hope you've been introduced to our newest Flora ex Machina addition, Royal Ghee Gold. Like our original flavor, she's been thoughtfully crafted into our enriched signature base of whipped pastured and grass-fed and organic ghee, raw and unfiltered wildflower honey and creamy vitamin D and E-rich, skin, hair and nail-supporting tocotrienol powder.
Royal Ghee Gold includes inflammation-reducing turmeric, vitamin C- packed camu camu and nervous system-supporting ashwagandha to create an immune-supporting spread with the flavor of decadent golden latte.
Our spreads were created to fill the gap between food and function. Tired of sacrificing our health to satisfy cravings or bypassing flavor in favor of our wellbeing, our spreads don't compromise taste for nutrition. Period. We wanted develop a product that could enliven a dish's flavor and nutrition while being versatile enough to upgrade a wide variety of sweet to savory foods. We think we've done just that. Read on for Royal Ghee Gold's spotlight ingredients and three delicious ways to incorporate and boost your lifestyle.
Turmeric - is prized for its antiviral, anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties and curcumin content. It's a potent immunity booster and has been used to additionally support and reduce symptoms of arthritis and joint pain as well as menstrual cramps. Taking turmeric regularly may help to prevent cold and flus while lowering cholesterol and maintaining a healthy weight. It helps to soothe inflammation in our gut while also detoxifying our livers. Combining turmeric with pepper (as we do in our formulation), helps to make its healing properties more bioavailable to the body for use.
Camu Camu - a tart berry, contains the highest levels of vitamin C than any other ingredient. Vitamin C helps to strengthen our immune function, detoxify our system and is essential for collagen production. It acts as a powerful antioxidant preventing oxidative stress and damage to our bodies. It too can help to alleviate symptoms of inflammation and help to maintain a healthy weight.
Ashwagandha - is a powerful Ayurvedic adaptogenic herb that may help to lower blood sugar levels, reduce the "stress hormone", cortisol and help to fight stress, anxiety and depression. It too may help to lower cholesterol and reduce overall inflammation in the body.
Propolis - Naturally occurring in unfiltered honey, propolis is the natural resin that bees use to seal off and insulate their hive. Over 300 compounds have been identified in propolis, most of them promoting healing properties relating to their antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. In addition propolis has been founds to support gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, and gynecological, oral, and dermatological issues both internally and externally.
It is important to note that small amounts are naturally occurring in honey, so if you have an allergy to honey or bee products, you will likely have a reaction to propolis as well.
Royal Ghee Golden Latte
The absolute best golden latte I've ever had. Truly. Royal Ghee creates a decadent and upgraded immunity elixir to start or end your day.
1 cup milk or nut milk of choice
1 tablespoon Royal Ghee Gold
1/2 teaspoon ginger root powder (optional)
raw honey or stevia to taste (optional)
In a small saucepan on low heat, add milk, Royal Ghee Gold and and optional ingredients and stir until heated and ingredients are melted and combined well.
If desired, froth additional milk. Serve warm or chilled.
Golden Glazed Japanese Potatoes
What a flavorful surprize to find how perfectly paired Royal Ghee gold and my beloved Japanese sweet potato are. Tangy spice with a hint of sweetness, Royal Ghee gold is perfect even in savory dishes.
1 Japanese Sweet Potato
1 cup finely chopped herbs including parsley and scallions
1 tablespoon Royal Ghee Gold
Approximately 1 tablespoon additional plain ghee or oil for cooking
Himalayan salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease baking pan and add sliced potatoes. Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
While baking prep your herbs and finely chop.
Remove potatoes from oven and add hot to serving dish. Add Royal Ghee gold over potatoes and spread over all the potatoes.
Add generous portion of herbs and add salt and pepper to taste.
Note: Royal Ghee makes an excellent pairing to savory foods, such as veggies, meats and eggs. Simply prepare to your liking and add a spoonful of Royal Ghee to your prepared foods for an upgraded meal.
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Golden Summer Popsicles
makes approximately 4 large popsicles
This recipe makes a refreshing smoothie when when served blended, or even a creamy gelato when frozen as is. Added to a simple ice cube tray, paper cups with popsicle sticks or instant pop maker like Zoku makes a cooling and refreshing take on our spread - perfect for the summer heat.
1 ripe mango, skinned and sliced into small pieces
3/4 cups coconut milk (fresh, boxed or canned all work well)
3 tablespoons Royal Ghee Gold
1 tablespoon raw honey or sweetener of choice
Prep ice cube tray, paper cups, or popsicle moulds such as Zoku instant pops.
Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth and creamy.
Pour mixture into moulds and freeze overnight before trying to remove. If using Zoku or other popsicle maker, follow specific product instructions.
If ice cream is desired, freeze and spoon to serve or use ice cream maker.