Earlier in the fall, I shared a hearty mushroom soup recipe and talked about the health benefits of mushrooms. Mushrooms have immunity-bolstering properties and are high in selenium and Vitamin D. The chaga is a type of medicinal mushroom that is particularly great for boosting immunity.
Chaga mushrooms grow on birch trees. Harvested out in the wild, this super fungi looks like a chunk of charcoal. It’s a powerful antioxidant and adaptogen, which makes it a good foil for energy boosting drinks like coffee. Personally, I prefer to buy my chaga in tea-cut sized “grounds” packets, but we also sell a good brand of chaga mushroom powder here at the clinic.
I usually make a huge pot of chaga tea to have on hand at home. The taste is mild and can be covered up by anything you’re mixing it with. I use this as my base for smoothies, coffee, soups, and steaming vegetables.
Here are the recipes for my go-to chaga hot beverages. They are the best way to start or warm up a day!
This recipe starts off the same way as the tea base, but adds spices for some chai-inspired flavours.
This is your morning coffee with a little oomph!
Let me know how you enjoy these morning drinks!
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