4 Adaptogenic Latte Recipes

4 Adaptogenic Latte Recipes

Life often gets stressful, and we find ourselves struggling to manage anxieties. We turn to things like meditation, exercise, and journaling to reduce stress. These are all fantastic, but there's something else that can help you stay calm: adaptogenic lattes.

Adaptogens are herbs and plants that balance and support your adrenal system. They carry calming properties and aid in soothing symptoms that result from stress.

ADAPTOGENIC LATTES

We're sharing four recipes that upgrade your latte into the perfect calming elixir using adaptogenic ingredients.

Common adaptogens and their benefits

Before we get to the recipes, let's look at a brief overview of the benefits of some of the ingredients.

NOTE: We recommend consulting your doctor before adding new supplements, or adaptogens that you haven't used previously to avoid side effects.

ASHWAGANDHA

This Ayurvedic herb is beneficial to many parts of the body. When taken internally, it helps regulate hormones, the immune system, reproductive, and neurological systems. It can help alleviate anxiety, fatigue, skewed blood sugar levels, and more.

GINGER

Ginger helps manage issues related to digestion, anxiety, nausea, and numerous other ailments.

BUTTERFLY PEA FLOWER

This potent antioxidant reduces stress, soothes symptoms of anxiety, acts as a mild sedative, and stabilizes your memory.

TURMERIC

Studies show that consumption of turmeric assists with improving brain functions and soothing joint pain.

REISHI MUSHROOM

Reishi helps relieve the symptoms related to high blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar. It's also excellent for strengthening your immune system.

1 Hibiscus ginger mint tea

Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 10 mins

Total: 10 mins

TOOLS

Grater

Small pot

Measuring spoons

Measuring cups

Hand frother (optional)

Sieve

INGREDIENTS

½ cup of hot almond milk

¾ cups of hot filtered water

¼ cup mint leaves

⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ cup dried hibiscus 

¼ teaspoon Ashwagandha powder

¼ teaspoon grated ginger

¼ – ½ teaspoon honey or granulated sugar to taste (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Boil the water.
  • When the water starts boiling, add the Ashwagandha powder, mint leaves, ginger, and hibiscus leaves to the pot.
  • Allow the herbs to simmer until the leaves soften and the water's color and scent change.
  • Turn down the heat and add the almond milk.
  • When the mixture reaches your desired temperature, add the vanilla extract.
  • Turn off heat and use a hand frother to turn the drink foamy (optional).
  • Strain the mixture through the sieve into a mug.
  • Add the sugar or honey to sweeten if you wish.
  • Garnish with a dried hibiscus petal or mint leaf, and a few sprinkles of sugar.

 

2 Reishi spiced cacao latte

Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 10 mins

Total: 10 mins

TOOLS

A small pot

Measuring spoons

Measuring cups

Hand frother (optional)

INGREDIENTS

½ cup of water

¾ cup of almond milk

1 teaspoon reishi mushroom powder

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon raw cacao powder

1 tablespoon coconut milk

⅛ teaspoon nutmeg

⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon brown sugar

1 dollop of whipped cream (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Put all the ingredients into the pot and boil them.
  • Reduce the heat and stir until all of the ingredients mix thoroughly and dissolve.
  • Turn off the heat and froth using the hand frother (optional)
  • Pour the drink into your mug, and garnish with a sprinkle of cacao powder. Enjoy!

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3 Blue lullaby latte

Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 10 mins

Total: 10 mins

TOOLS

A small pot

Measuring spoons

Measuring cups

Hand frother (optional)

INGREDIENTS

1 cup almond milk

⅛ teaspoon nutmeg

1 tbsp of dried butterfly pea flowers or 1 teaspoon butterfly pea flower powder  

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon brown sugar

Dried butterfly pea flower petals or dried violets to garnish (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Put all the ingredients into the pot and bring to a boil.
  • Turn down the heat and stir until all the contents combine.
  • Turn off the heat and froth with hand frother.
  • Pour the drink into a mug and garnish with a few dried violets or butterfly pea flower petals.

4 Roasted sunset latte

Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 10-15 mins

Total: 10-15 mins

TOOLS

A small pot

Sieve

Measuring spoons

Measuring cups

Grater

Hand frother (optional)

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon turmeric

¼ cup coconut milk

¼ cup almond milk

½ cup of filtered water

¼ teaspoon coconut oil

1 cup of roasted dried dandelions

Granulated sugar or honey for taste

⅓ teaspoon grated ginger juice

½ teaspoon ashwagandha

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Put all the ingredients (except the coconut milk and almond) into a pot of water and boil them.
  • Reduce the heat and strain the mixture.
  • Add the almond milk and stir until all the ingredients mix well.
  • Reduce the heat and add the coconut milk you achieve the desired temperature.
  • Turn off the heat and froth the drink (optional).
  • Garnish with a little honey or a pinch of granulated sugar. Enjoy!

 

With love,

​The Sole Toscana Beauty Team