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SEASONAL WHITE DRAGON MATCHA LATTE



Contributor: Kristin Dahl
Nutritionist Kristin Dahl shares a recipe for a delicious Matcha latte with Ashwagandha and Bio-Active Honey! It is an adaptogenic delight that is sure to warm you up both this winter and anytime of year.

The rhythms of nature guide all that we do. Our lives are influenced by the rising and setting of the sun and the moon, and the changes in temperature from day to night and from season to season. Our bodies, minds and spirits flow with the energies of nature. As we observe and experience seasons in nature around us, we experience them within us as well. Living with an awareness of the energetic state of your environment supports thriving health throughout the year. In autumn, there was a shift in energy that signified a time to cut back and, like the shedding of the autumn leaves, to rely on and build our roots in preparation for winter. Now that winter is upon us, we want to keep incorporating warming foods that will sustain our health through these cooler months.

This adaptogenic White Dragon Matcha latte is made with replenishing Ashwagandha and nourishing ghee, it’s perfect for those mornings when you need something uplifting, yet gentle and restorative. It’s also especially beneficial for those who may be sensitive to highly caffeinated beverages and is the perfect option to support a transition off of caffeine as well.

This grounding elixir is loaded with all-star ingredients to elevate your morning or midday. Learn more about the benefits below.

Grounding, Adaptogenic Matcha

Serves 2 - Prep time: 5 min 

 Ingredients 

16oz plant milk of choice - fresh nut milk (or ½ milk, ½ hot water)

2 tsp. White Dragon Matcha

1 tbsp. ghee (Ancient Organics is lovely)

1 tsp. Sun Potion Ashwagandha

Choice of sweetener: 1 tbsp. Sun Potion Bio-Active Honey, 2 organic Medjool dates or 3-6 drops of Omica Organics Butterscotch Stevia

dash of cinnamon

pinch of Himalayan sea salt

 

 Method

Warm nut milk of choice in a pot on the stove (or alternatively in a milk frother)

Once the milk is nice and warm add this plus rest of the ingredients into a blender and blend from low to high for about 30 seconds, until smooth and frothy

Pour the elixir into your favorite vessel of choice and take a moment to enjoy while sipping this lovely & nourishing brew

 

Below are some of the incredible benefits of...

Matcha

Matcha is loaded with antioxidants that protect against oxidation in the body and help to prevent premature aging. It also has a thermogenic effect, which can help boost metabolism and promote weight regulation. Matcha is high in the amino acid L-theanine, which helps to boost immunity and calm the body by increasing alpha wave activity in the brain. It’s simultaneously elevating and mind-balancing.  

Photo Courtesy of Sun Potion

Ghee

Ghee is the ultimate Ayurvedic superfood. It’s been used for centuries to promote healing, reduce inflammation, support immunity and improve digestive function. It has a delicious, rich and creamy taste that is the perfect addition to any tonic or elixir. 

Ashwagandha

Used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, this adaptogenic herb helps to strengthen the adrenals and calm the mind. Ashwagandha improves resistance to stress and helps to regulate cortisol production, supporting the aging process and increasing vitality. Consuming it in conjunction with Matcha makes for a clear + calming caffeinated beverage. 

Photo Courtesy of Sun Potion

Sun Potion Bio-Active Honey

Active Honey has been used as a traditional natural healing remedy since ancient times. The antioxidant and anti-microbial properties, combined with high levels of active oxygen make this a restorative tonic and liquid gold. The perfect addition to enhance immunity and vitality.

Matcha Latte Images by Alexa Gray

Click here to discover Kristin Dahl's recipe for a Reishi Relaxation Tonic.


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Kristin Dahl

Kristin Dahl is a Los Angeles based nutritionist, herbalist, and women’s
wellness educator whose teachings emanate from her extensive education in
holistic healing, Ayurveda, herbal medicine, plant-based cooking, and
functional nutrition. Her book, The Art of Wellness, co-written with Olympic
Gold Medalist Stephanie Rice, has gained global attention for its integrative
guidance on health and wellness. Kristin’s approach merges the practical and
spiritual, educating and empowering individuals to take preventative steps
and make lasting change. Visit her websites: kristindahlnutrition.com; thewomenswellnesscollective.com + Instagram : @kristindahlnutrition

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