Here’s Why We’re Adding Reishi Mushrooms to Our Hot Chocolate (Recipe)

Morgan Casavant
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The continual search for health tends to take us down many unexpected avenues. We started putting coconut oil in our coffee and adding turmeric to everything. But now I’m here to tell you . . . put some mushrooms in your hot chocolate. Reishi mushrooms, that is!
If I haven’t already lost those of you who hate mushrooms, stick with me. You’re gonna want to hear this.
Do you love mushrooms as much as I do? Learn about The Many Health Benefits of Mushrooms.

Why You Should Be Eating Reishi Mushrooms

As with most healing herbs and foods, reishi mushrooms have been widely used in Asia for centuries. But they’re just now catching the attention of the world at large. Reishi mushrooms naturally have tons of good-for-you compounds, like alkaloids, and have a wide range of other benefits.
Some benefits of reishi mushrooms include:

  • Anti-Aging
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Liver Detoxification
  • Brain Function
  • Energy Boost
  • Lung and Respiratory Aid
  • Lower Blood Pressure

And that’s not even all of the benefits! Reishi mushrooms tend to be dried, ground, and steeped in water, but their bitter taste lends them to drinks that mask their flavor a bit. That’s why adding them to hot chocolate has become so popular!

Benefits of Cacao

Hopefully you’ve heard by now that cacao and dark chocolate is actually very good for you in moderation. If you haven’t heard that yet, you’re welcome! It’s so good for you because it’s loaded with antioxidants, magnesium, and other compounds that aid in cardiovascular health.


Get Your Hot Chocolate On . . . and Add Some Reishi Mushrooms!

Makes 2 Lovely Cups of Hot Chocolate
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In a saucepan steam your almond milk until it starts to froth up a bit. Slowly stir in your ingredients, and continuously stir for about 3 minutes, or until everything looks smooth and blended together. Pour into your favorite mug and drink it up! Option to top with another sprinkle of cinnamon.

Enjoy All the Benefits of Reishi Mushrooms!

Moral of the story: we’re adding reishi mushrooms to our hot chocolate now, and you should too. Give it a shot, and let us know what you think!

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Morgan Casavant

Morgan is a graphic designer and yoga instructor committed to inspiring compassion, balance, and centeredness - on and off the mat. She loves minimalism, the zero waste movement, and all the things working to protect the environment.

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