Recipe: Reishi Mushroom Hot Chocolate

reishi mushroom hot chocolate

The reishi mushroom is a “superfood” with health benefits that boost mental clarity, immunity, longevity and combat inflammation. It’s especially helpful when you’re battling a respiratory issue like bronchitis.

This quick and easy recipe is not only incredibly healthy, it’s delicious! The reishi powder gives a more earthy, aromatic dimension to traditional hot cocoa.

Don’t worry!  You don’t have to go out and find a Shaman. Nor do we recommend attempting to forage mushrooms yourself! That could be dangerous.

We recommend Terrasoul’s Red Reishi Mushroom Powder (get it on Amazon) and follow the simple steps below.


  • 1 tsp reishi mushroom powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • hot water
  • milk of choice
  • organic honey (optional)

Slowly warm a cup of your milk of choice over low heat until it gets hot and a bit frothy. While it’s heating up, mix together the mushroom powder, cacao, coconut oil, cinnamon, vanilla, cayenne and a splash of hot water into a paste in the bottom of a mug. Add the hot milk to the mug and whisk well. If desired, drizzle in a bit of honey to taste. We find that this cocoa already has a mild, sweet taste without adding any sweetener.



McKenna Rowe is the Founder of Chakra 5 Mobile Yoga, an experienced team of corporate yoga instructors that provides mobile yoga classes on location and by appointment at businesses, schools and organizations throughout greater Los Angeles. Call us to start your corporate wellness program today: 310-853-3885.

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