Healthy Hot Chocolate that lowers stress levels - Yes please!!Oct 13, 2021
You’ve probably heard the term “adaptogen” used quite a bit in the health food world, but what does it actually mean? And how do we incorporate them into our lives?
Adaptogens have the unique ability to ADAPT their functionality, according to your body’s specific, individual needs. The effects of an adaptogen may be subtle in the beginning, but just wait a couple weeks, and you’ll notice REAL changes in your body!
Another beautiful thing about an adaptogen is that it can actually create calmness while also increasing energy!
I have two really great recipes to share with you today that harness several powerful adaptogens in one delicious, easy-to-use, elevated hot cocoa from our friends at organifi.
First, let me tell you about the star ingredient, organifi gold chocolate.
This scientifically-backed VIP hot cocoa blend is my personal fave, btw, and it …
- promotes a healthy response to stress,
- helps support calmness, and
- helps promote restfulness and restful sleep.
And let’s talk about some of the adaptogens you’ll find “hidden” in this luscious blend.
#1. GINGER: Ginger has been used for thousands of years to assist the body's immune system and disease fighting capabilities. It provides a little 'bite' of flavor to this blend, and at the same time assists in soothing the body to support rest, digestion and de-stress (through its adaptogenic qualities).
#2. REISHI MUSHROOM: Known as the “Queen of Mushrooms” it has been used to support wellness for over 2,000 years. It’s studied most commonly for its relaxation benefits. This ingredient comes from the “fruiting body” of the mushroom - and for every 8 lbs of fresh mushrooms, we extract only 1 lb of its most potent, nutrient-dense extract for our gold chocolate.
#3. TURKEY TAIL MUSHROOM - another powerful immune supporter: This immune-boosting fungus has been used in China since the 15th century. It is rich in antioxidants and supports recovery.
- It is also rich in beta-glucans.
- Rich in antioxidants.
- And feeds beneficial bacteria in the gut (prebiotic), which boosts the immune system.
These are only three of a long list of mega-powerful ingredients in this very wonderful and powerful drink that you can enjoy in so many ways… like Lemon Balm, Magnesium, Ceylon Cinnamon, Acacia Powder (a great prebiotic), Himalayan Sea Salt, and of course - the star of the show: ORGANIC COCOA (and more)...
Compare this to the ingredient list of most hot chocolate mixes (not what anyone would call healthy: sugar, corn syrup, cocoa processed with alkali, modified whey, hydrogenated coconut oil, dipotassium phosphate, carrageenan, mono- and diglycerides, cesium potassium, sucralose, and artificial flavor).
I can’t even pronounce most of those ingredients… 😮
Organifi gold chocolate is a decadent, delicious cocoa drink curated to support your body’s innate and restorative processes, literally while you sleep.
In fact, every soothing sip is meant to cultivate a calmer state of mind and reward you with rest and relaxation.
And organifi gold chocolate has ONE gram of sugar. One.
This is simply the most delicious, adaptogen-loaded, energetic supporter out there - given to you via a potent cocktail of some of our world’s most powerful (and delicious) ingredients.
I hope you check this out, and fast, because it’s only offered ONCE each year (and it almost always sells out). Get yours here!
PS: Oh! The recipes I promised. Obviously, you can just heat up some H2O or coconut milk, add a scoop, and call it done. But, if you’re more adventurous, here are two of my favorite recipes. (And if you love these recipes, click here to get more!)
Cocoa Moon Milk
1 cup almond milk
1 tsp organifi gold chocolate
½ tsp maca powder (optional)
1 tsp honey or maple syrup
1 tbsp almond butter (optional)
Instructions: Add the almond milk, organifi gold chocolate, maca, and honey or maple syrup in a small pan. Whisk until combined then heat slightly without boiling.
If you are using almond butter, add it to the blender, and blend well. Enjoy.
Healthy Hot Chocolate Coffee (a perfect substitute for hot chocolate and coffee)
1 cup hot brewed coffee or Americano (you can use decaf!)
1 scoop organifi gold chocolate
¼ cup warm coconut or almond milk
Instructions: Add all ingredients to your blender.
Blend well for 15 seconds for a latte-like healthy hot chocolate.
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