5 part series for Energy, Beauty, Clarity and Immunity

PArt 4 – Adaptogen Blend + Clarity

We continue with Part 4 today.  Do you want more mental clarity and alertness?  Every year I pick a word on something I want to focus on.  “Clarity” is my chosen word for 2018.  With a little meditation and help from adaptogens I am on the right path.

A simple blend of matcha helps brighten mood and energy levels. Matcha green tea powder is incredibly rich in antioxidants and is a rich source of L-Theanine, a chemical that enhances serotonin in the brain. Matcha contains 10 times the nutritional and antioxidant content as regular brewed green tea.  It’s also rich in fiber, amino acids, and chlorophyll. It is said that matcha can calm your mind, boost energy and metabolism, and detoxify.  Rhodiola is great for supporting mental clarity, memory, and attentiveness and pine pollen is great for the brain, libido, and androgen hormone balance. 

This supercharged iced matcha latte has rhodiola, which helps oxygenate blood going to the brain, and pine pollen, which enhances whole body function. Perfect for a morning brew or afternoon pick me up.


1 teaspoon good quality matcha

¼ teaspoon rhodiola

½ teaspoon pine pollen

¼ tsp cinnamon

1 teaspoon raw honey

2 ounces (¼ cup) boiling water

4 ounces (½ cup) cold water

4 ounces (½ cup) pumpkin seed milk


Combine matcha, rhodiola, pine pollen, and raw honey in a medium bowl.

Add the 2 ounces boiling water, and use a matcha chasen to vigorously whisk the mixture in a “Z” pattern, until the herbs are frothed and the honey has dissolved.

Add another 4 ounces filtered water and 4 ounces of fresh pumpkin seed milk. Serve in a glass with ice.

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