Ingredients For Holiday Stress Relief
When I get stressed out I tend to want to gravitate to a “comfort” food or drink around this holiday season. Sadly, most choices are filled with unwanted calories and can throw my sugar intake into a tailspin for the rest of the week. I ran across a wonderful warm drink recipe for those cold, stressful wintry days that will help ease your mind and body as well as provide some other additional health benefits.
The Mocha Maca Matcha Recipe
To make this drink you need maca, matcha, raw cacao, coconut oil, turmeric, cayenne, cinnamon, almond milk and sweetener. That may seem like a lot of ingredients, but you can always make a double or triple batch without the coconut oil and refrigerate it.
Here are the great health benefits of these ingredients:
Maca: naturally stimulating similar to ginseng and treats female hormonal imbalances.
Matcha: great source of anti-oxidants and phytochemicals, less caffeine than coffee gives you a boost of energy without the jittery side effects .
Raw Cacao: has a wide variety of antioxidants, supports healthy heart functions, enhances physical and mental well being.
Coconut oil: protects against infections and may protect against heart disease.
Turmeric: anti-inflammatory and improves brain health.
Cayenne: stimulates digestion, breaks up congestion and anti-fungal.
Cinnamon: anti-inflammatory effects may help lower the risk of disease, can improve cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure and has a potent anti-diabetic effect.
½ teaspoon matcha powder
½ teaspoon maca powder
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
1 cup water or almond milk or a combination of the two
1 tablespoon coconut oil
½ teaspoon turmeric
sprinkle of cinnamon and cayenne to taste
sweetener to taste ( I used stevia but you can use maple syrup if you want)
Boil your water.
In a blender add your boiling water and all the ingredients.
Blend on high until frothy.
Pour and enjoy!
The recipe creator, Denise Wright uses half almond milk and half water but sometimes she just uses water and it tastes fine. For sweetener you can use pure maple syrup, stevia or whatever sweetener you like. Creator: Denise Wright (MyLifeCookbook.com)
What is your favorite warm drink during the holidays?
Create a fabulous holiday with your family and friends~