Try this Recipe for a Delicious Adaptogen Latte That You’ll Want to Wake Up For

Making an adaptogen latte is easy and can be a great dietary addition to your daily lifestyle. Follow along to learn about adaptogens, mushroom medicines, and an easy recipe for how to make the best adaptogen latte.

What are Adaptogens?

Adaptogens are natural substances that help the body adapt to stress, support normal metabolic function and help restore systemic equilibrium. 

They are unique from other substances in their ability to restore the balance of endocrine hormones, modulate the immune and nervous systems and allow the body to maintain optimal homeostasis.

Adaptogens have a normalizing influence on the body, which means they support the body’s natural homeostasis balancing and help return stressed physiological systems to a more normal state, regardless of the functional imbalance. They can downregulate the activity of hyperfunctioning systems and enhance the activity of hypo-functioning systems.

Want a nourishing meal or treat to pair with your adaptogen latte? Check out this blog post for some delicious medicinal mushroom recipes!

Mushrooms are Adaptogens

Some of our common medicinal mushrooms like reishi and cordyceps are considered adaptogens by herbalists, Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners, and researchers alike. 

Mushrooms support whole system health in many ways, each in its own unique way. Medicinal mushrooms can support a natural increase in the body’s resistance to physical, biological, emotional, and environmental stressors and provide a defense response to acute or chronic stress. 

For example, reishi is well known for its potential to support the body in balancing hormones, reducing systemic inflammation, and upregulating the immune system. Reishi has long been used to relax the stress response because of its nourishing and tonifying effects on the central nervous system. 

Many mushrooms have similar balancing effects on the homeostasis of the body and can support multiple organ systems at once. We packed 10 super mushrooms into our Mush 10 powder, making these fantastic fungi bioavailable to your body to support the super you. Our Mush 10 powder is a blend of 10 different mushrooms that are made bioavailable for you to consume directly. We use 100% fruiting bodies — no mycelium grown on grain in our medicine.

Mushrooms are Pre-Biotics Too

An added bonus is mushrooms are also pre-biotics. They help support the health of the beneficial bacteria in your gut, which can create significant improvements in immunity, mood, weight control, hormones, and virtually all aspects of your wellbeing. 

The research on the microbiome (the bacteria, yeast, and fungi on and in our body) is conclusive – these organisms have huge implications on almost all aspects of our health, from cognition to digestion to immunity. That is why we want to befriend our gut and feed it food for life! 

Diet and lifestyle play a huge role in the health of our microbiome and gut. Eating processed foods and taking antibiotics regularly can hurt the microbiome by killing the beneficial bacteria, which gives bad bacteria a chance to grow out of a healthy proportion. Fibers from fruits and vegetables and fermented foods all give the beneficial bacteria a fighting chance to stay in balance, which can provide you with good health and a grounded outlook on life. 

Functional Foods for Life

Functional Foods are foods that provide health benefits beyond basic nutrition. We can add supplements like adaptogenic herbs and mushrooms into our basic dishes to enhance their nutrient level and health benefits to the next level. 

Support the life of your microbiome so it can support you! Try this recipe for a delicious and functional adaptogen latte that you’ll want to wake up for.

The Best Adaptogen Latte – The Recipe

½ teaspoon Mush 10 powder

1 Tablespoon cacao powder

½ teaspoon ashwagandha powder

½ teaspoon maca powder ½ teaspoon MCT oil or powder

12 ounces your choice of alternative milk, we prefer oat milk!

In a small saucepan, heat up your choice of milk on a low simmer. In your cup of choice, add the cacao, ashwagandha, maca, MCT oil or powder, and Mush10 powder. Once the milk has been heated to the point of just before a boil.  Pour the milk into your cup over the powders and froth your mixture to perfection. Enjoy it warm!
Our Mush 10 powder is simple to add to almost any recipe of food or beverage. We like to keep ours on the kitchen counter, where it is simple to reach for. There is no easier way to get the benefits of these ten mushrooms – cordyceps militaris, reishi, lion’s mane, chaga, shiitake, tremella, poria cocos, turkey tail, meshima, and maitake – on the daily.

Check out our certified organic Mush 10 powder here!

Thanks for reading friends! If there is any topic you would like us to touch upon let us know in the comments below! And if you try out this recipe, let us know how your adaptogen latte turned out!

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