reishi

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.

Heavenly Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar

A couple weeks ago I was have a massive sugar craving. Like the kind where I was considering running down to the store at 10:30 pm just to get my fix. It was note cute. I managed to get through it but the next morning I decided to take matters into my own hands and make something healthy and delicious that would satisfy my sweet tooth. And this chocolate peanut butter chocolate bar was born. It is loaded with good fats, adaptogens to help my body cope with stress and that sweet salty flavor combo that this girl is always chasing. 

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Ingredients:

In a double boiler or a glass bowl fit into a saucepan with water (you do not want the water to touch the bottom of the bowl when it boils), add coconut oil, coconut butter and cacao butter. Stir until melted and combined. Remove from heat and add cacao powder, cacao magic, maca, reishi, he shou wu and honey. Whisk together until smooth and combined. Pour into a small parchment paper lines pyrex or chocolate molds.  Place flat in the freezer for about 10 minutes until slightly firmed. Remove from freezer and drizzle with peanut butter. use a butter knife to marble. Sprinkle with sea salt and place back in freezer until set. Remove and cut into squares.

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Why I used what I used:

Cacao has 40 times the antioxidants than blueberries, is loaded with iron, magnesium and calcium, has anti-depressant properties and elevates your mood. No wonder we crave it when we are on our moon cycle. 

Maca has long been used to enhance the libido and balance hormones. It also gives you a natural energy without caffeine. Yes please!

Reishi is one of my favorite mushrooms. Like all adaptogens, it helps the body to adapt to stress; however, Reishi specifically helps with stress on the body. It also helps with liver functions, adrenals, hormones balance and helps to fight of illness. This is just a small list of the amazing benefits of Reishi*.

He Shou Wu has been used throughout history for longevity. It blood building and is said to be a support for beauty (hair and skin). 

*Make sure to use code "bodybliss" when ordering from Root and Bones to get 15% off your purchase.