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Mushroom Cacao Bomb Hot Drink

Mushroom Cacao Bomb Hot Drink

It’s that time of year where cold drinks are out, and hot drinks are in. Plus, it’s also that time of year where the changing weather can cause cold, flu, or general feelings of malaise. 

The right hot elixirs can certainly help with all that. And, these magical little potions can also help to prevent you getting sick at all by supporting the immune system, gut, and appetite in a well-rounded and nourished way.

Today’s post will share one of my favorite recipes for the most delicious and nutritious hot drink possible. Trust me when I say this freaking saved my wife when she was super sick with the flu. It was the only thing she could keep down, and helped bring her sick little body back to life. 

One of the reasons this elixir was so helpful is that it not only helped to boost her immune system by flooding her system with antioxidants found in the mushroom powder and cacao powder, but it also helped to hydrate her with something as simple as hot water, and give her body nutrition when she was weak and depleted. 

You can follow the standard recipe, or the calorie dense version depending on what your specific needs and/or side effects are.


Mushroom Cacao Bomb Hot Drink recipe

Mushroom Cacao Bomb Hot Drink

Isn’t hot cocoa so…nostalgic? I don’t know, for me it definitely is. It seriously smells like childhood, but somehow doesn’t really taste as good as I remember it. Can anyone else relate?

That being said, my little kid self sure as heck didn’t think that adding mushroom powder  to my hot chocolate would make it taste better. I mean, c’mon, mushroom powder sounds like a nightmare as a child. 

The truth is, there are so many incredible healing properties to mushrooms. And, thanks to brands like Four Sigmatic, these fantastical fungi are now readily available just about everywhere. 

Plus, if you don’t love the earthy taste of mushrooms, you can always cover it up with a sweetener like maple syrup, date syrup, or honey. 

Health Benefits Of Medicinal Mushrooms

  • Antibacterial
  • Adaptogenic
  • Immune system booster
  • Mental health support
  • Increased focus
  • Improved clarity
  • Better sleep
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Lowers inflammation
health benefits of medicinal mushrooms

I started taking medicinal mushrooms 12 years ago, which was way before the trend of mushrooms hit social media. I remember my acupuncturist was the first one to recommend cordyceps to me as I was recovering from depression and anxiety after leaving an abusive relationship. 

Medicinal mushrooms have been an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for centuries, so this wasn’t exactly an unusual recommendation on her part. 

Although my early twenties self definitely wondered how the hell mushrooms were going to help me feel better. Luckily, I stayed open, and gave it a shot….and guess what? It worked. Like, really worked. 

Since then, some of my favorite mushrooms to eat or drink are Lion’s Mane, Turkey Tail, and Reishi, alongside the OG Cordyceps. Not only have the mushrooms greatly supported my mental health, but also my physical health, as well. 

Learn more about how to prepare for your first acupuncture treatment HERE.

Mushroom Cacao Hot Drink Ingredients

Standard Version:
Mushroom blend (I use Four Sigmatic)
Cacao powder
Sweetener (I used date syrup)
Cinnamon
Nutmeg

CALORIE DENSE ADDITIVES:
Cacao butter
Coconut oil
Plant milk or whole milk

Mushroom Cacao Bomb Hot Drink ingredients

Instructions:

First of all, don’t be afraid of the phrase “calorie dense.” This just means there’s more healthy fats added (hello, happy brain!) If you know you want something more substantial, then go for the additives. If you’re seeking something more soothing, then go for the standard version.


1. In a mug, add 1 tablespoon of pure cacao powder and 1 tablespoon of mushroom blend.

 
2. Spice with cinnamon and nutmeg to your liking (I used a lot, as cinnamon particularly is great at stimulating heat in the body according to TCM).


4. Pour boiling water into a mug, and mix as you pour.


5. Stir in sweetener to your liking. I used 1 tablespoon of date syrup, but anything will do here. The amount really depends on your flavor preference.


6. If you’re going for the ADDITIVE option, then heat up 1-2 tablespoons of cacao butter and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. You can do this in a microwave, or on the stove.


7. Once liquid, add to mug and stir.


8. Include a dash of plant milk or whole milk if you’d like a thicker, frothier feel. Option to heat or not heat the milk. Again, it’s your preference. 

I’d like to note that it’s best to avoid milk if you do have the flu or other respiratory issues, as milk (even plant milk builds mucus in the lungs).


Stir together and ENJOY!

xx,

K

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