This month we are highlighting women in wellness who inspire us and bring so much knowledge, joy and intention into the world of well-being. Every week this month we will be sharing an interview with one of them, learning more about their work, projects, recipes and visions for the future! This week we are featuring Sofiia Manousha, founder of holistic beauty site My Beautyfuel Food and one of the amazing contributors to the Sun Potion Journal since its inception! Sofiia’s incredible plant-based recipes and tonic potions have been a community favorite over the years. We invite you to read our interview and enjoy some of her recipes... including Pearl + Rose Almond Milk, Chocolate Chaga Latte and Beautyfuel Radiant Smoothie!
Journal — reishi
Transformational Foods for a Transformational Life
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IN CONVERSATION: ZOEY XINYI GONG
This month we are highlighting women in wellness who inspire us and bring so much knowledge, joy and intention into the world of well-being. Every week this month we will be sharing an interview with one of them, learning more about their work, projects, recipes and visions for the future! We are kicking off the series with the amazing Zoey Xinyi Gong, founder of Five Seasons TCM, a BIPOC-founded boutique wellness brand that shares and modernizes the knowledge of TCM food therapy through educational content, functional products, and its avant-garde aesthetic. Zoey is a TCM chef and nutritionist born in Shanghai, China and currently based in Brooklyn, New York.
ICED CACAO TONIC
"This tonic is the perfect treat for calming down my nervous system, helping me to unwind and opening my heart before bed..." Holistic Health Coach Naeemah has crafted this recipe that helps her achieve a good night's rest! Cacao is a powerful and delicious ingredient packed with nutrients and minerals and when incorporated with adaptogens, its next level. We invite you to make this potion before bed to support a healthy night's sleep.
SWEET POTATO BUNDT CAKE WITH COCONUT WHIPPED CREAM
This plant-based and winter-inspired sweet potato cake, crafted by Anna Patrikian, is a wonderful treat to enjoy this season as it comes to a close. Including our Reishi and Chaga mushrooms, as well as our liquid gold Bio-Active Honey, this cake is packed full of nourishment and just the right amount of sweetness!
REISHI CHOCOLATE FONDUE
For the lovers! A chocolate fondue set-up with added adaptogenic herbs, one of our favorite pairings! Launette has added Reishi for immunity support and marshmallows dusted in Pearl. Try using your favorite adaptogens and herbs on hand, be creative and In Joy!
ADAPTOGENIC PUMPKIN SPICE CHAI
We gave into the pumpkin spice craze many moons ago and decided to share one of our favorite, signature Autumn potions: a deliciously warming ADAPTOGENIC PUMPKIN-SPICED CHAI. We've included Ashwagandha, Reishi mushroom and Tocos in this recipe which are our go-to's for supporting our nervous system, immunity and longevity, plus a scoop of Tocos always makes a potion extra creamy! We hope you 'in joy' this recipe and stay well... with love from the Sun Potion team!
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!
ORANGE, CACAO & REISHI TRUFFLES
Plant-Based Chef Kelly Mason has created delicious truffles, adding Sun Potion Reishi mushroom for the benefit of supporting a state of calm and stress relief. With the option to add CBD, we invite you to try this recipe and experience the deliciousness yourself!
REISHI-INFUSED WILD RICE
Plant-based Chef Kelly Mason has created a savory dish to add to your personal cookbook! With Queen Healer mushroom Reishi-infused wild rice, mixed with savory parsley lemon truffle brazil nut cream, this is a seriously flavorful dish you will want to make and share with loved ones. Check out this recipe below!
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.