Day Blend for Focus and Mental Performance
Navigating which medicinal mushroom extracts might be best for you, what time of day is best to take them and how best to enjoy them can be a little confusing. We hear you! We set out to make this process easier by creating our Adaptogenic Blends. They offer a simple and delicious way to enjoy the benefits of medicinal mushrooms and guide you to the best time of day to do so…. It’s all in the name Dawn, Day and Dusk!
Day Blend was crafted to offer support during the height of your day, staying sharp, focused and in a state flow, providing an alternative for those times when you might be reaching for a second coffee. It’s a blend of smooth Peruvian maca and Madagascan bourbon vanilla bean, deliciously infused with adaptogenic Lion’s Mane and Tremella mushrooms, Australian Native Kakadu Plum, and the highest quality all-natural, organic ingredients.
Read on as we dive into Day Blend, its ingredients, benefits and all importantly what it tastes like!
A Coffee Alternative
Thinking of kicking caffeine or forgoing that second cup of coffee? Day Blend could be the perfect replacement. We enjoy coffee a couple of times a week but steer away from it on a daily basis due to the unwanted side effects. We keep it casual with coffee due to the fact that it immediately plunges our bodies into fight or flight mode and comes with a range of unwanted side effects like poor sleep, increased anxiety and high blood pressure.
Like any break-up, easing off coffee was initially pretty painful, and you realise just how addictive it actually is. We turned to adaptogenic medicinal mushrooms to help fill the gaps when it came to increased focus and having an arousing effect on the body without being stimulants. When you hit that 10am mark and you’re hanging for that first or second coffee, Day Blend could your next best thing to drop into a state of flow without the crash of caffeine.
Day Blend tastes so good you’ll be forgiven for thinking we’ve snuck some sweeteners or extra flavouring in there! However, you can rest easy knowing that every ingredient in our Day Blend has been selected with deep intention and has a benefit for your health. There’s absolutely no flavouring, sweeteners, fillers or emulsifying agents in sight.
Medicinal Mushrooms Organic Lion’s Mane & Tremella
We carefully selected Lion’s Mane and Tremella for your mid-morning cup of Day Blend delivering combined benefits for cognitive support. To read more about mushies for mental performance head to our recent journal article Top Medicinal Mushrooms for Brain Health - and no surprises it's all about Lion's Mane and Tremella!
One of our most in-demand shrooms, Lion's Mane is coveted by biohackers, top-performing professionals and health seekers due to it being considered a natural nootropic. Nootropics are substances that improve cognitive function, memory, creativity, or motivation in healthy individuals. Often referred to as ‘nature’s nutrient for the neurons’, studies have demonstrated that Lion’s Mane may support brain health by stimulating nerve growth factor (NGF).
Lion's Mane often receives the most praise as the ultimate mental performance shroom, however, Tremella comes with its own variety of brain supporting benefits. A 2007 study examined Tremella Fuciformis and its neuroprotective effects, finding that the polysaccharides and beta-d-glucans unique to Tremella mushroom promote brain cell growth. A multi-faceted shroom, Tremella is also used to slow the natural signs of ageing, considered to promote a glowing complexion and enhance skin hydration.
Wild-Harvested Kakadu Plum
We’re proud to celebrate Australian Native Kakadu Plum in our Day Blend. Kakadu Plum is an antioxidant powerhouse boasting a range of polyphenols and the highest natural Vitamin C levels of any fruit in the world. We work with a supplier that partners with indigenous communities in the Northern Territory and Northern NSW to source our wild-harvested Kakadu Plum.
Organic Peruvian Maca
Maca is a rich source of essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids and phytonutrients and is known to increase stamina and endurance. Studies have supported the use of maca for increasing libido and elevating mood.
Organic Peruvian Lucuma
Lucuma adds a soft sweetness to our Day Blend with its butterscotch-like flavour. Lucuma is also rich in antioxidants, polyphenols, beta carotene, iron, zinc, vitamin B3, protein and calcium.
Organic Madagascan Bourbon Vanilla Bean
We went all out to source our hand-picked vanilla beans from Madagascar. But it’s worth it for the sweet, smooth and velvety tones they bring to our Day Blend.
What Does Day Blend Taste Like?
When combined with nut milk, Day Blend tastes like a vanilla maca latte with some caramel tones coming through from the lucuma and a soft sweetness from the Tremella. Tremella often called the dessert shroom, has a deliciously sweet, malty flavour.
How to Make Your Delicious Cup of Day Blend
Our adaptogenic Day Blend is best enjoyed with 2 heaped teaspoons stirred into 200 ml of warmed milk. When it comes to the milk, the choice is up to you. We love coconut milk, but other nut milks like almond and macadamia are also delicious options.
For the best result, we recommend stirring your blend into the milk in a small saucepan on the stove, over a gentle heat. You can also vigorously stir into your warmed milk in a mug or add milk and your Day Blend to an electric blender for 10 seconds.
Or for our keto friends, our Day Blend also works really well with a small amount of warm water, blended with butter and MCT oil.
We’ve crafted our adaptogenic blends without sweeteners to give you the option to sweeten or not, but they are delicious with a dash of either monk fruit, coconut sugar, maple syrup, or honey.
The end result is a healthy vanilla maca latte!
We created Day Blend for a morning ritual that truly elevates. Seize the day and slip into a state of flow.
Inner Atlas acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.