Benefits of Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) is an Ayurvedic adaptogenic herb. Among many of its health boosting benefits Ashwagandha:
- Strengthens our immune system
- Relieves stress
- Increases Energy
- Improves concentration
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp Ashwagandha Powder
- 1 date
- 10 Goji Berries
- 4-5 cardamom buds
- Add milk, water, Ashwagandha Powder, date and Goji Berries to a small saucepan and bring to a boil
- Once reduced to about half strain in to a teacup, add cardamon buds and enjoy!
Recipe (Probiotic-rich): Fermented Carrots
1 L warm water
4 tsp salt
4 carrots, medium, peeled, sliced
1 clove garlic, smashed (optional)
Make a brine by dissolving the salt in water.
Place carrots into a clean canning jar, packing them in tight. Make sure to leave about 1 inch of head space at the top.
Fill the jar with brine, making sure to cover the carrots completely. Weigh the carrots down to make sure they don’t float (you can use a “fermenting weight”).
Close the jar and let it sit at room temperature for 1-4 days. The longer it sits, the more the flavour will develop. Feel free to open and taste.
Serve & enjoy!
Tip: Use this as a side dish, or even a snack.
Walnuts are a good source of tryptophan, an amino acid that helps to make melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that is important for regulating our circadian rhythm, our body’s internal clock that sets our sleep-wake cycle.
Here is a quick, tasty recipe for Spiced Walnuts to help promote a good night’s sleep!