Hi loves!! I’ve been sharing my most recent life changing lightbulb moment all over Instagram but I wanted to take a moment to delve deeper with you. After my teeth whitening experience a few weeks ago, I was forced to take a break from all of my typical dark beverages, including coffee! Cutting coffee out of my life had a drastic impact on my anxiety levels and I’ve never felt better! I did however, long for the ritual of a warm morning beverage. I played around with a few of my favorite superfoods, powders, and other assorted pantry supplies until I concocted the most perfect coffee substitute on earth. My winning concoction is the Mint Cocoa Reishi latte starring in this post! This concoction is delicious and contains a multitude of benefits that far surpass boring ol coffee. Stress relief, skin support, and blood sugar stabilization are all reasons to try out this new kid in wellness town. Here’s a breakdown of the benefits of each hero ingredient in this drink.
Reishi Mushroom- Aids in stress relief and anxiety reduction. This mushroom’s anti inflammatory properties help to relieve puffy skin and breakouts.
Cacao- High in antioxidants that block free radicals in the body, fighting signs of aging.
Stevia – 0 glycemic sugar substitute perfect for keeping your blood sugar regulated and preventing that post coffee crash. I’m so obsessed with the peppermint variety in this recipe, I can’t go a day without it. Y’all need this stevia, it’s life!
So pretty much this drink is boss, you’ve gotta sip it. Luckily you can make it hot or cold depending on your preference!
Iced Mint Cocoa Reishi latte
-1 packet of Four Sigmatic Reishi Elixir
-1 cup almond milk
-1/2 a dropper of peppermint stevia
-1 teaspoon cacao powder
-1 teaspoon cacao nibs
-A pinch of salt
-Blend all ingredients for a minute
-Pour over ice
-Top with probiotic coconut yogurt, cocoa powder, and cocoa nibs (optional)
-Add all ingredients (omitting cacao nibs) into a mug
-Heat almond milk
-Pour warm almond milk over mug ingredients, whisk, blend, or froth until smooth