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CALMING CHAMOMILE LATTE

CALMING CHAMOMILE LATTE (1 of 1)-2 CALMING CHAMONILE LATTE -WOODEN SPOON HERBS

I’ve been feeling a bit more stressed than usual this last little while. Firstly, thanks to a-not-to-be-named kitty, my computer got a cup coffee spit on in, frying it totally dead. Then my beloved camera died (both reasons I’ve been quiet on here lately). Then there are the classic day to day life happenings that can wear me down when I’m not fully taking care of myself.

Luckily for me I have a long list of tried and true stress reliefs at my arsenal that I turn to in cases like these. My classic go-to’s usually include the typical long soak in the tub, or evening spent in listening to records, but lately I’ve been getting more and more interested in herbalism and finding the right herbs to naturally ease my jitters. Herbs like ashwagadha, holy basil, chamomile, lavender, and skullcap have been my favourites to sip on come those moments of stress.

A soothing warm cup of tea combined with the powers of the right plants can seriously help zen me out. So, when my friend Lauren from Wood Spoon Herbs  told me of some tinctures she had specifically made for copping with stress, I was beyond excited. All Wood Spoon tinctures combine some of the greatest American grown herbs into specifically designed tinctures that combat anything from allergies, to hangovers, to migraines. For this recipe I chose the Anxiety Ally which is a combination of holy basil, skullcap, lemon balm, oatstraw, ashwagandha, and lavender. Mixed with a little bit of calming chamomile, warming spices like ginger and cinnamon, and raw honey (which relieves stress), you basically have the most delicious nerve-soother around.

This latte is a great drink to sip come evening or past that point when cafeine doesn’t serve you well. While I opted for honey in this recipe, maple syrup would make a great vegan replacement. You may even want to the recipe and have two giant mugs like we did.

Happy weekend! It’s feels so good to be back <3

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CALMING CHAMOMILE LATTE

Serves 2. Print Recipe Here

1 Cup Plant based Milk (unsweetened)
1 Cup Water
1 Tbsp. Dried Chamomile (or 1 tea bag)
2 tsp.Honey (or maple syrup to be vegan)
2 tsp. MCT oil or Coconut Oil
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
Pinch Ginger
12 Drops Anxiety Ally tincture (optional but amazing!)

  1. Bring the milk and water to the boil, add chamomile and remove the tea from the heat. Let steep for five minutes.
  2. Strain the tea into a blender with the honey, oil, tincture, cinnamon and ginger. Puree until frothy.
  3. Divide among 2 mugs and garnish with a pinch more cinnamon.

WOODEN-SPOON HERBS CALMING CHAMOMILE LATTE

xox Sophie

8 Comments

  • Reply
    Ariana W
    February 4, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    A lovely post. I love herbs in all forms for when I’m stressed. Nothing beats an herbal brew to soothe the body and soul. Lately I’ve been using Badger’s Sleep Balm to calm me before bed. Love it (you could totally make your own…I’m just short on time lately). Thanks for sharing the links, I’ll be sure to check them out!

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      Sophie
      February 18, 2018 at 9:31 pm

      So happy you enjoyed the post, Ariana! That sleep balm sounds amazing. I’ve been having such trouble the last few weeks with sleeping, so maybe that’s just what I need <3

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    Ruby
    February 5, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    I am always trying to think of cozy, frothy things to sip before bed (not the biiiiggest golden milk fan), and this lovely latte looks like just what I need. Having a lot on my plate coming up this month, I am definitely going to be making this veeery soon <3

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      Sophie
      February 18, 2018 at 9:32 pm

      ah, thanks a million Ruby! No fear about not loving the golden milk. I know so many people who cannot stomach it 🙂 Nothing beats a nice warm mug of something creamy before bed <3

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    Laine
    February 5, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    This tea is just what I need right now, Sophie. 🙂 The winter period is an anxious time for me too. So lately calming teas are my best buddies. <3

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      Sophie
      February 18, 2018 at 9:33 pm

      Ah, I hear you! This winter has been super stressful. I hope this tea can offer you some peace and calm xox

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    Jo
    February 6, 2018 at 12:16 am

    Braiding Sweetgrass is one of my favourite books! Robin used to be my professor in college a long time ago now, she challenged so many of my beliefs! An incredible woman.

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      Sophie
      February 18, 2018 at 9:34 pm

      That’s so amazing, Jo! I’m headed away soon and definatly going to bring it as my plane book. There is so much wisdom to be learned through plants and indigenous knowledge <3

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