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Amanda Chantal Bacon’s Morning Chi Drink

When we asked Amanda Chantal Bacon, owner of the organic juice and nut milk shop Moon Juice, how she begins her day, she told us she makes a big chi drink. Here, she shares her power-packed recipe.


  • 12 ounces almond milk
  • ½ teaspoon cordyceps (a fungus used for strengthening the immune system)
  • ½ teaspoon reishi  (a type of mushroom known for its stress-relieving and immune-boosting properties)
  • 1 teaspoon maca (a plant that grows in central Peru and is used for balancing hormones and alleviating menstrual problems)
  • Pea-size amount of shilajit resin (a rock-like substance used to reduce pain and inflammation)
  • ½ teaspoon ho shou wu (derived from the roots of the Polygonum multiflorum plant and best known for its anti-aging properties)
  • ½ teaspoon pearl powder (ground from freshwater pearls and used for healthy hair, clear skin, and strong nails)
  • 3 drops of stevia


  1. In a small saucepan, warm almond milk over medium-low heat until almost simmering.
  2. Combine almond milk with remaining ingredients in a high-powered blender for about 30 seconds. Make sure the shilajit resin has broken down.
  3. Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy!
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