By Esther Boateng
If a strong cup of ‘joe’ doesn’t float your boat, try a strong cup of raw cacao mixed with chaga and matcha to kickstart your day. If you’re not a fan of matcha, no problem, use dandelion or ashitaba instead. To keep hunger pangs at bay, add a scoop of healthy fats such as ghee, plus coconut cream or regular cream for extra creaminess.
You can add other ingredients to your base chaga tea to heighten the taste and boost the nutritional profile, such as a spoonful of your favorite collagen powder, ashwagandha, a pinch of cinnamon, or a dash of vanilla essence. The woodsy earthy taste of the chaga really compliments the bitterness of the cacao.
If you’re trying to wean yourself off sweeteners and want to start your day with a slightly bitter beverage, instead of one that’s overly sweet, try skipping the sweetener entirely and add a generous scoop of cinnamon and coconut cream.
So Matcha Love For Chaga
I cup of freshly brewed tea made from Dr. Cowan’s Garden
- 1 heaped Tbsp. of unsweetened cacao powder
1/2 tsp. matcha, Dr. Cowan’s Garden Ashitaba Powder, or Dr.
Cowan’s Garden Dandelion Powder
- 1 Tbsp. whipped coconut cream or regular cream
1/2 tsp. Dr. Cowan’s Garden A2/A2 Ghee
- Maple syrup or honey to taste (optional)
- Pinch of cinnamon (optional)
- Dash of vanilla essence (optional)
- Brew chaga according to the package instructions.
- Pour I cup of freshly brewed chaga into a food processor or high-speed blender
- Add cacao powder, and choice of matcha, ashitaba or dandelion powder, plus whipped coconut or regular cream, ghee, maple syrup or honey (optional), cinnamon (optional), and vanilla essence (optional), and blend for a few seconds until frothy.
- Pour into a glass and drink immediately.