THAT CITY LIVING BABY. DAMN.
Tired much? OVERWHELMED? Many of us are suffering from low grade to full blown adrenal dysfunction resulting is symptoms like chronic tiredness, chronic cold- flu-ish symptoms, sleeplessness, anxiety, irritability, persistent protective layer of fat around belly—You could say that even if you don’t feel stressed that simply by living in a city environment, our adrenals are constantly dripping the stress hormone #cortisol WAY more than what’s normal. One way to begin the healing process to get back to feeling normal, balanced and vibrant ( Besides Soul Based practices which I’ll cover in this weekly #thenourishedwoman newsletter) is to slowly wean off caffeine and Introduce, that is -ADD IN- #adaptogens . Healthy eating is not about deprivation but adding IN.
What IS an Adaptogen? It’s a herb or plant or root that makes your body more easily adapted to stress symptoms + they are deep immune tonics~~ meaning they BOOST your immunity deeply + slowly over time. Some examples are ashwaganda, maca, holy basil, and medicinal mushrooms like reishi. Available in powder form ( I prefer powder as the bio availability is more, in my opinion, in a food based form than a pill— you are what you absorb at gut level, not only what you eat ) so in powder form we can create some yummy easily digestible easy to make dranks~~ oh heyyy
Do you have a few minutes to spare in your day to create a meaningful food ritual for yourself that will also nourish your soul? DO IT QUEEN. Food is such an ancient, primal yet soul nourishing way to connect deeper to yourself, your #selfcare —THE NOURISHED WOMAN- Feed your body feed your soul. Link in bio or go to my website www.abneetsandharwellness.com + peep the blog for my fave deelish adaptogenic iced chai latte with @harmonic_arts Mushroom Powder blend cold latte recipe! SUMMER STYLE BABY. Get sexy with it mama— because you deserve to be shining glowing flowing + LIT from within.
Abby’s Iced Chai Adaptogenic Latte
Blend in your blendy:
- 1-2 tsp of a premixed powder blend chai ( or brew your own with chai spices in hot water and let cool) I like this one.
- 1 cup your fave plant-based milk ( I use coconut milk or make your own home-made nut milk!)
- 2 tsp high quality adaptogenic medicinal mushroom blend— I love local Vancouver Harmonic Arts one.
- 1 tsp maca powder
- 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil or coconut butter aka coconut manna if you’re feeling extra ultra cleopatra
- 1-2 tbsp Collagen powder– I love Organika’s microfine one.
- 1-2 tsp honey, monk fruit sweetener, maple syrup, stevia, etc….
- ice for blended or pour over, your choice.
The healthy fats here are excellent for maintaining balanced blood sugar levels and boosting metabolism, and collagen is a tasteless protein that is amazing for strengthening hair, skin and nails, not to mention healing the gut lining.
Have fun and TAKE PLEASURE in you, with yourself and magical quiet moments. Make sure to subscribe to our weekly Nourished Woman newsletter to receive a nourishing calming soul practise to accompany your adrenal soothing latte! Feed your body and Soul. Sign up on home page bottom.
Abby is a Feminine Embodiment Coach, Certified Nutritional Practitioner, and Natural Foods chef. She is passionate about bringing women back to wholeness, balance and full bloom radiance. You can read full bio here.