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Lavender Adaptogen Hot Chocolate

We all know that stress and having too much on our plates can lead to burn out and those pesky sugar cravings. All things that can be a major buzz kill when trying to maintain the best version of yourself. Enter adaptogens! Adaptogens are used in herbal medicine for stress stabilization, leaving  you feeling more balanced and relaxed. If this sounds like you, we have the perfect recipe to help you out along the way.

Serves: 1

Ingredients

200ml (or your mug full) of almond milk
1 head of fresh lavender with a good number of buds
1 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tbsp reishi powder / multi-mushroom mix
OPTIONAL: 1 tsp of your natural sweetener of choice

Method

Simmer the almond milk in a saucepan on a fairly low heat . Add the head of lavender and allow to simmer in the milk for five minutes, ensuring it is fully submerged. Press the lavender against the side of the pan, to squeeze every last bit of flavour. Remove from the pan Add in the raw cacao and reishi, gently whisking. If you have a sweet tooth, add your sweetener here too. Allow to simmer for a few more minutes before taking off the heat and pouring into your favourite mug.

This recipe comes from the lovely MeganHallett. Nut butter enthusiast Megan has a love of all things health and wellness. She works as a recipe developer, food photographer and nutrition coach, with a focus on whole, healthy plant-based food that aims to be both nourishing and a little indulgent at the same time. She is obsessed with creating recipes that promote hormonal harmony, eats seasonally and truly believes that what is on your plate makes all the difference in helping you thrive.

Find out more about Megan here:
www.plantbasedlondoner.com
@meganhallett