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hot chocolate with reishi

Hot Chocolate That Chills You Out and Warms You Up

hot chocolate with reishi

Hot Chocolate That Chills You Out and Warms You Up

"Spiked" with reishi, an adaptogenic mushroom, this comforting drink will soothe your body and mind on a chilly day.

On a dreary days, your body practically begs for a simmering beverage — this healthy hot cocoa fits the bill. The high antioxidant content of chocolate helps protect you from colds. Plus, the creamy nut milk contains protein and fat, which our bodies need more of in order to stay warm in winter. Reishi, a calming adaptogenic mushroom, reduces inflammation, lowers stress and helps improve sleep.

Ingredients:

1 cup coconut milk (or any other milk of choice)
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tbsp raw cacao powder
2 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 tsp vanilla powder or vanilla extract
1/2 tsp reishi powder

Directions:

In a pot, warm the milk and coconut oil. Add the warm milk to a blender with the rest of the ingredients. Blend on low until all is combined. Pour into a mug and enjoy.

Recipe adapted from Super Powders – Adaptogenic Herbs and Mushrooms for Energy,Beauty, Mood and Wellbeing by Katrine van Wyk, a Health Coach at THE WELL.

This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. At THE WELL, our practitioners, including a licensed herbalist and medical doctor, can help you find the best herbal remedies for optimal health.