Morning Jing

August 4, 2009 at 3:29 am 18 comments

Morning Jing

When we went to Santa Monica and Malibu last summer, I was so excited to check out Euphoria Loves Rawvolution. Well, we enjoyed it so much that we went SEVERAL times while we were there. And each time, I just could not help but to order this drink on their menu called Spring Shake or something of the sort. I loved it so much that I asked how they made it…and it turns out it was a special mix from a phenomenal Chinese herbalist, Rehmannia. After we left there, I just couldn’t stop thinking about that drink! When I drank it…I felt amazing…like I had a natural high.

Fast forward to now. I’m still thinking about that drink. So I racked my brain and all I could remember was “Shaman Shack”. Thankfully we have this wonderful thing called Google and I was able to track it down. And so…my fellow Happy Foodies…I bring you: MORNING JING!! Wooooooooo!! (That’s how I feel after I drink it).

Here is what the Rehmannia says about it on his site:

This product will revolutionize the protein powder market. It is a soy and dairy free great tasting, energizing, and restorative combination of nutritional powders. Morning Jing is a surprisingly tasty quick meal for any time of day. Black bean and black rice together are considered a complete protein- and you don’t get the saturated fat or hormones. Black sesame provides valuable omega 6 essential fatty acids. Ho Sho Wu is a famed longevity herb in China, its name literally means ‘old black hair’ as the herb is tonic to the Kidneys, and has been reported to reverse graying hair and other signs of ageing. The above mentioned foods are all considered ‘black foods’ which contain unique anti-ageing properties such as zinc and molybdenum (a rare antioxidant).

But that’s not all; we add Maca, a great superfood from the Incas which is said to fortify the reproductive potential in men and women, balance hormones and provide endurance and adaptability.

Bee Pollen is considered one of Earth’s greatest superfoods, containing every nutrient necessary for survival, and finally we sweeten Morning Jing with pure cactus honey powder. Great for the whole family!

So, of course…I ordered some so I could enjoy it at home! My favorite way to prepare it is to blend it up in my Vita-Mix … fresh almond milk (chilled) and a big spoonful of raw almond butter and honey. I like it a little on the thicker side, so I add more almond butter and less milk. I started off with just a tablespoon of the Jing, and I may even put a little less next time.

Order your own yumminess here.

Just a little warning/disclaimer: Please check with your herbalist/doctor/midwife/naturopath before drinking. There are some quite potent herbs included in this tonic, including some that could cause an allergic reaction (bee pollen). Use in moderation…chinese herbs affect everyone differently.

Oh, and another disclaimer: Maca has been known to increase your libido/sex drive (due to it’s hormonal balancing characteristics). Don’t say I didn’t warn you.  😉


Entry filed under: Almond Milk, Chinese Herbs, Raw.

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18 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Staci  |  August 4, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Sounds divine! I ordered some!

  • 2. bonny  |  August 4, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    thanks for the recc – you never cease to amaze me, you happy foody, you.

  • 3. cavewoman  |  August 4, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    This looks so good!

    Would you consider this a “meal replacement” drink? Or is it more like an unbelievably nutritious cup of coffee?

    I’m trying to be more conscious in my food choices—-and I’m wondering how I would incorporate this into my daily menu.


  • 4. Trish  |  August 4, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Sara ~ will you be anywhere near me on your vacation in the midwest? I would love to try some of this…but don’t want to spend the $$ on a whole bag if I don’t like it or have an allergic reaction. I’ve been slooowwwly going raw, and have found a few things that make me swell up 😦

  • 5. beth  |  August 4, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Thanks! Im sooo ordering some! i need a lil help in that last area you mentioned….ahem….you better becareful too or else you will add to the crew….smile!

  • 6. livelightly  |  August 4, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    cavewoman…I consider it a “treat”, but being that it is quite hearty, you could drink it as a meal replacement too.

    Trish…we’ll be in Sioux Falls on the 28th and 29th of Sept. I think that’s the closest we’ll be to you. If you wanna come over and swim with Matt and Bella while I’m in meetings, you could 🙂 We’d love to see you!

  • 7. Elizabeth  |  August 4, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Sara – wow, i’m very interested in trying this out! I’m STILL hooked on one small cup of coffee each morning and am desperate for an easy replacement for it… it needs to be something that just ‘hits the spot’ ya know? so i’m hoping this good ole stuff might do the trick! thanks for posting:)

  • 8. Elizabeth  |  August 4, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    one more thing sara – i was wondering what your thoughts are on taking this while breastfeeding? I am still nursing my 14 month old son 🙂 only thing i thought would be an issue would be the honey and the bee pollen possibly? not sure. wondered what your thoughts were…. THANKS A BUNCH!

  • 9. livelightly  |  August 4, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Elizabeth…I will say that it’s definitely DIFFERENT than coffee 🙂 Texture wise, etc. I’m interested to see if I’m just a weirdo because it’s a good taste to me, but maybe not to others? I do hope you love it! 🙂 Another option for weaning yourself off coffee: mate vana! This is my absolute favorite “coffee like” tea. It’s SO delicious. Check it out here:

    As for taking it while nursing, I contacted Rehmannia directly and he assured me that it was fine while nursing, and that maca actually helps milk supply. The bee pollen should be fine as well…the recommendation is 12 months when infants are actually EATING the honey, so I don’t think it going through your milk would make a difference at this point. As long as YOU don’t have an allergy, you should be fine.

  • 10. Anna  |  August 4, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Since it is hormone balancing, do you find that it has any effect on lactational ammenorhea. I am hoping for 18 months again (almost 12 months – Leah will be one!), so I’m curious for that reason.

  • 11. Elizabeth  |  August 5, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Sara – thanks for your response! I will give this a shot and also try that tea too:) sounds yummy. I’ve tried HARD to like hot tea and most of them i just can’t force myself to enjoy haha. But this one sounds very delish! I’ll give it a go! Thanks again.

  • 12. Marieke  |  August 5, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Do you know what the approximate nutritional value is for the powder itself? I emailed my herbalist to see if it’s ok for me. Sounds good!!

  • 13. Tammy  |  August 25, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Sara, I’m wondering what you think about whether this will cause stomach issues with the embarrasing gas issue (it has black beans). Beans give me bad gas, as well as alot of raw greens. I’d love to assimilate these foods into my diet, but the side effects don’t seem worth it to me. I hate that horrible bloated feeling! Do you think it is something that improves as the digestive system “gets used to it”? Or do you think processed foods could be the culprit? My doctor has diagnosed me with irritable bowel syndrome, which most often manifests itself for me with gas and I’m not sure if I just try too many new things at once..

  • 14. livelightly  |  August 25, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Marieke…no, I don’t know the nutritionals on it, but if you email Rehmannia directly, he is good about getting back to you.

    Tammy…I do know that a raw foods diet will cure IBS…check out this video:

    Also, Paul Nison healed himself of IBS with raw foods, check his site/books out:

  • 15. rehmannia Dean Thomas  |  October 27, 2009 at 4:10 am

    Hi Sara, I just noticed this!

    Thanks so much for the good plug. I still wake every day looking forward to a smoothie with Morning Jing. Im adding persimmon to the drink right now while it’s in season.

    I truly miss not having it on those few days that I cant get time, and am getting great feedback.

    People; its a very nutritious blend that can act as a meal replacement, whats so significant is that the ‘black foods’ in the formula tonify kidney ‘essence’, that is; they restore youthfulness.

    Rehmannia Dean Thomas

  • 16. SillyGooseMama  |  May 21, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    THIS STUFF IS AMAZING!!! I make it in a smoothie with almond milk, almond butter and banana–like a milkshake. I think it tastes like peanut butter cups lol. I also made a pudding with almond milk, chia seeds, vanilla powder and a little stevia–delicious! Thanks for another great find, Sara!

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  • 18. Amacuba  |  June 22, 2013 at 8:21 am

    I’m using that exact product each morning! The way I make it, is in a Nutribullet: combine Jing, raw cacao powder, maca, raw coconut oil, raw honey, vanilla, bee pollen, and hot water (it’s a warm tonic). So good! And surprisingly filling!


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