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SANT- My Latest Superfood Addiction + How to Make A Samagni Strawberry Soother

Friday, April 10, 2015

Ok you guys, I've found my latest superfood addiction.. SANT!
Organic and chemical free, Sant is the dried super-fruit Kokum from India that has
been used in Eastern medicine for thousands of years. Kokum will be better known in
the US as Sant thanks to entrepreneur and wellness warrior, Kim LaPaglia.
Sant is short for santulan, which means balance in sanskrit and is the core function of the fruit.
Sant's message encourages a call to action for health, sustainability,
social consciousness, and community. And I'm all for that!

Traditionally the fruit is consumed as an after meal drink to aid in digestion,
in meals as a souring agent, or when the body is hot from infection as a cooling agent.
The dried fruit transforms your mixture into a semi-sweet, tart, and overall refreshing beverage.
Once placed in hot or cold water, sant immediately starts to release nutrients, color and flavor. 

There are endless ways to cocktail your Sant infusions, just check out all of these yummy recipes!
You can make endless combinations of smoothies, cocktails, teas, organic sodas, and more.
It's extremely versatile, so get creative! I was in the mood for something light and refreshing,
so I came up with this 'Samagni Strawberry Soother' with what I already had in my fridge.
Samagni is an Ayurvedic term meaning normal digestive activity when all the doshas are in balance. 
What combinations would you come up with?!

Benefits of Sant:
Decreases inflammation.
Balances cholesterol.
Antibacterial properties.
Heart strengthening xanthines.
Garcinol, the anti-cancer agent that promotes digestion.
Full of nutrients and antioxidants, vitamins B & C, potassium, and magnesium.
Cools the body.
Helps regulate sleep.

What You Need:
4-6 pieces of Sant
2 wedges of lime (more or less on your preference)
1 thumb of ginger
4-5 strawberries
Purified water
A water infuser or pitcher

1- Gather, wash, and cut up your ingredients.
2- Place inside water infuser, or pitcher.
3- Add water.
4- Let sit for at least 1 hour, or till desired strength. I left mine in the fridge for about 16 hours.
(Color is a great way to indicate the flavor of your infusion.)
5- Pour into a glass or over ice, garnish with a slice of lime and enjoy!

Purchase SANT here and start infusing your own yummy, healthy creations!

Peace, Love, & Sant,
xo leleloveleigh

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