Sex Bark, Spirit Truffles & a Moon Juice Kitchen Takeover
Moon Juice is magic. Like, real magic. When it first launched in 2011, it was pretty stealth about this fact: The fresh-pressed juices were some of the more delicious ones in LA, and the nut milks were outrageously good, sure, but over the years the concept has become strikingly unique. For one, the founder, Amanda Chantal Bacon is a bad-a$* entrepreneur and single mom who built her business from the ground up. But she is also other-worldly: She literally glows from within, making any encounter with her, an “I’ll have what she’s having” moment. For the past few years, Amanda’s been hard at work developing an extensive line of healing and really, really obscure (and rad) dusts, powders, and other concoctions that are unlike anything else out there (pearl powder anyone?). Don’t know what Mucuna, Ho Shou Wu, and Brain Dust are? Neither did we, so we asked her to come over and show us how to use them: We had a blast learning about their healing powers while making some seriously delicious drinks and chocolates. If you’re going to be in NYC tonight (January 22), Amanda will be at Story in Chelsea from 6 to 8pm serving up lattes and some other Cosmic Provisions.
While making almond milk from scratch is great, this simple recipe is super quick and just as delicious.
Designed especially for GP, who was complaining of brain fog and too many amnesiac moments, this drink is packed with powders and nutrients that will leave you feeling energized, calm, and clear-headed. Brain dust increases mental flow, maca delivers abundant energy, mental stamina, and an elevated mood, and the vanilla mushroom protein relieves stress while nourishing the heart and spirit.
Designed to make bodies more beautiful inside and out, this has tocotrienols for muscle boosting, tissue regenerating, and toxin removing, schisandra berry to tone and heal organs, and lucuma to reverse the effects of aging and inflammation. Pearl is a centuries-old antioxidant that promotes bone and cell building as well as overall glow.
Once you have all the ingredients, this drink is quick to make and deeply beneficial. Mucuna elevates mood, creativity, libido, and sleep patterns, while soothing the nervous system; Ashwagandha aids the thyroid, alleviates depression, improves sleep, and contributes to virility; and mineral-rich cardamom is a stimulating aphrodisiac.
This quick and potent chocolate recipe is perfect for a sweet bite after a romantic dinner. Ho shou wu is an herb tonic used for centuries to enhance youthfulness, reproductive function, and sex drive and Moon Juice’s Sex Dust is an aphrodisiac warming potion promoting enjoyable sex and fertility for both men and women.
The combination of spirit dust and hemp seeds makes these the most intense (and healthiest!) chocolate truffles we’ve ever eaten. The spirit dust feeds harmony and extra sensory perception through pineal gland de-calcification and activation, while the hemp seeds feed the brain, nourish the eyes, stimulate blood cells, and beautify hair and skin.