Shatavari Lavender Lemonade
This is a very Yin potion. Yin and Yang are opposite yet complimentary energies, they are two opposing forces in nature that create balance and harmony. Yin by nature is calming, cooling, feminine, restful, restorative and inward. The lavender in this blend is deeply soothing and calming for the nervous system. I started using Shatavari after giving birth to my son, Stone. This adaptogenic herb is now a dear friend to me as I could feel it nourish and restore my reproductive system during my healing in the fourth trimester. There is so much information out there about the first 3 trimesters, but not enough about what the mother needs to heal after the birth, in what is now becoming known as the 4th trimester rather than just "postpartum." Regardless of whether you have had a child or not, Shatavari is nourishing for all tissues in the body and can promote a healthy libido. This is also the perfect herbal drink to pacify the heat of the summer.
1 tbsp. lavender flowers
2 tbsp. honey
2 cups hot water
1-2 droppers Shatavari Transcendent Elixir
1/3 cup Meyer lemon juice
Place the lavender in a French press or a bowl with hot water to infuse.
You can definitely use a normal lemon, but there’s nothing sweeter than a Meyer if you can find them!
After 30 minutes strain the lavender and blend with honey and lemon juice.
Taste and adjust, if too sweet or sour add water, if not sweet enough add honey.
I recommend chilling this down in the fridge.
Sip and enjoy~
Blue Basil Beauty Smoothie
I have shifted my perspective of beauty, instead of desiring to LOOK beautiful, now I just want to FEEL beautiful. We all can appreciate something beautiful and want to feel beautiful in our own body. When I think of beauty I see it as something that shines through your eyes, comes from a smile and is heard in a loving kind voice. It radiates from within. This smoothie will bring that inner radiance as it is full of antioxidants, healthy omegas and some exquisite adaptogenic herbs! I used Yin Power which is a blend of some of my favorite herbs like Ashwaganda, Reishi, He Shou Wu, Pearl, Pine Pollen, Astragalus, Shatavri and Tocos! It would take pages and pages to list the benefits of each, so lets sum it up…. This blend can give you enchanting beauty and balance!
When I feel the most beautiful is when my mind is calm, my emotions are stable, my spirit is bright and my body feels clean and cared for. This all comes from making the conscious choices about what I put into my body, this is where adaptogens come into play as natures helping hand in keeping all things in harmony!
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup blackberries
handful fresh basil
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 cup oat milk
1 tsp. flax meal
1 tsp. chia seeds
1 heaping tsp. Yin Power
Blend all of the ingredients and enjoy
(I topped mine with some Pine Pollen dust and edible violas)
Images by Brianna Beard