Mostly, our first reaction when we are overcome with stress is to look for an easy solution such as alcohol or medications.
Instead of reaching for that third cup of coffee for an energy boost or a nightcap to de-stress, we rounded up best natural herbal filled lattes with everyday ingredients that are known as powerful remedies for fighting fatigue, anxiety, and stress.
An easy way to calm the body, though, is through nutrition. Specific drinks are known for their superfood powers to alleviate anxiety and stress quickly. Some simple options include: water, tart cherry juice, warm milk, and a variety of herbal teas.
But if you’re looking for something that feels just a little more gourmet, here are five drink recipes that are sure to help you destress and relieve anxiety – all while tasting totally delicious.
Now, these soothing drinks will have a calming effect on your body, that will lead you to absolute peace of mind!
My dear friends, we have a lot of yummy soothing drinks to relieve stress in our pantry! Bring your senses and stay focused as we have also shared recipes of drinks that relieve stress.
1. Turmeric Latte
Curcumin, the bioactive compound found in turmeric, has been linked to boosts serotonin levels, can help relieve anxiety and depression and maybe just as effective as antidepressants.
1 cup milk of choice
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch black pepper
Pinch sea salt
1 heaping teaspoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon natural sweetener of choice (I especially love stevia )
In a small saucepan, heat milk, turmeric, vanilla, pepper, salt and sweetener, until very warm but not yet boiling. Transfer to a blender and blend with coconut oil until frothy. Pour into a mug and drink immediately.
2. Ashwagandha Latte
Adaptogens are naturally occurring substances that help our bodies deal with and adapt to stress, found in Ashwagandha which in particular is a stress-fighting superstar. It benefits to reduce the body’s stress hormone, relieves anxiety and prevents stress-related fatigue.
1 cup of milk ( try with non-dairy milk)
1 teaspoon ashwagandha powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
½ teaspoon stevia or organic honey
Warm the milk, then add the powdered spices and sweetener
Stir well, using the whisk to blend, adjusting for sweetness if necessary
Pour into a nice cup and enjoy.
Matcha contains flavonoids and L-theanine, which is historically known for its relaxing effects. L-theanine increases the brain’s alpha frequency band, relaxing the band without causing drowsiness. Considering matcha is also packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients, it can be a powerful tonic for beating fatigue and boosting your overall health and providing sustained energy.
1 tsp matcha green tea powder
1 tsp stevia powder
3 tbsp warm water
300ml hot milk
Spoon the matcha green tea powder and the stevia powder into a mug or cup.
Add the warm water and mix with a spoon or with a whisk until it is a smooth dark green paste to ensure no lumps form.
Warm the milk in a small saucepan and pour into the mug until nearly full. Use a whisk to mix the paste and milk together until smooth and light green in colour.
4. Ginger Tea Latte
Super spice ginger is the key player in this healthy latte. This spice is a favourite in India and praised for its ability to relieve digestive issues, nausea, and aches in your muscles and joints. After sipping this drink, you can be sure that you’ll feel refreshed and ready to take on the day.
1 cup milk(250 ml)
½ tsp ginger powder
½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp organic honey or stevia
1 teabag, I prefer Chai tea
Place all the ingredients in a saucepan (except the teabag) and stir. I used a milk frother to get a better texture, but it’s optional. You can also blend the mixture in a blender if you want.
Cook over high heat until it’s hot, but don’t bring it to a boil.
Remove from the heat, pour the mixture into a mug, add the tea bag and let it infuse according to package directions.
Remove the teabag and your ginger tea latte is ready to drink.
5. Lavender Vanilla Latte
The lavender helps the brain to halt production of the chemicals that cause negative or stressed emotions, helping you restore a sense of calm, while the adaptogenic mushroom Reishi has a normalizing effect on the body. This means if the immune system is depressed, adaptogens enhance the immune response.
If the immune system is overactive—for instance with inflammation—adaptogens help re-regulate the immune response, decreasing overactivity, thus majorly restoring balance in your body. Finished off with a touch of sweetness from stevia and vanilla bean it’s the ultimate dreamy, creamy concoction when you’re in need of some serious zen vibes.
½ cup hot water
1 cup of heated milk
1 tsp culinary-grade lavender (or one lavender tea bag)
1 tsp coconut oil
½ tsp vanilla
Stevia for sweetness
Steep the lavender or lavender tea bag in hot water for 3-5 minutes. (If using loose lavender, strain before adding to blend.) Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender. Blend, mix together, and enjoy!
Feel free to use any milk or natural sweetener, but I used Stevia because of its immense amount of health benefits.
And if you want to why I choose that in all my recipes then find out here :
By Priyanshi Bhatnagar
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