Hello friend, happy Sunday.
Since it’s the beginning of the year, and we are all trying to be conscious of our health and lifestyle, I can’t help but ask… have you been wanting to add more adaptogens into your life?
I have! I have been drinking organic ashwagandha in my tea for the last year, learning and exploring moon milk recipes and loving it. We also just started drinking four stigmatic’s mushroom coffee. This coffee mix is packed with health benefits, including an adaptogen rhodiola rose, known for it’s support of cognitive function. I knew I wanted to incorporate this herb blend into a snack when I returned home from vacation.
what are adaptogens?
The term “adaptogen” comes from Dr. Nikolai Lazarev, a Russian scientist) who first coined in 1947, but Isreal Brekham, PhD and Dr. I. V. Darymovhe created the formal definition in 1968. The formal definitely includes the following criteria:
1. An adaptogen is nontoxic to the recipient.
2. An adaptogen produces a nonspecific response in the body—an increase in the power of resistance against multiple stressors including physical, chemical, or biological agents.
3. An adaptogen has a normalizing influence on physiology, irrespective of the direction of change from physiological norms caused by the stressor. (Source)
In other words, adaptogens must:
Work by reducing your body’s stress response
Support overall health by helping the body achieve balance known as homeostasis
It’s no wonder I have been wanting to include more of them into my food, drinks, and life 🙂 If you have been following my blog, you know I love to maximize my recipes by adding superfood ingredients. And I don’t know if I can beat the benefits of adaptogens! I created these truffles because I needed a quick, simple, filling fat bomb recipe to enjoy with my mid morning cup of coffee. With just a few simple ingredients (the type you always already have in your pantry) you can make a caffeinated, mood, concentration and energy boosting snack. Plus: they’re no bake. 😉 making them an easy additional to your weekly meal prep routine.
If you’re wondering what these are like before you try them yourself, the chocolate + almond butter taste is most prominent. I found the taste of coconut from the flour, and the four stigmatic coffee was masked by their combination. I love that they are bite size, and yet so filling, thanks to their high fat and protein content. And it’s no secret that I am not afraid of a little caffeine. The amount you would get per truffle is truly minimal, though. The energy boost would come from the nootropic properties in the ingredients of the adaptogenic coffee. I hope you’ll give these truffles a try. If so, let me know what you think. I love to hear from you 🙂
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