Winter is Vata season and hot chocolate is a great antidote to the chilly and crisp weather happening outside. Being naturally cold, dry, and light, Vata dosha is pacified by sweet, warm, oily, heating and grounding substances. Warm milk is especially beneficial this time of year, particularly if you are feeling ungrounded and anxious.
In Ayurveda, milk (preferably organic and raw) is considered a sattvic food. Sattva is the quality of virtue and goodness. Sattvic foods help to create balance, stability, and harmony. Milk is said to help build all seven tissues while calming the mind, nerves, and emotions. It is one of my favorites in cold winter months and the kids love it also!
My hot cacao blend is a mix of cacao, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and ashwaganha.
Hot Cacao Mix comes in glass jar with screw lid
NetWt. 5.3oz (150g) All spices are organic and Fair Trade.
Cacao: One of the highest sources of plant-based iron, perfect during the cold months when we need that extra nutritional boost. It also has magnesium, which makes for a healthy heart and brain. It is thought that cacao works to naturally elevate the mood, a great antidote for the lack of sunshine during these winter months.
Ginger: Calms the stomach and promotes relaxation. Some studies suggest ginger can help reduce anxiety.
Cardomom: Anti-spasmodic, Anti-inflammatory Properties, and fights depression. Cinnamon: Similar to turmeric and ginger, cinnamon also helps with digestion (and it’s a delicious pairing with the other ingredients).
Ashwagandha: One of the most popular Ayurvedic herbs used today. This herb is both a tonic, meaning it supports the body’s overall well being, and an adaptogen, meaning it supports the body’s natural resistance.*
Please note there may be slight variations from pictures above as each item is handcrafted.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease
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