My sister in law was recently in town, and she made me something that my healthy self is just simply geeking out over: ADAPTOGENIC ORGANIC HOT CHOCOLATE.
Ok….so what are adaptogens? Let’s just say that the translation is this- they make you feel better. happier. calmer. more sane. lower blood pressure. less screaming at kids, pulling hair out, tears- you know 🙂
The scientific definition of adaptogens is that they help your body cope with stress with less of a withdrawal on your system.
But back to the chocolate part. So, my sister in law lives in San Francisco and is surrounded with all things health minded and I love hearing new ideas whenever she comes into town.
The first day she was here she begins telling me about how she has been making the aforementioned adaptogenic hot chocolate.
All she does is use organic raw cocoa powder, organic cocoa powder, organic cinnamon (it’s the secret ingredient!) and a little bit of sweetener like organic coconut sugar, organic evaporated cane juice, or organic raw honey. (I use the organic raw honey honey)
Then, you add the magic of the adaptogens.
She buys adaptogenic herb powders blends like this energy blend by Primal Herb. (there are about 16 total adaptogenic herbs that have been scientifically proven to lower cortisol levels and help your body resist the negative elements of stress and this is a blend with a handful of them)
and then she mixes 1 teaspoon of the herbs into her hot chocolate.
Let’s just say…I’ve been making her make me stress reducing hot chocolate every day 🙂
Here’s the recipe in case you want to make some!
My Sister in Law’s Stress Relieving Hot Chocolate
1.5 cups organic raw milk
2 tbsp organic cocoa powder (depending on personal preference)
1-2 tbsp organic coconut sugar, organic Rapadura, or organic raw honey to taste
1 teaspoon organic adaptogenic herbs such as this Primal Herb energy blend
1-2 teaspoons organic cinnamon for a yummy, warm cinnamoney spicey chocolatey drink
In a VitaMix or blender, combine all ingredients and mix gently. Heat in a small pan on your stove and enjoy!
Let me know if you try this delicious hot chocolate and let me know what you think!
Lots of love! 💕💕💕💕