It might be grey and rainy outside but this perfect pink potion will have you smiling on the inside in no time 🙂 and what’s more, it’ll support your adrenal glands in all its fuschia glory too!

So what’s in this?

*1 x can coconut milk *1 x cup raspberries *1 x tsp maca *1 x tsp lucuma *1/2 x cup blueberries *1 x small banana *ashwagandha (ashwa – what?!?) to taste *chia seed sprinkle to garnish. *Omniblend to pink perfection

Now, ashwagandha – what the blazes is that? 

Ashwagandha is one of the most powerful herbs used in Ayurvedic healing.

Ayurvedic medicine (comes from the Sanskrit word Ayurveda, meaning the “science of life) evolved in India and is entirely holisitic, which means treatment of the whole person as opposed to specific ailment or condition. It is considered to be the oldest healthcare system in the world,

Ashwagandha has been used since ancient times for a wide variety of conditions, and is most well-known for its restorative benefits. In Sanskrit ashwagandha means “the smell of a horse,” indicating that the herb imparts the vigor and strength of a stallion, as opposed to making you smell like one and, has traditionally been prescribed to help people strengthen their immune system after an illness.
Ashwagandha is from the same family as the tomato, is a red fruit about the size of a raisin and is frequently referred to as “Indian ginseng” because of its rejuvenating properties, but ginseng and ashwagandha are unrelated botanically. It’s native to the dry regions of India, northern Africa, and the Middle East, but is also grown in more mild climates, including the United States.
Ashwagandha is said to contain some useful medicinal chemicals including fatty and amino acids and is thought to alleviate…

  • Fatigue

  • Lack of energy

  • Poor concentration and memory

  • Symptoms of stress including anxiety and depression

which is why it’s often prescribed to support your adrenal glands as it promotes an energetic and rejuvenating sense of wellbeing.

It’s also said to…

  • Help reduce brain-cell degeneration (useful when you’re ‘getting on a bit’)

  • Stabilise blood sugar

  • Help lower cholesterol

  • Contain anti-inflammatory properties

  • Enhance sexual potency for both men and women (also useful when you’re ‘getting on a bit’ ;-))

The maca that’s in this smoothie is also a great way to support your adrenal glands 🙂

As with any herbs or supplements (which can usually be sourced at your local healthfood store) that you haven’t used before, always consult with a qualified nutritional therapist or healthcare professional as you need to know that it’s right for YOU 🙂

Cheers and cheerio