Adrenal Cocktail Powder aka Singing Canary Dry Mix

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Are you feeling stressed out of just plain exhausted? This Adrenal Cocktail Powder, aka Singing Canary Dry Mix is just what you need.

What’s a Singing Canary, you ask?

Hint: We’re not talking about a real bird here, but you’re going to feel like singing after drinking this.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

No–it’s a drink!

The Singing Canary is the name of a drink developed by the ladies behind the Trim Healthy Mama eating plan. It’s basically a blend of lemons, turmeric, and a few other things and is designed to support your adrenals. In fact, it has quite a few ingredients that are considered to be healthy foods for adrenal support.

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Support for Your Adrenals

There are so many people talking about adrenal fatigue these days–I think it’s rampant. People are wiped out way beyond typical tiredness. I had a bad case of it, but thankfully I’ve done a lot to heal and I’m doing pretty well these days.

But I’m always looking for more support. My life is still quite stressful from time to time and with all of the toxins in our lives, it’s crucial to do whatever we can to support our bodies for good overall health.

So in the interest of supporting my adrenals, I started making the Singing Canary. I liked it, but I had a bit of a hard time with the heavy turmeric taste and kept adding more and more stevia to it. Which is fine, because I really sincerely like stevia and have learned a few tricks to get over the sometimes problematic bitter taste of stevia.

However, I thought I’d monkey around with the ingredients to see what I could come up with to make it a bit tastier. I ended up with this new version of the Singing Canary and well, I love it.

Make that WE love it since my youngest is always stealing sips from me. Ahem.

Anyhow, I love the drink, but it is a bit of a bother to put each of the ingredients into the blender one by one.

You know how that goes….1/4 teaspoon of this, 1/2 teaspoon of that….it’s all simple stuff but when you have to do it every day it starts taking up quite a bit of time.

I mean, I’m busy.

So I thought, why not make an adrenal cocktail powder so I can whip this up easily anytime.

Singing Canary Dry Mix Ingredients

How this Adrenal Cocktail Mix Saves Time

Now, instead of spending a ton of time measuring and scooping each ingredient (that’s NINE scoops), you can just measure once and be done with it.

And each scoop saved means a lot of time saved, because if you’re not doing what I shared in my Saving Time with Measuring Tools post, then you really are spending a lot of time.

Think about it….scoop-scoop-scoop-scoop—It’s fun (at least it is for me) the first time that I make a new recipe, but when you’re making it every day, scooping gets old. Fast.

I have a few time-saving tips on my blog including Baking in Bulk, How to Save Time and Money Cooking Pasta, Saving Time with Measuring Tools, and Saving Time with a Dehydrator.

And of course, there’s the Vitamix, which is a HUGE time-saving tool for any whole foods kitchen. We use ours multiple times a day. Totally worth saving up for in my book to purchase at the link above or on Amazon.

You just mix all of these dry ingredients together, store in a tight-lidded jar, get your Singing Canary Dry Mix out every morning, put some of the powder in the blender, add the wet ingredients, and blend away your adrenal struggles!

Duh – why hadn’t I thought of this sooner?

What’s the Best Protein Powder?

For starters, please buy organic protein powder if you can afford to.  Many of the foods that protein powders are made from are heavily doused with pesticides–so choose wisely!

There are other good options, but this protein powder is super creamy and delicious and this link gets $10 off. It’s garbanzo based but is tested for pesticides and the company is very transparent. Their products are developed to support the gut-brain axis which is known to help manage stress, so that makes this a really great choice, especially for this recipe.

If using another vegan protein powder, I highly recommend using organically sourced. Many of the ingredients in vegan protein powders are crops that many pesticides are used on. This organic vegan protein powder is a solid choice but note it can cause digestive upset for some people.

One of the best protein powders out there is Equip. It’s made from grass-fed beef and that’s about it. This company is top notch with unsurpassed quality.

Recipe Notes

This singing canary concentrate is easily adaptable for special diets.

  • You can use collagen protein instead of a protein powder, however collagen is lacking tryptophan so you might want to add that to your diet if you choose to do that.
  • For AIP, use the collagen protein option or Equip protein powder (use code WHOLENEWMOM to get 15% off your first order) and substitute organic mace for nutmeg.
  • You can choose to use less Vitamin C for this recipe if you like. If doing so, you should scale down the amount of the concentrate used by 1/4 teaspoon or so.
  • I recommend using sodium ascorbate for this recipe. Other vitamin Cs have different properties. One thing that I like about sodium ascorbate is that it is pretty well tolerated and not acidic so you can buy it in bulk and use it for other purposes where you wouldn’t want the acidity, as in this DIY Swim Spray.
  • This is a “fuel pull” for those on the Trim Healthy Mama plan.
  • Vitamin C Alternatives: You can use another whole food powder or this Homemade Vitamin C powder is a great option as well.
adrenal cocktail powder in jar with spices in background and adrenal cocktail in jar with title saying adrenal cocktail powder.
Singing Canary Dry Mix (Adrenal Cocktail Dry Mix)

Adrenal Cocktail Powder | Singing Canary Dry Mix

Support your adrenals and save time with this Adrenal Cocktail Powder | Singing Canary Dry Mix
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Course: Beverage
Cuisine: AIP, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Keto, Low-Carb, Paleo, THM:S, Vegan, whole30
Keyword: adrenal cocktail mix, singing canary dry mix
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 all-day sipper
Calories: 415kcal



  • Combine all ingredients in small bowl.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Store in a tight-lidded jar (a pint-sized mason jar works well) in a cool, dark place.
  • To make the Adrenal Cocktail / Singing Canary Drink, place 1 1/2 cups water and 1-2 lemons (or 1/8 – 1/4 cup lemon juice) in a blender.
  • Add in 1 teaspoon MCT oil, coconut oil, or olive oil.
  • Add 5 1/4 teaspoon of the Adrenal Cocktail Concentrate.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Pour blended mixture into an 8-cup mason jar or other container.
  • Fill the jar to the brim with water and ice as desired.
  • Sip on the Adrenal Cocktail throughout the day.


    • For AIP, use the collagen protein option and also substitute organic mace for nutmeg.
    • You can choose to use less Vitamin C for this recipe if you like. If doing so, you should scale down the amount of the concentrate used by 1/4 teaspoon or so.
    • I recommend using sodium ascorbate for this recipe. Other vitamin Cs have different properties. One thing that I like about sodium ascorbate is that it is pretty well tolerated and not acidic so you can buy it in bulk and use it for other purposes where you wouldn’t want the acidity, as in this DIY Swim Spray.
    • Vitamin C Alternatives: You can use another whole food powder or this Homemade Vitamin C powder is a great option as well.
    • Use organic lemons if using whole lemons due to pesticide content in the peels.


Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 3559mg | Potassium: 1750mg | Fiber: 24g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 387mg | Iron: 29mg | Net Carbs: 38g

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So now that you have this Singing Canary Concentrate ready, you can make this adrenal cocktail any day you like–or even each and every day. No more scooping and scooping and scooping.

You can spend your time sipping and healing instead.

Your adrenals and your schedule will thank you.

Have you tried the Singing Canary / Adrenal Cocktail yet?
What did you think about it?

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  1. Hi! I have a vegan protein powder but it is vanilla flavored. Do you think it would work in your version of the Singing Canary? Or is unflavored best? Thanks!

    1. Hi there. Yes, it should work just fine and I think it would taste amazing. I am pretty sure I linked to some vanilla flavored protein powders in the post :). Hope you like it!

  2. I tried it today. I didn’t have organic vanilla, so I left that out. I enjoyed the drink very much.
    I will definitely be making this in the future to continue on with the best health possible.
    Thank you for your great recipe.

  3. Hi Adrienne! This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing! My husband loves the Singing Canary! I use some supplements called Plexus that support gut and adrenal health….have you ever used them? I like to mix the drink packet into my GGMS recipes and it flavors it nicely while feeding my gut with prebiotics and balancing my blood sugar and hormones! I’d love to share it with you!

  4. I do have Adrenal Fatigue, and am under a Doctor’s care. Could you tell me the benefit of the ingredients that are suppose to support the Adrenals and how they support them? Thank you?

  5. Do you have a recipe for 1 singing canary? The one in the THM book doesn’t have all the spices and I don’t want to make a concentrate until I taste this recipe because I don’t like the original one.

  6. I am allergic to lemons. Can I make this with oranges or ACV ? If so how much? Such a bummer to have allergies.

    1. Hi there. From what I can tell, the shot contains almost everything that the original Singing Canary does so I would just use the same amount of this as you would for making the whole sipper.

    1. 5 and 1/4 tsp. If it were the other I would have written it as 1 1/4 tsp but I understand your question. Hope you enjoy it!

    1. Hi there. There is a link in the post where the recipe is – I’m going to try changing the colors of the other wording in the recipe to see if that makes it more obvious. Let me know if you don’t see it.

  7. Just a couple of questions:
    How much mix does this make (container size to hold it all)?
    Oops, just one question, I guess!
    Thanks for this recipe, I think I have adrenal fatigue and hope this helps.
    AND: YIKES! the stevia link….SOOOOO EXpensive! I think I’ll use my own organic one, purchased several years ago (I don’t like stevia ….WWWWAAAAYYYYYY to sweet and bitter) I’m going to try about 1/3 the amount as I made a recipe with the amount of stevia you had in it and had to throw it out, it was extremely sweet and bitter tasting. Lesson learned! I don’ use lots of sweeteners, and usually not nearly as much as I used to many years ago. Don’t require all the sweetness. (please, I’m not being critical, I really do appreciate this recipe!)
    Again, thank you for this recipe.

    1. Hi there, Carol!

      I think the amount is listed on the recipe card – do you not see it? You tried this one and didn’t like it or was it another recipe? What stevia are you using? You’re welcome!

  8. Hi Adrienne,
    Thank you for the post! This is a very helpful way to make the drink easier to prepare.

    A question though…aren’t you supposed to use freshly ground black pepper along with turmeric to get the most benefit? Just curious if that should / could be added to this mix as well.
    Thanks again!

    1. You are so welcome, Elizabeth! I did a lot of researching about that issue — good question! So basically adding black pepper is only 1 way to make the benefits of turmeric more bioavailable. Another is to add oil and yet another is to add quercetin which lemons are high in. So actually this drink is already doing both of those. Additionally the studies on black pepper were only done on curcumin and not on the whole turmeric so it’s possible that the turmeric is already bioavailable as a whole. I should write more about this…..thanks for bringing it up again!

      1. According to ayurvedia black pepper and fat must both be added. Many tumeric supplements have pepper added in them. I’ve read this from many different sources. They all suggest coconut oil.for the fat because it tastes better.

  9. Noted in comments someone said 1/4 tsp salt, however, the recipe says 1 1/2 tsp salt. Which is correct:
    1/4 tsp or 1 1/2 tsp?

    1. The way it is in the recipe is accurate. They were making an assumption that the error was in the measurement base when actually the whole thing was wrong :).

  10. Hi there, Is there a substitute for the Protein Powder? I’m currently wrestling with food-allergies and seeds are on the no-no list, sent me to ER with anaphylaxis, (as is soy of course). I love all the spices! I’d sure like to give a version of this a try.

    1. I gave a few options in the post – are you wanting to not use a protein powder at all? You could do that or use a collagen. I will put that option in the post. Thanks!

  11. Do you have a kind/brand of Turmeric you would recommend? I love the Singing Canary, but am using a LOT of turmeric in the little jars from the grocery store. Thank you for your help!

    1. Hi Kathy. I am sorry for the delay. I put a brand in there finally after contacting several companies. I like the quality control on the one in the post now. Thanks for your patience and I hear you on the price!

    1. Hi there.

      That was a typo….thought I changed it last night but went in just now and it wasn’t changed…..tried to change it again. Hope it’s showing up properly for you now :)!

  12. do you just throw the whole lemon in there ?I do have a vitamix so I’m sure it could handle it. It seems like a lot of bother to peel one.

    1. Yes, I do – but only if it’s organic. Sometimes I remove the seeds. I actually enjoy it better w/ the peel. It adds a nice depth to the drink. Hope you like it!