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Gluten-Free Hot Cocoa Upgrades

Gluten-Free Hot Cocoa Upgrades

Hot cocoa is perhaps the staple warming drink in the winter. It’s warm, sweet, creamy, and chocolatey, who could pass it up? Better yet, who could pass up a fancy upgraded cup of hot cocoa? How to Make Gluten-Free Hot Cocoa When it comes to 

Adaptogenic Cocoa Peanut Butter Latte

Adaptogenic Cocoa Peanut Butter Latte

Ingredients:
1 cup milk of choice
1 tsp agave
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp ashwagandha powder
2 tsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp peanut butter

Adaptogenic Matcha Tea Latte

Adaptogenic Matcha Tea Latte

Adaptogenic Matcha Tea Latte - Tayler Silfverduk - Looking for ways to adapt better to stress? Try eating/drinking adaptogens! They help the body adapt to stress in a more effecient manner. This adaptogenic latte is the perfect way to maximize brain power and improve you stress response due to the potent activity of both the Matcha Tea and the Ashwagandha powder.


Adaptogenic Matcha Tea Latte


For all of those matcha tea enthusiasts who use the bamboo brush to make their tea, I am sorry.

This Adaptogenic Matcha Tea Latte recipe uses a blender to combine the ingredients for simplicities sake (also because I don’t have a bamboo brush to properly brew matcha with. I know I am a monster).

After researching how to buy matcha tea, I realized I did it all wrong many moons ago.

What you want to look for:

– It should be very finely ground
– The powder should be bright green (not yellow).
– It should have a fairly sweet taste (not bitter)
– If you can, try to buy the matcha freshly ground (no sealed bags in containers)

There are other criteria you want to look out for but these are my top ones.

Why does it matter?

The potent effects Matcha won’t be as effective if you’re not using high-quality stuff.

I, unfortunately, used a Matcha powder that I found at my local international store, and it doesn’t meet a lot of the criteria I researched.

How is it Adaptogenic?

So matcha isn’t adaptogenic but ashwagandha is!

Combine the two together and you have a powerful, stress relieving health drink!

 

Learn more about the powerful benefits of adaptogens in this post!

It’s important to safely source any “supplemental” powder. I bought my ashwagandha from this Amazon store. They abide by Good Manufacturing Practices, which are among the highest standards in the world.


Adaptogenic Matcha Tea Latte

Cook Time7 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan / Plantbased
Servings: 1 latte

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk of choice I used cashew milk
  • 1.5 tsp matcha powder
  • 1/4 tsp ashwagandha powder
  • 2 tsp Agave
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Warm milk of choice either in a microwave or in a pot over the stove top
  • Transfer warmed milk and the rest of the ingredients to a blender
  • Blend on high until well-combined
  • Enjoy!

Notes

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Please consult your physician to make sure adaptogens are safe for your own consumption (you should do this for all herbal supplements you are interested in taking)
Adaptogenic Vanilla Rose Latte

Adaptogenic Vanilla Rose Latte

Ingredients:
1 cup rose tea
1 cup milk of choice
1/8 tsp rhodiola rosea powder
1 scoop collagen peptides
2 tsp agave
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

The Powerful Benefits of Adaptogens

The Powerful Benefits of Adaptogens

Essentially, adaptogens are substances found in certain plants that improve the body’s ability to respond to stressors. A stressor can be anything that causes your body to respond in a manner that is outside of your body’s normal activity, like the tearing of muscle fibers when you are weight-training. So in this case, an adaptogen can help the body respond to the tearing of your muscle fibers in a more efficient manner.