Goji delivers vitality with a mighty dose of Vitamin C and all eight amino acids. Rhodiola sharpens focus while Astragalus and Codonopsis support immune function, digestion and fight the drifting energies of low blood sugar. Rehmannia supports the adrenals and promotes longevity while Reishi offers yin support so we sail through the afternoon in graceful calm. Sweetened with a dose of Luo Han Guo, also known as Monk Fruit, The 4PM is all you need to revive.
Our beautiful, talented friend and chef, Amy Chaplin, created a recipe that deliciously supports you through this transitional part of the day.
GINGER SPICE MACADAMIA CASHEW BUTTER
Makes 1 cup, 8 servings
1 cup whole raw macadamia nuts
1 cup whole raw cashews
1 tablespoon CAP Beauty Coconut Butter
4 to 6 teaspoons The 4PM blend
1 ½ teaspoons ginger powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla powder
Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
½ teaspoon orange zest, optional
Sliced plums, pears or apples to serve
Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and add macadamia nuts and cashews. Spread them out in a single layer and roast for 8 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a food processor and blend until a lump forms, break up the lump with a rubber spatula and blend again until smooth and liquid, scraping sides as needed.
Add coconut butter, The 4PM O’Clock blend, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla powder, nutmeg, allspice and salt, blend again until smooth. Add orange zest, if using and pulse to combine. Serve with sliced fruit. Store butter in the fridge for up to a month.
NOTES: Although it may look like a lot of ingredients here, its moistly dried spices that you will likely have in your spice drawer, if not experiment with what you do have and adjust to taste. The spices help balance the bitterness of the adaptogenic herbs and ginger is especially good for brightening the senses when you might be having an afternoon slump. To get the full dose of the 4 O’clock powder use 6 teaspoons.