Adaptogenic Matcha Latte with Milked Cashews™
This Adaptogenic Matcha Latte can replace your morning coffee, or it can be enjoyed later in the day as an afternoon perk.
It’s called ‘Adaptogenic’ because it uses a few ingredients that are classified as adaptogens, a unique class of healing plants: They can potentially help balance, restore and protect the body.
Adaptogens include things like: Elderberry, Shatavari, Holy Basil, Ashwagandha, Maca, Reishi, and Licorice Root.
In our Adaptogenic Matcha Latte we used the following three adaptogens.
Ashwagandha: According to The Chopra Center, “Traditionally, ashwagandha has been prescribed as a nerve tonic and adaptogen—an agent which helps the body adapt to various emotional and physical stressors.”
Maca: According to the Huffington Post, maca is an adaptogen and “An adaptogen works in two directions,” Foroutan explains. “For instance, an adaptogen may be good for both stress and energy. If you’re stressed, taking it can be calming; but if you’re tired, it can be energizing. Adaptogens are all about rebalancing.”
Reishi: According to Mind Body Green, “While the reishi mushroom, or “Lingzhi” in Chinese, is still relatively unknown in Western cultures, this fascinating fungus has been revered in Asian societies for thousands of years and is one of the oldest symbols of well-being and longevity.”
To boost the latte even more, we added matcha because it’s a potent source of nutrients and antioxidants. It also gives the latte its beautiful green color.
And finally, we chose Elmhurst Cashew Milk because it has an irresistibly creamy and subtle flavor that's perfect for lattes.
This Adaptogenic Matcha Latte is filled with whole, raw ingredients to re-invigorate your morning routine.
Try it and tag us in your latte photos on Instagram (@Elmhurst1925).
- 1.5 cups Elmhurst Cashew Milk
- 1/2 cup Water
- 1.5 tsp Matcha Powder
- 1.5 tsp Monk Fruit (or Maple Syrup)
- 1/2 tsp Ashwagandha Powder
- 1/2 tsp Maca powder
- 1/2 tsp Reishi Mushroom Powder
- Cinnamon, as desired (optional)
- Place Elmhurst Cashew Milk and water in a small pan, and heat over medium on the stove until heated to desired warmth. Place liquid and the rest of the ingredients in a heat safe blender, and blend. Pour into a cup and sprinkle with a little cinnamon, if desired.