Adaptogenic Peppermint Mocha

Adaptogenic Peppermint Mocha

Good gracious I can’t go another minute without consuming HOT CHOCOLATE. The second the temperature dropped below 60 degrees I started thinking about what warm beverage I wanted to have. At first I wanted coffee. But then I didn’t want the jolt of caffeine coffee gave me. And then I wanted tea. And that was fantastic. But it didn’t quite hit the spot. And then it came to me. Hot chocolate.

This is a rendition of hot chocolate that will bring you all the holiday vibes. The Thanksgiving Vibes. The Christmas Vibes. The Winter Vibes. The “let’s snuggle up and watch Home Alone 1 and 2 (but not 3) vibes. The “I just wanna be in my pajama’s with my bae” vibes. And it will actually bring you down from the stress you might’ve experienced throughout your day…. Here’s why….

In this recipe, I use Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil. This particular kind of essential oil is consumable and is actually adaptogenic. You might’ve heard this word thrown around in the wellness world quite a bit, and I would love to break it down for you further in another post, but the jist of it is….Adaptogens brings your body’s stress levels into homeostasis. If you’re feeling too stressed, it will relax you. If you need some energizing, it will give you that energy that you need. AKA this is the perfect holiday and wintertime beverage!

Adaptogenic Peppermint Mocha

1 ¼ cups of Almond Milk (preferably homemade)
2 tablespoons of Cacao
1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil
1 tablespoon of agave, or sweetener of choice,
A pinch of salt
2-3 drops of Young Living Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil
Cacao nibs, for garnish

Heat your almond milk to 140 degrees on stovetop. While your milk is heating up, add cacao, coconut oil, agave, and a pinch of salt to your pot. Whisk your ingredients together as temperature rises. Once your mixture is heated, pour into your favorite mug and add your 2-3 drops of peppermint vitality essential oil and give it another whisk. Dust cacao on top of your peppermint mocha and drop a few cacao nibs on top as a garnish. Snuggle up in your favorite cozy loungewear, pop in your favorite holiday film, and enjoy!


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