"Packed with bitter greens, which cool down the fire element that builds in summer according to Ayurveda, this pesto is easy to digest thanks to the quick sauté of the rough dandelion and kale." - Jennifer Kurdyla
Journal — ashitaba
Transformational Foods for a Transformational Life
Welcome to the journal - an online, intersectional wellness platform - to connect, educate and inspire our international community.
BREATHWORK + MOVEMENT MEDITATION & GOLDEN BIRTHDAY PLAYLIST
In honor of our 10 year anniversary, well-being coach and sensorial guide Andrea Ochoa and her partner Gregorio have crafted an incredible Breathwork & Movement Meditation & Playlist for us to celebrate a decade in service-- accompanied by a delicious recipe for a mint choco-chip elixir with nutrient rich Ashitaba! In Joy and thank you for being a part of Sun Potion's journey. We appreciate you!
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!
IN CONVERSATION: AUTUMN MARTIN, FOUNDER AND CO-OWNER OF FRANKIE & JO'S
"For a company looking to source more thoughtfully, a good place to start is researching the history of the ingredient – this can lead you back to many small and quality producers." -Autumn Martin of Frankie & Jo's Plant-based ice cream is Frankie & Jo's specialty! Crafted with house-made cashew milk and gum free coconut milk, there is something for everyone at their Seattle-based creameries. We are so grateful to have paired with them for their February seasonal flavors to offer a plant-based ice cream with an adaptogenic twist! Please IN JOY our recent interview with Autumn Martin, founder and co-owner of Frankie & Jo's!
CULTIVATING SHEN: SPIRIT & BEAUTY
An exploration of the secrets to vitality and beauty, Kerry Ford shares a powerful piece on cultivating Shen on the Journal today. As a holistic practitioner who has explored various methods of healing, this piece shares tips and tools on how to explore within and tap into a sacred well of internal power to emanate a beauty unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.
SKIN NURTURING SMOOTHIE
Summertime smoothies that are packed with ingredients to nourish our skin is just what we need right now. Cassie shares her go-to blended potion fueled by pumpkin, raw cacao, avocado and Ashitaba- a long revered plant from Japan that is used to regenerate and nourish the skin.
COLIN HUDON / CREATOR OF LIVING TEA
"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
EDIBLE BEAUTY: MY MORNING MATCHA
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!)
THE LIVER ELIXIR
Artist, alchemist, designer, and photographer Lucette Romy shares a powerful recipe to support liver health using a base of brewed burdock root with Sun Potion Pearl, Ashitaba, Yin Power, creamy Tocos, and our heirloom Cacao.... a delicious way to soothe, nourish, and detoxify the system!
GREEN SUPERFOOD VINAIGRETTE DRESSING
Slow food Chef + Photographer Rocio Graves shares one of her favorite ways to use Chlorella, Ashitaba and Moringa in this Green Superfood Vinaigrette Dressing recipe... this is the perfect addition to roasted vegetables, drizzled over seasonal fruits or as a simple salad dressing. We can't wait to whip up this antioxidant, mineral-rich vinaigrette.