This Chaga Hot Chocolate is powerhouse of both flavour *and* antioxidants. Chaga mushrooms have enormous health benefits and this hot chocolate gives you a delicious way to obtain them.
Chaga Hot Chocolate
Have you heard of Chaga? It’s a superior medicinal mushroom that boasts phytonutrients, amino acids, and incredible immune support.
Usually, I’m not a fan of mushrooms. I know, I know. They are such fun guys … get it? Funghi? Haha! Seriously though, me no likey mushrooms. But, if you take these beautiful, dried shrooms and turn them into Chaga Hot Chocolate? Then I’m on it like a dirty mushroom.
I have to thank my best friend Julie for introducing me to the wonders of Chaga! On a recent girls weekend she generously gifted me with a number of goodies, one being a bag of Chaga mushroom tea. She’s in the throws of earning her university degree ( while simultaneously being a wife and mom of two ) and this tea has been a lifesaver for her, keeping her immune system up and her energy firing on all cylinders.
Considering the stretch of rainy, grey weather we’ve been experiencing (hello Vancouver winter!), I promptly decided on a warming Chaga Hot Chocolate for my foray into the world of mushroom teas.
First thing I did was to brew the tea. Easy enough, right? Meanwhile, on the stove, I heated up some luscious coconut milk. For this you can really use any milk you want. I decided on coconut milk to keep things dairy free and add as much creaminess to my hot chocolate as I could.
Inspired by my bulletproof coffee, I tossed the tea, milk, and the rest into my blender for a quick buzz then poured it promptly into my mug.
Let me tell you folks, it was frothy, creamy deliciousness. A super tasty way to give yourself a natural boost. Indulging with no guilt is a wonderful thing. 🙂 Enjoy!
- 1 cup of hot, freshly brewed chaga tea
- 1 cup milk of choice, warmed
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp maple syrup or coconut sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- Brew the tea, meanwhile warm the milk
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 seconds