Adapt Drinks is a functional beverage company. We make amazing drinks from adaptogenic herbs to help women adapt to life stressors, feel better and perform better, enabling them to live life with calm energy.
What are functional beverages? They are a non-alcoholic drink containing ingredients like herbs, vitamins, minerals, amino acids or added raw fruit or vegetable, to provide health benefits beyond their base nutritional value.
What are adaptogenic herbs? They are a natural substance considered to increase the body's ability to resist the damaging effects of stress and promote or restore normal physiological functioning.
We add adaptogenic herbs to our drinks to make them functional - this means not only do they taste amazing, but they do your amazing things for your body and mind too.
We are female founded, female focused and female inspired. We intimately understand the stressors on modern women and the impact this has on her well being. We create functional beverages to support her ability to accommodate the varying physical and emotional stresses of daily life.
Our mission is to make amazing drinks from adaptogenic herbs to help women adapt to stress, feel better, perform better, and support them to live life with calm energy.
About the founder Nicole Avery
Adapt Drinks was founded by Nicole (Nic) Avery and from its very inception she has been supported by amazing female friends and family to bring this idea to life. Without their help, advice, guidance, feedback and encouragement Adapt Drinks would be an idea only.
Nic is a Melbourne based mum to five kids aged from 21 to 12. She has been working online for over 10 years growing Planning With Kids to be one of Australia's most popular parenting blogs.
And it was over these 10 years that she started making changes to her lifestyle and diet to improve the way she felt, increase her energy, productivity and performance:
- From eating a diet in highly processed foods and drinking litres a day of diet cola, to a diet filled with whole foods and beverages that are good for you.
- From surviving on 5 - 6 hours asleep to cram more into her days, to sleeping 7 - 8 hours and being smarter about the way she works to get more done in less time.
- From feeling like she was always doing for her family, to spending more time being with her family.
- From not running more than 5km, now regularly running marathons and running 90km a week. (While she understands this is not everyone's idea of a good time, it brings her joy, helps her stay fit and clears her mind!)
Through her work interacting with mums online and her own personal journey Nicole realised that what we eat and drink can have a huge impact on how we feel, what we do and how we show up for ourselves and our families.
This was the impetus for creating Adapt Drinks Relax - Nic wanted to create a great tasting non alcoholic drink to have at the end day to help unwind and relax.