Chaga Hot Chocolate – Vegan + Gluten Free

by Sharon on January 28, 2018

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 - Vegan + Gluten Free

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.

Chaga Hot Chocolate - Vegan + Gluten Free

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.

Chaga Hot Chocolate - Vegan + Gluten Free

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.

Chaga Hot Chocolate - Vegan + Gluten Free

 

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!

 

Chaga Hot Chocolate – Vegan + Gluten Free
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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Brew the tea, meanwhile warm the milk
  2. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 seconds
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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Colleen February 2, 2018 at 10:21 am
I've never tried chaga tea, but now I definitely need to! Making a note to look for it.
Sharon February 2, 2018 at 10:36 am
My friend swears by it! Have a great weekend Colleen. :)
Leanne | Crumb Top Baking February 2, 2018 at 2:43 pm
This looks and sounds incredible! I've never heard of chaga mushroom tea, but I'll be taking a look for it now! Happy Friday!
Sharon February 3, 2018 at 10:27 am
It was new for me too! Definitely track some down. It is SO incredibly good for you. :)
Leslie-Anne February 4, 2018 at 7:05 am
This looks lovely! I'm a bulletproof coffee addict so this speaks to me! My first experience with chaga was when a wonderful neighbor heard I was feeling unwell and dropped off some chaga in my mailbox!
Sharon February 4, 2018 at 1:03 pm
What a sweet neighbour! If you are a bulletproof fan you will love this. :) Thanks Leslie-Anne.

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