Nourishing Morning Latte


This is my first fall living in Topanga Canyon. I’ve been loving the chilly mornings, fog, and giant oak trees. Nature connection has become a huge part of my life, and of Amba.

On these darker, slow, sweet canyon mornings, I’ve been making the most delicious teas and lattes. Here’s my basic recipe:

  • 1 mug full of coffee or tea of your choice (for tea I love yerba maté or a good chai)
  • Milk of your choice (I like to make fresh, raw vanilla hazelnut-almond  milk – you could use coconut milk, etc)
  • 1 Tsp local honey
  • 1 Tbsp cacao powder
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • 1 pinch adaptogenic herbs based on what my body needs on the day (chaga, reishi, etc)
  • Blend in Vitamix or other blender. Sip slowly and savor in your favorite garden/nature spot.