Daily Herbs

Using herbs on a daily basis to balance and support your body is the best way to get the most out of herbs. In our house and car I use essential oils all day, everyday, to improve our environment’s smell and overall feel, plus they have positive effects on our health and well being. I also take herbs in pill form, drink 3-5 herbal infusions each day, and lately have been putting blends of powdered herbs into my morning protein smoothies and I love it! You can buy your own herbs and create a blend for yourself, or you can buy powdered herbs in blends like the ones by Moon Juice. I like the Moon Juice blends because they include herbs like Astragalus, Eleuthero, Rhodiola, Reishi, and Ginseng which are all good adaptogens and adrenal supporters. Almost all of us could use adrenal support because the adrenals are what get wiped out when you are stressed, overworked, over scheduled, and/or physically pushed to your limits. Can you think of anyone who would say they are stress-free? I sure can’t. Another way I’ve been thinking about incorporating herbs into my smoothies is to make an herbal infusion and use that for the liquid base. I’ve been drinking Yogi’s Cinnamon Vanilla Healthy Skin lately and it would complement my Vega vanilla protein powder quite well. I also like Jasmine Pearl’s Yoga Blend tea which would add a little bit of a spicy taste to the smoothie. Chai would work well too and would set up my digestive system for the day’s work, though I’d have to get a caffeine free version because I don’t want to add more caffeine to my morning since I rely on coffee first thing, and I’m certainly not giving up coffee at this point!