Straight A Potion

Disclaimer; must be supplemented with good study and sleep! I remember the week of my leaving cert, I read somewhere that mushrooms help with memory. So, I ate mushrooms every day for breakfast before my exams! That may not have worked but I wish I knew Tom back then! I asked Tom to come up with a tonic, a pre-exam tonic to help me relax but also stimulate the mind.

This tastes so good, as a tonic or a smoothie. Itโ€™s delicious and a fantastic start to any busy day full of meetings, lectures or exams! Donโ€™t forget to check out Toms page @the.mental.herbalist for loads of home remedies and how to turn food into medicine!

Serves Serves 2

Cooks in 15 Minutes


  • 300 ml of almond milk (or alternative, rice/ coconut)
  • 2 capsules of Ashwagandha powder
  • 2 capsules of turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of maple syrup


  1. Add all ingredients into a glass and mix well.
  2. Alternatively you can heat the milk first if you prefer a warm drink.
  3. To make a smoothie version – add ingredients to a nutribullet, add extra milk and one banana and some chia seeds.