Since juicing entered our lives, it's created two camps: those who love it and those who don't. But this new green elixir from MindBodyGreen might be the bridge. Meant to regulate hormone production, the secret ingredients are adaptogen herbs like ashwagandha root, says thyroid expert Fern Olivia. For those unfamiliar with this buzzy new term, adaptogen is a fancy way to refer to herbs that support your body's normal equilibrium.
And cortisol, more commonly known as the stress hormone, can have a big impact on thyroid health, which is where adaptogens come into play. So if you like green juice and are looking for a natural remedy to manage stress and boost metabolism, adaptogenic juice will be your new go-to breakfast. It will be particularly effective (and tasty) when "paired with an anti-inflammatory diet rich in … protein and phytonutrients," says Olivia. Now that we got that science lesson out of the way, you can go grab your juicers and try Olivia's recipe for breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up.
Make sure you juice all the ingredients except the last two. Top off your magic potion with a bit of ashwagandha root powder for anti-stress, and a few drops of chlorophyll to promote concentration.