functional mushrooms

Buzzfeed Ladylike Reishi Latte Recipe

A couple months ago I flew down to LA and shot a video with Buzzfeed Ladylike on anxiety and Reishi.

Reishi is an adaptogenic mushroom traditionally used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is known as the queen of plants and has been used to help support the immune and nervous system, support the adrenals and has extremely high anti-cancer properties.

I have used Reishi for years to aid in my anxiety journey and through that recommend it for my clients. It is safe* and builds in your system overtime. The company used in the video is Four Sigmatic (use code bodyblisslife for a discount).

When purchasing reishi, I recommend making sure it is coming from a clean source. These mushrooms can be a bit of an investment up front, but you take a little bit each day so they last a long time. Some companies grow their mushrooms on grain and therefore you end up with more ground up oats or rice then you do mushroom. My favorite companies that are both ethical in their sourcing and conscious in their growth are:

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Reishi Latte Recipe

  • 1 cup coffee, matcha or tea

  • 1/2 cup nut milk

  • 1 packet Four Sigmatic or 1/2 tsp reishi

  • 1tsp-1T ghee or coconut oil

  • 1 pitted date

  • 1/8 tsp ground cardamom

In a high speed blender, combine all ingredients and blend on high for 30 seconds or until frothy. Pour into a beautiful mug and sip with intention.

If you haven’t see the video yet, here ya go:

*If you have any serious illnesses, are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any medications, please check with your doctor or naturopath.

Body Bliss Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday gift season is upon us. I am so excited to introduce the first ever Body Bliss Life gift guide. Your guide to high vibration, thoughtful and wellness inspired gifts. Many of these companies are having amazing Black Friday Sales, so now is a great opportunity to try these products for yourself or your loved ones. So grab your adaptogenic hot cacao and read away.

Adaptogen and Herb Companies:

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Anima Mundi Herbals

Anima Mundi translates to Spirit World and that is what these herbs make you feel like. This beautiful company is woman owned and operated. The owner believes in keeping the sacred nature of these herbs in tact and it shows in everything from the quality of the herbs to the packaging. My go to products are the Collagen Booster and the Coconut Cream Powder (transforms your coffee or tea).

 
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Sun Potion

High quality and vibration adaptogens and superfoods. This is my go to company for Ashwagandha (which I used daily) and Mucuna Pruriens (great for this time of year with SAD). They are having a HUGE sale right now, so if you were wanting to try them out, now is the time.

 
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Philosophie Superfoods

If you’ve been following along for a while, you will know that I use this stuff regularly in my kitchen. I put the coconut butters in my coffee and chai, the green dream powder in my pesto and dressings, the cacao magic goes into anything and everything I want chocolaty and the berry bliss is staple during flu season. Not only is this line incredibly high quality, organic and has no fillers, or additives, but it is ran by one of my dearest friends and she has worked her butt off to create these amazing products. What do I love most? That you can literally make every food a superfood by adding anywhere from a teaspoon to tablespoon of any of their products. Code: bodybliss15

 
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Four Sigmatic

This functional mushroom company is my go to for gifting. It comes in convenient packets which are great for traveling and they are having a killer sale for the Holiday weekend. My favorites are the mushroom coffee blend, mushroom hot cocoa and the travel reishi packets. The SALE link won’t be live until 11/22. Code: bodyblisslife

There are several other adaptogen companies that I absolutely love and they are listed on my Shop page.

 

Conscious Clothing

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Lively

One of my favorite bra companies. They make affordable and super comfortable bras and bralettes that are comfortable and made for women by women. You can get $10 off your first order with code AMB-Bodyblisslife2

 
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Pact

Ethically made and affordable organic cotton clothing. That is hard to find, but this company has done it. They make super comfortable simple pieces and are my go to for t-shirts and leggings.

 

Other Gifts

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Robyn Youkilis’ Thin From Within

This book changed my relationship with food. It gave me permission to relate to food in a different way. Even if that’s not your thing, there are a TON of amazing recipes that have become staples in our house.

 
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Sahara Rose’s Eat Feel Fresh

If you have been curious about Ayurveda or are a seasoned Ayurvedic cook, this book is for everyone. It is filled with pages of incredible color and photos and recipes that are not only deliciously flavorful, but will nourish your body in the way it wants and needs to be nourished.

 
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The Universe Has Your Back Journal

This is one of the most beautiful and thought out journals I’ve purchased in a long time. Each page has a beautiful inspiring quote or question and illustrations. Whether you are using it to write out your intentions or dreams or gratitudes each day, this is the perfect gift for any avid journaler or beginner.

 
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Saje Essential Oils

Good quality essential oils are a great gift for anybody. I use them to deepen my meditation practice, as non-toxic perfume, to make homemade cleaning products and to defuse. They are powerful medicines and a great gift. The pocket pharmacy is a perfect gift set. The Good Cheer Diffuser Set will make your home smell like a Holiday wonderland and is a great hostess gift.

disclaimer: I am affiliated with some of these companies. If you make a purchase through the link, I will received a small portion of the purchase.