He Shou Wu was actually the name of a man in the Tang dynasty “whose infertility was supposedly cured,” by this herb. After beginning to use this root his grey hair returned to black and he continued to live on to the ripe old age of 130! I'm sold, so lets make some tasty cookies with He Shou Wu!
Journal — he shou wu
Transformational Foods for a Transformational Life
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THE ULTIMATE SWEET BOMB
This decadent dessert, brought to us by our friend Andrea Ochoa, combines the most delicious texture of cake, cheesecake, and crumble in one bite. Each layer has its own ‘personality’ and together they make the ultimate sweet bomb. Layered with texture, this delicious plant-based dessert is sure to be a winner
IN CONVERSATION: ANDREA OCHOA
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...
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.