Chaga Hot Chocolate

 

Chaga mushrooms are a type of medicinal mushroom known as the Siberian Gift to the Gods! They grow on trees and are extremely hard and rigid as compared to most types of mushrooms.   They are consumed by being ground into a powder and can then be made into a delicious beverage.

 

We all know mushrooms are a superfood but these are like mushrooms on steroids! They are a very dense source of minerals including calcium, iron, manganese. They are also great for detox as they support the kidneys and liver.  A mid-afternoon chaga tea or hot chocolate can give you a boost in energy while supporting the adrenal glands because of the high mineral content.

 

As if those weren’t enough benefits to want to try this magical mushroom, they also support digestion and are a rich source of pantothenic acid, riboflavin, and niacin. Chaga mushrooms have been used in ancient cultures for 100s of years and people who consume chaga mushrooms on a regular basis are said to live 85-100 years old.

 

If ground up mushroom powder does not sound that appetizing, it is actually quite delicious when made into this hot chocolate because the chaga powder has somewhat of a caramel flavor! Think Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate! (a hippy nutritious version)

 

Chaga Hot Chocolate

2 Tbsp chaga powder

2 Tbsp cacao powder

1 Tbsp coconut oil (or as desired)

1 tsp up to 1 Tbsp raw manuka honey (or as desired)

¼-1/3 cup of coconut milk

½ inch knob of fresh ginger

1 Tbsp collagen powder

1 tsp cinnamon (to taste)

½-1 tsp nutmeg (to taste)

Sprinkle of pink sea salt

 

Add chaga powder and cacao powder to the bottom of mug. Fill mug ¾ full with hot water. Melt coconut oil into hot water. Add honey and stir together. Put coconut milk, ginger, collagen powder, cinnamon, nutmeg into a blender (we have a Vitamix) that can handle hot beverages (not all of them can, be aware of exploding hot drinks!!). Pour the liquid that you have mixed together in your mug into the blender. Blend on high until well blended and frothy. Pour into your mug and top with a sprinkle of pink sea salt if desired.

 

Enjoy!!!

 

6 Comments:

  • November 2, 2015

    I am working to rebuild my adrenals and made this today. It was yummy! Thanks for the info.

  • Melanie Lee
    November 24, 2015

    Where do you find the Chaga mushroom powder?

    • December 6, 2015

      Hi Melanie! I get the chaga mushroom powder from Mountain Rose Herbs 🙂

  • Caitlin
    May 2, 2016

    Would this hold up well if I made a big batch and took the appropriate amount of scoops? Would love to give some to my mother and mother-in-law in an easy way for them to take: ie x scoops of this in coconut milk with honey and coconut oil. Maybe a ground ginger for this purpose instead? Thanks!!!

    • May 5, 2016

      Yes absolutely! I think that is a great idea to make it in a big bath and either add the fresh ginger each time or like you mentioned with ground ginger.

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