Adaptogens are a select group of herbs & mushrooms that support the body's natural ability to deal with stress, energy, hormones, and much more. The crazy thing about these magical herbs is they they "adapt" their function to meet the needs of the body. I use these little wonders in many different recipes and I can't wait to share! 

matcha or coffee 

I drink my coffee every morning with local honey, almond milk, and cinnamon but when I feel a stressful week coming on, I add lions mane! I really like lion's mane as it is known to enhance mental focus and clarity. My brain is turned on to the max after a little lions mane. If you're not a coffee drinker, try adding it to matcha, a green tea powder loaded with antioxidants, and a stable version of caffeine. 


my smoothie is my time to load up on essentials that I may be lacking in my overall diet. I add a plant based or bone broth protein, and whatever adaptogens help with what's ahead for the week. I really like adding ashwagandha to my smoothie as it's a great energy balancer. It also has the ability to support hormone health (just don't overdo it) and most importantly, aid in a healthy stress response. I've recently been adding Reishi and Chaga to my smoothie for a boost in immunity. 

capsule form

if you'd rather simply take a capsule and be done, there are many options on the market. A lot of people take ashwagandha in a capsule form and believe it or not, it's already included in many supplements that you may already be taking! 

I've included a lot of my favorites below so many sure to check those out! And no, these are not sponsored, just my real opinion and recommendations. 

be well!


August 03, 2020 — Arielle Ricci