The rain has made a comeback. This change in weather has me craving something extremely warming and soothing. As I have said a million times before, I love making drinks. So, obviously this was going to happen. With each sip of this latte I could feel the tension leave me. The gloominess and the rain becoming more poetic and moody than frustrating because there should be sunshine. The mix of ingredients I used here make for a nourishing, wholesome and very luscious, frothy drink. Rose is a big love of mine and I’ll never skip out on a chance to add it to whatever I’m making, the cinnamon was added to balance out the floral flavour with some earthy warmth.
I am dying to throw together all of the summer recipes and eat all of the summer stone fruit! It does look like the sun is taking a break and giving us a few days of mist and rain so I’m happy to have this drink (and many more) to warm me up and keep me going!
The title of this drink might sound a bit woo woo and hippie dip but adaptogens are seriously great. I’d recommend having them on hand in the kitchen if you can (maca and ashwagandha are my most used ones). They are pretty magical. I always feel that I sleep better, my anxiety is more manageable and I have more energy when I consume them regularly. This is probably because they stabilise physiological processes and promote harmony in the body, aiming for homeostasis by regulating hormones, boosting the immune system and helping the body deal with stress (you can read more about adaptogens here).
Adaptogenic Rose Latte
1 1/2 cup plant milk (I used almond)
1 medjool date (if your date isn’t soft and sticky then soak it for a minute or two in hot water)
1 tsp rose water
1/2 tsp maca powder
1/2 tsp ashwagandha powder
1 tsp coconut butter
Heat up the plant milk until it is verging on hot but not near boiling. Add all the ingredients to your blender and blend on high until everything has combined, the date is fully broken down and everything is nice and frothy. Strain if needed. Serve immediately.