A magical superfood-rich bread inspired by the cycles of the moon and women’s wellbeing by Sophie Haber.... in this recipe, Sophie shares the power of seeds and how certain foods (like pumpkin and flax seed) when properly prepared may support estrogen production for women during key phases of the month....
Angelique Booyens has created a soup “packed with nourishing, warming ingredients like turmeric, ginger, sun-dried tomatoes and the additional goodness of adaptogens." This is a potent, savory recipe full of veggies and adaptogenic plants (ashwagandha, shatavari) to soothe and nourish mind, body, spirit.
Inspired by the healing effects of creativity, Filmmaker Cathryn Fowler shares a (bake-free) cookie recipe which she beautifully layers with chia pudding for a dessert to activate and rejuvenate our mind, body and spirit. By including adaptogens like Pine Pollen, which help balance out the potential higher amounts of xenoestrogens ("foreign" estrogens) in the system, Cathryn has created a parfait that is both medicinal and joy-inspiring!
Nutritionist and GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Practitioner Jordan Pie shares an adaptogenic donut recipe with us, inspired by her motto, "just because the ingredients change, doesn't mean the menu has to." In this delicious (sugar-free grain-free) recipe Jordan adds collagen and Ashwagandha - truly bringing these donuts to the next level!
Sheridan Austin is a lover of panna cotta but wanted to make a version sans refined sugar and with the addition of Omega-3 and fiber rich chia seeds and Lion's Mane, a medicinal mushroom currently being studied for its neuro-protective, memory enhancing properties... we are drooling over this healthy yet decadent brain food!
Angelique Booyens shares her go-to recipe for reducing cortisol and enhancing rest. This evening tonic incorporates warming spices and Ashwagandha - an antioxidant rich adaptogen to help manage stress levels (coming from someone diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, for whom managing stress levels is crucial) we are taking notes!
"Every morning is an ecstatic tea moment for me. There is, however, a certain indescribable magic that happens when people come together and drop-in together over a beautiful tea. Everything becomes illuminated and glimmers, the senses sharpen, the moment opens, we feel our connectedness and the sacredness of Life."
- Colin Hudon
Founder of Living Tea, Herbalist, Acupuncturist, and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine
This week our beloved Sky Serge (editor + creative exec assistant) shares her favorite potion to make in the morning for energy, beauty, stress relief and a sense of ritual. Whether our White Dragon Matcha is prepared traditionally with a whisk or in a blender with adaptogenic upgrades, Skylar educates us on how matcha is a staple in her nourishment protocol for activating radiance, resilience and longevity (especially when called in for extra long work days!)
An apple rose tart to satisfy your sweet (adaptogenic) romantic cravings...
Brianna Beard has created this plant based, brain-enriching dessert fueled by Chaga mushroom, which contains a strong source of Zinc and Sun Potion Pearl, a sustainable freshwater source that works to support skin health and bone health. This is the perfect dessert to have with your favorite tea, creative / emotional moment, or to share with friends. Beard humbly assures us that the complex look is actually quite simple to recreate at home - we are in love!!!
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