This tonic has become my new favorite bedtime beverage. I love nourishing my body and this tonic is the perfect treat for calming down my nervous system, helping me to unwind and opening my heart before bed.
Cacao is very nutrient dense, it’s high in anti-oxidants, potassium and magnesium. Magnesium is another great nutrient for calming down the body, which is exactly what we need before we prepare for sleep. I also love adding Reishi to this tonic. Reishi is great for boosting the immune system, calming the mind and promoting sleep. When I consume this tonic I know that I am nourishing my body, mind and spirit.
I am normally a tea drinker before bed but there are some nights when I just want a little chocolate. I wanted to create something that was quick, delicious, and nourishing. This is a healthy bedtime beverage that the entire family can enjoy.
This tonic can be enjoyed any time of the day but I especially love making a cup before bed when it’s time for me to calm down and mellow out for the evening.
Two servings 8 oz. each // One 16 oz. serving
1 tbsp. cacao powder
1 tbsp. Anandamide
1 tsp. Reishi powder
1 tbsp. maple syrup (sweeten to taste)
pinch of pink salt
2 cups plant-based milk
ice (if desired)
splash of boiling water
Place ice into glass(es).
Add cacao powder, Anandamide, Reishi powder, salt, maple syrup and boiling water into a heat safe mixing cup, mix well.
Pour plant milk over ice, then strain cacao mixture over ice.
Alternatively, add milk to cacao mixture, pour over ice and stir.*
*I prefer to strain the mixture through a sieve and into my glass, it’s not necessary but it creates a smooth beverage.