Slippery elm is a small tree abundant in North America. The inner bark of the Slippery Elm has been used as an herbal remedy for centuries, especially by the Native Americans. The bark is exceptionally good at treating digestive issues, including constipation, diarrhea, sore throat, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease and diverticulitis. What accounts for Slippery Elm’s medicinal qualities? The bark is composed of mucilage, a type of fiber that soaks up water and adopts a gel-like characteristic. This mucilage coats and soothes the entire digestive system starting from the mouth to the colon. It’s only a matter of time before Starbucks adds Slippery Elm Latte to their menu! 🙂
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup non-dairy milk (hemp, almond, rice, coconut, etc. Avoid soy when possible)
2 tsp of slippery elm powder
1 tsp cinnamon powder (optional)
1 tsp honey, pure maple syrup or a couple drops of stevia to sweeten (optional)
How To Prepare:
- Get a dry mug and place the slippery elm at the bottom
- Bring almost to boil the water and milk
- Pour the hot liquid into the mug and stir quickly to prevent clumping.
- Add optional sweetener if desired
- Wait 2-3 minutes before drinking to allow drink to thicken
*If you find your drink has clumped up, put it in a magic bullet or blender.
*If drink is too thick for your liking, add more water or plant milk.
*Sip before bed on an empty stomach