CHAGA MUSHROOM HOT CHOCOLATE WITH SPICES AND COCONUT CREAM
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Nothing works as well and soothes the soul as a warm drink on a cold day (or any time of the year!). Add the amazing healing properties of the chaga mushroom and some special healing spices and you will enjoy a deeply therapeutic and delicious drink. This recipe would be great to serve to friends and family, or to enjoy on your own in the quiet privacy of your own home.
Chaga is one of the best sources of betulinic acid, which is known to kill cancer cells on contact. Because of this, chaga is often cited as one of the best anti-cancer and anti-tumor foods and is highly valued in various natural cancer treatment and preventative treatment protocols. Research shows that chaga is particularly beneficial for colon, stomach, endometrial, lung, breast and prostate cancer.
The chaga mushroom is also rich in beta-glucans, which can significantly strengthen and strengthen the immune system, making it an ideal choice for those suffering from autoimmune diseases such as chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS ), Crohn's disease , lymphoma, bursitis, herpes zoster , and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Chaga contains the highest level of superoxide dismutase (SOD) in the world, which is an enzyme that helps break down free radicals, and has been shown to be very effective in the treatment of Parkinson's disease , Alzheimer's, Lou Gehrig's disease , gout, scleroderma, osteoarthritis and cataracts. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it ideal for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) , arthritis, colitis, cystitis, tendinitis, edema, asthma, celiac disease and acne. The wide range of medicinal benefits found in chaga make it one of the most important and essential medicinal foods to include in a natural health regimen.
- 1 cup of coconut milk;
- 1/3 cup hot water;
- 1 tsp chaga mushroom powder ;
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon + more for sprinkling;
- 1/4 tsp. ground ginger ;
- 1/4 tsp. ground cardamom ;
- 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg;
- 1-2 Medjul dates;
- 1/2 tsp. alcohol-free vanilla extract .
For the coconut cream (optional):
- 1 can of 400ml coconut cream or full fat coconut milk chilled in the fridge overnight;
- 2-3 tbsp. raw honey.
Method of preparation:
To make the coconut cream, which is optional, chill the mixing bowl in the freezer for 10 minutes. When the bowl has cooled, skim the heavy cream off the top of the kenna, leaving the coconut water. Using a stand mixer, whip the cream for 2-3 minutes until soft peaks form. Add the honey and beat for another 2 minutes.
To serve, pour the drink into a glass and top with coconut cream (if using) and sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve immediately.You can find much more information about other healthy foods and recipes on our blog , as well as in Anthony William's books .
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