Ashwagandha Grounding Trail Mix

When your day gets out of control and the stress rises, chances are you have skipped a meal, or two. While not a meal replacement, this will keep you from “…abusing your energy…”* The use of warming spices aids digestion. Even with snacking, try to stop, SIT and be mindful of your nourishment!

Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb. As an adaptogen, it may be used to support healthy cortisol levels no matter if they are low or high. It supports the adrenals (especially good for those with stress-induced insomnia) in addition to helping with memory, boosting immunity and  joint health.

You can use the powder from ashwagandha capsules or grind your own. 

It is NOT indicated for use in pregnancy, high iron states, hyperthyroidism or in children under age 12.

Serving Size: 8-10

*This recipe is taken from :https://www.banyanbotanicals.com/info/blog-the-banyan-insight/details/4-ashwagandha-recipes-for-your-adrenals

Directions
1, In a small pan, heat coconut oil over medium-high heat. 2. After the oil becomes liquefied, add cumin and cardamom. Heat the oil and spices for 1 minute or until they become aromatic. 3. Add the raisins, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds to pan and stir to evenly coat with oil and herbs. Leave over heat, stirring occasionally for 3–5 minutes or until the seeds start to brown. 4. Remove from heat and stir in ashwagandha. 5. Transfer to parchment paper to cool. Eat while still warm for an extra grounding effect.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon coconut oil, refined

1 teaspoon cumin powder

1 teaspoon cardamom powder

1 cup golden raisins

1 cup pumpkin seeds

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

1 teaspoon ashwagandha powder

 

Prep Time
10
Cook Time
6