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When energy wanes in the afternoon, our first inclination might be to grab another espresso—but that quick hit of caffeine could be doing more damage to our sleeping patterns than we realize. Though some might not feel the direct effects of alertness when it's time to go to bed, the issues may arise while you're in repose: during the four stages of sleep. Stage three, also known as deep sleep, and stage four, also known as REM, are integral periods of time for the body to regenerate, and is essential to waking activities including learning, memory, and displaying creativity. When we have too much caffeine, it can hinder how long we are in these important sleep stages, spurring on a cycle of tiredness and feeling lackluster in our waking hours. The antidote? This frothy tonic packed with amino acids, courtesy of bee pollen, plus naturally stimulating roots and medicinal mushrooms, that work on internal stamina and heighten energy without taxing the adrenals. Sweetened with date, enjoy this vanilla-rooibos tonic and don't even miss your second cup of coffee. 





  • ¾ cup Detox Tea (substitute: Rooibos tea)
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder
  • 2 teaspoons cordyceps powder
  • 1 date
  • ½ tablespoon tahini (substitute: nut/seed butter of choice)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons bee pollen
  • ¼ cup plant-based milk




  1. Brew a cup of Detox Tea
  2. In a blender place tea, maca, cordyceps, date, tahini, vanilla, 1 teaspoon bee pollen and blend on high until smooth
  3. Add plant based milk and blend again until frothy
  4. Pour into cup and top with 1 teaspoon bee pollen



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