Espresso addict, do you want to reduce your caffeine intake without saying no to the little push? Adopt this chagacacaolatte; delicious and surprising, it brings together two superfoods: chaga and raw cacao. Vitality and pleasure guaranteed!
the health point
chagas: Beneath its unattractive appearance, this birch parasite is packed with minerals (magnesium, potassium, manganese, silicon, iron, zinc, copper), vitamins (B, D, K), enzymes, and antioxidants (flavonoids, polyphenols, melanin) . A nutritional identity card that has earned it a reputation as a superfood with incredible medicinal properties. Stimulating, chaga helps improve vitality and health. An ally of the digestive system, it reduces intestinal inflammation and enhances immune defenses. It is also detoxifying and beneficial for the liver. How to consume it? With its mild flavor, chaga can be easily integrated into all your drinks: juice, smoothie, infusion, coffee with milk. Be careful, to preserve its active ingredients, never boil it.
raw cocoa: Unlike chocolate (admittedly delicious, but nutritionally depleted), raw cacao keeps the nutritional qualities of the beans intact. And this thanks to its cold manufacturing process (drying at less than 45°C). Without cocoa butter or sugar, we are far from certain tablets full of vegetable fats, dyes, milk and other flavors. Here, it’s 100% cocoa! Very rich in antioxidants2 (flavonoids, catechins), raw cocoa contains fiber, minerals (potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, zinc, copper), theobromine (mild stimulant) and phenylalanine (amino acid). This natural alkalizing dopant gives you vitality and good humor. True protector of the cardiovascular system, it has a positive effect on insulin sensitivity and blood pressure. With its low glycemic index (20) and reasonable calories (200 per 100g), you can adopt it without guilt if you watch your line or your insulin.
rice milk: devoid of lactose, gluten and cholesterol, this vegetable milk is very digestible. Contains silicon, a trace element useful for fixing calcium and magnesium. Athletes will appreciate its richness in carbohydrates and minerals.
Vanilla : In addition to its aroma, vanilla is digestive, antioxidant, anti-stress, antidepressant and… aphrodisiac! A virtue that would be explained by its divine flavor and its delicious aromas that would excite the libido.
monk fruit: Also known as monk fruit, this natural sweetener has a higher sweetening power than white sugar. Calorie-free, it is rich in mogrosides, antioxidants that would be effective against oxidative stress related to diabetes. Antimicrobial, it would be beneficial for the microbiota and against Candida albicans
In terms of flavour, monk fruit offers the advantage of being neutral, unlike stevia and its liquorice flavor which can be off-putting. Attractive, this sweetener, however, suffers from a lack of hindsight. Existing results are promising, but a newcomer to the European market, it has not been the subject of sufficient studies, particularly on insulin resistance. Business to follow…
- 1 teaspoon of chaga powder
- 1 teaspoon of raw cocoa
- 1 pinch of vanilla
- 25 cl unsweetened rice milk
- 1 teaspoon monk fruit (optional)
1. Gently heat the vegetable milk without boiling.
2. Add the chaga and raw cacao powder along with the vanilla and monk fruit.
3. Shake before pouring into a cup. Sprinkle with a little cocoa. All you have to do is enjoy.
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