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Brain Fog Busting Mushroom Hot Chocolate

Brain Fog Busting Mushroom Hot Chocolate

Brain-fog busting mushroom hot chocolate anyone?

I have this hot chocolate pretty much every day of my working week at 11am or mid-afternoon. Lion’s mane and cordyceps have truly wowed me - whilst I still have my brain fog and fatigued days, this hot chocolate always helps me through. And yes - some days I actually feel amazing on it!

P.S. There’s some uncertainty about caffeine and cacao - from my research, cacao actually contains theobromine. Some cacao beans do contain a v small amount of caffeine ‘typically 1/50th the caffeine of a cup of coffee’.

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Brain Fog Busting Mushroom Hot Chocolate Ingredients:

  • 1.5 teaspoons of raw cacao OR for extra richness, raw cacao liquor drops (my personal fav)

  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon of organic lion’s mane mushroom powder

  • 1/2-1 teaspoon of organic cordyceps

  • 1/2 cup of almond milk + 1/2 of Oatly full fat milk (if coeliac omit Oatly as made in a factory that processes gluten)

  • Tiny pinch of salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon (which helps with blood sugar balancing, and in turn helps to keep hormones stable)

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Extras...

  • 1/4 teaspoon of reishi (optional)

  • 1/2 teaspoon of chaga (optional)

  • Pinch of vanilla powder or vanilla extra to taste

  • 1 teaspoon of almond butter or nut butter of choice (optional for extra creaminess)

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Method: 

If using nut butter, combine the milk and nut butter in a blender.

Pour into a saucepan. Heat gently. If you have a food thermometer you may want to keep the temp below 42c, this will only be a warm hot chocolate but preserves the nutrients. Mushrooms nutrients become more bioavailable through heat so heating them won’t be a problem, but keeping the temp under 42c preserves the cacao nutrients. 

Once at desired temp, take off heat. Add all ingredients and whisk vigorously until smooth. 

I make mine without sugar to help keep my pain levels down. This creates a subtly sweet bitter hot chocolate. If you do want to add sugar, unrefined is usually a healthier option.

Enjoy!

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