One of my favorite practices is nourishing myself with foods that heal. For a special treat after dinner, before bed, in the morning, or in the afternoon (anytime, really), I drink this adaptogenic late. It is delicious and nutritious, the two factors required for entry into my body and field. See the impressive research below to understand how each of these ingredients supports our immune system, nervous system, muscular system, and overall wellbeing.
1/2t maca (or your favorite maca)
1/4t cinnamon (optional)
pinch cardamom (optional)
pinch of freshly grated nutmeg (optional)
Stevia, honey or other sweeter of choice
1 cup of freshly made nut milk (my favorites are macadamia, almond, Brazil nut, pecan, hazelnut hemp, or your favorite)
Gently warm milk in a steamer or over low heat until warm. Whisk the powders into the milk, add sweetener of choice, and enjoy warm.
My Trusted Source for these powders:
Maca is known to increase libido in Men and Women
Maca may also help decrease some unpleasant menopausal symptoms
Ashwagandha is known to relieve stress, increase energy levels, and improve concentration
Ashwagandha helps to improve sleep
Ashwagandha enhances physical performance, including strength and oxygen use during exercise
Ashwagandha reduces symptoms of other mental health conditions (depression, anxiety)
Ashwagandha supplements have been shown in some studies to benefit male fertility and increase testosterone levels.
Ashwagandha may have some benefits for people with diabetes or high blood sugar levels
Ashwagandha contains compounds that may help reduce inflammation
Taking ashwagandha may benefit cognitive function
Many people take ashwagandha to promote restful sleep
Helps your body adapt to stress and is traditionally used for anxiety, fatigue, and depression
Rhodiola has been claimed to improve sports performance by reducing physical and mental fatigue and increasing antioxidant activity
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