By Jordan Douglas, HHC

Today I’m sharing a very special love tonic featuring some of my favorite medicinal mushrooms and adaptogens. This potion can be enjoyed any time, though it makes for a lovely treat to share with someone you love.

Ingredient Highlights:

*Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum): Reishi is the Queen Healer of medicinal mushrooms. An adaptogen and cardio tonic, reishi is incredibly nourishing to the heart, nervous system and spirit.

*Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis): Cordyceps support stamina and energy and increase cellular oxygen absorption.

*Maca (Lepidium meyenii): Maca is an adaptogen, soothing tension while nourishing the endocrine system. Maca helps to boost energy, stamina and libido and elevates the mood.

*Cacao (Theobroma cacao): Cacao contains the bliss chemical anandamide, an endogenous cannabinoid and natural pleasure molecule. Raw cacao mineralizes the nervous system and boosts bliss, metabolism and libido.

*Mucuna (Mucuna pruriens): Mucuna, aka the dopamine bean, is an incredibly rich source of L-dopa, an amino acid precursor to dopamine. Mucuna supports the nervous system, elevates the mood and sparks libido.

Love Tonic Recipe:

Gather this:

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons reishi
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cordyceps
  • 1 tablespoon maca
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon mucuna
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons coconut butter
  • 16 oz hot water*
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon maple syrup, raw honey, or other sweetener of choice

*Note: 16oz of warmed nut milk of choice can be substituted for the hot water and coconut butter.

Do this:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend on high until smooth.
  2. Pour into two mugs and enjoy with your Valentine!
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