I have had so many requests for the recipes for the adaptogen treats that were at the event in December. I am just SO happy the everyone enjoyed them! Adaptogen herbs are great to get into your diet on a daily basis and with these yummy recipes, it makes it easy to get started.
Adaptogen herbs help the body adapt to stress, support normal metabolic functions, and restore balance in the body. They can help increase the body’s resistance to physical, biological, emotional, and environmental stressors and offer a defense response to acute or chronic stress. They are unique in the herb world as they can restore balance of endocrine hormones, modulate the immune system and allow the body to maintain optimum homeostasis. So, they literally help you “adapt” to all types of stressors! Who doesn’t need that??
There are so many ways to incorporate herbs into your diet… but here are just a few to satisfy a sweet tooth, while still being healthy for you.
Ginseng & Fig Bites
1 cup almonds
½ cup prunes
4 large dried figs
2-3 pinches of star anise (freshly ground)
1 ½ tsp vanilla paste
1 Tbsp Siberian Ginseng powder
1 Tbsp maca powder
¼ cup Cocao powder
1. Blitz the almonds in a food processor until ground.
2. Add the cocao powder, ginseng, maca, star anise, and vanilla paste. Blitz to combine.
3. Chop the figs and prunes (remove any pits) and add to the processor.
4. Roll into balls and flatten enough for the topping to stay in place.
5. Cool in fridge while you make the topping.
½ cup cashews
¼ cup prunes
2 tsp vanilla paste
1 Tbsp coconut oil
½ cup water
2 tsp maple syrup
Pinch of sea salt
1. Blend all ingredients on high in the processor until creamy.
2. Place a small dollop on each bite. Then stick in fridge.
Turmeric & Cocao Bites
¼ cup coconut butter
1 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 Tbsp cocao powder
2 tsp ashwaghanda powder
1 Tbsp turmeric powder
½ tsp ginger powder
¼ tsp cinnamon powder
¼ tsp cardamom powder
Coconut flakes for rolling
Blend all ingredients together until smooth and roll into balls. Then roll in coconut flakes and put in the fridge.
Goji & Maca Sprouted Rice Poppers
3.5 ounces of dates (soaked in hot water)
4 Tspn cashew butter
4 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp maca powder
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
1.5 ounces of sprouted brown rice puffs (this can be more or less)
1 ounce of goji berries (soaked in hot water)
Poppy seeds for rolling
1. Drain the dates but keep the water
2. Place dates in food processor along with the cashew butter, maple syrup, maca powder and 3 Tbsp of the water. Blend to a paste. Add more water if needed.
3. Stir in the chia seeds, cinnamon, puffed rice, and drained goji berries. Mix until everything sticking together.
4. Roll into balls. Then roll in poppy seeds to cover.
5. Place in fridge.
Energy Boost Bites
2 cups nut butter (your choice – I used almond & cashew at the event)
2 cups tahini
1 cup honey (this is to taste so you can add more or less)
1 ounces maca powder
.75-ounce ashwagandha powder
1-ounce eleuthero powder (Siberian ginseng)
1-ounce rhodiola powder
1-ounce astragalus powder
1 cup nuts (your choice – walnut, almonds, etc.)
8 ounces shredded coconut
8-10 ounces of your favorite dark chocolate (cut into small pieces)
½ cup goji berries
Unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting
1. Combine the nut butter, tahini and honey in a large bowl and mix until smooth
2. Mix the herbal powders in a separate bowl and then add them to the nut butter mix
3. Add the chopped nuts, coconut, chocolate pieces and goji berries and mix well. (hands work great)
4. Roll the dough into small walnut size balls.
5. Finish the balls with cocoa powder. Put some cocoa powder in a baggie and then drop the balls in to coat. Put them on wax paper once coated and put them in the fridge.
I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I do!
Happy New Year!