The Earth’s Nutritive Powers | The Moon Juice Cookbook
I met Amanda Chantal Bacon a few years ago, coinciding with a new fork in my health path. I’d worked off and on with natural health care practitioners since I was about fourteen years old, but work fatigue and inadequate coping mechanisms (internalized stress) had spawned new side effects. This was the year I became quite educated on adrenal fatigue, alkaline diets and adaptogens, and decided my work habits may severely lessen my quality of life if changes weren’t made. Never doubt people come into certain intervals of our lives for blessed reasons. I was already on my path to learning what changes I should make and educating myself on new holistic concepts, but Amanda and her company Moon Juice became my college-level education, building on the rudimentary tools I’d amassed. While the products and packaging are marketing genius, I’ve always seen Amanda, and her brand, as an educator. Healthy consumption seems synonymous with big budgets no matter who you ask, and much has been made of the expensive lifestyle that health/beauty mavens like Amanda maintain. In her first cook book, however, there is a lot of demystification of just how much one person can overhaul his or her health with some vegetables, roots, herbs, a juicer and a dehydrater, to start. We absolutely recommend ordering your own copy of The Moon Juice Cookbook – for yourself, but it makes a great gift, too. The gift of simplified health.
From Amazon: “Since Amanda Chantal Bacon founded Moon Juice in 2011, it has evolved into one of the nation’s fastest growing wellness brands, and in The Moon Juice Cookbook, she artfully distills her powerful approach to healthy living, sharing over 75 recipes for the brand’s most popular healing beverages and provisions. Amanda’s recipes harness the healing properties of adaptogenic herbs, raw foods, and alkalizing ingredients to create potent drinks, snacks, and sweets that deliver a multitude of benefits, including sparked libido, glowing skin, and boosted immunity. She begins by guiding readers through the fundamentals of the Moon Juice kitchen, teaching them how to stock the larder with milks, juices, cultured foods, and “unbakery” doughs and crèmes—all of which can be mixed and matched to create nutritionally turbo-charged meals with minimal effort—and the essential time- and money-saving strategies they’ll need to make their new kitchen practices stick. With recipes for healthful, delectable indulgences like Strawberry Rose Geranium Bars, Hot Sex Milk, Savory Tart with Cheese and Tomato Filling, Pulp Brownies with Salted Caramel Sauce, Yam Julius Milk, and Chocolate Chaga Donuts, The Moon Juice Cookbook is the stylish yet pragmatic roadmap readers need to achieve optimal wellness in a natural and delicious way.”