This is a particularly exciting recipe post because not only is it a really delicious recipe that I am super stoked about sharing.
(adaptation on Maria from The Healing Root's recipe)
First a bit more on the medicines in this recipe:
Mucuna is a phenomenal creeping vine that can be found growing in many tropical regions of the world including India, the Caribbean and many areas of Africa to name but a few. This vine has earned itself a phenomenal name as a herbalist's best friend as a nootropic medicine.
- Management of stress and anxiety levels
- Improves focus
- Elevates mood
- Aids in treating Parkinson’s disease
Maca Root, often referred to as Peruvian ginseng is a nutritionally rich superfood and highly medicinal plant.
- Endocrine support
- Menopause support
- Protection against osteoporosis
- Mineral and vitamin rich
The majestic Baobab tree is native to the African continent, where it is popularly known as the “Tree of Life”. The Baobab is an icon of the African continent and lies at the heart of many traditional remedies and folklore.
- Aids in reducing acidity
- Antioxidant rich
- High in vitamins and minerals
- Normalises blood pressure and aids in heart health
This amazing herb has been utilised in Ayurveda for thousands of years, where it is more commonly known as the “Queen of herbs”, it is thought to nourish the primordial divine qualities within women of love, creativity and sensuality.
- Women’s hormonal health
- Adaptogenic – immune health, mental health, vitality
- Regulates menstruation
- Alleviates menstruation cramps and PMS
- Relieves menopause symptoms
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1 cup quick-cook, Jungle oats
1/4 cup of smooth peanut butter
1/8 cup of honey
1/8 cup of water
1 tablespoon raw pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds or sesame seeds
1 tablespoon raw cacao nibs (optional but yummy)
1 teaspoon of mucuna powder
1 teaspoon of maca powder
1 teaspoon of baobab powder
1 teaspoon of shatavari
1/4 teaspoon of salt
In a food processor place all of the ingredients except the raw seeds. Blend on high and then place the ball of dough into a mixing bowl and add the seeds - mix well.
Get yourself a container/Tupperware and begin rolling out balls of the dough according to your preference of size. You can leave them as is if you prefer the shape of balls. But if you’d like to change it up then place the palm of your hand over the ball and squish it down gently to create the shape of cookie.
Place in the Tupperware and store in the fridge and enjoy as is! If you would like to add some additional flare, you can roll each cookie in sesame seeds. These are fantastic as a take-to-school or work snack or if you have a busy few days travelling.
By Maria from The Healing Root