The misteryous adaptogens we are all in love with
Well, no need for an introduction here. Adaptogens are everywhere now. It's funny because they where here before as well but we called them superfoods. Remember?
They are like the super heroes of the plants, with crazy super powers that restore your health in a minute. Well not really. You need to make a routine and take them constantly.
For anxiety, for example, there is very dear blend to me made from Ashwaganda, Siberian Ginseng, Cordyceps and Rodhiola. My partner takes these on a daily basis and they show results with anxiety and stress. But you need to be consistent.
I am a very active person and I usually tend to overcome my limits (physically speaking) but then I crash and I don't recover so easily. What I absolutely love to take to sustain my everyday hectic activities is the great Cordyceps.
Cordyceps is considered a medicinal mushroom that increases energy, stimulates the immune system, and acts as an overall tonic to the body. It is one of the more famous Chinese herbs and sometimes I like to combine Camu-Camu and Guarana with it and drink a tonic like this in the morning.
Lately I gave up on coffee so this is the perfect blend for me if I ever get tired of black tea.
The following blend tonic is more of a chocolaty smoothie that I like to drink after 12 am, to give me a boost for the second part of the day.
I just love it because it's so creamy and chocolaty obvs, but not so sweet. I am not a fan of sweet drinks.
And sometimes, when I'm done with chocolate, I like to make simple tonics with plant milk and spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, vanilla, etc). Would you like me to share with you some of my favorite tonic recipes? I learned a lot from Dara Daubinet's tonics. Love her <3
PS: next to my blend is a picture I took in Sicily. I miss Sicily so f***ing bad. I always think of Italy when I'm sad. What part of Italy do you enjoy the most?
So here's the recipe. Enjoy!
Blend everything in your blender and serve cold or hot.