Cinnamon Vanilla Adaptogenic Latte

By Ashley | Breakfast

Feb 28

This dreamy beverage was the result of my frustration about spending $5 for a Flat White at Starbucks! My version is made with organic herbal coffee, nut milk, lightly sweetened with honey, and is enhanced with adaptogens. It’s also hella frothy (Yes, Please!) and costs less than $1 to make. Miracles are possible, and this beverage is one helluva miracle.

I go through these phases when I NEED all the coffee, all the time. I know I can be a little #extra, but it’s Chicago, and it’s winter, so don’t judge. Thanks 😉

This heavenly latte starts with my favorite herbal coffee: Vanilla Nut Teeccino. It must be very concentrated because this is a latte! The flavor is beautiful, especially once the milk, honey, and cinnamon are added!

If you’re not familiar with adaptogens they are amazing for adrenal support and a positive stress response and are particularly beneficial for autoimmune conditions and fatigue (especially if consumed daily).

Maca has a caramel-like flavor that pairs perfectly with coffee which is why it’s my favorite adaptogen for lattes.

If you’re a latte lover but are sensitive caffeine, I highly recommend you give this recipe a try – it may just become your favorite cold weather pick-me-up! Enjoy!!!

P.S. This beverage is the perfect accompaniment to waffles, pancakes, cookies, banana bread, and cupcakes =)

Cinnamon Vanilla Adaptogenic Latte

3-4 tbsp cold brewed Vanilla Nut Teeccino Herbal Coffee* (soak 1 c coffee grounds in 3 c water and allow to “brew” overnight. Strain and transfer to a mason jar until ready to use.)
1 c almond, cashew, or macadamia milk, preferably unsweetened
2 tsp raw honey, or to taste
1/2 tsp maca powder or adaptogenic herb(s)** of choice (I sometimes add ashwaganda, chaga, or reishi)
Dash cinnamon

*You may use regular or decaf coffee if you prefer – just make sure it’s a concentrate/cold brew
**There’s a company called Four Sigmatic that makes adaptogenic mushroom powders using reishi, chaga, cordyceps, and lion’s mane. I purchase these products from Thrive Market.

Add the cinnamon, maca and other adaptogens to the bottom of a big mug
Heat the coffee and milk in a saucepan until simmering.
Pour half of the mixture into the mug and froth until a nice foam forms. Gently pour in the remaining latte, taking care not to deflate the froth.
Stir in the honey.
Drink immediately – bonus points if you’re in your favorite sweater!

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