Earlier this month we interviewed Namaste Teacher Steph Woods and asked her about her favorite morning routine. When we found out her rise and shine ritual includes a delicious cup of adaptogenic tea we knew we had to share the recipe. What are adaptogens all about? According to the wellness site Well+Good, Adaptogens’ biggest superpowers are that:
They protect the body from the toxic effects of stress, which is arguably the gnarliest health issue of our time.
They might seem totally of-the-moment, but the term was actually coined by the Soviet Union’s Ministry of Health way back in 1947—referring to a class of herbs and mushrooms that offer heavy-duty support for the body’s natural resistance to “adverse influences,” explains Ric Scalzo, the CEO and founder of Gaia Herbs (you might just call him adaptogens’ head cheerleader).
Those influences include anything that taxes the body, from illness to working out (like when you don’t take your rest days) to straight-up stress.
Pretty awesome right? So let’s get into it. Below is the recipe for Steph’s morning tea. If you are worried about using the exact brand, don’t stress. You can find a variety of options out in the world or at your nearest health food store. Mix it up by adding fresh turmeric, ginger, or cinnamon too!
Steph Wood’s Adaptogenic Morning Tea:
- Coconut creme or coconut milk
- Boiling Water
- And a little (about a half or full teaspoon each)
of the teas below. The teas are from a company in Australia called Superfeast and I absolutely love them.
So simple and quick. Imagine sitting down in the morning with a fresh cup of tea to start off your day with gratitude, mindfulness, and nourishment!