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Review- Ancient Wisdom by Imperial Tonics and Raw Hot Chocolate Recipe

Ancient Wisdom

I first learned about Ancient Wisdom by Imperial Tonics from ma girl Em at This Rawsome Vegan Life. I was so stoked to read about the product and just a couple days later Imperial Tonics contacted me, asking to review it. I get contacted by a lot of different companies asking me to try their products and more often than not, I say no- unless it’s something that I truly believe in. This blend of ancient superfoods is definitely something I can get behind. Can we also talk about how cool their little wax seal is. This appeared on the outside of the box it was packed in for mailing, too! It’s the little things…

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Ancient Wisdom by Imperial Tonics is a blend of Duanwood Reishi Mushroom, Schizandra, Goji Berry, Astragalus Root, and He Shou Wu. Talk about powerhouse ingredients!! I love this superfood tonic. I have tried it a few different ways so far, and I know that I will purchase this product again. It’s not cheap…but honestly, I find that health-promoting products like this are so worth it. What is more important than your health!? Combined with a clean diet full of organic fruits and veggies, this product will just kick your healthy lifestyle up a notch. The proof is in the puddin’ and I recently scored very well when I got my antioxidant levels tested…more on that in a future post though.

Imperial Tonics provided a few recipes to try Ancient Wisdom with and I started off with their Cacao Cappucino. It was absolutely delicious, although I am kind of off coffee right now. I am going to try it again in tea though, too!

I tried a scoop in a blueberry-banana smoothie and it added the coolest little somethin’ somethin’, like I’ve never tasted before. I loved it!

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Lastly, I made this raw hot chocolate and it was to die for. I used the hazelnut-cashew milk that I recently made, and it combined it with raw cacao, raw honey, and Ancient Wisdom. I get excited just thinking about all the goodness in that one little drink.

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Raw Cashew Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

Rich, anti-oxidant and superfood filled raw hot chocolate.

  • Coconut Oil – 1 TBSP
  • Hazelnut Cashew Milk – 1 Cup
  • Raw Cacao Powder – 1 TBSP
  • Raw Honey – 1 tsp
  • Ancient Wisdom – 1 scoop

Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend on high for 3-5 minutes, until hot. Alternatively, you could whisk all ingredients together over the stove until hot. This may not be technically raw as it could get too hot but it’s all good. If you want to be real precise you could get a thermometer and heat it only until 115 degrees.

  • I’m a huge fan of Em’s raw recipes! That wax seal was wicked…love these kinds of seals! Love your hazelnut-cashew milk, I would love to make it when I get home in Nov! It would be nice to have a blender back, too!

  • Koko

    Me too! Yeah that seal was such a cool touch. I think I would die without my lil vitamix or nutri bullet!!

  • Angie

    Ancient Wisdom sounds like something I would love too as it contains many familiar Chinese herbal ingredients. The hot chocolate looks delicious!

  • Ok, this hot chocolate looks delicious. I’m a big hot chocolate lover so I’d love to try this!

  • inspirededibles

    Agreed, the seal is very cool. I’ve not yet agreed to do a product review so I understand the discerning approach ;-). That’s quite the combination of ingredients in Ancient Wisdom… will check out Em’s post too. Your hot chocolate looks and sounds gorgeous KoKo! How fun that you added a touch of coconut oil — is that for taste or to enhance absorption? Your warming beverage is just what I need on this cooler 🙂 California morning.

  • Koko

    Yes! I hadn’t heard of He Shou Wu before but after looking into it, it’s all very cool!

  • Koko

    Please do 🙂

  • Koko

    Thanks Kelly! I added the coconut oil for flavour…it adds such richness, like a heavy cream would do! Enjoy 🙂

  • Yummy Yum, I say! 🙂 x