There's a lot of buzz around adaptogens nowadays and if you missed my post explaining how they work, check it out here.
One enjoyable way to consume these harmonizing herbs is in an adaptogen latte!
This recipe uses calming adaptogens but it you want to add a little zing, you could add some matcha, stimulating adaptogens, black tea or yes...even an espresso shot or coffee. Read below for tips on personalizing your latte.
It does call for a little cacao so if you're drinking this as a night tonic beware of that as some folks find it really stimulating (I know I do). On that note, if you are sensitive or allergic to cacao/chocolate, you can replace with carob powder or just leave it out of the recipe and it will still be really tasty. Trust me.
10 ounces almond milk (or any milk of choice)
2 teaspoons of coconut crème powder or coconut butter
1 teaspoon reishi powder
½ teaspoon astragalus powder
½ teaspoon shatavari powder
½ teaspoon cacao powder
½ -1 teaspoon maca* powder (I prefer gelatinized maca, see below for more)
1 teaspoon tahini, almond butter or any nut butter
1 teaspoon honey (can also use a date, maple syrup, coconut sugar, few drops of stevia, etc). More if you like sweeter or double down on cinnamon
sprinkle ( 2 or 3) of cinnamon
pinch of ground licorice (optional)
pinch of sea salt
½ scoop of Collagen peptides (optional)
Warm almond milk in a saucepan.
Pour warmed milk of choice into blender and add the remaining ingredients.
Blend on low-med for a minute or until smooth and frothy. If it's really hot be sure to vent the lid or remove feeder cap so steam can escape.
Pour into your favorite mug, take a deep relaxing breath and enjoy!
Tips to Personalize your Adaptogen Latte
Most importantly, listen to your body!
Notice how they make you feel and adjust herbs and ratios as it works for you. Adaptogens are wonderful herbs but not all herbs work for everybody. Each person is unique in what works for them so explore with caution, do some research and source mindfully.