Adaptogenic Drinks You Need to Try

We posted recently about adaptogens and how to use them, so we thought we’d share some great recipes for adaptogenic drinks that you can incorporate into your day to get all the benefits and enjoy yourself at the same time.

What are Adaptogens?

To recap: Adaptogens are made from herbs or mushrooms, and you can get them in powders, teas, capsules, and other products. They help your body “adapt” to everyday stressors. There are dozens of adaptogens, so you should consult your doctor before adding any to your routine.

Turmeric Latte

This is a classic combination for a reason. Enjoy the immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties by starting your day with a frothy turmeric latte. Black pepper and ginger give this drink a nice kick:

  • 1 cup of milk of your choice
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Pinch of pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • Sweetener of your choice (honey, maple syrup, stevia, agave)

Heat the milk in a pot on the stove and whisk in the rest of the ingredients. You could also froth the milk before stirring in the other ingredients for an extra fluffy latte. Enjoy!

Hot chocolate with Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is one of the most popular adaptogens that can help with reducing anxiety and stress and can support restful sleep. What better way to end your day than with a delicious hot chocolate with ashwagandha? This recipe is too easy not to try.

  • 1 cup of milk of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon raw organic cacao powder
  • Sweetener of your choice (honey, maple syrup, stevia, agave)
  • 1 serving ashwagandha powder, or liquid tincture

Heat the milk on the stove and then whisk in the rest of the ingredients to make sure your drink is fully combined. For a bonus, add some whipped topping and/or sprinkles!

Holy Basil London Fog

Holy basil has such a delicate flavor, and has lots of benefits, including as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, and stress-fighter. This potent herb can also help support your brain, liver, and heart. A London Fog is usually made with Earl Grey tea but swap out Holy Basil for this delicious adaptogenic drink. The frothed milk that tops the drink serves as the “clouds,” so be sure to use a frother or whisk to make the milk extra fluffy.

  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
  • 1-2 holy basil teabags, or servings of loose-leaf tea
  • Sweetener of your choice (honey, maple syrup, stevia, agave)

Steep the tea bags in the hot water while you heat the milk on the stove, whisking it or using a frother. Add the vanilla extract and sweetener to the water and remove the tea bags before topping everything with the frothed milk.

Green smoothie with ginseng

We’ve shared the recipe for our favorite green juice drink before, but you can always add a little boost with some ginseng. This adaptogen helps with stress, mental clarity, and has immune-boosting benefits, and is also an antioxidant. Simply make the recipe as directed in our post and add one serving of ginseng powder or tincture. This adapotgenic drink is perfect to start your day right with tons of greens and nutrients.

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