A great way to add adaptogens in your breakfast ritual! Adaptogens are herbs and mushrooms that help stabilize our hormones, modulate our immune system, and support cognitive function. They can improve memory and mood, calm inflammation and relieve chronic fatigue. Adaptogens are particularly useful in perimenopause and menopause for addressing depression, anxiety, chronically elevated cortisol and adrenal exhaustion.
In our signature program, Sage Menopause Strategies, we introduce and discuss eight adaptogens that are particularly supportive during menopause. Each one has its own unique properties that can help with specific menopausal challenges.
This recipe was made by Christy’s mom when she was little, and it always felt like a surprising treat in her lunchbox. This version is updated with dairy-free yogurt, powerful adaptogens and fruits that are packed with antioxidants. You can mix it up with any adaptogen, and any fruit to your liking (we think apples are essential for their crunch). For the plain, dairy-free yogurt, some of us like cashew yogurt, some like almond, and you can also try out oat or coconut. There are loads of varieties…just make sure they don’t have refined sugar and/or additives and preservatives.
- 1 cup dairy-free yogurt such as coconut, cashew, oat (or other)
- 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp. chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp. freshly ground flaxseed
- 1 tsp. maca powder
- 1/2 tsp. shatavari
- 1/2 tsp. sesame seeds
- 1 Tbsp. blueberries
- 1 Tbsp. chopped strawberries
- 1/4 apple finely diced
- Mix together in a bowl and enjoy this nutritious, health-boosting breakfast!