Raw Adaptogenic Cacao Gems 2 cups cacao butter, chopped 1 cup cacao powder 1/3 cup maple syrup 1 pinch sea salt 1 dash of vanilla extract 1 tablespoon lavender buds 1 tablespoon Lions Mane 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon cayenne 1 tablespoon Cordyceps In a double broiler melt down the cacao butter and just before melted add the cacao powder and maple syrup. Mix in a pinch of sea salt and vanilla, then remove from heat. Divide into 2 bowls in order to separately flavor. In one batch add the lions mane and lavender buds. In the other bowl mix in the cinnamon, cayenne and cordyceps. Using any mold of choice, begin to fill the molds with melted cacao mixtures and refrigerate until firm. You could also pop it in the freezer (I usually do) if you’re really anxious to give it a try! If you want to add some garnishes, once molds are filled you would put them on before the fridge or freezer. I used edible flower petals on the lavender lions mane. For the spicy cordyceps combo I used coconut sugar and flaked sea salt on top. IN-JOY!
Journal — adaptogens
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YIN, MORINGA, SHATAVARI INFUSED PANCAKES
Filled with adaptogenic goodness, these pancakes are a great weekend recipe. Stack them high and layer with coconut yogurt, add your favorite toppings and enjoy!
BLACK-EYED PEA & KALE SOUP
Welcoming winter solstice with this hearty soup by Cassie Brown- a perfect winter recipe, filled with delicious spices and leafy greens and a great one to add your favorite adaptogens into! Cassie has included Astragalus and Rhodiola, two potent herbs to support healthy immune function, decreased stress levels and overall wellbeing. We hope you enjoy this warming soup to nourish your body and spirit!
IN CONVERSATION: JOANATHAN RICCARDI
Plant-based chef Joanathan Riccardi has been a culinary inspiration to us here at Sun Potion for years. Riccardi elevates plants and ingredients to showcase and optimize their bioavailability through a variety of methods and preparations. He is now the culinary director for New York City's Matchaful, where he puts his creativity center and creates food that not only delights our palates but are a total sensory experience. We invite you to read on to get a glimpse into the world, routine and recipes from Chef Joanas Riccardi!
CHOCOLATE CHAGA LATTE
Antioxidant-rich Chaga mushroom and rejuvenating He Shou Wu are two potent ingredients that Sofiia Manousha has included in this delicious latte blend, made to nourish your skin from the inside, out! We invite you to try this recipe for yourself and sip slowly... of course with a side of chocolate!
SUMMER POTIONS: SHATAVARI LAVENDER LEMONADE & BLUE BASIL BEAUTY SMOOTHIE
These two elixirs celebrate the season of solstice and taking care of the self. While it may look and feel a bit different this year, these blends were crafted with ingredients and adaptogens aimed to fuel your immunity and wellbeing this summer. Brianna Beard is sharing two potent tonics, A Shatavari Lavender Lemonade for your nervous system and libido health and a Blue Basil Beauty Smoothie made with all the skin-nourishing herbs to support radiance! Get these summertime recipes now!
RAW CACAO REISHI BROWNIES
A medicinal treat crafted by Sofiia Manousha! These brownies have a special ingredient: Reishi mushroom. Reishi mushroom is known to us as the Queen Healer and has been used for centuries for its immune-modulating benefits. We invite you to try this wonderful recipe packed with nourishing ingredients to support you from the inside out.
MORINGA PISTACHIO OLIVE OIL CAKE
A Moringa Pistachio Olive Oil Cake to delight the senses and support beauty from the inside out. Lucette's adaptogenic-rich recipe is perfect for a morning breakfast or a slow-afternoon snack, made with nourishing ingredients, this cake is wonderful for anytime of day, especially when lathered in vanilla ghee or a vegan substitute!
YIN POWER PASSIONFRUIT CHEESECAKE
Brianna Beard shares a golden passionfruit cake incorporating our Yin Power blend to support our energy levels, hormonal balance and spirit. This tropical, plant-based dessert is perfect to make when craving some sunshine!
ADAPTOGENIC (MUSHROOM) DONUTS
Currently indulging in these delightful, adaptogenic donuts that are refined sugar-free, gluten and grain-free, yet have the added support of Reishi and Lion's Mane medicinal mushrooms to support our brain health and immunity. Beautifully finished with freeze-dried fruit and edible flowers, Madeleine Truman has blown us away with this recipe!