Gaia Herbs Recipes for a Healthier You

Published on May 26, 2023

By Lisa Stockwell

Lisa Stockwell

Lisa Stockwell has worked as a copywriter, writer, author, and editor for 35 years, specializing in the field of healthcare since 2009. She recognized the need for reliable health information while supporting friends through unique health challenges and refocused her career to bring clarity and compassion to healthcare communications. Lisa is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and a lifelong Northern Californian.

Gaia Herbs is proud of our growing list of healthy recipes that give you new ways to add beneficial herbs and herbal supplements to your diet. 

To help you find these recipes faster, we’ve compiled this collection into one article. It includes all recipes we’ve published on our blog and notes the Gaia Herbs products used in each. Most recipes can be made in under 15 minutes, making them nutritious, delicious, and easy to create, regardless of your cooking experience.

Please note that some of these recipes may have out of stock ingredients– if that’s the case, feel free to find a replacement that works with the recipe!

Nutritious Beverages

Satisfying Smoothies

Smoothies are an excellent way to add fruits and leafy veggies to your diet — especially if you’ve never found a way to enjoy spinach, kale, or other healthy greens on their own. Herbs and herbal supplements can enhance the nutrients in any smoothie and provide unique health benefits, whether at the start of the day, after a mid-day slump, or when you want to satisfy a craving for something yummy. We’ve got enough smoothie recipes to keep your taste buds entertained daily.

  • Sunrise Smoothie with Everyday Adaptogen™ Powder, a blend of Maca, Cordyceps, Rhodiola, and Ashwagandha

Rich, Soothing, and Even Cooling Hot Drinks

A hot drink is not only warming, but relaxing on a cold winter day. But hot drinks can also cool you off when the weather is hot and dry. In hot, dry climates, hot drinks can increase your rate of perspiration. When perspiration evaporates from your skin, it creates a cooling effect. (However, if the weather is too humid or you’re wearing too many clothes for sweat to evaporate, you won’t enjoy this cooling effect and should stick with cold drinks.) REF#1735

The following warm drink recipes were created to be enjoyed any time of year, whether you want to add flavor to your morning coffee or tea, drink a pick-me-up mid-day, or enjoy a calming beverage in the late afternoon.

Refreshing Cold Drinks & Mocktails 

After a long, cold winter, it’s time to get out the blender or shaker and whip up your favorite fruit drinks and mocktails. Gaia Herbs has enhanced old classics and created new concoctions with herbal supplements to make these cold beverages as healthy as they are delicious and refreshing. Enjoy these drinks any time of day. 

    Breakfast Treats to Start Your Day

    They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Studies have shown that breakfast not only increases daily nutrition intake and improves energy, but breakfast eaters tend to have better weight control because their overall diet is lower in sugar and saturated fat content. REF#1736

    If you are looking for variety for your daily breakfast or want simple recipes to make it easier to eat this important meal, Gaia Herbs offers several options that combine nutritious whole food with Gaia Herbs supplements. Herbs like Maca and Turmeric offer energy and stamina supporting health benefits that will keep you going all day long.*

    Savory Snacks for Anytime of Day 

    You can’t — and shouldn’t — always ignore the desire to snack between meals. Sometimes you need that extra sustenance to get you through the day. When you have a selection of healthy savory snacks on hand, you don’t need to worry about reaching for processed foods with empty calories or unhealthy chemicals.

    Snacks made with whole foods that are low in saturated fats and processed sugar can be a healthy supplement to your main meals. Our recipes can be eaten alone or as an accompaniment to a meal. They are also great treats to take to a potluck and share with friends.

      Sweet Snacks & Scrumptious Desserts 

      When you want something sweet, your healthiest option is fresh fruit low on the glycemic index (meaning it’s low in natural sugar). Berries, apples, citrus fruit, pears, dates, and bananas are all good options. However, special occasions call for something a little more, well, special. 

      Gaia Herbs has developed a growing list of sweet treat recipes that combine healthy ingredients with beneficial supplements. All recipes are designed to satiate your sweet tooth without sacrificing your health. 

        Flavorful Dressings, Sauces & Seasonings

        It doesn’t take much to bring out flavor in fresh, natural ingredients. A pinch of salt. A sprinkle of oregano, rosemary, thyme, or basil. A splash of extra virgin olive oil or flavored vinegar. You can do a lot with just those condiments.

        But sometimes, adding more unique dressings or sauces to your protein, veggies, and salads is fun too. We’ve developed several options that may become staples in your kitchen, they’re that good!

          Natural Body Products & Gift Items 

          Your skin reflects the overall quality of your nutrition. Herbs have been used for centuries to treat skin issues externally, adding moisture and shine, supporting skin health, and treating wounds and skin diseases. 

          While we need more studies to confirm all the potential health benefits of many herbs, we know from experience that those we use in our balms, lotions, and body salts help your skin feel and look better. Check out our recipes for natural body products that you can use for yourself or give away as gifts.

          Gaia Herbs is constantly updating our recipe file and adding new creations. Subscribe to our newsletter to ensure you don’t miss them when they come out. Fill out the signup form at the bottom of any page of our website. Or bookmark and follow our blog, Seeds of Knowledge, where we post all our recipes.

          Happy cooking!


          • 1. A R Bain, N C Lesperance, and O Jay,, "Body heat storage during physical activity is lower with hot fluid ingestion under conditions that permit full evaporation", Acta Physiologica, October 2012,.
          • 2. Michael J. Gibney et al,, "Breakfast in Human Nutrition: The International Breakfast Research Initiative", Nutrients, May 1, 2018,.