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the bite: Moon Juice

By Natalie Goel

Amanda Chantal Bacon, the Los Angeles-based founder of raw food tonic and tincture company Moon Juice, has drawn us all in with her delicious, plant-based potions and given us some serious food for thought when it comes to the obscure, wild and wonderful ingredients they contain. And we mean that literally — she even offers a Moon Dust herbal powder supplement called “Brain Dust” that’s filled with compounds like astralagus and shilajit and designed to help you stay healthy and alert.

We’ve made no secret of the fact we’re major fans of Amanda — Athena has toured her eclectic-chic California beach bungalow, stepped into her kitchen to prepare her rich, avocado-based cacao pudding, and included her Moon Juice Beauty Dust supplement sachets in our holiday stocking stuffer gift guide. So when Amanda released her debut Moon Juice cookbook a couple months back, filled with mystical, swoon-worthy imagery and plant-based concoctions like sesame ginger matcha, sumac tomato jam and pine nuts, and  even hot sex milk(!), it spoke straight to our hippie-foodie-loving hearts — and we knew it needed to make an appearance on EyeSwoon.

Here Amanda shares the recipe for her beauty latte — a taste, so to speak, of her recently-released cookbook — and schools us on all the goodness it contains. We say, you can never have too much beauty in your bodies or your lives. Read on and drink up!

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NAME: Amanda Chantal Bacon

PROFESSION: Moon Juice Founder/CEO

PHILOSOPHY ON FOOD? Feed your bliss.

COOKING MAKES ME FEEL… Loving and loved.

BRIEFLY, HOW YOU CAME TO DO WHAT YOU DO: I wanted to live the biggest version of physical and emotional joy. I figured out how to bio-hack my way there in a delicious way.   

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOUR NEW COOKBOOK! It’s my blood, sweat and tears, for real. It’s been a 2-year process. It’s my story, philosophy, and over 75 recipes that I shot at home with love.

MOST POPULAR MOON JUICE OFFERINGS? Beauty Dust, baby.

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BIGGEST LEARNING FROM WORKING WITH CHEF SUZANNE GOIN AT LUCQUES? Time management and zero compromise when it comes to ingredients.

UNEXPECTED FLAVOR PROFILE(S) YOU’RE CURRENTLY INTO? Schisandra berry with dark chocolate.

BEST CITIES FOR FOOD, WORLDWIDE? Beirut, Buenos Aires, San Francisco.

FAVORITE PART OF THE COOKBOOK-CREATION PROCESS? The food- and prop-styling freak-out.

ESSENTIAL KITCHEN TOOL? Vitamix.

THREE INGREDIENTS YOU COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT? Lemon, olive oil and pink salt.

BIGGEST SINGLE INFLUENCE ON YOUR COOKING STYLE? My own health struggles.

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I CAN NEVER RESIST… Raw chocolate.

THE RECIPE OR MEAL YOU ARE KNOWN FOR? Gosh, it used to be big fancy 8-course meals, now its superfood pancakes and adaptogenic tonics.

MOST SWOON-WORTHY RESTAURANT? RIP, Axe.

THEY SAY YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT — WHAT ARE YOU? A big gulp of Power Dust latte with lait de coco foam.

TRIED-AND-TRUE ENTERTAINING TIP? Beeswax candles and wild flowers.

WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON FOR MOON JUICE? More, more, more: Moon Dust products, moon milks, cosmic treats, stores and books.

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Beauty Latte

Amanda Bacon

  • Ingredients

    • This is a warm cup of luscious antioxidant, enzyme, amino, and mineral richness. This ancient beauty potion delivers deep nourishment into the bloodstream for bone and cell building and tissue regeneration, reversing the  effects of aging and inflammation. It also tonifies and heals organs, beautifying on a cellular level and bringing suppleness to the skin and shine to hair.

      Makes 12 ounces

      Beauty Latte

      • 12 ounces lait de coco (see below for recipe)
      • 1 teaspoon rose water
      • 2 teaspoons lucuma powder
      • ¼ teaspoon pearl powder
      • ½ teaspoon ground schisandra berries
      • 1 teaspoon raw honey or coconut sap, or 1 drop of stevia for a low-glycemic version
      • 1 teaspoon ghee or coconut oil
      • 1 tablespoon tocotrienols 

      Lait de Coco

      • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
      • ¼ cup young Thai coconut meat (one 5×2-inch strip), fresh or frozen
      • 4 cups water
      • Pinch pink salt
  • The Prep

      1. Gently warm the lait de coco in a saucepan over low heat, without allowing it to simmer. Carefully pour it into a blender. Add the rose water, lucuma, pearl, schisandra, sweetener, and oil. Blend on high for 20 seconds or until warm and frothy. Pour into a mug and serve topped with the tocotrienols.
      2. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, about 45 seconds. This milk will have a nice cream on top when cold, so shake and stir to evenly distribute.

      Reprinted from The Moon Juice Cookbook by arrangement with Pam Krauss Books/Avery, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © 2016, Amanda Bacon

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