Herbal Mushroom Cacao 

This has become my favourite winter drink, as its super nourishing, stimulating and really delicious.  I started having it when I wanted to replace my afternoon coffee with something less intense, but still with some kick to it. I have been wanting to incorporate medicinal mushrooms to my diet and I found that adding them to my cacao was the perfect way to do so. Even though I have been having this beverage for a few weeks, its almost never the same, as I seem to be adding some ingredient and skipping some other ingredient each time.
This is how I am with everything I do, I find it very hard to do the exact same recipe each time (which has been a challenge in my work, because well.. consistency!) But, for the sake of posting a recipe and not just random words, I have put together a formula that I feel is satisfying, balanced, tasty and easy to execute.
As always, the purpose here is to inspire you to experiment and find your own thing, so feel free to change as much as you want to adjust to your liking and dietary preferences.
1/2 cup plant milk
1/2 cup nettle & dandelion root * (I used dandelion tea and a few drops of nettle tincture because I happened to have it on hand)
4 tbsp raw cacao paste** finely chopped or 2 tbsp of raw cacao powder&1 tbsp of coconut oil
1 tbsp medicinal mushrooms powder** (any of or a mix of reishi/chaga/cordyceps/lion’s mane- Reishi is my favourite)
1/2 tsp carob powder
1/2 tsp rosewater (or a few drops of rose tincture)
1 tbsp honey or other sweetener of choice
pinch of sea salt
pinch of Ceylon cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
Warm up milk and tea, mix in the rest of the ingredients and add to blender.
Blend until smooth and frothy.
Grab your favourite book, sit back and enjoy!
This amazing drink is not just beneficial to your overall health, its also super yummy and will offer a nice boost to your day.
*I usually prepare my infusions well in advance, by steeping the herbs in warm water overnight. You can of course  make a strong tea when you need it (no need to plan ahead) by using hot water and steeping the herbs for 15 minutes- however add nettle leaves when water has cooled down a bit, as it is a heat sensitive plant)
**Please make sure you buy fair trade cacao and ethically harvested (preferably cultivated) medicinal mushrooms.
Not suitable for children, and during pregnancy & breastfeeding.
Information is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.
If you have questions about food, diet, nutrition, natural remedies or holistic health, please do your own research and consult with your health care practitioner.