We've definitely talked about the concept of 'self care' before, but sometimes even I need a reminder! This month's #SelfCare routine, is this super quick recipe to help pause, nourish, and reduce stress.
It may just be me (or that crazy full moon last week?!), but September feels a little all over the place, like running on the spot emotionally, mentally and physically. And to top it all off, I have been combating my stress levels with everything I know not to do: too much caffeine, stress-eating [insert wine & cheese in copious amounts] and even sugar too-- what balance? Food hangovers are real guys-- so-so-real. Ugh!
Enter, medicinal mushies--- no, not the trippy kind. I'm talking about Reishi, the mother/queen of all mushrooms, and as with all mothers, this beauty has a hell of a lot of superpowers, and doesn't taste too bad either!
First, let's look at some of the amazing benefits of this truly medicinal mushroom:
- immune boosting
- stress reducing
Not to mention, it's also a super-concentrated source of phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Reishi for life, right? Learn more here!
Paige vs stress = soon to be winning !
REISHI POWER POTION
- 1 heaped tsp Reishi powder* (pssst can also use Chaga powder, another amazing immune boosting mushy, and a little better tasting!)
- 1 heaped tsp almond butter
- 1 tsp Maca powder (optional hormone balancing uber adaptogen!)
- 1/2 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp raw honey (sweet tooth option, can also use maple syrup or stevia)
- 1 cup boiling water
Put everything in a blender, add a dash of cold water, then add the hot water and blend it up until it's nice and frothy! If you don't have almond butter, you can also add a dash of almond mylk (or Chia Life!).
*I like it STRONG, so maybe go with a little less for the first few times...