Winter is here, it’s dark and its cold. With the lack of sun for 5-6 months it’s easy to get a little blue.
I struggled for years with seasonal depression. But in my search for natural remedies I have managed to find some things that actually work.
I selfmedicate with chocolate! No joke. Cacao has many benefits. One of the things becouse it’s high in flavanols, it acts like a mood stabilizer within our body. Make sure to use raw cacao for the most benefits.
I also like to add Maca. It is an adoptogen, which help the body to deal with stressors. It is a root from peru used to improve mood, also used to improve both male and female libido (nothing wrong with that right?).
So what happens when you mix this into into a beverage? You get a tasty Macao ❤ this is my Christmas edition
- 1 cup of water
- 1 sp raw cacao
- 1 tsp maca
- 0,4 tsp cardamom
- 0,4 tsp Ceylon cinnamon
- 0,4 tsp powdered ginger
- 0,8 tsp clowes
- 0,4 liquorice root
- 0,4 tsp turmeric
- 0,4 tsp of vanilla
- Drizze of pepper
- 1 sp collagen
- 2 sp coconut milk
- 1sp coconut oil
- 15-30 drops of liquid stevia
First boil the water. If you don’t use geletanized Maca I recommend that you boil it becouse raw Maca contains some starches that can cause digestive stress.
Then add the rest of the ingredients and blend with a hand mixer.
A fun fact is that if you eat chocolate right before taking a test you are more ligthly to perform better. Meaning smart people eat lot’s of cacao. 😉