Sep 18, 2023

Fall Focus Reset: Day 1

Fall Focus Reset: Day 1

SuperLatte or SuperCoffee

SuperLatte (Focus Superblend) or SuperCoffee (Defend Superblend)

Serves 1 • Paleo / Vegan + Dairy-free optional / Caffeine-free optional (SuperCoffee)

The SuperLatte and SuperCoffee are two “base” lattes — recipes that you can come back to anytime you want to enjoy your daily scoop of Superblend as a simple yet powerful drink. Make these lattes your own: get creative with your favorite milks or natural sweeteners (if needed). To enjoy them iced: blend your Superblend (and any other powders) into a small amount of hot water, and then pour the mixture over a glass of milk (and chilled coffee for the SuperCoffee) and ice.

SuperLatte - Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups coconut milk or other milk of choice, steamed*
  • 1 serving (1.5 tsp) JOYÀ Focus Matcha Superblend
  • optional: 1 scoop collagen powder
  • optional: raw honey, maple syrup or other natural sweetener, to taste 

Notes* For a less milky version (particularly if using full-fat coconut milk), use part heated water, part milk.

SuperLatte - How to

  1. Fill a mug ⅓ of the way with steamed milk.
  2. Add Focus Superblend (and collagen if using), and blend using your handheld frother.
  3. Top off with remaining milk/water, and sweeten to taste if desired.

SuperCoffee - Ingredients

  • 1 cup brewed coffee*
  • ¼ cup milk of choice (optionally heated)
  • 1 serving (1.5 tsp) JOYÀ Defend Vanilla-Maca Superblend
  • optional: 1 scoop collagen powder
  • optional: raw honey, maple syrup or other natural sweetener, to taste

Notes * If using espresso, use 1-2 shots espresso + 1 cup steamed milk. For caffeine-free version: use decaffeinated coffee or 1 tsp instant herbal coffee + 1 cup hot water.

SuperCoffee - How to

  1. Fill a mug ⅓ of the way with coffee (for coffee version) or steamed milk (for espresso version).
  2. Add Defend Superblend (and collagen if using), and blend using your handheld frother.
  3. Top off with remaining coffee and milk (for coffee version) or steamed milk and espresso (for espresso version). Sweeten to taste if desired.

Movement Practice

Join Lindsay in the World’s Greatest Stretch—a whole body stretch that you can do at home anytime of day to restore openness and balance, or incorporate into your workout routine.


Holistic Health Deep Dive

As we kick off the Fall Focus Reset, you might be wondering why half of a program meant to boost focus and productivity is structured around movement. The answer is tied to the key concern that the Reset was designed to address: stress.

When we think of stress, we often only think about psychological and emotional stress that can be caused by various factors in our life: work, finances, relationships, social pressures, and more. However, numerous stressors (or stress factors) can also cause us to experience physical stress, including toxins (environmental, chemical and biological), poor diet, lack of sleep, vigorous exercise, and being sedentary (which includes long hours of desk work).

If that makes you think “wow, I must be under constant stress!”, unfortunately given our current lifestyles, there’s a very good chance you are.  

The thing about our body is that when it comes to all of these stressors, it doesn’t discriminate — our stress response is always the same. Stress activates our sympathetic nervous system (aka, the fight-or-flight response), including the release of adrenaline and cortisol from the adrenal glands.

Being in this chronic state of fight-or-flight is problematic because it throws the functioning of virtually all bodily systems out of balance, including:

  • Nervous system 
  • Hormonal system
  • Digestion
  • Immunity
  • Cognition
  • Metabolism

That’s right. Continuous stress compromises the proper functioning of our body and mind, which in the longer term, can lead to numerous health concerns. We’ll dive into some specific examples later in the Reset.

For today, I want to leave you on a note of optimism: despite our continuous exposure to stressors in today’s world – many of which are outside of our control – through lifestyle practices, we can both reduce our exposure AND strengthen our body’s resiliency to the effects of stress. And your two daily practices throughout this 2-week challenge will help you do just that.

Superblend practice  – recipes that:

  1. ensure our diet is nourishing, rather than causing stress on, our digestive system
  2. promote consistent use of powerful adaptogens + complementary functional botanicals that help our body adapt to, and resist the effects of stress, while supporting other key body systems, including energy + brain function

Movement practice  – stretches and mobility exercises that:

  1. counter physical stress from long hours of sitting, being hunched over at a desk, and using our phones and computers
  2. help to release chemical endorphins from the brain, including dopamine and serotonin, which play a role in motivation, mood, memory and learning, sleep, digestion and more, allowing us to feel, think and perform better

That’s a whole lotta less stress and a whole lotta more focus and productivity, in only 15 fun minutes per day. Let’s do this!

— Ruth