Wellness Library

Herbal Highlights: Rosehips - Health Benefits and Nutritional Profile

June 01, 2020 6 min read

Rosehips are the edible fruit of the deciduous rose. They are typically reddish-orange, although black and yellow kinds can be found as well. There are many varieties stemming from the multitude of species of roses that can be found all over the world. Historically, they have been used both as a source of food and as a medicine throughout many cultures for a wide variety of reasons, with the main uses having been for circulation, lotions, tonics, and purifications (both spiritually and physically).

Wellness Spotlight: Daisy Pyo, Mental Health Advocate

May 28, 2020 5 min read

"...As corny as it sounds, I don’t think anyone needs to look a certain way to be beautiful. I think beauty is all about being kind, self-aware, open, and being unapologetically yourself. There’s truly nothing more beautiful than someone who is so in tune with who they are, and so shamelessly themselves. That confidence is always so radiating, and something I’ve always admired. "

Wellness Spotlight: Courtney Phillips of Gumbo Magazine

May 19, 2020 2 min read

"To me, beauty is a personal journey. There's always going to be the external messages of what beauty is, but ultimately it always comes back to how you think and feel about yourself. Being comfortable in your own skin. My beauty is my own, and once I realized that my whole life changed."

Herbal Highlights: Turmeric Root - Health Benefits, Cultural History, and Nutritional Profile

May 15, 2020 5 min read

Curcuma Longa, commonly called Turmeric, is a root that is very commonly used in cooking. Native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, it was widely used for cooking and as a coloring agent. The root, along with other parts of the plant, are also part of Ayurvedic medicine, and were historically used to treat various illnesses, ranging from general health tonics to antiseptics to treat wounds.[1] It is from these Ayurvedic practices and results that had been observed for centuries that scientists in modern times began to look into the plant closer to determine Turmeric’s medical benefits.

Morning Warming Tonic

May 08, 2020 1 min read

This everyday morning warming tonic is ready-to-drink in less than 10 minutes of prep. Ashwagandha, Reishi Mushroom, and Eleuthero root combine to decrease your body's reaction to stress while supporting the immune system. 

Wellness Spotlight: Writer and Poet Kelly Peacock

May 06, 2020 4 min read

"To me, self-care is doing whatever it is that makes me feel good. Practicing self-care is so much more than putting on a face mask, taking a bath (personally, I hate taking baths), or doing yoga and meditating. Self-care is also buying that book you’ve been eyeballing, or leaving work early because you have painful menstrual cramps or staying in on a Friday night and ordering take out and watching a movie that makes you happy. To me, self-care is whatever makes me feel content and right, within my body and my soul."

Morning Cup of Joe (With Adaptogens!)

May 04, 2020 1 min read

This recipe adds an adaptogenic boost to your morning cup of joe. Made in under 6 minutes, our Balance My Stress blend soothes your nerves while the espresso has you up and ready to face the day. 

Iced Morning Matcha Milk

May 01, 2020 1 min read

Energizing matcha pairs with our Nourish My Brain blend to create a morning drink that is sure to get you going!

Groovie Brain Latte

April 27, 2020 1 min read

This cinnamon latte stars our Nourish My Brain blend and silky oat milk. With only 4 minutes of prep time, this latte is sure to set you up for a groovie day (and groovie brain!)

Vegan No-Bake Cookies with Peanut Butter and Reishi

March 20, 2020 2 min read

These rich no-bake cookies have a melt-in-your mouth quality that is sure to make anyone's mouth water. Spiced with our adaptogenic Balance Blend, these cookies are endorphin boosting and stress relieving.

Oaty Golden Milk Recipe

March 13, 2020 1 min read

This creamy dreamy golden milk recipe is a warming before bed drink. Anti-inflammatory turmeric and stress relieving adaptogens combine to make sure you have a good sleep.

Nighttime Moon Milk Recipe

March 04, 2020 1 min read

Stress-fighting ashwagandha and brain nourishing lion's mane mushroom are the stars in our brain blend. Creamy hazelnut milk + warming spices create a nice nighttime drink.

Adaptogenic Chocolate Banana Smoothie

February 18, 2020 1 min read

The stress-relieving powers of eleuthero root and ashwagandha are combined in this chocolately banana smoothie. Enjoy in the morning as a prelude to a stressless day, or as a nighttime sweet snack.

Wellness Spotlight: Amy of Veggie Mijas

February 14, 2020 4 min read

" I love to practice mindful eating in a capitalistic world, meaning that I try to be very present with my food. It is hard to do that when you see everyone else around you doing the complete opposite: eating at their desk while working, eating at meetings, or just simply not being present. I think wellness is overall being in the moment, listening to your body and what it needs, and feeling good about yourself."

Banana Berry Smoothie with Adaptogens

February 11, 2020 1 min read

An adaptogenic twist to the classic strawberry banana smoothie! 

Strawberries n' Cream Adaptogenic Smoothie

February 04, 2020 1 min read

A medicinal twist is taken on this classic berry flavor, now with added cognitive + immune support. Not to mention, this creamy smoothie is 'berry' delicious! 

Adaptogenic Mango Acai Smoothie Recipe

January 29, 2020 1 min read

The exotic flavors of mango and acai berries is paired with our mood lifting Balance My Stress Blend for a delicious morning medicinal smoothie. 

Adaptogenic Hot Cocoa Recipe

January 22, 2020 1 min read

Creamy and chocolatey, you'll never know that this delicious hot cocoa packs a powerful dose of medicinal mushrooms!

The Nutritional Profile of Reishi Mushroom: Health Benefits + History

December 13, 2019 6 min read

Reishi Mushroom is a great food to incorporate into a diet, with its powdered form making it versatile to use in cooking or for quick smoothies or even as a part of supplementary powders made at home or purchased. It can add some extra vitamin D, and it is especially useful in Vegan diets, providing the full spectrum of B complex vitamins despite not being an animal product. Reishi’s possible immune-regulating effects are an added plus as well, helping you stay healthy and productive!

Angelicae Sinesis

December 10, 2019 1 min read

Also known as Dong Quai, this antioxidant rich, adaptogenic root has long been cultivated for its health effects, especially in women. This root contains compounds which have been shown to aid in gynecological regulation, which in turn can aid in the conditioning of women's skin.