To promote relaxation and a restful nights sleep, reach for a cup of this frothy dairy-free Reishi latte!
This caffeine-free indulgence uses the healing powers of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) to create a crave-worthy latte. It doubles as a calming elixir that has the opposite effect of coffee, helping to balance mood and support relaxation using the reishi mushroom and the naturally creamy texture of cashews! Together they form a jitter-free drink that begs to be sipped.
The reishi mushroom is widely used in Chinese medicine to boost the immune system, reduce stress and create an overall sense of well being. Its flavor is earthy and bitter, making this type of mushroom best suited for powder and supplement form. Once ground, reishi has a more versatile flavor, lending itself to pairing with spices like cinnamon or berries.
Reishi Benefits at Glance
- Promotes longevity
- Rich source of all 9 amino acids–the building blocks of protein
- Helps to regulate blood glucose
- May help fight allergies
You may not think of cashews when making a latte, but this skinless nut is ideal for blending into a creamy dairy-free drink, complete with a frothy top. Cashews are a great stand-in to make coffee and tea creamy without the digestive upset that lactose milk can cause. Cashews also contain healthy fats and a dose of protein that help keep you feeling full.
- This latte is naturally sweetened with monkfruit from the Reishi Calm Elixir, but raw honey can also be added.
- Cashews can be soaked in water for up to 8 hours before blending to remove phytic acid and make them easier to digest.
- If you find that the cashews are still too grainy after blending, run the mixture through a strainer and into a pitcher before serving to remove cashew pulp.
- This latte can be refrigerated for up to 2 days and reheated on the stovetop before enjoying.
- 1 cup raw unsalted cashews
- 2 cups steaming hot filtered water
- 3 packets Reishi calm elixir
Combine ingredients in blender and blend on high speed until creamy. Pour into 2–8 ounce mugs. Enjoy hot!