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STRESS-ADAPT PALEO GRANOLA

Author: Lily Mazzarella

Typical granolas are part of the high-glycemic faux “health food” hoax perpetrated on health conscious folks in this county (many yogurts fit this bill, too). But. The good news is, you can make your own low-fuss, low-glycemic version AND add adaptogenic support to the mix.

If you don’t know adaptogens yet, you’ll want to: adaptogens are safe, tonic herbs that support whole body neuro- endocrine balance, resulting in benefits such as stable energy, good sleep, and more robust libido.

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STRESS-ADAPT PALEO GRANOLA
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
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Optional:
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings
Ingredients
Optional:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven on “warm” setting.
  2. In a food processor, roughly chop the nuts (you can also use sliced almonds).
  3. Combine shredded coconut, chopped nuts, seeds, Stress-Adapt powder and optional ingredients (if using).
  4. Gently heat the coconut oil, turn off the heat, and whisk in the raw honey and vanilla. While the liquid is warm and runny, pour over nut/seed/coconut combination and whisk/toss thoroughly (this can take a little while!).
  5. Spread out over 1-2 baking sheets and “dry” in the oven for 20-30 minutes. Note: it will smell divine while it's in the oven.
  6. Allow to cool, add optional cacao nibs and dried fruit, if using, and store in an airtight jar in a cool, dry place. *Tip: Double the nut/seed portion of this recipe and set aside for use in the Savory Herb Snack Mix
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THE CHERRY CONNECTOR

Author: Lily Mazzarella

I formulated this luscious smoothie for a specific reason: I’ve been healing from a chronic arm/shoulder injury for several years and am finally building back strength (woo hoo!) and becoming more active in physical therapy. Aware that an injury could set me back, I’m careful to support my tissues with the nutrients they need to recover. Research has shown that cherries reduce post-exercise fatigue, and that collagen prevents sports injury—a winning combination. Flavonoids from cherries support cross-linking of collagen fibers (what all our connective tissue is made of!). Protein, plant-based omega 3’s, and other healthy fats help reduce post-workout inflammation and restore depleted energy reserves.

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THE CHERRY CONNECTOR
Cuisine American
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Cuisine American
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and process at high speed until thick and creamy.
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Stress Adapt Pow[d]er Balls

Author: Lily Mazzarella
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Stress Adapt Pow[d]er Balls
These tasty herbal treats are perfect mid-morning and early afternoon pick-me-ups—the times you might be crashing/craving/irritable and reaching for something sweet and caffeinated. Full of healthy fats, fiber, protein and herbal adaptogens, these superfood balls will keep you fueled without the down slope on the other side. They actually contribute to your system—which is what good food and herbs should do. Eat 1-2 per day.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
depends on size
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
depends on size
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor, adjusting ratios to form a thick, but workable paste.
  2. Roll into balls, roll balls in cinnamon or powdered herb of choice.
  3. Store in a closed container in the refrigerator or freezer.
Recipe Notes

* You can riff on the recipe endlessly, and easily double the recipe, as these store well. One of my favorite versions ups the adaptogen ante and features dried goji berries that have been soaked in Tulsi Rose Tea (a delicious Holy Basil tea—another adaptogen—by Organic India) instead of dates. These balls can be made with raw organic cacao, carob, or turmeric. * For a sugar-free version, omit dates and honey/molasses, increase the vanilla, and consider a couple of drops of organic liquid stevia. (Herbs are fun, and can make you feel very, very good)

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Hazelnut-Chocolate Bliss Smoothie

Author: Lily Mazzarella
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Hazelnut-Chocolate Bliss Smoothie
Need we say more? Treat yourself. This smoothie is packed with fiber, protein, and healthy fats to keep you fueled through your day. And antioxidant cacao provides a pick-me-up while you’re limiting or eliminating caffeine.
Prep Time 5 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in your blender and blend until creamy and smooth. Adjust for desired consistency and sweetness.
Recipe Notes

*If more sweetness is desired, add 1-3 drops organic liquid stevia.

*The no-sugar version of this smoothie leaves out the dates, uses avocado instead of banana, and uses more vanilla, and stevia (if desired).

*Use 1 tbsp nut butter if avocados are unavailable to you. *If you have reflux, omit the cacao, and use carob powder or extra vanilla + 1 tsp cinnamon instead.

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Cherry Love Smoothie

Author: Lily Mazzarella
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Cherry Love Smoothie
Start your day off right with this inflammation-fighting smoothie that has the added benefit of tasting like a cherry milkshake!
Prep Time 5 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in your blender and blend until creamy and smooth. Adjust for desired consistency and sweetness.
Recipe Notes

PHYTO-FUNCTION : CHERRIES Cherries are one of our anti-inflammatory summer stars: they are chock full of the antioxidant flavonoid constituent anthocyanins, pigments responsible for cherries’ brilliant color. Cherry anthocyanins lower the enzyme load present in the inflammatory response, decrease uric acid, and prevent oxidants from irritating and damaging connective tissue. In clinical trials, subjects reported less pain and greater mobility from taking cherry in several ways: the freeze-dried extract, juice, juice concentrate, or eating the whole fruit. Clinical trials have also shown cherry therapy to be effective in gout, arthritis, and muscle ache. Some studies show benefit with just 10 cherries per day! You can feel great about diving into this creamy, perfectly sweet summer treat!

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Radical Immune Energy Balls

Author: Lily Mazzarella
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Radical Immune Energy Balls
Eat your medicine These tasty herbal treats are perfect mid-morning and early afternoon pick-me-ups - the times you might be crashing/craving/irritable and tempted to reach for a sugar-y, immune-suppressing snack. Boost your system with medicinal mushrooms and herbal immune tonics instead! Full of healthy fats, fiber, and protein these superfood balls will keep you fueled without the down slope on the other side. Eat 1-2 per day.
Prep Time 15 minutes
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Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients, except coconut, in a food processer, adjusting ratios to form a thick, but workable paste.
  2. Roll into 3/4 inch balls. Roll balls in raw cacao and shredded coconut. Store in a closed container in the refrigerator or freezer.
  3. You can riff on the recipe endlessly, and easily double the recipe, as these store well. The bittersweet Radical Immune Powder blends beautifully with chai spices, turmeric, maca powder, coconut butter or coconut oil, tahini….you name it.
Recipe Notes

*For a sugar-free version, omit dates and honey/molasses, increase the vanilla, and consider a couple of drops of organic liquid stevia.

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Stress-Adapt Protein Cookie Dough Bites

Author: Lily Mazzarella
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Stress-Adapt Protein Cookie Dough Bites
This tasty herbal treat is a perfect mid-morning or early afternoon Cleanse pick-me-up for the times you might be crashing/craving/irritable and reaching for something sweet and caffeinated. Full of healthy fats, fiber, protein and herbal adaptogens, these superfood cookies will keep you fueled without the down slope on the other side. They actually contribute to your system—which is what good food and herbs should do! Enjoy with a cup of Relax & Digest tea or brewed Reishi Roast for the ultimate indulgence.
Prep Time 15 minutes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Pulse nuts and/or seeds in a food processor until uniformly but roughly chopped.
  2. Add all other ingredients and process until a thick, but workable paste is formed.
  3. Form into balls on a cookie sheet and, if desired, press with your thumb to form a “cookie” (you can also leave them as balls).
  4. Refrigerate until firm and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Note: If you made this recipe and the dough is too moist to form balls, add more coconut flakes until you can form into balls or cookies. Or, as I often do, leave as “dough” and enjoy by the spoonful!

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Turmeric-Mango Lassi

Author: Lily Mazzarella
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Turmeric-Mango Lassi
This delicious lassi side-steps the dairy with coconut yogurt, mango, and creamy nuts and seeds. If you don’t have a batch of Divine Turmeric Paste this is a reason to whip one up (or use dried spices if you don’t have time!). Turmeric stimulates the flow of bile, protects liver cells against toxins, and reduces inflammatory enzyme load in the body. What more do you need?
Prep Time 5 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Adjust for desired thickness.
  2. This smoothie will thicken if you keep it overnight in the fridge due to the chia seeds. This is not a problem—you just might want to eat it with a spoon!
Recipe Notes

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Strawberry-Goji Happiness Smoothie

Author: Lily Mazzarella
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Strawberry-Goji Happiness Smoothie
This light, creamy, not-overly-sweet treat features vitamin C-rich springtime strawberries and goji berries, a.k.a. Happiness Berry or Wolfberry. Goji is a traditional Chinese medicine used for liver and kidney deficiency patterns, for “brightening” the eyes (no wonder, as it is chock-full of carotenes and anti-inflammatory pigments), and promoting happiness and longevity. In a 2-week clinical trial, daily consumption of goji berries was found to increase energy and well-being (“happiness”) and improve digestion in the lucky participants.
Prep Time 5 minutes
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serving
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients and adjust liquid to desired consistency.
Recipe Notes

Dried goji berries can be a bit tough, for best results soak overnight to soften.

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Morning Uplift Chia Pudding Bowl

Author: Lily Mazzarella

Farmacopia Morning Uplift Chia Pudding Bowl recipe

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Morning Uplift Chia Pudding Bowl

Loaded with fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids and a plethora of other micronutrients, this chia pudding bowl recipe is a soothing, nourishing and easily digestible morning uplift.


Reinvent your breakfast over and over by getting creative with your toppings! Superfood toppings like cacao nibs, berries, flax powder and chopped dates make it easy to get your morning protein in without the hassle of cooking. Simply soak overnight and viola!

Farmacopia Morning Uplift Chia Pudding Bowl recipe
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour to overnight
Servings
bowls
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour to overnight
Servings
bowls
Farmacopia Morning Uplift Chia Pudding Bowl recipe
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a quart-sized mason jar and shake vigorously.
  2. Refrigerate overnight, or allow to sit for a minimum of 1 hour.
  3. For a warm chia bowl, you need to make a thick pudding—so add an extra tablespoon of chia to your mixture. Heat chia mixture gently until warm, adjust for flavor and sweetness, finish with toppings, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

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