Adaptogens are my jam...but vitamin C rich booster foods are second in line. I love using things like organic camu camu for a heavy dose of vitamin C. Vitamin C is the number one nutrient to nourish the adrenal glands, and camu camu contains up to 60x the amount of vitamin C found in oranges.
Vitmin C rich foods, combined with adaptogens is perfect alchemy in my book. Both serve to nourish + rebuild adrenal health, ultimately balancing hormones, boosting immunity, uplifting mood and even suppoting major liver detoxification.
I created this recipe, using Maju Superfoods organic camu camu powder, for the perfect everyday tonic to support overall balance + wellness throughout the fall/winter. Sip this first thing in the A.M. and watch the benefits unfold all season long. You can read more on this topic with the full blog post, What's the Deal with Cold/Flu Season + My Stress Busting Camu Camu Detox Tonic, here.
STRESS BUSTING CAMU CAMU DETOX TONIC
10 oz. warm water
1 tsp. maju superfoods camu camu
Juice from 1/2 organic lemon
1 tbsp. cold pressed pomegranate juice
1 tbsp. cold pressed cranberry juice
1 dropper full of rhodiola tincture (optional)
3-5 drops pure liquid stevia (optional)
Heat water on the stove, without letting it reach boiling (if it does, simply allow it to cool prior to adding additional ingredients)
Once water is heated, add to a blender with all other remaining ingredients
Blend for 10 seconds and pour into a mug, enjoy first thing in the A.M. for a liver loving, immune boosting , stress busting tonic to encourage wellness all season long