Create over 100 liquid refreshment recipes to enhance good health and uplift your body, mind, and spirit. By tapping into her Latin American and European cultural background, the author inspires readers with these charming and easy-to-make beverages. Based on the concept that mindful consumption can help a person attain self-fulfillment and self-realization, emphasis is placed on the enjoyment of smoothies, teas, coffees, cocoas, soups, and sauces. Additionally included are nutritional facts and traditional folklore associated with drink ingredients, as well as details of culinary, medicinal, and folkloric attributes of common fruits and vegetables used. Although theories behind the psychological effects of potions based on folklore, color symbolism, and the four elements of Nature-air, fire, water, and earth-are put forth, the reader does not need to subscribe to these theories to take pleasure in producing these wonderfully spirit-lifting recipes. Open your heart to the potion that will nourish your soul!
As a master intercultural trainer and assessor, Morwyn has lived and traveled around the world studying folklore and esoteric traditions of various cultures, which she includes in her books. She lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and five cats. When not writing or traveling, she enjoys jogging in the Foothills, tending her large herb and vegetable gardens, and remodeling her award-winning historic home. To date, she has written seventeen books on Western magical traditions, Brazilian folklore, tea, herbs, and historical and Latina amateur sleuth crime fiction. Her books have been recipients of one state and two national awards.