HOT CHOCOLATE "TEALIXIR"

Made a ridiculously delicious "hot chocolate" tealixir on this cold, snowy morning. The tea base gives this drink sweet, cinnamony undertones, and with plenty of protein and healthy fat, it keeps me full all morning.

1 cup DE-STRESS tea 

3 tsp cacao powder

1 tsp maca powder

1 heaping tsp coconut oil

1 tbsp rice sprouts (tocotrienols)

2 tsp date sugar

1 scoop vanilla protein powder 

1 dropper He Sho Wu 

Brew 1tsp DE-STRESS tea in hot water. Pour tea into blender. Add all other ingredients. Blend. Drink!

 

SEVEN REASONS TO DRINK TEA

1. Faster Metabolism

Tea leaves contain both caffeine and EGCG, which work together to raise resting metabolic rate.  This means you can burn more calories while at rest, simply by drinking tea!

 

2. Better Digestion

Tea helps improve digestion, breakdown fat, normalize bowel movements and reduce bloating.

 

3. Look Younger

Tea contains catechins and polyphenols which help keep skin hydrated and support elastin, maintaining a healthy and youthful look.

 

4. Healthy Skin

Tea contains antioxidants, which defend against free radicals; these can help prevent age spots and maintain your skin's bright glow.

 

5. Blood Sugar Regulation

By lowering the stress hormone cortisol, tea helps to improve blood sugar regulation. Better blood sugar control and less cortisol are key factors in slowing aging, including fewer wrinkles and less belly fat.

 

6. Weight Control

In addition to the metabolic benefits, drinking tea can help curb appetite and reduce snacking, making it easier to manage weight.

 

7. Live Longer

One of the most active constituents in tea is ECGC. This is a powerful anti-oxidant that can help your body to get rid of pathogens and prevent chronic disease.