A calming chamomile latte for anxiety and stress. Vegan and made using herbs from my friends at Wooden Spoon Herbs (not sponsored, we're actually friends), this caffeine-free latte will calm your nerves. For this recipe I chose the Anxiety Ally, 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. If you're looking for more anxiety tips, check out my tips on how to make a toolbox here

This latte is a great drink to sip come evening or past that point when caffeine 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 double the recipe and have two giant mugs like we do.

A foamy drink topped with cinnamon with spices around.
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Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

  • Milk: not all homemade plant milks heat up that well. If you're using homemade, I find soy and nut milks to be the best for warm drinks (others like oat can thicken when heated).
  • Honey: if honey isn't a part of your diet, you can use maple syrup or your preferred sweetener instead.
  • Dried chamomile: if you can't get the loose herb dried, then use a chamomile tea bag instead.
  • Tincture: I love the anxiety ally tincture but you can use any you like if you feel that it has the most benefits for you!

Top tips

  • Sweeten to taste: this is on the sweeter side as it's meant to be quite soothing, but you can adjust the amount of honey added to suit you.
  • Froth before serving: that frothy top is so nice and well worth the extra time! A frother, immersion blender, or heat-safe standing blender all work well.
  • Omit the oil if you want: a little added fat can help to reduce anxiety and that's why it's present, but you can leave it out if you find that it makes the latte too heavy.

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A foamy drink topped with cinnamon with spices around.
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Calming Chamomile Latte

Calming Chamomile Latte for anxiety. Vegan and made using herbs from Wooden Spoon Herbs, this caffeine free latte will calm your nerves.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Servings: 2

Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Saucepan
  • Blender
  • Sieve
  • Whisk

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Plant-based Milk unsweetened
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Chamomile or 1 tea bag
  • 2 teaspoons Honey or maple syrup to be vegan
  • 2 teaspoons MCT oil or Coconut Oil
  • ¼ teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground ginger
  • 12 drops Anxiety Ally tincture optional but amazing!

Instructions

  • Bring the milk and water to the boil, add chamomile and remove it from the heat.
    1 cup Plant-based Milk, 1 cup Water, 1 tablespoon Dried Chamomile
  • Let steep for five minutes.
  • Strain the tea into a blender with the honey (or maple syrup), oil, tincture, cinnamon and ginger.
    2 teaspoons Honey, 2 teaspoons MCT oil or Coconut Oil, ¼ teaspoon Cinnamon, 1 pinch ground ginger, 12 drops Anxiety Ally tincture
  • Puree until frothy with a whisk or in a blender. Divide among 2 mugs and garnish with a pinch more cinnamon.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 252IU | Vitamin C: 0.05mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 1mg

13 Comments

  1. Hello, I was wondering how long to boil this. All your recipe shows is the ingredients but not the rest of the directions....

  2. I am curious as to why you consider honey a non vegan choice. Honey is the nectar from flowers which is carried to the hive by a bee and dehydrated by wing fanning of the bee to make it thicker. There are no "animal bee parts" in the honey, it is actually considered quite pure and can be used for antibacterial properties, the nectar is just carried by the bee. I think that honey making is so much less intrusive than hammering a hole into the side of a tree to tap the honey, removing some nectar from a flower does not harm the plant. Like I said, just curious.

    1. I personally eat honey because I am able to source it locally from small farms, probably much like yourself. A lot of vegans have issues with honey because they view it as "enslavement" of the bees and "stealing", as well as harmful since industrial honey harvesting techniques can be harmful to bees (like gathering pollen which if done poorly can rip the bees limbs). Technically speaking, vegans don't consume anything from animals (like not buying or wearing anything that contains leather, wool, down, or bees wax), so honey is a natural extension of that. Totally great question that causes a lot of discussion in the plant based food community. Here's a link if you want to read more.

  3. 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.

    1. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

    1. 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

  6. 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!

    1. 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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