A practical and delicious field guide to cooking and healing with adaptogens from wellness expert and former chef Amanda Chantal Bacon, founder of Moon Juice and author of The Moon Juice Cookbook
In The Moon Juice Manual, Amanda Chantal Bacon lays out the blueprint for the next level of mind-body health. This is the quintessential guide to adaptogens, the stress-busting super-herbs and -mushrooms that Bacon introduced to the wellness world with her cult-followed Moon Dust collection. As the name suggests, adaptogens are plants that can help us adapt to and protect ourselves from the daily stress of modern life. From cordyceps (a mushroom to elevate energy and libido) to ashwagandha (a shrub to tame anxiety and reduce inflammation), adaptogens are a powerful, edible antidote to today's stressed-out, high-speed world.
A plant-fueled survival guide to modern life, The Moon Juice Manual explains the way chronic stress impacts the mind and body and provides simple and delicious ways to incorporate adaptogens into daily life. The book offers prescriptive recommendations and functional recipes for optimizing beauty, brain, spirit, sex, sleep, or mood. Readers will understand how to make grain-free and practical recipes with adaptogens along with easy, decadent treats like Horny Goat Weed Brownies and Schisandra Sleeping Beauty Balls. The Moon Juice Manual makes cooking and healing with adaptogens fun, approachable, and truly transformative.
Amanda Chantal Bacon is an author, entrepreneur, and maverick in the plant-based movement. Bacon began researching medicinal plants in 2006 and introduced the first Moon Juice to Venice, California, in 2011. By merging success with ingredients known for their health and beauty benefits and her culinary training under seminal chefs such as Alice Waters, Bacon built a cult and celebrity following for the brand. Now a leader in the global wellness revolution, Moon Juice has three L.A. shops, a thriving direct-to-consumer business, and a comprehensive collection of adaptogenic supplements and skincare products distributed worldwide by retail partners such as Sephora, Net-a-Porter, Nordstrom, and Barneys. Bacon has been featured in high-profile publications including The New York Times, Forbes, and Vogue. Her The Moon Juice Cookbook was published in 2016.