Healthy hot chocolate

This isn’t your average cocoa! Enjoy a warm chocolate beverage with a few added ingredients that increase its antioxidant and immune-boosting power.

Fungus that grows on the backs of caterpillars is great for your health:

While the health benefits of cocoa have become more well know, mushrooms are still largely under the radar for their health properties. Well, to complicate things cordyceps technically isn’t a mushroom. It is classified as a powerful form of Ascomycetes fungus. They are found in high mountain regions of the world, and grow on the backs of caterpillars no less.

“It’s believed that the many anti-inflammatory benefits of cordyceps come from their ability to positively affect the immune system, fighting oxidation damage, and stimulating protective cells that keep the body free from mutations.” Read more about the amazing benefits of Cordyceps here:

You’ll need:

-milk or nut milk of choice. I prefer almond milk
– a few pieces of dark chocolate
-1 tbsp cocoa
-1/4 tsp cinnamon
-1/4 tsp cordyceps
-pinch of cayenne
-pinch of Himalayan pink sea salt
-sweetener of choice. Maple syrup or coconut palm sugar is good.


The process:

1 . Heat required amount of milk in a small saucepan. I prefer my cocoa on the thicker side so I make mine with less milk.
2. Whisk in the powders until smooth.
3. Add sweetener of choice to the mug. I used coconut palm sugar but I would have used chocolate chips if I had them on hand.
4. Pour in hot liquid. Stir.



For a premixed version:

Four Sigmatic Mushroom Hot Cacao, USDA Organic Cacao with Reishi mushrooms, Chill, Vegan, Paleo, 10 Count, Packaging May Vary

Cordyceps Powder:

Bulksupplements Pure Cordyceps Powder (250 grams)


This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or prevent any disease or issue.
Please seek your doctor’s advice for any questions regarding a specific condition and before beginning any exercise, diet or health-related regimen.

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