It’s the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! To celebrate, I’m sharing a muggle version of a potion we first meet in that book…
Polyjuice Potion can be handy in a tight spot. We see it used a number of times throughout Harry Potter’s experience at Hogwarts. Quite a bit of premeditation goes into making it. It takes about a month to brew, along with special ingredients and a lot of skill.
This version of Polyjuice Potion is adapted from the original recipe in Moste Potente Potions for use by muggles and wizards alike. No magic is required. As such, this particular brew is not used to transform into someone else, but rather to help you become a healthier version of yourself. The brewing time and skill level are considerably reduced from the original, but the benefits are longer lasting with continued use.
Polyjuice is notoriously foul tasting, so I am sure you are wondering if this adapted concoction shares that trait. Thankfully, it’s actually quite delicious! You might find yourself brewing a batch simply to enjoy the taste.
Now, you all should have the list of original ingredients memorized by now, but just in case take a look in your pantry and see if you have all of this on hand! No?
Moste Potente Potions:
- fluxweed (picked at full moon)
- shredded boomslang skin
- powdered bicorn horn
- stewed lacewing flies
- a bit of the person you’re changing into
Our muggle version uses the following instead. The ingredients are fairly easy to procure and substitutions can be made to suit taste or availability. See below for the full recipe!
- 1/2 cup baby kale
- 1/2 cup baby spinach
- 1 cup almond milk or whatever milk you prefer
- 3 frozen bananas
- 1 tbsp ground flax seed
- 1 tsp protein powder or maca, cacao, matcha, acai
- 1/4 cup dried berries chopped
Blend the kale, spinach and milk until smooth.
Add the frozen banana chunks, flax seed and the powder you’ve chosen and blend until smooth.
Stir in the chopped dried berries for a little lacewing fly texture. You can also blend them in if you prefer.
Pause here to sprinkle in some good intentions for your healthiest self. No need to wave your wand, but that never stops me.
Pour into a glass to enjoy.
Enjoy your transformation! Do you enjoy potion or smoothie making? Let me know below what your favorite smoothie ingredients are! Mine are bananas! They’re cheap, delicious and I love using frozen ones in place of ice cubes for creamier blends.