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Chaga Hot Chocolate – Vegan, Gluten Free, Creamy and Delicious

Enjoy a cup of super creamy chaga hot chocolate. It contains the perfect stress relieving superfoods to wind down at the end of the day.  This decadent tonic is loaded with antioxidants and immune boosting nutrients. 

What is Chaga?

Chaga is one of the best overall wellness mushrooms. It has one of the highest sources of antioxidants on the planet. Antioxidants protect your body from free radical damage. 

Chaga’s beta-glucans (a type of polysaccharide), have the power to boost the production of lymphocytes to balance the immune system. It is immunomodulating, it acts like an adaptogen for the immune system. It’s fantastic to take if you feel like you are becoming ill. 

Chaga also contains triterpenes (anti-infectious agents) that give it anti-bacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory uses. One of chaga’s most abundant triterpenes is betulin, which has anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties. These triterpenes help to restore balance to your entire system. 

 

Recipe

1 Can Unsweetened Coconut Milk

2 Tablespoons Cacao Powder

4 Tablespoons of Maple Syrup

1/8 Teaspoon Cinnamon

2 Tsp of Chaga Powder

How to Prepare

•Add all ingredients to a high powered blender, (We like the Vitamix).

•Blend on high until it reaches your desired temperature.

•Enjoy!

Notes

•Sweeten to taste. Swap out maple syrup for honey or other natural sweetener.

•If you like your hot cocoa less creamy, swap out the coconut milk for almond milk.

Cautions

Before consuming chaga, check with your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Chaga use also needs to be monitored if you are on antibiotics, or diabetic medication.

References

Healing Mushrooms  – Tero Isokauppila

Recipe Created by Russell Wagner
Photo by Rosemary Wagner

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