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How I Use Rritual Superfoods in My Self-care Routine

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Have you ever gone through times in your life when dealing with stressful situations and everyday challenges left you feeling like a squeezed lemon?

Today I’ll tell you about how I’ve been trying to cope with all the stress in my life lately, and why I decided to add adaptogenic elixir blends by Rritual Superfoods into my daily self-care routine to help me with that.

My review of rritual superfoods

These past few months have been quite stressful for me.

On top of my erratic work schedule, parenting my 3.5 year-old daughter, and chronic lack of sleep, our family has been in the middle of planning a cross-country move. (The current situation with the real estate market alone has given me a few grey hairs ?)

Add to this the unusually hot and dry weather we’ve been dealing with here in the Pacific Northwest, and you get a picture of the hot mess I’ve become lately.

This is why I was intrigued when the folks from Rritual have reached out to me offering to try their adaptogenic superfood elixirs.

I’ve heard about adaptogens before. In a nutshell, adaptogens are a group of plants that have traditionally been used to improve our body’s ability to deal with stress, both emotional and physical* (source).

Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine has used various types of adaptogens for centuries. In the recent years the interest for adaptogens has been on the rise among health-conscious people – not surprising since our collective stress levels have gone through the roof too.

Today fancy coffee shops and smoothie bars offer various adaptogens, from ashwagandha to reishi, as add-ons to your latte or a smoothie.

I’m not the type of person who’s chasing the latest trends, but I also don’t like feeling exhausted every day. So I decided to give the Rritual elixirs a try.

What’s Rritual Anyway?

Rritual is a premium, award-winning brand of superfood supplements made with functional mushrooms and adaptogenic herbs*.

These plant-based ingredients have been used for centuries in traditional medicine thanks to their ability to support a healthy response to stress, optimize our immune health, and improve cognitive function and memory*.

How I use Rritual Superfoods supplements in my daily routine

The company prides itself on using only the highest quality organic, sustainably grown functional mushrooms and adaptogenic herbs in each of their signature elixirsChaga Immune*, Lion’s Mane Focus*, and Reishi Relax* (more about those below).

While there’s a number of other adaptogenic supplements on the market, Rritual is the only company that uses a 6-mushroom powerhouse blend (Reishi, Maitake, Shiitake, Agaricus, Cordyceps, Turkey Tail) in each of their elixirs, as well as natural prebiotics and acerola cherry powder (contains the highest amount of vitamin C in any fruit)*.

Finally, Rritual elixir blends are very versatile: they can be mixed with water, coffee or tea, used in smoothies, as a topping for oatmeal yogurt, granola, or even added in baking.

(By the way, that double R is not a misspelling – please tell this to my spell check ?)

How I Use Rritual Superfoods Products

Before we move further, I want to make it clear that Rritual products are not a replacement for food or pharmaceutical/OTC drugs. Always consult with your healthcare provider before adding adaptogens to your wellness routine.

As much as I’d love to see lightning-fast improvements in my day-to-day stress and energy levels, I understand that taking adaptogens is a long-term kind of endeavor: you’ve got to take them every day for best results*.

Most of us aren’t very familiar with flavors of the exotic ingredients that Rritual uses in their elixirs. For that reason I was prepared to find the flavor of these supplements a bit pungent.

To my surprise, Chaga Immune* and Lion’s Mane Focus* tasted quite mild, a little on the earthy side but definitely not pungent. Reishi Relax* was my favorite since its flavor reminded me of mild, slightly sweet cocoa.

Now I’m going to tell you how I’ve been incorporating Rritual elixirs into my day-to-day routine for the past few weeks.

In the Morning

I usually wake up anywhere between 5:30 and 6:30 am, and have breakfast shortly after.

My go-to breakfast is usually overnight oats, which contrary to the popular trend, I make in a bowl, not an Instagram-perfect mason jar.

Depending on my mood I add a variety of mix-ins to my overnight oats, from cocoa powder to blackstrap molasses. Naturally, the Chaga Immune* elixir by Rritual has been in heavy rotation as one of my oatmeal toppings.

How I use Rritual supplements in my breakfast
Overnight oats with Chaga Immune, cocoa powder, dried apricots, and blackstrap molasses

WHAT IT DOES: This elixir combines Chaga mushroom, astragalus and schisandra for optimal immune system benefits*.

WHAT IT TASTES LIKE: Earthy, woody roots and berries, ginger.

Mid-Morning/Early Afternoon

On days when my 3.5 year-old is at daycare, I like to make a pot of coffee around 10 am as I get ready to work.

When my daughter doesn’t go to daycare, I usually have coffee earlier with breakfast, or skip it and have a cup of green tea in early afternoon just as my energy levels start to dip.

Recently I’ve been adding a scoop of Lion’s Mane Focus* elixir either to my mid-morning coffee or to the afternoon tea.

Coffee with Rritual Superfoods Lion's Mane Focus
Warm plant-based milk blended with Lion’s Mane Focus until frothy, then poured over hot coffee

WHAT IT DOES: Lion’s mane mushroom is believed to have brain-protecting qualities, and may even be helful for managing anxiety when used long-term* (source) – just what I need when I start feeling lethargic and/or owerwhelmed.

In addition to the lion’s mane mushroom, this elixir contains rhodiola root – another adaptogen that’s supposed to have brain-protective, stress-reducing capabilities* (source).

WHAT IT TASTES LIKE: Light pepper and tannins, fresh and grassy. (I usually find tannins overwhelming, but this has been fine.)

TIP: The best way to combine Rritual powdered elixirs with coffee is by blending them with warm plant-based milk using a handheld milk frother like this one (Amazon affiliate link). In just a few seconds you can mix your elixir into milk without any clumps AND develop a beautiful foam to top your coffee latte-style.

In the Evening

By the time I get to the bottom of my to-do list in the evening, I often get tempted to start on the next day’s to-do’s.

However, recently I realized that doing so zapped me out of even more energy. I needed to learn how to unwind and take care of myself properly every night.

I’ll admit that this is still a work in progress, but at least I have a new little ritual now – I make myself a cup of frothy plant-based milk with a scoop of Reishi Relax*, a pinch of cinnamon, and a touch of cardamom and/or turmeric.

Nondairy milk with Reishi Relax by Rritual
Reishi Relax blended with oat milk, topped with a pinch of cinnamon

WHAT IT DOES: Reishi Relax elixir contains a blend of Reishi mushroom and ashwagandha root. The combination of these two adaptogens is supposed to help body and mind combat anxiety. Long-term use may help improve quality of sleep*.

WHAT IT TASTES LIKE: Rich cacao, mildly bitter reishi with a touch of cinnamon.

Like I mentioned above, out of all elixir blends by Rritual, Reishi Relax has been my favorite flavor-wise. As someone who’s been raised on flavors of European and American food, I find the notes of cacao the most familiar to my palate.

Final Thoughts

Aside from all the good things that adaptogens and superfoods are supposed do for our health*, there’s another benefit in adding Rritual elixirs into our daily routine.

For people like myself who chronically ignore our own well-being in favor of getting to the bottom of our endless to-do lists, these supplements serve as a reminder to practice self-care.

In other words, they help us create simple rituals (or shall I say Rrituals? ?) that will ground and invigorate us in the long term.

Using Rritual Superfoods in my daily routine

Bottom line: Rritual superfoods may not be a magic pill that would send our troubles away, but they can be a part of a sustainable self-care routine in our hectic day-to-day life.

You can purchase Rritual products online at (Use discount code VeganRunnerEats15 for 15% off your order!) and or find it in stores at select Rite Aid and CVS locations.

FDA DISCLAIMER: *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Alina Zavatsky - Vegan Runner Eats
Alina first made a switch to a vegan diet in 2013 to optimize her athletic performance as a marathon runner. Eventually she embraced veganism as a way to be kinder to fellow living beings and the environment. Alina hopes that this blog helps its readers on their path to becoming vegan and making this world a better place.

Nisha Garg

Wednesday 25th of August 2021

Vegan dieting is not only healthy eating but also helps save the environment. Green tea is an example of a plant-based beverage that is very healthy for the body and helps in fat loss since it helps in detox and speeding up the rate of metabolism.