Featuring adaptogens to support your energy, hormones and gut
How do these adaptogens help and heal?
Maca powder: famed for improving sexual desire and function, Maca is also incredibly nourishing for the adrenals too which in turn assists in the regulation and balance of many hormones, most notably; cortisol (adrenalin), testosterone and oestrogen. Maca also aids liver detoxification.
MCT oil: Medium-Chain-Triglycerides aid digestion due to their easy absorption and assisting the body absorb fat soluble vitamins . They also love up our gut environment via anti-viral, anti-bacterial properties. They contribute to the long term adrenal dysfunction healing process via a “soothing affect” on the nervous system and direct nourishment of the glands themselves.
Hemp seeds: High in the all important, anti-inflammatory omega-3s therefore benefiting the nervous, cardiovascular and digestive system. They also pack a good amount of fibre.
Lions mane: Reduces inflammation with its anti-microbial properties as well as acting as a neuro-protective by boosting the production of neuritis (compounds needed for brain function.) Lions mane also relieves the kinds of oxidative stress caused by poor nutrition and toxic chemicals. (Think conventional cleaning products & make ups.)
- 1/4 cup almond meal
- 1/4 cup cashew butter
- 1/4 cup raw cacao
- 2tbsp MCT oil (or equivalent melted coconut oil)
- 1 tbsp lions mane mushroom powder
- 1 tbsp maca powder
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp pure organic vanilla essence
- Top with a sprinkling of hemp seeds and cacao nibs
Start by mixing your wetter ingredients, the honey, vanilla essence, coconut oil and cashew butter and from there combine with the other ingredients. Once a paste has formed, wet your fingers and roll into small balls. Top with (or roll in) cacao nibs and hemp seeds.
The above makes 6 balls, the macros described are per serve:
Each: 110Kcal 2.5gP 9gF 4.5gC