Golden Cocoa by Wooden Spoon Herbs
Wooden Spoon Herbs was introduced to me through the blog Local Milk. Always interested in any and all things Milk (Mylk), Local Milk appeals to me because of its focus on slow, conscious living; being present; travel; family; and raw, plant-based living. Lauren, founder of Wooden Spoon Herbs – a small batch Appalachian apothecary, was on the blog teaching people how to make her Golden Cocoa. I was immediately intrigued. I went to her site, wrote her a note and met her via conference call a week later.
What I love about Lauren’s products is her sourcing. All her herbs are grown in the US and produced or foraged by hand by small farmers and producers with the utmost care for the environment. These herbs are also often biodynamically farmed and organic.
Golden Cocoa is inspired by Ayurvedic “Golden Milk.” This relaxing blend of antioxidant-rich raw cacao, anti-inflammatory turmeric, and stress-reducing ashwagandha tastes heavenly and may reduce overall inflammation and the effects of stress on the body. I enjoy this morning, or evening, especially in the winter months and I find that is has a lovely calming and detoxing effect.
Ingredients: fair trade organic raw cacao, organic turmeric, Oregon-grown organic ashwagandha
To use: Whisk 2-3 teaspoons into 8 ounces of hot milk or milk alternative. Sweeten to taste.
2 oz / 57 g
*Please note that I am not licensed to practice medicine. I only draw from my own experiences and tastes and nothing on my website should be construed as medical advice. Please contact a medical doctor if you are seeking medical advice and use caution whenever incorporating new foods into your diet.