Tiffany_Napper_Yoga_Instructor

Hi there.

Finding balance, healing spirits, and feeding the wanderlust in me. 

I am a formerly overworked entrepreneur on a journey to add more whitespace and wellness into my life. That means more travel, yoga, and smoothies! 

 I cannot wait to transform and grow with you. 

Adaptogenic Hot Cocoa

Adaptogenic Hot Cocoa

Adaptogenic Hot Cocoa

So with this wellness trend sweeping the nation (and my cupboard), I was so excited to develop an easy and delicious adaptogenic hot chocolate that actually tastes better than anything I've ever bought off the shelf. I swear! I tested it on friends just to be sure I wasn't biased, and 3 out of 3 agree. :) 

So before we dive in to the recipe, what makes something an adaptogen anyway? "Adaptogen” is a name given to certain herbs, plants and natural substances that help the body naturally adapt to stressors (helloooo holiday stress.) I used the adaptogen Maca, because it is believed to be a hormone balancer, booster for the immune system, and  increases energy, stamina, improved, memory, and focus, among other things. Plus it has a naturally creamy flavor that works well with cacao.

Now on to the good stuff, the recipe is below! 

Adaptogenic Hot Cocoa Recipe

1 Serving

INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons almond butter (creamy, not crunchy) 

2 teaspoons coconut butter

1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon raw cacao powder

3/4 teaspoon Maca powder

1 scoop Collagen Peptides (optional) 

1 teaspoon maple syrup, to sweeten. (optional) 

1 1/3 cups boiling water

DIRECTIONS

Bring water to boil 

Add all ingredients to NutriBullet or blender. 

Blend, pour and enjoy! 

If you want to go off script, a few other adaptogens you could add to this hot chocolate are Reishi (mushroom) and Tocos (rice bran soluble). Since Reishi is a mushroom, it is said to be grounding and stress relieving, and won't have the energetic affect of Maca. It's a great substitute if you'll be going to bed immediately after drinking your hot chocolate potion.  

Of course you could add a little coconut milk or almond milk, though I found it to be perfectly rich and creamy with hot water. To each their own, as they say, so have fun with it! Happy hot cocoa sipping under the covers, balance seekers. 

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And if you try this recipe, please feel free to share and tag #Whitespaceandwellness on social media so I can see and share. 

xo

Tiffany 


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