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Hot Chaga Chocolate.

Chaga is another of natureโ€™s most precious gifts to us ๐ŸŒฑ
This medicinal plant is THE most ๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ, ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ-๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช-๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ… BAD BOY of all Mushrooms!
Itโ€™s Honestly Magical (& non-psychedelic)
So I’ve been building a love-hate relationship with Chaga for the past year or so, but I think I’ve finally found the perfect Chaga combo in this really easy Hot Chocolate recipe.

Chaga is a dark, woody type of mushroom that offers a wealth of health benefits.
Most famously, Chaga is known for its highly potent antioxidant content and immune-boosting properties.

Known as ‘kreftkjuke” in Norway, (which translates as “cancer fungus”) Chaga has been used in folk & botanical medicine backdates right back to the 16th century to treat & prevent illness. To this day Chaga is still a popular and profound medicine used in holistic treatments.

Being a big fan of mushrooms in general and impressed by its nutritional content, I was really excited to start incorporating this into my PlantBased diet.
Typically, Chaga is dried and grounded into power which can then be brewed and ingested as a tea.

Chaga tea mimics the same thickness of as a Hot Chocolate, so Cacao makes this the perfect combo.
Additionally, the smooth tone that the cacao brings, softens the dry, bitter tone of the Chaga.
This recipe uses coconut milk to add that creamy dynamic & bind the chocolatey flavours together.

On it’s own, I’m not gonna lie, it doesnโ€™t taste great.
It’s quite a thick consistency with a pretty bitter taste, but the botanical benefits of this plant really do make it a very worth-while taste to get acquainted with.
And Iโ€™m going to tell you how…

Recipe:

โ€ข 1tsp Organic Chaga Powder
โ€ข 1tsp Organic Raw Cacao
โ€ข 1C Water
โ€ข Drop of Maple Syrup
โ€ข Coconut Milk
โ€ข Fresh Nutmeg.

Method:
Simmer a tsp of Chaga in 1C water, covered & over a low heat for 40mins.
(This is necessary to activate the nutrients in the Chaga)
Towards the end of brewing, add the Cacao, Milk (I just use a splash, but you can make it as milky as you like- just add less water when brewing the chaga), a grating of Nutmeg and Maple Syrup (sweeten to taste).
Give it a good stir and return to the simmer for a further 3-5mins.
Serve and Enjoy!

3 thoughts on “Hot Chaga Chocolate.”

  1. Hi Danialaina!
    How interesting that I found myself going down the rabbit hole of looking into changa and was guilded to your post.

    Just wondering if its advisable to take changa on it’s own on my own or if best to facilitate with some one?

    I have heard good things but find myself slightly apprehensive.

    Thank you and blessings.

    Warm regards

    Adam

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    1. Hi Adam,
      Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Your body needs a variety of nutrients and Chaga on its own wonโ€™t give your body ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ that it needs, but itโ€™ll definitely pack a fabulous nutritional hit to a balanced diet.

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  2. My apologies looks like I was getting confused with changa vs chaga mushroom. But the recipe seems tasty still. Thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

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