Thank you to Jessica Urback for authoring this blog post for us! Jessica is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP) and Holistic Nutritionist based in Toronto. Read on to learn why Jessica is a fan of Four Sigmatic’s brand new lattes!
There is no escaping it. The cold weather is officially upon us, which means latte season is in full force. Instead of going to your local coffee shop and spending a fortune on a latte loaded with sugar, try making one at home! Thanks to the new Four Sigmatic lattes, this is easy, convenient, delicious and LOADED with health benefits. Plus, there are caffeine free options so you can sip on a latte in the morning or evening!
There are three delicious latte mixes to choose from; golden turmeric, matcha, and chai. Each flavour has its own unique health benefits as a result of the mushrooms in the latte blend. Keep on reading to learn more:
Matcha: This is a wonderful latte blend to enjoy first thing in the morning. Matcha is a source of caffeine and will give you a jolt of energy without any of the jitters you might have from coffee. It’s also an antioxidant powerhouse and a source of L-theanine, which promotes a calm but alert state of mind. The addition of the adaptogenic maitake mushroom in this latte helps to restore balance in the body and stabilize blood sugar levels.
Golden Turmeric: Turmeric, the main component of this latte, is a complete superfood; it can help to boost mental, skin and joint health. Not to mention, it may help prevent diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s. This latte mix is paired with shitake mushroom, which aids in promoting clear and healthy skin and boosting immune function. Spices like ginger and pepper will help keep you warm. Sip on this throughout the day to glow from the inside out.
Chai: A slightly sweet chai latte makes for a delicious and soothing night cap. The spices which make up chai tea, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and cloves are carminatives, meaning they help to support and calm the digestive system. Turkey tail mushroom helps to sooth the gut, while reishi spores are known for promoting a sense of relaxation and can support a good night’s sleep.
If you’re on the go or in a rush, just dissolve one packet of any of the latte blends into seven ounces of boiling water, stir and enjoy! When you have an extra couple of minutes, try making a frothy protein packed latte by blending one latte sachet with hot water, a scoop of collagen, a splash of milk (or dairy-free milk), and a tablespoon of ghee or coconut oil. Not a fan of lattes? No problem, dissolve one packet of any of the flavours into a bowl of oatmeal, chia pudding or into your smoothie! It will pack an extra nutritional punch and taste great. So, what are you waiting for? Give these lattes a try, you won’t regret it!
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