This Iced Mocha contains no dairy, no refined sugars and no....coffee! Yup, you read that right! Instead of using coffee, I used Rasa's Cacao Brew which is full of energizing adaptogens and cacao for a chocolatey drink.
If you're like me, coffee is more than just your morning coffee. It's a ritual. It's what gets me out of bed in the morning. And when my kids don't sleep well, coffee is what gets me through the day. But is it really healthy to rely on coffee in that way? When I do sleep well, I love my cozy mornings with my warm mug, but I need it when the nights are long and not restorative. This is why I love Rasa. Rasa is full of healthy adaptogens that provide immune boosting benefits and helps you naturally boost your energy rather than relying on a high jolt of caffeine.
Now, Rasa is not going to provide a quick fix over night. At least that's what I noticed. These adaptogenic wellness tonics are brewed just like coffee and are meant to provide energy over long periods of time. You have to stick with it to see the reward. My two favorites are the Cacao Brew and the Dirty blend. The Cacao Brew is what I used for this Iced Mocha recipe. It's like a chocolatey tea. It's so yummy! The Dirty Blend contains coffee with the addition of adaptogens. I think it's the perfect in between blend for someone who wants to cut back on coffee but doesn't want to go cold turkey. Check out all of Rasa's products here!
Why Rasa is an amazing company:
- Woman owned
- USDA Organic certified
- Whole 30 Certified
- Refined sugar-free
Adaptogens help you to freak out slower (& less intensely!), and recover faster in response to stress...all while increasing stress resilience overall. These amazing super herbs work through both your hormonal and nervous systems to help your body cope with stress more effectively. This "multiple pathway action" is known as "network" pharmacology," and is the opposite of pharmaceutical drugs, which are "one drug, one action."
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- 4 tbsp Rasa Cacao Brew
- 16 oz water
- ½ cup coconut milk or nut milk of choice
- 4 tsp maple syrup
- Measure out the 16 ounces of water and bring to a boil on the stove top. Add the 4 tablespoons of Rasa Cacao Brew (I know this is double than what Rasa recommends. We want the brew to be strong so we are adding double!) to a french press or to a tea filter. Once the water is boiling, pour on top of the Rasa Cacao Brew and allow to rest for 20 minutes. Once brewed, place in a glass container and chill in the refridgerator for a minimum of one hour
- Once chilled, combine the brewed Rasa, coconut milk and maple syrup in a drink shaker (or pour in a glass and stir with a straw!) and shake for about twenty seconds or until everything is well mixed. Pour over ice and enjoy!
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