I’ve talked about 5 Ways to Actually Practice Mindfulness before, which you can read by clicking here. But mindfulness is only part of the story when it comes to stress management. There is no magic pill or cure but we can manage our stress in a way that works for us and helps our body adapt to our ever changing lifestyles. Today, I’m just going to share what works for me & give you a delicious recipe for my Adaptogenic Protein Freezer Fudge that you can make that tastes good AND supports your body, all at the same time.
For me stress management means addressing mindfulness, diet, sleep and supplementation! That’s why I’m excited and proud to partner with Botanica to highlight their Perfect Protein Elevated Adrenal Support. The three main key ingredients to provide adrenal support in their blend are Ashwagandha, Reishi Mushrooms (don’t worry it doesn’t taste mushroom-y) and Vitamin C from whole food Acerola cherries. A lot of us are aware of the benefits of Vitamin C so let’s break down Ashwagandha and Reishi Mushrooms shall we?
Ashwagandha: I have been taking Ashwagandha for numerous years now, ever since I started working with my Naturopath to help my body cope with my stress levels, so I love that their blend already includes it! Ashwagandha has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine. I like to cycle this herb (take breaks in between weeks or months) and I definitely feel a difference in my stress & anxiety levels on the days I take it. You should always consult your doctor with any new supplements but personally I love Eastern Medicine because it’s natural plant medicine and can
generally help most people as it has fewer side effects Plus, according to this article, numerous studies have shown benefits in various areas including:
- Improving thyroid function
- Treating adrenal fatigue
- Reducing anxiety and depression
- Reducing stress
- Increasing stamina and endurance
- Stabilizing blood sugar
- Lowering cholesterol
- Boosting immunity
Next up! Botanica’s protein also includes Reishi Mushrooms, which helps to increase energy, decrease inflammation, decrease fatigue and helps the body adapt during stressful times. I’ve only dabbled in the world of medicinal mushrooms for the last two years or so but I love how I feel when I add mushrooms such as Reishi, Rhodiola or Chaga to my supplementation rotation. So much calmer and ready to tackle my day!
Freezer fudge is literally a freezer staple for me all year long but especially in the warmer months when I don’t want to turn on my oven. If you’re looking for more recipes like this one, check out my Chocolate Almond Freezer Fudge by clicking here or the OG Almond Butter Freezer Fudge recipe by clicking here.
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De-Stress with Adaptogenic Protein Freezer Fudge
- 1 cup unsweetened almond butter (or any nut butter)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 scoop (45g) Vegan Protein Powder (I used Botanica Perfect Protein Elevated Adrenal Support in vanilla)
- 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- Line loaf tray with parchment paper.
- Mix fudge ingredients in a medium sized bowl, pour into loaf tray and let set in freezer for at least 30 minutes.
- In a small bowl, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in microwave or using double boiler method. If microwave, use in 30 second increments and mix in between. Allow chocolate to cool slightly (as close to room temperature).
- Remove fudge from freezer, drizzle with chocolate mixture, top with pumpkin seeds, if using, and return to freezer for another hour until solid.
- Cut into pieces and enjoy. Store any extras in freezer.
Disclosure: Thank you to Botanica for sponsoring this post. I’m so happy I was able to share their products with all of you. Please note that as always, the opinions expressed are always my own.
2 Replies to “De-Stress with Adaptogenic Protein Freezer Fudge”
This fudge looks so good and tasty! I can’t wait to try this someday. Thanks a lot for sharing this!
You will love it Vic, thanks for stopping by!