Adaptogens are everywhere lately and it’s no wonder why: we all deal with stressors in our lives and it’s thought that adaptogens help our bodies cope with this stress, bringing us back to equilibrium both physically and mentally.
Adaptogens come in many forms—from pills to extracts and powders—but you can also incorporate them into the foods you eat. While maca in a smoothie is a total no-brainer, you can also add adaptogenic mushrooms to your brownies and moringa to your morning matcha.
Here are some of our favorite adaptogenic recipes to get you started:
Adaptogenic mushrooms can help you kick the caffeine habit! Try substituting one of these lattes for your morning coffee.
Spiced Chaga Latte + Cinnamon Vanilla Cordyceps Latte from Food By Mars
Adaptogens aren’t all exotic, hard-to-find ingredients. Shiitake mushrooms have adaptogenic properties too and when you pickle them, you’ll have them on hand for adding to sandwiches, soups, and pasta.
Balsamic Pickled Shiitake Crostini from Running to the Kitchen
Chocolate truffles with anti-inflammatory and adaptogenic benefits? And they’re paleo too? YES!
Paleo Adaptogenic Golden Milk Chocolate from Holistic Rendezvous