A few weeks ago, I went to Cafe Gratitude with my pre-menstrual mid-day slump. I didn't feel like any caffeine, but I needed something to boost my energy naturally.
I came upon this glorious ayurvedic latte, "RESTORED". After about 15 min, I could feel the light bulb going on. I felt alive!! It was an incredibly delicious and nurturing drink for my soul that I decided to recreate it at home and enjoy this daily. I’m beyond excited to share this with you.
Here is what I included:
Chai Tea: Since my body's constituent is on the "cool" side, the spices in chai tea (ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and black pepper) helps to create warmth and soothe my digestive system. Those with too much heat in their bodies, for example, heartburn, going through menopause etc.. it is better to drink teas that are considered "cool" like green tea or black tea.
He Shou Wu: Known as a kidney tonic. It stimulates and balances out the adrenal gland functions. It also harmonizes the nervous system which makes He Shou Wu perfect for those with adrenal fatigue or under high levels of stress. Rich in iron and zinc.
Chaga and Cordyceps: Powerful adaptogenic medicinal mushrooms that are rich in antioxidants. It strengthens the immune system and lowers inflammation in the body. They both are known as natural energy boosters, giving you mental clarity and energy without the acidic effect of coffee.
Pine Pollen: It is known as nature's hormone booster. It is a powerful adaptogen that balances out the hormones in our bodies. Pine pollen is the only natural source of DHEA.
DHEA production occurs in the adrenal glands, so chronic stress, bad diet and simply aging, will affect its production. DHEA is a precursor to testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone. Because Pine Pollen is an adaptogen, it restores balance to an area that needs a little boosting.
Ashwagandha: An adaptogenic ayurvedic herb that supports your body's adrenal glands during times of stress. It’s a natural aphrodisiac and energy booster. If you take it at night, it adjusts your body’s endocrine system to the time of the day and helps you sleep.
A little spalsh of cocao powder and cinnamon and you will be ready to start the day!