10 Easy Cortisol Cocktails To Make at Home

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We get it – stress is basically inevitable. It’s about how you manage it, and you can help your body regulate stress easier by balancing your cortisol (aka stress) levels. While there are many ways to manage stress, incorporating natural remedies into your routine isn’t as hard as you might think. One way is making these tasty homemade beverages designed to help regulate cortisol levels and promote a sense of calm. Here are 10 different cortisol cocktails you can easily make at home to unwind and destress naturally:

Green Tea Zen Cooler: Brew some green tea and let it cool. Add a splash of fresh lemon juice and a hint of honey for sweetness. Green tea contains L-theanine, an amino acid known for its calming effects.

Turmeric Golden Milk

Warm up some milk (or a dairy-free alternative) and mix in a teaspoon of turmeric powder, a pinch of black pepper, and a dash of cinnamon. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce stress-induced inflammation. Here’s a full recipe we wrote about it! This has been a super popular drink that’s easy to find if you’re on the go, too.

Chamomile Lavender Dream

Steep chamomile tea and add a few drops of lavender essential oil for a fragrant and soothing drink before bedtime. Chamomile is renowned for its calming properties, while lavender promotes relaxation.

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Berry Bliss Smoothie

Blend together mixed berries, banana, spinach, and a scoop of protein powder for a nutrient-packed smoothie. Berries are rich in antioxidants, which can help combat stress-related oxidative damage.

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Minty Cucumber Refresher

Muddle fresh mint leaves with cucumber slices and add them to cold water for a refreshing and hydrating drink. Mint has a cooling effect on the body, while cucumber is rich in hydrating electrolytes.

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Ginger Lemonade Elixir

Mix freshly grated ginger with lemon juice and honey, then dilute with water for a zesty and invigorating drink. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that can help alleviate stress-related tension.

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Ashwagandha Berry Blast

Blend together strawberries, blueberries, and a teaspoon of ashwagandha powder for a stress-busting smoothie. Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that helps the body cope with stress.

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Passionflower Pineapple Punch

Combine passionflower tea with pineapple juice and a splash of coconut water for a tropical treat that promotes relaxation. Passionflower is known for its calming effects on the nervous system.

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Valerian Vanilla Latte

Brew a cup of valerian root tea and mix it with frothy milk and a drop of vanilla extract for a soothing bedtime beverage. Valerian root is a natural sedative that can help improve sleep quality.

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Coconut Matcha Fusion

Whisk matcha powder with coconut milk and a touch of maple syrup for a creamy and energizing drink. Matcha contains L-theanine, which can help promote relaxation without drowsiness.

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By incorporating cortisol cocktails into your daily routine, you can take proactive steps towards managing stress naturally. It doesn’t have to be some huge thing – in fact, it should be the opposite. The easiest routine to manage is one that feels good. Who doesn’t love a drink that feels like a treat (and is good for you?!)

Experiment with different ingredients and flavors to find the perfect blend that helps you unwind and center yourself.

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