Charcoal Latte

02 Mar 2018

When we rest, we heal - I have become a believer in those words over the last year and that has made all the difference this winter. As I grow and learn to conquer the inner terrain, the outer doesn't bother me so much anymore. That being said, I am ready for spring, but not in the desperate, hand wringing way I normally am.

Not as much gets done around our home, but it doesn't bother me, the important tasks do (such as hours spent zooming matchbox cars with Hen around furniture), but the addiction to "the list" is mostly gone. I still make them of course, but the pushing and nagging feeling to get it done is not there and it has been such a blessing. That is not to say I don't have my moments of overwhelm, but they are fleeting.

I have also focused on taking better care of myself and I haven't gotten sick this season, spare a runny nose here or there. I also believe this is impart to enjoying healthy concoctions more on a regular basis. My new favorite is this charcoal latte. Activated charcoal for culinary use is often utilized as a natural dye for black and has been thought to have some detoxifying properties because it has been used for poisoning in the past at hospitals, unfortunately the FDA doesn't regulate natural treatments so who knows.

I mix it with two adaptogens - reishi mushroom and maca powders - which are thought to have immune and stress adapting benefits. I personally just enjoy the taste of this potion and if there are any added benefits, then I consider that a nice bonus. I buy many of my herbs and this charcoal from the Bulk Herb Store, that is not a plug, I just really like their products and they are a small operation. You certainly don't need to add all the ingredients I have below, but the maca and vanilla really make this drink, so I would keep those.

Charcoal Latte

Recipe with charcoal latte and adaptogens

Charcoal Latte

Prep time: - Cook time: - Total time:
Yield: 1S


-1/3 cup raw cashews
- 1 3/4 cup water
- 1-2 T honey
- 1 t vanilla extract
- 1 t maca powder
- 1/2 t reishi mushroom powder
- 1/2 t activated charcoal (culinary use)


Charcoal Latte

Add all ingredients to a blender and mix until warm and frothy. As a caveat, I use a vitamix which heats after a certain time blending and pulverizes everything until smooth, so if you don't have a blender that heats - add hot water. Enjoy!



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