By Kate McCabe []

It’s no secret that here at The Sister’s Almanac, we love to lace anything and everything with high vibe herbs and adaptogens. When balanced hormones, sky high energy levels, and glowing skin are just a few teaspoons away, it’s just too good not to indulge. Adding adaptogens to our foods is a really potent way to offset the stresses of modern living and to realign our systems, serving to counterbalance or even replace some of our dietary vices.

And no vice is more prevalent in the global community than caffeine. While I’m the first to admit that matcha lattes are my shit, I’ve become increasingly mindful of the impact caffeine has on my body, mind, and spirit. Overconsumption puts you at risk of adrenal fatigue and hormonal issues (been there and fucking done with that), dehydrates our systems and skin, increases feelings of anxiety, and signals the release of stress hormones such as cortisol + adrenaline. It’s not exactly the most nourishing, beautifying, and harmonizing stuff.

But I get it, you need something to provide that mental boost first thing in the morning or when the afternoon hours roll around. Deprivation is never the answer, but substitution is your health’s best friend. Today’s latte is super energizing + harmonizing, sans caffeine, leaving you feeling calm yet alert. It’s also rich in brain-boosting fats, which are key to energy production and regulation. Sip up and glow babes, I promise you won’t miss your low-vibe cup of ‘jo even a little.


1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk (or any dairy- and sugar-free milk of choice)
2 pitted medjool dates
1 tbsp almond butter
2 tsp maca powder
1 tsp lion’s mane powder

In a small sauce pan, heat milk to desired temperature. Combine the warmed milk and all other ingredients in a high-speed blender, and blend for a full minute. Get to sipping immediately.