It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But it’s also the most stressful time. After all the holiday shopping and cooking comes the pressure of organizing a brand new year. In the midst of all this chaos, it’s important to pencil in some time to relax and center yourself.
But sometimes, you need a little help relaxing and that’s where these adaptogenic elixirs come in. Adaptogens are plants that help the body cope with stress. You can use them in a variety of ways, but one of the easiest is to stir them into a drink. While coffee amps you up, these warm adaptogenic drinks will help soothe your nerves.
If you’re new to the world of adaptogens, you might want to start with ‘moon dust’. Making your own is really not difficult, and you can simply add it to your (already) favorite drink. But if you want to try something new…
9 Adaptogenic Drink Recipes
…whip up one of these recipes and take a break. You deserve it!
Adaptogenic Midnight Milk from Hello Glow
Ashwagandha Sleep Tonic from Ascension Kitchen
If all that holiday stress is keeping you awake at night, this tonic is perfect for helping you relax before bedtime.
Headache-Soothing Adaptogenic Hot Chocolate from Hello Glow
If you struggle with headaches, PMS and cravings, this adaptogenic hot chocolate might become your next favorite afternoon sip. Combining a good quality, magnesium-rich dark chocolate with adaptogenic powders creates an elixir for improving your overall wellness.
Mushrooms are one of our favorite adaptogens, but if you’re a little skeptical about drinking a straight-up mushroom elixir, try reishi powder in this rich chocolate latte instead.
Adaptogenic Pumpkin Spice Latte from The Simple Green
For those mornings when you really need that caffeine boost, this latte combines the traditional PSL ingredients (read: espresso!) with adaptogenic reishi extract.
Adaptogenic Smoothie for PMS Relief from Hello Glow
This smoothie is designed to support your body throughout the luteal phase of your cycle, using apples for vitamin C and soluble fiber, magnesium-packed almond milk and cashews to curb cravings, coconut oil for healthy fats, and adaptogenic mushrooms support a peaceful state of mind.
Moon-Time Latte from Wholehearted Eats
While this latte is formulated to help with PMS symptoms, ashwagandha makes it a stress-reducing elixir you’ll want to drink all month long.
Morning Clarity Matcha Mushroom Latte from Hello Glow
Rather than relying on coffee to give you clarity and energy, we recommend this smooth matcha latte, improved with beauty-boosting collagen, Reishi and Lion’s Mane, with tasty additions of tahini, ginger, and dates.
Immune Supporting Reishi Latte from Hello Glow
We could all use an immunity booster these days, so why not make it delicious as can be? This pretty latte is made with reishi mushroom tea, cinnamon, honey and turmeric, and it’s a treat any day of the week.64