Autumn Balance – Vegan Recipes for Success

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Autumn is the season of the harvest! A grand harvest moon shines in the sky. The winds sing a song that sounds slightly different for each of us. But every song boasts the collective message, of a great bounty and overall success, on the October horizon. This is a time to get our affairs in order to fully receive what is coming our way. Collect your magic.

First, Spirit brought Autumn blessings welcoming us to change with the wind. Now we are receiving balance, settling into formation. 

Though these spiritual shifts can be physically jarring, they are necessary to cultivate the best of our seasonal magic. What better way to do this than to use Autumn’s richest colors and flavors? Teas and soups are prevalent in this season because of their warm, all-encompassing recipes that are similar to magic potions. 

I’ve included 3 of my favorite and easy natural tea and soup recipes , infused with the reds, browns, oranges and golds for multisensory therapy. These recipes are perfect to help combat seasonal affective disorder or S.A.D., bouts of depression and anxiety, and general melancholy. They will assist in bringing balance and healing to the body as well as the spirit, thus helping you to get in line with your brand of success. 

The ingredients for these particular potions can be found at your local grocery or farmer’s market. No need to be overwhelmed. And if you feel the need to shift the ingredients, please do so. 

3 Vegan Recipes for Success in Helping You Find Your Autumn Balance

Golden Milk– for vision, clarity, and intuitive strengthening (gut soothing and healing).

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Prep It:

2 cups unsweetened plant milk

1- 1½  teaspoonful maple syrup, date or coconut sugar (or honey if not vegan)

¼ – ½  teaspoonful ground turmeric

¼ – ½ teaspoonful ground ginger (or 1 inch chopped fresh ginger)

1 cinnamon stick

1 pinch cayenne or black pepper

Optional: ½  anise star

Optional post steam ingredients:

½ – 1 teaspoonful pure vanilla extract 

1 – 2 teaspoonfuls cannabis oil

½ star anise

Prep It Prayer: Speak the purpose of your recipe over the ingredients as you grind the herbs and cut the produce.

Make It:

  1. Set a small to medium pot over low heat. Add plant milk and spices, including optional anise star, and stir until combined. 
  2. Bring content to bubbling just below a simmer. DO NOT BOIL. Stir occasionally on simmer for about 10 minutes. Stir in sweetener of choice and simmer for 2 more minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  3. Remove pot from heat. Use a fine mesh strainer to strain out residual spices and cinnamon stick. Return contents to pot.
  4. Stir in optional ingredients: cannabis oil, vanilla extract. 
  5. Pour desired amount serve hot. Drink up to 3 times daily.

Orange Hibiscus– for peaceful, heart soothing, harmony

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Prep It:

2 cups spring or distilled water

1 tablespoon dried hibiscus flower

½ or 1 small cinnamon stick

½ inch fresh ginger or ½ teaspoonful powder

¼ cup fresh orange juice or 1-2 fresh or dried orange slices 

1 dried clove or ½ teaspoonful powder

1 – 1½ teaspoonfuls maple syrup, date syrup (or honey if not vegan)


1 tablespoon cannabis oil

Prep It Prayer: Speak the purpose of your recipe over the ingredients as you grind the herbs and cut the produce.

Make It:

  1. Boil 2 cups of water in a kettle or medium pot. Remove water from heat.
  2. Add hibiscus flowers, clove, ginger, orange juice or slices and stir to combine. Steep for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Use a fine mesh strainer to strain residual spices and ingredients. Add sweetener and stir. Add optional ingredients and stir.
  4. Pour desired amount and serve hot to warm. Drink up to 3 cups daily. 

Vegan cream of mushroom soup– quick, mood boosting, mind opening

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Prep It: 

16-24 ounces mixed mushrooms (Use baby bella, white button), finely chopped

1-2 medium shallots, finely chopped

1 medium yellow or sweet white onion, finely chopped

4 cups vegetable broth or water 

1 cup plant milk (full fat coconut or hemp work best)

1+ teaspoonful pink himlayan or sea salt, to taste

1-1½ teaspoonful black pepper, to taste

1-2 teaspoonfuls thyme

1-2 teaspoonfuls smoked paprika

1-2 teaspoonfuls turmeric

1-2 teaspoonfuls oregano

1+ tablespoonful coconut aminos (soy sauce or miso paste)


1-2 teaspoonful of cannabis oil per 2 cups of broth

Seeded or multigrain crackers

Prep It Prayer: Speak the purpose of your recipe over the ingredients as you grind the herbs and cut the produce

Make It:

  1. Set a medium pan on medium to high heat.  Add chopped shallots and onion salt and pepper and cook until softened. Add spices and chopped mushrooms and toss; cook, stirring often, until mushrooms are soft and most of the moisture has evaporated, or about 8 to 10 minutes. 
  2. Stir in broth and scrape any browned pieces from the pan. Add coconut aminos (or soy/miso). Stir and let come to a boil, lower heat and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Add 1 cup plant milk and stir. 
  3. Remove from heat and add optional ingredients. Adjust seasonings and spices, by the ½ teaspoonful, to desired taste. 
  4. Serve hot with seeded crackers for dipping. 

Written by: Dom, The Cannamom

Edited by: Veronica Castillo

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