The Happy Adrenal Mocha is made up of five simple ingredients. Our house made almond milk blended with chaga mushroom, maca protein powder, local maple syrup, and cacao powder. This is then steamed and poured over top of a creamy espresso shot. Sounds delicious right? Well not only is this drink really good, but it’s also really good for you!
Chaga mushroom and maca protein both can have amazing effects on your body and this is exactly why we call it the Happy Adrenal. Chaga is a mushroom that is found on birch trees throughout the Northern Hemisphere. It is extremely dense with nutrients such as Vitamin D, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, and many more. All of this nutrient density is how chaga has the possibility of doing such amazing things.
Chaga mainly introduces your body to more antioxidants. When your body is loaded with more antioxidants there is a possibility of slowing down the aging process, fighting cardiovascular disease by decreasing the amounts of low-density lipoprotein - the “bad” cholesterol, preventing or slowing the growth of cancer, lowering your oxidative stress which then lowers your blood pressure, flighting inflammation, and also supporting the immune system by helping cytokines communicate which are your body’s messenger cells. So remember, the more antioxidants, the better!
Maca has many awesome effects on your body as well! Maca comes from the root of a plant that is found in Peru. It tastes a little nutty or earthy which is why it blends perfectly with the chaga in our mocha. Maca has the possibility of doing great things for your health, such as helping to protect bone health, increasing strength and energy, improving exercise performance, and helping gain muscle. Maca is also a woman's best friend! It is said to help relieve depression and anxiety, especially in menopausal women, as well as the many other side effects of menopause.
Overall, our Happy Adrenal Mocha is definitely the right choice for everyone. Perfect for an early morning, or even a afternoon treat with lunch. Come visit the Press Market team to get yours!
Eve Clements - Aspiring journalist currently attending Collingwood Collegiate Institute.