Adaptogens are medicinal herbs or mushrooms that help the body adapt to the effects of stress, whether physical, psychological or emotional. These are plants traditionally used in traditional Chinese medicine and in Ayurveda, ancestral Indian medicine.
Chances are you're already consuming it in the form of spices like turmeric, ginger or ginseng, or we've introduced it into your personalized formula if you're feeling a little stressed. To enhance their effect, don’t hesitate to introduce more into your recipes! So here is an idea for an autumn latte based on ashwaganda, a plant widely used in India for its balancing effects on the nervous, endocrine and immune systems.
For 2 cups you will need:
- ½ cup unsweetened oat or almond milk
- ½ butternut squash or ⅓ cup butternut puree
- 2 tbsp. teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 C. teaspoon of coconut oil
- 1 C. teaspoon ashwaganda powder
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 pinch of vanilla powder
- 1 date
- 1 bag of chai tea
- 1 C. teaspoon cocoa powder
- Preheat your oven to 200°.
- Place the half butternut squash on a baking sheet. Let it cook for 30 minutes and empty it to obtain the puree.
- In a saucepan, heat the milk with ⅓ cup of butternut puree. Mix well to dissolve the puree in the milk.
- Once off the heat, add 1 tbsp. cinnamon, ashwaganda, vanilla, salt and coconut oil. Mix.
- Meanwhile, steep the chai tea in 200ml of water.
- In a blender, blend the milk with 1 date for about 30 seconds until it is creamy.
- Take 2 cups, serve a splash of chai tea in each of them, then pour the butternut milk on top.
- In a bowl, mix the cocoa powder with the remaining cinnamon and sprinkle the latte.
- Significantly strengthens the body
- Promotes muscle development and recovery
- Reduces the feeling of fatigue
- Allows a better response of the body to stressful situations
- Reduces the harm of anxiety
- Significantly improves sleep quality
- Favorably acts on cognitive functions
- Regulates digestion
- Stimulates libido and increases production of sex hormones
Get set, go, latte!