Food as Medicine: Ashwagandha Smoothie

  Are you tired, anxious , or run-down? Is a good night’s sleep difficult to come by? Do feel like you are burning the candle at both ends? Meet your new herbal ally, ashwagandha. Nicknamed the “ginseng of India”, ashwagandha strengthens and calms an overworked nervous system. When taken overtime, ashwagandha can restore healthy sleep cycles and relieve anxiety.  

Additional benefits of ashwagandha include:

  • Supports brain health & enhances memory 
  • Strengthens immunity
  • Reduces fatigue

  Our favorite way to use ashwagandha root is as a powder. Herbal powders are a therapeutic , cost-effective way to incorporate herbs into your diet. In general, the therapeutic dose of ashwagandha powder is 3-6 grams per day. Try this tasty smoothie recipe and enjoy the nourishing & strengthening qualities of ashwagandha.  

Ashwagandha Bananna Smoothie

 

What You'll Need:

  • 2 bananas
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 cup plain yogurt (or non-dairy yogurt of choice)
  • 1/2 cup nut or seed butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (50 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons of organic ashwagandha powder (12 grams)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon powder
  • maple syrup or honey, to taste
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Place all the ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour the smoothie into glasses. Use a spatula to get all the liquid from the sides of the blender—there are lots of good herbs in there. Drink & enjoy immediately. Yield: 5 cups, 3 to 5 servings

Need organic herbs? Our clinic's apothecary offers locally grown, practitioner-grade, organic herbs. We have prepared packets of organic ashwagandha powder so you can experience the healing power of nature today.

Recipe Source: Alchemy of Herbs by Rosalee De La Foret. 2017.