I don’t know about you, but I’m a late night snacker. Shameless. Unapologetic. Almost guilt-free. My favorite? Chocolate and almond butter. And cake. And cereal. And pasta. I do it all wrong, according to zillions of health articles. But I do it anyway, because happiness is a pleased belly.
But ok, these adaptogen coconut cacao bliss balls at least have a fair dose of nutritional benefits. It’s definitely worth exploring these bonus ingredients, via the recipe on Local Milk…
Reishi Mushroom Benefits
A yin herb nicknamed the “King of Mushrooms”, this medicinal mushroom is associated with spiritual power and immortality, and it’s linked to success, well-being, divine power, and longevity. It’s antioxidant, mood supporting (a great addition if you suffer from anxiety or depression), immune supporting, histamine reducing (good if you have allergies), supports heart health, anticarcinogenic (helps prevent cancer), promotes healthy sleep, promotes liver & kidney health, aids brain function, and maintains gut health. ‘Nuf said.
He Shou Wu Benefits
This mysterious Chinese herb, also known as Fo-Ti, is especially known for it’s anti-aging properties, the name literally translates to “old black haired”, a reference to a legend of a man taking he shou wu and his hair turning from grey back to black. It’s a powerful antioxidant that promotes longevity as well as a known aphrodisiac. We’ll call it relationship promoting, yeah? Okay! It’s also blood toning, anti-inflammatory, stress reducing (as adaptogens generally are), As a strong yin herb it’s also been said to promote spiritual receptiveness, creativity, and inspiration making it a great choice for mystics and artists. If you’re a mystic artist…then this is definitely an herb you should add to your pantry!