Since I had my little ones, I’ve been one of the worst at respecting healthy sleep hygiene for myself. The seemingly never-ending amount of sleepless nights has certainly made me into a groggy and unenthused human being at times! I was surviving by slamming adaptogens when I could to cope with work and babies. But then, after trying everything, cacao is what honestly helped the most. A light raw cacao milk, with adaptogens and nervines, right before bed was the perfect cozy cup that helped me roll into bed without feeling completely drained the next morning and, with brighter skin.
To read our blog post on How Cacao Can Actually Help You Sleep Better, keep reading here.
- 1Tbsp Raw Cacao powder
- 1tsp Happiness Tonic or sub for ½ tsp Ashwagandha powder
- 2oz Blue Lotus Tea Infusion
- 4oz Full Fat Coconut or Oat Milk (or any plant-based milk of choice)
- 4oz hot water
- 1tsp coconut sugar, maple or sweetener of choice (optional!)
Other potential add on's for deeper relaxation
*(stick to 1-2 of the formulas below, or it'll be a little too relaxing ;)
+ ½ tsp Dolores Tonic - Pain + stress relief tonic
+ ½ tsp Mulungu - Amazonian hypnotic
Blended: Blend for 10seconds until silky and frothy. Pour into a cozy mug and sip immediately!
Pan or Mug: Infuse about 1 tsp of blue lotus petals in about 4oz of hot water (don't use boiling water, think of blue lotus like matcha, 160-170F). Strain the petals after a 2-3minute infusion. Whisk the cacao into your tea, and optional tonics and herbs, and whisk away until silky and frothy. Add in your warm milk, and mix well. Enjoy!