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We include the herbs in our diet because we are committed to our health right now. We are not waiting to get sick, we are not waiting for our immunity to fail and only then start to look at our health, because it can often be too late. So we take tonic herbs everyday. We use medicinal mushrooms and tonics to ensure that we are doing what is necessary to feed our immune system preventatively, arming us against the pulls of disease that surround us. The herbs at SuperFeast are adaptogenic, meaning that when they are consumed everyday they accumulate unique benefits that enable your body to dance around stress in the system that causes illness and feelings of anxiety. The tonics are a beautiful nutritional source and support for you organs, and when used consistently actually tone the organs (hellllooooo vitality), which is an action lacking in the Western diet.
So this is why we take the tonics and medicinal mushrooms most, if not everyday. If you have some herbs lying around and don’t know how to use them, this guide will help you blow the dust off that packet and get them into your belly now that you are realigned with the intention:
1. Simply put the powder in your mouth
Sure, this is somewhat of a “hardcore” way to approach usage, however placing a teaspoon of the herbs in the mouth will act as a quick and easy way to get your daily dose, all while bringing your relationship to the flavours and feelings of the herb deeper. This is especially useful when traveling. If this feels too bad-ass to begin with, try a spoonful of Tremella. It will make your taste buds sing!!!
2. Add them to you smoothie or juice
Many of you create some kind of smoothie or juice everyday, whether its a green, superfood, fruit or protein smoothie. And we've got plenty of ideas here for you to explore. Whatever you’re making, simply take a spoon of your favourite herbs and add them in. The herbs have all have full spectrum extraction (unique to SuperFeast) so you don’t have to worry about extracting them any more; just add them in. Remember the herbs aren't effected by temperature - hot or cold is ok.
3. Add to soups, broths, dressings, brownies, bolognese - anything!
You can get covert and ninja with adding your medicinal mushies and tonic herbs to meals, especially if you’re wanting to introduce them to the family - here at SuperFeast we call it trojan-horsing. Our extracts are potent, meaning even small amounts will contribute to health to those taking them; that way you don’t need to add so much that flavours of your dressing/meal are altered (even though here at SuperFeast HQ we intentionally do this because we love their flavour).
*Mason’s Mushrooms is especially delicious in miso soups.
4. Make a hot herbal tonic
Ok, we know this one is obvious!! But this is the most beneficial way the have your herbs because you are making a drink purely intended to deliver the medicine of the herbs into your system. Plus, taking a break and a few peaceful moments can be lovely and meditative. Try these ideas:
Remember, our herbs can’t be damaged by heat, so you are free to blend them up hot and add to your dishes while cooking.
So go forth, take herbs and prosper. We hope that this gives you great direction and intention in taking SuperFeast herbs. We sincerely love them and have experienced an immense enrichment and empowerment through their beautiful medicine, and we wish to support you in experiencing the same.
Some of our fave recipes here at SuperFeast HQ include our epic Choc PB Smoothie, the best Raw Caramel Slice of the century and our Golden Spiced Nana Bread :) Make sure you tag us any any of your recipe creations! Now go you good people and create some tonic herb magic!
The reason that Qi herbs are such a staple; I think it has a lot to do with this idea that's been entrenched in Chinese philosophy, in Taoist philosophy: humans being this bridge between Heaven, Sky, and Earth.