Adaptogens Are Trending (and Here Are 9 Recipes You Can Make with Them)

You’ve probably heard about adaptogens (Maca! Turmeric! Mushrooms!), but you might not know exactly what they do. (Psst: They’re plants that help the body cope with stress.) Even better, they can be incorporated into some seriously delicious recipes. Here, nine easy ways to eat your adaptogens.

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morning glory power smoothie with maca
Half Baked Harvest

Morning Glory Power Smoothie

Made with maca, the adaptogen that could have a very interesting effect on your relationship (more about that here). 

adaptogenic hazelnut latte
The Green Life

Adaptogenic Hazelnut Latte

Hazelnut butter makes this concoction ultra creamy, while energy-boosting and hormone-balancing maca and pine pollen make it an excellent way to kick-start your day. 

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pink moon milk
Heart Beet Kitchen

Pink Moon Milk

This soothing bedtime drink made with ashwagandha is practically begging to be Instagrammed.

maca almond banana chocolate chip waffles
Nutrition in the Kitch

Maca Almond Banana Chocolate Chip Waffles

This energy-revving adaptogen has a delicious butterscotch-like flavor, which pretty much makes it the perfect match for this tasty breakfast (or dessert). 

magical adaptogenic matcha latte
Breakfast Criminals

Magical Adaptogenic Matcha Latte

Ashwagandha can taste slightly bitter, but coconut cream, vanilla and antioxidant-rich matcha give this nutritious drink just the right amount of sweetness.  

adaptogen coconut cacao bliss balls
Local Milk Blog  

Adaptogen Coconut Cacao Bliss Balls

Medicinal mushroom reishi is said to fight inflammation and boost your mood. We'll take two, please. 

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superfood almond butter swirl chocolate cups
Natural and Nurtured

Superfood Almond Butter Swirl Chocolate Cups

These reishi-filled treats are also Paleo diet-friendly.

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raw adaptogen fudge with ashwagandha
Whole Hearted Eats

Raw Adaptogen Fudge With Ashwagandha

Kick stress to the curb with this popular adaptogen (and don't skimp on the chocolate). 

sweet potato and maca soup recipe
Hello Veggie

Sweet Potato Maca Soup

Made with good-for-you spices and hormone-balancing maca, serve this nourishing dish with crusty bread so you can mop up the leftovers (if there are any).

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