After giving the TikTok viral cortisol mocktail a whirl and falling in love, I decided to put my own spin on it with this delightful cherry lime-ade inspired version.
Think sweet cherries, zesty lime, and creamy coconut milk blending into a flavor-packed experience.
This drink isn’t just a treat for the taste buds (not to mention super aesthetically pleasing) – it’s a nutrient-packed concoction that might just become your stress-busting ally. Bursting with goodies, it’s crafted with nutrients that can regulate stress and cortisol levels.
Shall I show you your new favorite afternoon pick-me-up? 🍒💚
What is a Cortisol Mocktail?
Firstly, let’s chat about cortisol. It’s a hormone that our bodies releases in response to stress. While it’s a natural part of our biological response, chronic stress can lead to elevated cortisol levels, and that’s where things get a bit tricky.
Elevated cortisol levels, when sustained, can impact various aspects of our health. It might interfere with sleep, disrupt digestion, and even affect our immune system. Essentially, chronic stress creates a ripple effect, influencing our well-being in ways we might not even realize.
The good news is, there are several natural ways you can regulate your cortisol levels including getting enough sleep, regular exercise, and nutritious foods that support your hormone balance…
That’s where the cortisol mocktail comes into play!! A cortisol mocktail is like a soothing hug for your stress levels.
It’s a delightful drink specially crafted to help regulate your stress levels & hormones by incorporating ingredients known to support your adrenals.
What are signs you might need to balance your cortisol levels?
This cherry lime-ade inspired Cortisol mocktail is full of healthy ingredients that will benefit anyone, but particularly those who have elevated cortisol or even adrenal fatigue.
Here are some signs that your cortisol levels might need a bit of recalibration:
- Feeling tired all the time
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Mood Swings
- Digestive Issues
- High Stress Levels
- Getting Sick Frequently
- Sugar Cravings
Feeling like your hormones are out of wack can be really frustrating, but this delicious mocktail, combined with healthier habits overall can help.
What are the nutrients in a cortisol mocktail?
The ingredients in this mocktail are natural sources of the nutrients that your hormone levels need to thrive. Here’s all the benefits you’ll get from the ingredients in this mocktail:
- Tart cherry juice contains magnesium, a mineral crucial for muscle and nerve function, blood sugar regulation, and overall energy production. Adequate magnesium levels may alleviate tension, reduce inflammation, and support overall adrenal well-being.
- Vitamin C is a powerhouse nutrient that plays a crucial role in regulating cortisol levels and supporting adrenal health. Citrus fruits like lime are packed with vitamin C, which helps maintain a balanced stress response, keeping those cortisol spikes at bay.
- MCTs (Medium-chain triglycerides) found in coconut milk can be a steady energy supply for your body. They may help stabilize blood sugar, preventing cortisol spikes associated with fluctuating glucose levels.
- Essential minerals like magnesium and potassium are found in both coconut milk and celtic sea salt. They contribute to muscle relaxation, electrolyte balance, and overall adrenal health.
When to drink your cortisol mocktail
The short answer is— whenever you feel like it!
Personally, I love this cortisol mocktail as a little afternoon pick me up when I feel my energy levels start to crash around 2pm.
But the ingredients in the mockail promote rest and relaxation, and may actually help you get to sleep better, so the evening before bed is also a good choice.
Does this cortisol mocktail help with weight loss?
While this cortisol mocktail is crafted with ingredients that may support stress management and overall well-being, no single drink or food can guarantee weight loss.
Managing stress, which the cortisol mocktail aims to support, can indirectly influence weight. Chronic stress is linked to potential weight gain, especially around the abdominal area, as it may lead to overeating or unhealthy food choices.
Incorporating stress-reducing practices, maintaining a balanced diet, staying hydrated, and engaging in regular physical activity are key components of a holistic approach to weight management
Cherry Limeade Cortisol Mocktail Recipe
- 1/2 Cup of Tart Cherry Juice
- 1/4 Cup of Coconut Milk
- The Juice of 2 Limes
- 1 tsp Maple Syrup or Honey (optional)
- Pinch of Celtic Sea Salt (optional)
1. Add all ingredients to a glass
2. Mix together with a frother
* This recipe is for a personal serving size, but can of course be multiplied to share!
In conclusion, this cherry limeade inspired cortisol mocktail is not just a tasty escape but a sip of self-care. With its delicious blend and potential stress-regulating nutrients, it’s the perfect companion for those moments of relaxation and rejuvenation. Cheers to crafting a drink that not only delights your palate but also nourishes your well-being! 🌿🍹✨