Adaptogenic Morning Chocolate Elixir Recipe

Adaptogenic Morning Chocolate Elixir Recipe
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Drink Immediately
Vegan Dairy Free
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Swap your morning coffee for this divine yet healthy hot chocolate. Packed with adaptogenic herbs, it will not only help your body to easily adapt to the stresses and strains of daily life, it will sustain you throughout the day with a steady supply of energy. Powerfully antioxidant and immune boosting, put a spring back into your step the natural way!

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Method
  1. Mix all the dried ingredients, coconut oil and add hot water in a blender. Mix until lumps disappear.
  2. Heat up the milk and add to the blender. Mix until becomes frothy. Add maple syrup. 
  3. If using honey instead of maple syrup, wait until the mixture cools down a little. Honey becomes toxic if added to boiling temperatures. 
Benefits

Good fats, antioxidants, adaptogenic and immune boosting herbs abound in this powerful morning chocolate elixir. As well as being extremely nutrient dense, maca is one of the most famous adaptogenic herbs, also know as "food for your endocrine glands". Compounds in maca such as "glucosinolates" help the endocrine system to do its job properly, bringing balance to bodily systems - especially in stressful circumstances. Another potent adaptogen, rhodiola rosea contains the phytonutrient salisdroside which helps to relieve stress and anxiety. Rhodiola also suppresses the production of cortisol and increases levels of stress-resistant proteins, whilst liquorice further supports the adrenals to balance cortisol. The reishi mushroom powder not only brings a deeply wonderful flavour to the chocolate, it is a powerful immune booster - rich in beta glucans and triterpenes which target inflammation whilst fighting viruses and bacteria. 

31 May 2017 - 3:17pm