Contributed by Magdalena Wszelaki with Hormones for Balance
Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb popular in Ayurvedic medicine that has shown great results for lowering cortisol and balancing thyroid hormones. It has also been proven effective in supporting adrenal function helping you overcome adrenal fatigue and chronic stress. It also may protect the brain from degeneration and can improve symptoms of Alzheimer’s, depression, and anxiety. Many women have reported deeper and more restful sleep after drinking the Ashwagandha Latte.
This is a wonderful drink to enjoy about an hour before bedtime as part of your night time winding down ritual.
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1 cup of milk (almond or hazelnut works well, if using coconut milk, I would suggest ½ cup coconut milk and ½ cup water)
1 teaspoon ashwagandha powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
½ teaspoon maple syrup or honey
Warm the milk, then add the powdered spices and maple syrup or honey
Stir well, using the whisk to blend, adjusting for sweetness if necessary
Pour into a nice cup and drink an hour before bed
Magdalena is a published author with Harper Collin (book called Cooking for Hormone Balance), a certified health coach, chef, endocrine specialist and certified herbalist. Before getting to the health arena, she had a long, fast-paced career as a strategic planner for the advertising powerhouse called WPP in both Asia and the US, working on Fortune 100 brands. She am also a regular Vipassana (insightful) meditation practitioner and a Level II Reiki healer (a form of energy healing). She's also the founder of Wellena, a clean supplement and skincare line.