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Katrine van Wyk

Updated: 12/07/2022

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

On a dreary days, your body practically begs for a simmering beverage — this healthy hot chocolate fits the bill. The high antioxidant content of chocolate in its pure form (a.k.a. cacao) helps protect you from pesky winter-time 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 — a great addition to uplevel your standard hot chocolate recipe.

When you crave a warm, delicious, chocolatey beverage this season, turn to this healthy hot chocolate recipe and reap the benefits.

Healthy Hot Chocolate Recipe

Serves 1


  • 1 cup nut milk
  • 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 mushroom powder


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.

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