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The founder of L.A.’s hottest wellness boutique, Amanda Chantal Bacon offers the ultimate resource for foodies looking to restore their health the natural way, using functional foods to create seriously healing drinks, snacks, and sweet treats.   Since Amanda Chantal Bacon founded Moon Juice in 2011, it has evolved into one of the nation’s fastest growing wellness brands, a The founder of L.A.’s hottest wellness boutique, Amanda Chantal Bacon offers the ultimate resource for foodies looking to restore their health the natural way, using functional foods to create seriously healing drinks, snacks, and sweet treats.   Since Amanda Chantal Bacon founded Moon Juice in 2011, it has evolved into one of the nation’s fastest growing wellness brands, and in The Moon Juice Cookbook, she artfully distills her powerful approach to healthy living, sharing over 75 recipes for the brand’s most popular healing beverages and provisions. Amanda’s recipes harness the healing properties of adaptogenic herbs, raw foods, and alkalizing ingredients to create potent drinks, snacks, and sweets that deliver a multitude of benefits, including sparked libido, glowing skin, and boosted immunity. She begins by guiding readers through the fundamentals of the Moon Juice kitchen, teaching them how to stock the larder with milks, juices, cultured foods, and “unbakery” doughs and crèmes—all of which can be mixed and matched to create nutritionally turbo-charged meals with minimal effort—and the essential time- and money-saving strategies they’ll need to make their new kitchen practices stick. With recipes for healthful, delectable indulgences like Strawberry Rose Geranium Bars, Hot Sex Milk, Savory Tart with Cheese and Tomato Filling, Pulp Brownies with Salted Caramel Sauce, Yam Julius Milk, and Chocolate Chaga Donuts, The Moon Juice Cookbook is the stylish yet pragmatic roadmap readers need to achieve optimal wellness in a natural and delicious way. From the Hardcover edition.


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The founder of L.A.’s hottest wellness boutique, Amanda Chantal Bacon offers the ultimate resource for foodies looking to restore their health the natural way, using functional foods to create seriously healing drinks, snacks, and sweet treats.   Since Amanda Chantal Bacon founded Moon Juice in 2011, it has evolved into one of the nation’s fastest growing wellness brands, a The founder of L.A.’s hottest wellness boutique, Amanda Chantal Bacon offers the ultimate resource for foodies looking to restore their health the natural way, using functional foods to create seriously healing drinks, snacks, and sweet treats.   Since Amanda Chantal Bacon founded Moon Juice in 2011, it has evolved into one of the nation’s fastest growing wellness brands, and in The Moon Juice Cookbook, she artfully distills her powerful approach to healthy living, sharing over 75 recipes for the brand’s most popular healing beverages and provisions. Amanda’s recipes harness the healing properties of adaptogenic herbs, raw foods, and alkalizing ingredients to create potent drinks, snacks, and sweets that deliver a multitude of benefits, including sparked libido, glowing skin, and boosted immunity. She begins by guiding readers through the fundamentals of the Moon Juice kitchen, teaching them how to stock the larder with milks, juices, cultured foods, and “unbakery” doughs and crèmes—all of which can be mixed and matched to create nutritionally turbo-charged meals with minimal effort—and the essential time- and money-saving strategies they’ll need to make their new kitchen practices stick. With recipes for healthful, delectable indulgences like Strawberry Rose Geranium Bars, Hot Sex Milk, Savory Tart with Cheese and Tomato Filling, Pulp Brownies with Salted Caramel Sauce, Yam Julius Milk, and Chocolate Chaga Donuts, The Moon Juice Cookbook is the stylish yet pragmatic roadmap readers need to achieve optimal wellness in a natural and delicious way. From the Hardcover edition.

30 review for The Moon Juice Cookbook: Cook Cosmically for Body, Beauty, and Consciousness

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kieran Archer

    I first came to know Moon Juice and its founder Amanda Chantal Bacon through an article describing her routine and the "food" she "eats" on a daily basis published by Elle Magazine. This article drew heated criticism from online blogs, not just for its indulgent self-promotion of goods sold only at her store but also for its dangerous promotion of a diet that is nearly 100% diuretic in structure - aka mostly liquid or plasmatic and if solid laced with flax, chia, or psyllium etc. Historically, t I first came to know Moon Juice and its founder Amanda Chantal Bacon through an article describing her routine and the "food" she "eats" on a daily basis published by Elle Magazine. This article drew heated criticism from online blogs, not just for its indulgent self-promotion of goods sold only at her store but also for its dangerous promotion of a diet that is nearly 100% diuretic in structure - aka mostly liquid or plasmatic and if solid laced with flax, chia, or psyllium etc. Historically, these tactics have been used in chat rooms and online groups promoting eating disorders to young women yet for Bacon they are touted as a healthy, healing lifestyle. The foods and dusts and mylks and yoghurts are also completely out of price for the average American and cater specifically to very wealthy, white Southern Californian women. I should also note that this was about the time Conde Naste Publications and Vogue were releasing Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop as a consultant because they couldn't scientifically back up any of their claims with solid scientific evidence -- this seems to be an on-going struggle of these exclusive and elite naturopaths as just last week Goop was sued by Santa Clara County for its inability to validate claims that sticking a precious stone egg up your vagina was good for your health. Personally, I thought the article in Elle was funny and I began to develop my own false daily routine with activated spicy hot Cheetos and fermented ginger whisky dusted with the essence of lemon. Generally I am a pretty healthy eater, occasionally pescatarian mostly vegetarian, who takes vitamins yet still indulges in one or two vices. When I saw this cookbook at the library and thought, you know, why not lets see where this journey takes us. Goddamn was I in for a ride. First I think I should note, I do not mean to directly attack Ms. Bacon and in all honesty I do think she DOES want to help people. However, the problem with wealthy and with the privilege of being a well travelled white woman, her advice is often problematic and mostly just plain tone deaf. In her introduction she says shit like "[...]Maybe world peace does start in a kitchen" and "There is a cosmic calling and powerful movement here [Moon Juice] to push us forward as a race." Oof. Read what you want into that but I'll just leave it as she said it. This is furthered with odd passages about how her life was changed when at the age of 4 she met an Ayurvedic doctor at a local health store or how summers were spent picking berries at a family farm or how she loves to hang out with Alice Waters in the Kitchen at Chez Panisse (Granted you do have to go through the kitchen to get to the bathroom) or how she's travelled here or there picking berries in the Andes or smelling Za'atar in the Middle East or working in a French Kitchen...It is just oozing from the seams with unrelatable wealth and privilege that I don't think even the finest organic artisanal crafted nut milk bag brought down from the Himalayas by the one and only Tenzing Norgay could clot the gushing nonsense from it. It's just chapter after chapter of you need to have only this type of this, you need a huge kitchen that can't be complete without a shrine (yes there is a whole passage on building a shrine with crystals and gold spoon), you should really be considering only useing this or that and telling all your friends, and you know what, when in doubt, just drink juice or eat a pickle. It's unbelievable because most of the advice is, in theory, good: Eat a mostly plant based diet, use as much of the product you bring into the kitchen as possible, avoid factory farmed goods, consider gut health and probiotics, recognize what foods may be causing you harm, don't overthink it and allow yourself leeway. However, the presentation is just so far stuck in its own ass that it's being choked with the remnants of zoodles and its meaning is dissolved in its own natural enzymes. It is further problematic in its Colonialist language and practices. Chinese Medicine and Indian Ayurvedic practices have long been a staple of Western fascination and naturopathic practices because in the end, lets face it, big Pharma isn't the best and there are some great notes to take on what nature can offer us. However, adopting these practices in bulk, filtering them where you see fit to promote your lifestyle, charging insane prices for "your" wisdom or products, and then reaping the benefits is the very definition of appropriation. Her language as someone from fucking Long Island is also insanely pretentious. Stop saying Yohgurt and crisps. Also, calling Coconut Milk "Lait de Coco" further harkens to centuries of French colonization that help to destroyed the very governments and economies of SE Asian countries where these coconuts are 100% cultivated from. BLAH I could go on and on. I guess a few pros: It was very lovely to look at, the photographs were stunning, the type and font choice were great, and there were a few recipes that would make good snacks that didn't require me to eat parasitic fungus that grows on insects in Tibet (ie Cordyceps). The rest had me clutching at my pearl dust. Overall, this was an odd read and now I will be exploring more fad diet books for the hell of it to add to my Pulitzers and Booker prizes. Duck, Duck GOOP! 1.5/5

  2. 5 out of 5

    Wild

    Clear, inspiring language, UNREAL photography and super interesting (yet super simple) recipes. I really appreciate the macro-to-micro kitchen approach the author suggests (larger projects to be done quarterly and weekly, ingenious use of recipe byproducts) as they greatly minimize the biggest drawback of healthy food - tons of prep work, or paying $$$ for someone else to do all that prep work for you. Love the attention to zero waste and the friendly, uplifting tone of the writing (thoroughly fr Clear, inspiring language, UNREAL photography and super interesting (yet super simple) recipes. I really appreciate the macro-to-micro kitchen approach the author suggests (larger projects to be done quarterly and weekly, ingenious use of recipe byproducts) as they greatly minimize the biggest drawback of healthy food - tons of prep work, or paying $$$ for someone else to do all that prep work for you. Love the attention to zero waste and the friendly, uplifting tone of the writing (thoroughly free of pretension) left my heart nourished. It's easy for folks to get snarky about food and nutritional healing - when you're confronted with strange ingredients, new ideas about health, or anything approaching a spiritual bend especially - but even the most "practical" criticism (this stuff costs so much!) doesn't have much in it - many of the exotic ingredients can be found online, and the comparative cost of making your own almond milk and flour vs. buying is truly substantial. (Sure, you shouldn't be making the decision between your light bill and a jar of pearl powder, but no one ever tries to run a chef out of town for suggesting saffron and that stuff is certainly not to be found for a song. I digress.) In short: a sumptuous, elegant and thoroughly inspiring treat. Gorgeous, gorgeous photography and a really luminous new way of thinking about how to nourish your whole self. -- Update: Have made loads of the recipes and LOVE them! Goodness Green Juice (defs. not sweet), Goodness Green Crackers (SO GOOD), Hazelnut Mesquite Streusel (unreal), Soft Cheese Base (tangy and delicious - I didn't see any notes about whether to dehydrate covered or uncovered; I did it covered and the consistency is close to cream cheese and pale, unlike the picture in the book. But still *so* tasty), Cheese and Herb Crackers (A+), Almond Milk...

  3. 4 out of 5

    Mellow

    Ahhh! This book is gorgeous. I broke my commitment not to buy another cookbook over this one. It has the types of foods I eat when I'm feeling fancy healthy. Just looking at it makes me happy. It's not a diet cookbook, it doesn't focus on telling you to eliminate anything. It just has amazing looking "lazy fancy" food that uses a lot of raw foods, probiotics, fermented foods, green juices and the like. Lots of very recognizable ingredients with a few I've never used. She believes food is medicin Ahhh! This book is gorgeous. I broke my commitment not to buy another cookbook over this one. It has the types of foods I eat when I'm feeling fancy healthy. Just looking at it makes me happy. It's not a diet cookbook, it doesn't focus on telling you to eliminate anything. It just has amazing looking "lazy fancy" food that uses a lot of raw foods, probiotics, fermented foods, green juices and the like. Lots of very recognizable ingredients with a few I've never used. She believes food is medicine and marks all recipes with its most potent benefits. (Energy food, immunity food, metabolism booster, alkalizer, stress reliever, etc). It's got a bit of a magical feel and you will feel like a food goddess when you finish your wellness concoctions.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Becki Iverson

    For anyone who loves frou frou food, this is totally for you. I enjoy learning about unique ingredients and mostly picked this up for a primer on adaptogens, which I have dabbled with but don't know a ton about. This book definitely covers the bases of many of the more popular adaptogens, although I wish it went a little more in depth with the ones listed and had a more full focus on them (and the benefits/dangers of mixing and matching). The main reason for my rating is just that the recipes ar For anyone who loves frou frou food, this is totally for you. I enjoy learning about unique ingredients and mostly picked this up for a primer on adaptogens, which I have dabbled with but don't know a ton about. This book definitely covers the bases of many of the more popular adaptogens, although I wish it went a little more in depth with the ones listed and had a more full focus on them (and the benefits/dangers of mixing and matching). The main reason for my rating is just that the recipes are too aspirational. Everything is beautiful and I'd love to make lucuma algae shakes and turmeric pickles and specially salted nut cheese every day, but living in the Midwest and on a solidly lower middle class budget really doesn't allow me to do so - the ingredients I can get here aren't going to be as fresh or as inexpensive as somewhere like California and it's just not practical. So, I wish she had more recipes in here that were better travelers depending on the region you're in. All that said: there are some very intriguing ideas and several things (like making yogurt) that I would have thought too difficult for myself now feel accessible, so I really appreciated the inspiration to get out of my comfort zone in the kitchen.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    Well, I should have expected what I got. Which is why I gave it a 3. She pretty much lost me in the intro when telling me I needed 3 different juicers, that a food blender is a worthy expense and also, you know, have a food dehydrator. Like it's a thing most people can afford, let alone fit into their kitchens. And I'm the type of asshole who reads this kind of book, actually lives in Southern California--where we think acai bowls are regular everyday meals. Take with that what you will. But yeah Well, I should have expected what I got. Which is why I gave it a 3. She pretty much lost me in the intro when telling me I needed 3 different juicers, that a food blender is a worthy expense and also, you know, have a food dehydrator. Like it's a thing most people can afford, let alone fit into their kitchens. And I'm the type of asshole who reads this kind of book, actually lives in Southern California--where we think acai bowls are regular everyday meals. Take with that what you will. But yeah, in this fantasy land where I could make my own nut milks and yogurt, and pickle my own veggies, this all sounds pretty great. I'm sure it is; it sounds awesome. I can hardly stand being in the kitchen to assemble a sandwich these days. So, I'll continue to overpay for my food at Sprouts like a heathen.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Britt

    Such a gorgeous book and even though a lot of the ingredients may seem unusual or exotic for some people, I’m a bit weird and have had a lot of these ingredients in my pantry for years. I also already consume lots of dairy free nut milks and it was great to open my mind up to some new and interesting ways to use some of the ingredients in the book. I’ve also used some of the Moon Juice herbal supplements like Brain Dust and can highly recommend them for health, wellness and as a safe nootropic. Such a gorgeous book and even though a lot of the ingredients may seem unusual or exotic for some people, I’m a bit weird and have had a lot of these ingredients in my pantry for years. I also already consume lots of dairy free nut milks and it was great to open my mind up to some new and interesting ways to use some of the ingredients in the book. I’ve also used some of the Moon Juice herbal supplements like Brain Dust and can highly recommend them for health, wellness and as a safe nootropic. Love this book.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Bliss

    I got exactly what I wanted out of this book- pretty pictures and amazing almond milk recipes. It was interesting reading about the author's personal life and path into the wellness industry. However, everything in this book is so labor intensive and doesn't seem to offer much sustenance. I would rather just purchase these items (particularly the dehydrated snacks) instead of spending hours preparing them.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Linda Brunner

    A unique and beautiful book for the discerning eater. Vegan eater. You must have access to high quality ingredients to make this one work for you. I've got the cilantro celery punch on my list of to-do's. From the book: As I awakened to the healing potential of food, I realized I wanted to create a space where other people could enjoy the beauty and artistry of food while gaining access to its medicinal powers.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Christy

    Lovely cookbook jam-packed with lots of amazing plant-based wholesomeness! Really looking forward to incorporating more adaptogens and superfoods into my daily diet - this was an excellent source of inspo! I already use the "moon dusts" as part of my daily ritual, so this is just going to take it to the next level.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Becki Iverson

    I thought I checked this off the list when I read it last year - either way, it was an interesting foray into the world of adaptogens. I do wish it was more focused on adaptogens themselves and the science behind them rather than just 2017 era hippie recipes, but it's still got some interesting things to say. This is book is the epitome of the millenial era L.A. food scene, very trendy.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Sebas JP

    I loved this creative, imaginative and beautiful cookbook. The photography is spectacular and the recipe ideas are fantastic. Whilst some of the ingredients are not readily available, I love the simplicity and wholesomeness of the recipes. It is the first time I read a cookbook cover to cover and really enjoyed it.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    a lot of raw and sugar free recipes - although my kitchen and cooking style doesn't contain many of the ingredients.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Brenda Burgos

    This is a beautiful cookbook. I will definitely try some recipes.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Gwen - Chew & Digest Books -

    Beautiful, a little "woo-woo", but solid healthy concepts here.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Leslie Cook

    While not always practical, this cookbook is fabulous, filled with interesting anecdotes and recipes. The narrative portions were especially interesting and well-written, and the book as a whole will give you the kick in the pants to really revolutionize how you eat.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Diana

    "Cosmic Alchemy for a Thriving Body, Beauty, and Consciousness" With a subtitle like that, this is certainly a cookbook/lifestyle book for a limited readership. I found it to be an interesting book to browse and took away a few ideas and even copied down a few recipes including "Sumac Tomato Jam with Pine Nuts" (though I'll use some other nuts or seeds.) and Chile & Lime Mango. Chapter titles include: Becoming the Alchemist, Rethink the Kitchen, Moon Milks, Shakes & Lattes, Cosmic Provisions and "Cosmic Alchemy for a Thriving Body, Beauty, and Consciousness" With a subtitle like that, this is certainly a cookbook/lifestyle book for a limited readership. I found it to be an interesting book to browse and took away a few ideas and even copied down a few recipes including "Sumac Tomato Jam with Pine Nuts" (though I'll use some other nuts or seeds.) and Chile & Lime Mango. Chapter titles include: Becoming the Alchemist, Rethink the Kitchen, Moon Milks, Shakes & Lattes, Cosmic Provisions and The Unbakery. The book opens with the ten tenets of the Moon Kitchen: 1.Get raw 2.Get alkalized 3.mineralize 4.get good fat 5.slow your glycemic roll 6.rewild yourself 7.embrace enzymes 8.amino-fy 9.adopt adaptogens 10.vote organic. The tenets are explained and a list of high functioning is given with benefits of each food explained. There's a moon guide which that list specific benefits derived from the recipes. Benefits such as brain activator, digestive aid, aphrodisiac, energy food, inflammation tamer and so on......Just check the book out from your library and give it a read if you're looking for an introduction to a raw, clean diet.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Lyree Robson

    Some inspiring food and wellbeing ideas.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Ashley Chew

    I really wanted to love this book. It was on my wishlist forever and I was counting down the days until it came out. While in enjoyed the 1st half of the book which was talking about the different "superfood powders" and such. The recipes just didn't really do it for me. There were a few juice, milk, and smoothie type recipes that seemed just ok. The entree style recipes were neither appetizing or practical. I actually have almost all of the "superfood powders" in the book required to make the r I really wanted to love this book. It was on my wishlist forever and I was counting down the days until it came out. While in enjoyed the 1st half of the book which was talking about the different "superfood powders" and such. The recipes just didn't really do it for me. There were a few juice, milk, and smoothie type recipes that seemed just ok. The entree style recipes were neither appetizing or practical. I actually have almost all of the "superfood powders" in the book required to make the recipes but if you are someone who didnt it would cost you quite a bit to be able to make this book worth it. I knew to expect that this book would require these type of ingredients but once I received it a lot of the recipes just came across as pretentious. There was a section of recipes that were just broth. They were supposed to be an alternative to bone broth but really neither are necessary. I just had to roll my eyes. The book is beautiful though, however it wasn't pretty enough for me to keep it.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Lucky

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kira

  21. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

  22. 5 out of 5

    Muhemed Masika

  23. 4 out of 5

    Julia Saldivia

  24. 4 out of 5

    Sabrina Constans

  25. 4 out of 5

    Emma

  26. 5 out of 5

    Elaina

  27. 5 out of 5

    Christina L

  28. 4 out of 5

    Monique

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Russell

  30. 5 out of 5

    Bridget

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