PROTEIN CHAGA LATTE
Ahh, can I just say - Summer is BASICALLY here which makes me SO HAPPY.
It makes me want to be outside, snack on fruits and veggies, and experiment with new recipes that are light, refreshing, and of course energizing.
It also makes me want to be extra active so basically, I just want to have energy all day long to do allll the things, ya know?
I used to literally alllllways have my cupboards stocked with little energizing super powders (check out this blog with all my top favorite elixirs) and then I don't know what happened but I like stopped buying everything?
I think my schedule over the last 3 months was so stupidly busy that I just resorted to the quick and cheap help of espresso but now ladies..NOW, we are back on our GAME! No more messsin' around. It's time to bring back the goodies and make them work foreva in our favor.
I went to Whole Foods the other day and bought two boxes of Four Sigmatic. I love the Coffee Chaga one because it obviously easily pairs with my almond milk lattes, and I love the Hot Chocolate one in my smoothies.
SO this Protein Chaga Latte was born because in the morning I want energy, and don't really have a big appetite. Typically I'll just have a latte and an apple but to switch things up a little bit (and to work on getting more protein in my diet) I decided to add 1/2 a scoop of vanilla protein into my latte, along with the Chaga Coffee Powder.
Benefits of Chaga
Chaga is a mushroom superfood that has benefits that you can FEEL. Some of the qualities that it is best known for is anti aging, lowers blood pressure, improves the immune system, fights inflammation (blog post: WHAT CAUSES INFLAMMATION IN THE BODY), and it may help reduce reduce stress and anxiety.
But what I love the most is that it gives you energy without the jittery crash bullshit that too much coffee can give you.
The other ingredient that you'll notice in this latte is PEARL POWDER from Sun Potion.
Benefits of Pearl Powder
Pearl Powder is amazing because it contains a BUNCH of minerals such as calcium, zinc, iron, selenium, and amino acids. (Iron is a big one that most people are deficient in) and it has strong anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties that help with natural collagen production, even skin tones, and support the nervous system!
It's known as a "beauty" powder for these reasons so adding a 1/4 of a teaspoon into my coffee to reap the benefits seems like a no brainer.
Okay that covers the bases!
Here's the Recipe!
Make The Protein Chaga Latte:
+ 3/4 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
+ 1/2 Cup Fresh Brew or Cold Brew Cofee
+ 1 Packet Coffee Chaga Four Sigmatic
+ 1 Packet Stevia
+ 1 TBSP Small Dark Chocolate Chips
+ 1/2 Scoop Vanilla (or chocolate) Protein Powder
++++ Blend these ingredients and enjoy hot or cold over a tall glass of ice!
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