Adaptogens are unique herbs used to improve the body’s ability to cope with physical, mental and emotional stressors. They support the health of your adrenal system, which is responsible for managing your body’s hormonal response to stress. Adaptogens can calm you down and boost your energy at the same time without overstimulating.
They work somewhat like a thermostat for the body. When the thermostat senses the room temperature is too high, it brings it down; when the temperature is too low, it brings it up.
More of Schisandra’s health benefits include:
- Supports memory recall, focus and concentration
- Excellent liver detoxifier
- Helps maintain normal moisture content of the skin and overall skin health
- Enhances athletic performance via tolerance, stamina and endurance
- Supports normal recovery time after strenuous exercise
Adding fat, such as ghee, ensures all the fat-soluble vitamins and nutrients are able to be transported and absorbed.
I N G R E D I E N T S
Serves: 2 servings
1 cup almond milk
¼ cup hemp seed hearts
½ teaspoon Schisandra powder
1 small beet, peeled and cubed. Peeling the beet helps remove an earthy dirt taste.
½ Tablespoon ghee
1 scoop collagen. I like Neocell’s Derma Matrix
1 teaspoon raw honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or ½ teaspoon vanilla bean powder
Generous pinch cardamom powder
D I R E C T I O N S
Blend until smooth. Pour into one large cup or two small cups to share.
Note: If you don’t have a high-powered blender, steaming the beets will help maintain a smooth texture.
Kelly Harrington, MS, RDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for Healthy Goods