Adaptogenics and healing the body~ Recipe for Coffee Beautifying Tonic

Some of my greatest lessons in nutrition have come from Raw Vegan Meet-ups, and a juice fast with Dan McDonald, lectures from Dr. Brian Clement, Ronnie Landis, Mikaelë Holzer and Bethanne Wanamaker. If you don’t have local raw meet-ups there are plenty of books to learn from too. So on to Adaptogens which I learned about from these fabulous people.

“Adaptogens help the body to be in harmony with its environment by adapting to stress and change. Mineral-dense adaptogens allow your body to absorb nutrients, maintaining the body’s optimum energy and metabolism, increasing immunity and libido, easing inflammation, and balancing depression and anxiety. ” Amanda Bacon, Founder of Moon Juice

What I love to have on stock for tonics, teas and coffee:

Beauty Shroom: Helps preserve your collagen while hydrating your skin inside and out. Vegan Collagen Protection, contains Silver Ear Mushroom which is Rich in Vitamin D with antioxidant properties for ulimtate skin nourishment. Helps combat oxidative stress to protect your natural collagen and help prevent the visible signs of aging.
Hylauronic Acid; helps increase skin moisturization and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Tocos: Creamy Skin Nutrient; Nourishing superfood that helps protect natural collagen from oxidative stress. PLANT STEROLS, an abundant source of plant sterols which can help reduce cortisol and promote healthy levels of DHA. A powerful bioactive source of essential fatty and amino acids with antioxidant properties. Tocos are made from the soluble portion of the hull of rice. The synergistic action fo tis phytonutrients helps hydrate the skin and connective tissues, and combats oxidative stress. This creamy skin food can be added to anything.

Chaga: Used to balance energy and support a healthy immune system. Beta-glucans a naturally occurring phytonutrient found in the cell walls of mushrooms. Chaga is used to stimulate the immune system and reduce inflammation. Also known to reduce fatigue and increase mental sharpness. Immunity~ Beauty ~ Energy.

Schisandra Berry; tonifies and heals all organs, increasing sexual function and bringing suppleness to the skin and shine to hair. Schisandra supports the liver, enhances stamina, counters stress, and heightens concentration.

Lucuma: My favorite sweetner. A luscious super fruit that helps support healthy skin and balanced energy. BETA-CARTOTENE acts as an antioxidant to help protect cells from the damaging effect of free radicals. This luscious beauty berry with a subtle sweetness, contains antioxidant properties and vital health-boosting nutrients, including essential trace minerals and beta-carotene, to support beauty, skin and energy.

Maca: Bio-Available Endocrine Systems Support; Energizing Aphrodisiac & Stress Manager. Maca helps the body adapt to stress by countering the negative effects of tension and anxiety while tonifying and boosting the endocrine system. Maca’s nutty caramel flavor delivers abundant energy, mental stamina, hormonal balance, enhanced libido and an elevated mood.

Ashwaganda: Adaptogenic Nervous System Tonic; Thyroid balancer & Anxiety Soother. Ashwaganda is a potent root that calms the body phsysiological and nervous system. This mineral-dense adaptogen aids the thyroid, alleviates depression, improves sleeps, and contributes to virility. A great nerve tonic.

Descriptions from Moon Juice above.

These adoptogens have been so healing for me, I use them every morning in my coffee and afternoon and evening tea tonics.

Recipe for Morning Coffee: 2 Tbs Fresh Whole Beans Organic *Santa Cruz Dark Roast Coffee*, grind. Add hot water to French Press and Scoops of Beauty Schroom and Tocos; adding the mushroom Adaptogen that suits how I felt for the day was Reishi and Schisandra Berry and always Tocos and Collagen, with a dash of Lucuma. Just add to your French Press and press or blend in blender with your favorite plant milk and it’s the perfect temp for a hot coffee.

Enjoy these amazing healing foods. They are a powerhouse of wonders.

(These statements have not been evaluated by The FDA and always check with your doctor before using supplements. Ashwaganda should be consulted with if your pregnant.)

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