Let’s be honest—I’ve already sipped the Amanda Chantal Bacon and Moon Juice kool aid. I went from months-long skeptic to true believer after “moon dusting” my morning smoothies for a week; truly, I felt a difference in my body and mind when I started using the herbal blends the cult-hit LA juice boutique hawks. And honestly, it left me craving more from Bacon. “How did she come across all of this ancient Ayurvedic knowledge?” I wondered, “And how does she look so positively glowy and joyful in every damn picture I see?”
All of my questions were answered in the first few chapters of The Moon Juice Cookbook: Cosmic Alchemy For a Thriving Body, Beauty, and Consciousness. It’s everything you want to know about Bacon and Moon Juice, and then some. More than 75 raw juice, nut milk, and high-vibe food recipes are interspersed with Bacon’s origin story (you guys, she is seriously a wellness superhero … and did you know she was a gourmet chef?) in an easy-to-read and beautiful book.
Even if you’re not big on juicing, the cookbook has plenty of valuable information for those curious about the under-the-radar herbs and adaptogens used in Moon Juice’s products and how they work in the body. According to Bacon, what we eat deeply affects how we look, how we feel, and how we interact with the world—and the more conscious your decisions around food are, the more joyful your life will be.
Read on for three of our favorite recipes from The Moon Juice Cookbook that promote high vibes, boost energy, get skin glowing, and boost your sex drive.
Sesame Ginger Matcha
This moon milk is alchemized from a raw, sprouted, silky sesame butter that boosts the system with iron and B vitamins. Doses of tissue-regenerating lucuma support the skin and brain. Rich, green matcha blended with sesame, ginger, and lucuma creates a bright and nourishing milky potion. Matcha is an incredibly energizing source of antioxidants that is gentle on the adrenals and boosts the metabolism. Instead of taxing the body, matcha provides a nourishing energy that supports the endocrine and nervous systems.
16 ounces Sesame Butter Milk (page 101)
4 teaspoons fresh ginger juice
1 teaspoon raw honey or sweetener of choice
½ teaspoon matcha powder
½ teaspoon raw vanilla bean powder
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve cold or warmed.
I love boosting the creaminess and vitamin content of the sesame milk with a tablespoon of detoxifying tocotrienols and their bioavailable vitamin E. A teaspoon of anti-aging, antioxidant-rich lucuma pairs perfectly with the mineral-dense, anti-aging properties of matcha.
Spiced Yam Juice
I incorporate raw yams into my diet whenever I can, as they are incredible for short-term memory support and hormonal harmony. This blend is not too sweet—it’s a deeply grounding, earthy concoction using just a touch of apple to bring these three golden roots out of the ground and into your glass. My favorite element of the Spiced Yam is its almost chewy mouthfeel—radiant carrot juice teases out yam’s every last milky mineral. Paired with ginger’s spice and the aromatic oils of pressed cinnamon, this is a uniquely rich juice.
Hot Sex Milk
A lusty adaptogenic brew to ignite and excite sexy flow in both men and women, this warming elixir sends power to all the right places while also supporting your primal life-force. It’s an edible holistic addition to your sexual and creative play. I like to make it with pumpkin seeds because they are rich in zinc, which is not only good for the skin and brain, but also supports the prostate, and the pumpkin flavor pairs beautifully with the chocolate, cinnamon, and cayenne. That said, use any Well Milk you like best. The addition of coconut oil or ghee will do wonders for sustained energy.
Makes 12 ounces
12 ounces Pumpkin Seed Milk (see recipes below)
1 tablespoon maca powder
1 tablespoon cacao powder
1 teaspoon ho shou wu
1 teaspoon ghee or coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon ground schizandra berries
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon bee pollen, for garnish
Gently warm the pumpkin seed milk (it should be just warm, not hot) in a small saucepan and carefully pour into a blender. Add the maca, cacao, ho shou wu, ghee, and cayenne. Blend on high for 20 seconds or until warm and frothy. Pour into a mug and serve garnished with the bee pollen.
Pumpkin Seed Milk (makes 32 ounces)
1 ½ teaspoons raw honey
¼ teaspoon pink salt
Put the dry raw pumpkin seeds into a bowl and add enough water to cover. Soak in the fridge overnight.Drain the seeds and transfer to a blender. Add the water, honey, and salt and blend until smooth.Pour the mixture into a fine-mesh sieve or nut bag and strain to remove the solids.