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 is life!