JING blend all day err’ day.
Total life saver, game changer. I’ll have a heaped teaspoon in hot water before my morning coffee or instead of, then another in the early afternoon. Gives a sense of easy maintained energy through out the day. A ‘JING’ in my step!
Mason’s Mushrooms for everything. Mixed with coffee, in smoothies, baked goods, pasta sauce, soups, sauces, stews, you name it, I add it! Versatile taste. My gut health has never been better :) I rarely get sick which is a plus. I call this my foundational health must-have. Absolute staple.
My fave smoothie boosters: Beauty Blend or Neural Nectar. I find their taste complements fruit really well and I’ll put a teaspoon in for my breakfast smoothie depending on what I’m seeing support with.
Cordy Corn = Cordyceps Popcorn. TRUST ME ON THIS. First introduced to this by the SuperFeast Flavour Babe Charlotte and I’ve never looked back. Simply sprinkle on top of stove cooked popcorn, mix, then munch away for your at home movie night.
Astragalus is a new fave that pleasantly surprised me. I will put a heaped spoon full straight into my mouth. I also love adding it to hot tonics to lend an extra bit of sweetness and creaminess.
Tremella = nuff said.
I Am Gaia has been a wonderful support in my quest for balanced hormones and reproductive health. It has been a focus of mine for some time now and to have a blend that speaks directly to that is huge and has been such a god send. She tastes lovely and feels so feminine and nourishing. Love it in hot tonics, usually for a pre-bed time ritual. It accompanies my candle lit journaling, stretching, meditating bed time practice.
Finally, the QI blend is a new friend that I’m in love with. Tastes phenomenal and I’ve been adding it to smoothies and hot tonics. Sweet, slightly tangy. We’re still getting to know each other but so far we are homies. Coming in 2020, stay tuned.
It is so hard to pick a favourite!
- I Am Gaia has been my main support while working to address a blood and Yang deficiency. I love it blended as a hot tonic with some mct coconut oil when I am reaching for that next coffee I know I don't need.
- A cold Schizandra / Schisandra tonic at start of day has become a new ritual. I started adding Tremella (thanks for the tip Cye!) and it is sooo delish. Taking Schiz to love up my liver because I can be a wee stress pot at times and may have a penchant for natural wine.
- Shiitake gets added to nearly every meal I cook at home. I also sprinkle on leftovers when reheating. It is the best broth base and defintiely helps with my digestive issues.
I like moving, I think a lot and am driven by a passionate nature, for me my herbal practice is all about supporting my foundations and daily output so I don’t overcook myself. The philosophy behind these herbs is gently teaching me how to do this and it’s a fun ride and curious ride.
I generally flow with whatever resonates intuitively, for a little while this has been a morning combo of Neural Nectar, QI blend and either Schiz or Cordy, this supports my morning movement practice and gets me in the flow.
Throughout the day I’ll get some mushrooms in, Mason’s and are my go to, lately I’m feeling some additional Chaga to support my sleep cycle so that’s popping in where it pleases. I’ll either do a simple tea or mix into a hot choco.
Before bed it’s a pungent combo of Ashwag and Reishi to mellow out the nervous system. He Shou Wu has been joining the slumber party to nourish the Yin Jing lately, deepening the flavour load to the old taste buds, woof! It aint for the faint hearted but it does the trick.