Blueberry Adaptogen Smoothie
Some commonly used adaptogens are ashwagandha, maca, ginseng, reishi, astragalus, holy basil, bacopa monnieri, chaga mushrooms, cordyceps, and more.
- 1 cup frozen organic blueberries
- 1/2 ripe organic banana peeled and frozen
- 1/2 cup cashew or almond yogurt
- 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tbsp unsweetened almond butter
- 1/2 tsp ashwagandha powder
- 1/2 tsp maca powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp hemp protein powder
Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until completely smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
What are adaptogens?
Adaptogens are plants or herbs that help support your adrenals, balance your hormones, and help your body adapt to stressful or anxiety-ridden situations. Adaptogens are ideal for people who are undergoing physical, mental or emotional stress to help calm nerves and ensure the body doesn’t burn out (or go into adrenal fatigue). In today’s society of chronic stress and over-stimulation, I think most of us could benefit from a little stress-reducing assistance.
Adaptogenic herbs have been used for thousands of years as natural remedies and have exploded in popularity over the last couple of years in the health and wellness community. Many of them help increase your energy level naturally (and are caffeine-free), and some of them even boost your libido.