Wild Mushroom Hot Chocolate

Wild Mushroom Hot Chocolate
SERVES

TIME TO PREPARE

STORAGE
Store the mixed ingredients in an airtight container
Gluten Free Vegan Dairy Free

Packed with mushroom nutrition this hot cocoa not only makes a soothing relaxing drink, it will also provide you with a myriad of health benefits.  Mushrooms have been used by humans for thousands of years to support health, packed with phyto-chemicals, antioxidants and a wide range of vitamins and minerals - consume this delicious drink anytime, we love it as a winter warmer or a bedtime comforter!

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Ingredients

Equipment

1 x large bowl

1 x airtight container

1 x saucepan

1 x mug

1 x tea strainer


Method

TO MAKE THE POWDER MIXTURE:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and store in an airtight container

TO BREW:

  1. Heat a mug full of non-dairy milk in a saucepan
  2. Turn off heat and stir in 1 tbsp of the Wild Mushroom Hot Cocoa mixture plus 1 tsp of honey (or to taste)
  3. Allow hot cocoa to brew for a few minutes before straining through a tea strainer into a mug to get out any chunks of mushroom not fully absorbed into the milk
Benefits

Lions Mane mushroom has been referred to as "nature's nutrient for your neurons", this is due to it containing substances which have been shown to boost the production of new neurons.  Reishi is rich in a number of complex phyto-chemicals, chaga are said to contain the force of the trees they grow on and concentrate this power into numerous B vitamins, flavonoids, phenols, minerals and enzymes, cordyceps boost the immune system and of course we have the superfood raw cacao - this is one of the highest know sources of plant-based iron on the planet!

14 August 2015 - 2:16pm