By Tessa Trudeau
If you're feeling drained after the holiday season, you're not alone. Now that all the parties and festivities are over, the only plans we want to make are with our beds. We spoke with wellness guru and Moon Juice founder Amanda Chantal Bacon, who introduced us to adaptogens—the buzzy herbs, roots and fungi that can help combat the effects of stress, support the immune system and, luckily for us, boost energy levels. The superfood entrepreneur gave us two yummy recipes packed with her favorite invigorating ingredients that are perfect for starting the new year on the right foot. We'll have what she's having.
Beauty and Brains Vegan Collagen Coffee
This first concoction combines two of the brand's most popular adaptogenic powders in a cup of joe intended to enhance both your beauty and brains. "I see the best results when I take our Beauty Dust consistently," says Bacon. "Adding it to my morning coffee is a great way to support my skin health and reduce stress.
"And our Brain Dust formula is an ideal morning boost to keep me sharp and focused while feeling balanced," she explains. "Moon Juice's Beauty Shroom Vegan Collagen Protection hydrates from the inside out; I can see the changes in my skin since I've started using it. Plus, it's a substitute for milk or creamer."
½ tsp. Moon Juice Beauty Dust
½ tsp. Moon Juice Brain Dust
1 tbsp. Moon Juice Beauty Shroom Vegan Collagen Protection
8 oz. hot coffee
1 tbsp. coconut butter
Blend all ingredients together, and enjoy hot or over ice.
Chocolate Spirit Shake
If you're not a coffee drinker, this Chocolate Spirit Shake is the perfect beverage to start the morning right. A key ingredient is Moon Juice's Deep Chocolate Protein Powder, which contains energizing adaptogenic herbs shatavari and ashwagandha, plus maca, a root native to Peru that reportedly boosts metabolism and elevates mood. The result is an uplifting morning smoothie that helps the body cope with stress, restores energy and aids in regulating emotional imbalances.
Blend all ingredients together, and pour into your tumbler of choice.