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9 Nourishing and Stress-relieving Adaptogen Recipes
Stress is now a usual part of our lives and its detrimental effects are showing up in all kinds of ways – panic attacks, depression, insomnia, chronic fatigue syndrome, nutrient deprivations, and so on and so on.
Our bodies are intricate machines designed with sophisticated mechanisms that work non-stop to protect us and keep us safe from any harm.
But the evolution still hasn’t caught up with the speed of our technological and social advancements. We are bombarded with information (most of it irrelevant to our lives) and completely new ways of social communications which may cause our potential threat alarms to constantly switch on.
This unfortunate situation calls for serious measures we need to take to regain our sanity and physical health. Because mental and emotional wellness sooner or later reflect on our tangible material self.
That’s where the magical adaptogens come in! You may remember these wonderful natural boosters from my previous post.
If not, definitely check it out! You will learn how these remedies help us adapt (hence the name) to stressful conditions, strengthen our immune system, relieve anxiety, and last but not least – stir things up in the naughty area (bow chicka wow wow 😀 ).
But don’t get fooled by their immense therapeutic powers! These herbal extracts and animal products can be wonderful and tasty ingredients for various adaptogen recipes (mostly smoothies and other yummy beverages).
And today I am going to show you how to make these delicious and healthy meals and that’s totally possible and very easy to do!
So, fasten your seatbelts, or should I say “aprons” and let’s get started!
Immune-boosting Smoothie with Bee Pollen
Bee pollen is probably the best natural bee product that we can include in our healthy lifestyle!
It is a cornucopia of essential nutrients, minerals, vitamins, micro-elements, and proteins.
Regular healing courses with this apitherapeutic goldmine (1-2 times a year) can significantly boost your immunity, nourish the body on a cellular level, and help you effectively fight and prevent multiple diseases!
Plus, it is considered to be a low carb natural supplement, so do not be afraid to include it in your weight-loss diet plan!
See more about the benefits of bee pollen and its proper administration in my previous blog post: Bee Pollen – One Natural Supplement to Rule Them All
Get the recipe: Delicious Fig Smoothie to Boost Your Immunity This Fall
Turmeric Latte – One of the Best Adaptogen Recipes
Yum! Yum! Yum!
As you may know, turmeric is probably the most powerful natural healing spice known to man! Its magical healing powers are infinite – from fighting inflammation in the body, detoxing, boosting the immune system, healing gum disease, skin ailments, and so much more! (Turmeric Powder Health Benefits)
And the best way to incorporate this wonderful Ayurvedic adaptogen is making it into the famous golden milk.
So, you don’t want to miss Anvita & Soniya’s suggestion for a gluten-free vegan super yummy turmeric latte that will heal you on a cellular level!
Grab the recipe: Turmeric Golden Milk / Turmeric Latte
Golden Milk Turmeric Tea
We are not done with turmeric!
Seriously, this yellow rhizome is so powerful that it definitely deserves to be part of our lives, if we wish to stay healthy and strong, of course.
And I believe no one wants to be sick and suffer, am I right?
Now during the winter season it is especially important to protect our bodies from the viruses, bacteria, and temperature fluctuations.
And trust me – turmetic will be your best buddy to keep you warm and safe!
So, let’s take a look at a wonderful golden milk variation you are going to love!
Michelle’s suggestion will delight your taste buds, get you cozy during the cold winter days, aaaaand fire up your metabolism so shedding a couple of extra pounds in the process will be easier than ever!
How cool is that?!
Grab the recipe: Golden Milk Turmeric Tea
Chocolate Maca Smoothie
Aaah, maca root – probably the most famous healthy adaptogen from South America! This rhizome is a powerful hormone balancer for both men and women. It can help you relieve stress effectively, sooth the PMS symptoms, and nourish your body with essential nutrients!
This is a substance that you don’t want to miss! In this recipe round-up we are going to have quite a few adaptogen recipes which include this powerful natural ingredient.
And first, I present you this magical and equally tasty protein smoothie – perfect for anyone who wants to get healthier and especially for active folks. Feel free to skip the ice cubes if you feel cold during the winter season! 😉
Grab the recipe: Chocolate Maca Smoothie
Root coffee (coffee alternative)
You may probably remember my summer chicory root frappe suggestion from a previous blog post.
But take a look at this! That’s chicory coffee on steroids! 😀
If you are not allowed to drink caffeine beverages for medical reasons, or you are not a fan of decaf coffee, or you try to limit your daily caffeine consumption, definitely try this awesome healthy adaptogen recipe.
It has everything – healthy liver detoxing chicory extract and dandelion (which both help you lose weight! Woo-hoo!), the maca powder we already mentioned in the previous recipe, and the ultra-healthy collagen!
Ta daa! Collagen is something every woman should consider adding to her nutritional plan. I can’t begin to describe all of its magical benefits – strengthening the joints and ligaments, improving the skin’s texture, healthier guts, and so on and so on!
Grab the recipe: Root Coffee – Natural Coffee Substitute
Pumpkin Reishi Hot Chocolate Recipe
If you haven’t heard of the reishi mushrooms, you are missing out! They are the ultimate adaptogens and cover all of their typical benefits – immune system building, stress management, hormone balancing, and slowing down the aging process! Now that’s what I call a healthy diet additive!
If you do not wish to take just another food supplement in the form a tablet or a capsule, this adaptogen recipe will help you out. What a better way to take your daily doses of powerful nutrients, than a cup of tasty hot chocolate? And this one has it all – dairy-free ingredients, healthy fats, powerful healing spices, and… the magical collagen.
Seriously, this immune-boosting, energizing, and nutritional beverage will take years off your face!
Grab the recipe: Pumpkin Reishi Hot Chocolate
Halva Bliss Balls
Aren’t we finally going to eat something? Alright, alright, alright, as Matthew Mcconaughey would say with his hot Southern accent!
I have prepared for you some extremely delicious and healthy desserts starting with these irresistible halva bites.
Keep in mind that I have a special relationship with the word “halva”. As a true-born Balkan girl, anything related to sesame or sunflower tahini is sacred! 😀 These ingredients are super nutritious and healthy beyond measure!
So, naturally, the halva balls are packed with essential nutrients, proteins, healthy carbs, micro-elements, and… adaptogens that will boost your immunity during winter. Well, actually, not just during the flu season, but throughout the whole year. Trust me – you would want to make these babies on a regular basis! 😉
Grab the recipe: Halva Bliss Balls
Vegan Coconut Slice
Did I hear coconut? Count me in! I love everything coconut-related!
But this yummy vegan dessert is special – it not only nourishes your body with healthy fats and carbohydrates, but also improves your overall well-being with the help of maca powder.
I have already mentioned this superfood, but I promised we would be using this special ingredient very often in our adaptogen recipes! It deserves all of our attention, especially from all of us ladies.
OK, we will continue in a bit, after I go and make these babies right NOW! 😀
Grab the recipe: Vegan Coconut Slice
My last suggestion for today comes again from the super talented food blogger Shivani from Shivani Loves Food. And we love Shivani for her outstanding healthy and mouthwatering recipes!
This is one of the simplest and yet, healthiest adaptogen recipes you can make at home fuss-free. It will make the perfect weekend breakfast your whole family will continue to ask for!
You can even quickly make this meal allergy-free as you switch regular oats with gluten-free ones.
Nom nom nom!
Grab the recipe: The Best Vegan Pancakes
Stay tuned for more healthy recipes, tips and adaptogen recipes!
‘Till next time!