By Jennifer McGruther
2021 • Ten Speed Press
75 nourishing recipes using adaptogens, herbs, and botanicals to heal, energize, and calm.
Adaptogens (plant extracts that help the body adapt to stress) and herbs are some of the most potent sources of energy and immunity—plus they have a whole host of additional health benefits. When used properly, these plants provide a wealth of healing powers. Cookbook author and blogger Jennifer McGruther of Nourished Kitchen guides readers through the properties of herbal energetics and how to gain the most from these vibrant sources. Jennifer explains each function and application, and how to distill them into tinctures, saturated oils, teas and tisanes, vinegars, and more. And while store-bought adaptogenic powders and elixirs from popular retailers may set you back about $40 per jar, Jennifer’s creations only cost a few dollars to create at home.
Vibrant Botanicals provides 75 recipes for helping you feel your best using herbal infusions. You’ll discover how ginseng and maca naturally awaken the body and can be incorporated into granolas, lattes, and smoothies to jump-start your day. Garlic, chaga, reisihi, and more star in homemade broth and fire cider to help build immunity, while passionflower, ashwaganda, and chamomile are mixed into creamy milk blends and teas to ensure a restful sleep. Whether you are looking to fortify digestion, balance hormonal rhythms, lift your spirit, or just enjoy a good night’s rest, Vibrant Botanicals provides the natural solution, through nourishing and herbal-rich recipes.
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