Men's Health Tonic Recipe

This juice tonic designed for men combines fruity papaya with a collection of powdered herbs.



From "Healing Tonics"
October 2017

  • Fruit juice tonics are packed with a variety of herbs and fruits to improve your health.
    Photo by Jennifer Harter
  • Author Adriana Ayales grew up near the rainforest in Costa Rica, and her passion for plants and healing shine through the pages of “Healing Tonics,” educating people on herbalism and providing them with recipes for a healthy lifestyle.
    Cover courtesy Sterling Ethos

Yield: 2 servings

Healing Tonics (Sterling Ethos, 2016) by Adriana Ayales blends rainforest herbal traditions into recipes that teach and promote a healthy life and spiritual well-being. For men, enjoy this papaya-based tonic that aids in healthy prostate care.

Men's Tonic

It is of vital importance for men to keep their prostate healthy and fertile. Most men as they age encounter some sort of prostate condition. This walnut-size gland sitting right below the bladder is in charge of providing nourishment to the semen, overall circulation to the muscles, and elimination (ejaculation). To keep a strong virility, men need to care for their seeds and make sure they keep a fertile makeup in order to prevent any issues when aging. Saw palmetto, suma, and yohimbe are master tonics known to enhance vigor, energize, and boost potency to the prostate.

Ingredients:

• 1 cup almond milk
• 1 cup chopped papaya
• 1 teaspoon fresh papaya seeds
• 4 rambutans,* peeled
• 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
• 1 teaspoon muira puama powder
• 1 teaspoon suma root powder
• 1/2 teaspoon yohimbe powder
• 1 date

Instructions:

1. Blend all ingredients together, and enjoy!

Note: In South America suma is known as para toda (which means “for all things”) and as Brazilian ginseng. Suma root has been used for generations as an adaptogen and regenerative tonic. It is also a master energizer to treat exhaustion, chornic fatigue, libido, diabetes, and cancer recovery, and as a general cure-all for many types of illnesses.

* If you cannot find rambutans, substitute 1 cup frozen blueberries.


Reprinted with permission from Healing Tonics by Adriana Ayales and published by Sterling Ethos, 2016.


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