Holistic wellness coach and creative mind Andrea Ochoa has been a Sun Potion Journal contributor for the past two years, since its inception through today! We are grateful to share her delicious recipes and awesome curated playlists to enjoy while you sip your morning matcha. Check out her website, Superpowerss to see her creative offerings! Read our interview below...
Journal — he shou wu
Transformational Foods for a Transformational Life
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SKIN & SPIRIT TONIC
This morning we are sipping on this delicious Matcha tonic by Amrit-Sadhana Boyd which includes ingredients aimed to support healthy and vibrant skin—including He Shou Wu, White Dragon Matcha, Tocos, Pearl and tremella mushroom. Read on for the full recipe and for more information on each ingredient and its skin health benefits!
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!
ANANDAMIDE BLISS BREAD
Today we are taking a moment to do something loving for ourselves. Whether by enjoying a simple meditation, having a cup of your favorite tea or just sleeping in (as long as you can)... we invite you to participate in a practice of self love. Today, we are making Cathryn Fowler's Anandamide Bliss Bread, made with beet juice, vanilla, coconut milk, He Shou Wu and of course, our Bliss Alchemy blend - Anandamide! This nourishing blend of tonic herbs, adaptogens and simply, the joy of creating is our practice of self-love today and we invite you to make time for yours.
A decadent brownie recipe created by Briana Beard blends heart-opening Cacao with ultra-beautifying and balancing He Shou Wu for an absolutely delicious treat. To top it off, she uses almond flour to replace all-purpose flour in this gluten-free, vegan recipe.
HONEY INFUSED YIN DATES
Kristin Dahl shares these indulgent honey-sweetened, Yin Power Infused Dates, stuffed with nutrient-dense ingredients to balance hormones and enhance vitality. A potent recipe to restore feminine energy from within, you will fall in love with these at first bite!
ADAPTOGENIC NO-BAKE COOKIES
These no-bake cookies from Lucette Romy make the perfect low-key, nutrient dense summertime treat! Infused with He Shou Wu, Ashwagandha, Oats and Ghee, these brain-boosting, skin-supportive treats are easy to make and deliciously guilt free!
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.
COOKIES N' CREAM CHIA PUDDING PARFAIT
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!
CONNECTING TO YIN (FEMININE) ENERGY
“I allow the energy of love to flow through my life” “I am open to meeting my divine love” In this sensitive and empowering piece, healing artist, yoga teacher and herbalist, Gabi Torres explores the nature of the Feminine - and her personal journey in reconnecting to her feminine essence through herbs, yoga, and spiritual practice . She shares her intentions for this year and how a simple tonic made with our Yin Power blend combined with heart opening movement and affirmations, and being open to communication with the cosmos is an integral part of her tapping into her inner source of Feminine energy.....