At My Beautyfuel Food we love potions that optimize our well-being inside and out. In addition to being rich in antioxidants, minerals and magnesium, this blend is a strong source of energy for the brain, a radiance booster for the skin and a wonder for the immune system.
The ingredients in this latte may help tone and nourish the blood, hair, skin and nervous system and beautify the skin from the inside out.
A note from Sun Potion:
Chaga 'mushroom' is a pre-mushroom fungus that grows on trees, forming a symbiotic relationship with its host. The most potent and beneficial forms of Chaga grow on white or golden Birch trees, where a wide spectrum of beneficial nutrients and enzymes concentrate over a 15-20 year period of maturity, and this long period of maturity allows the mushroom to slowly gain all of these benefits from the tree without harming its host. It is a wonderful go-to for supporting your immune system and for the potential to increase white blood cell count through the beneficial nutrients found in Chaga. It may also support red blood cells and bone marrow, help balance platelets, and make your body better prepared to fight off toxins and pathogens. The phytochemicals in Chaga make it an amazing medicinal food that may support regulation of blood sugar, boosting the adrenals and regulating the endocrine system, breaking down biofilm, destroying unproductive fungus in the intestinal tract and the potential for even more.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chaga is considered a Chi Tonic and is reputed to contain adaptogenic qualities which modulate immune responses. Chaga has high levels of B-Vitamins, flavonoids, enzymes, minerals and phenols and contains some of the highest known concentrations of antioxidants of any food, such as Melanin. Chaga is also a rich source of Zinc, an essential nutrient for cell growth, differentiation and survival as well as Germanium.
(Thank you to our friends at Conscious Lifestyle Magazine, whom we often look to for more information on numerous healing foods...)
Chocolate Chaga Latte
1 tsp. raw cocoa powder
1 tsp. Chaga
240 ml (1 cup) oat milk
1 tsp. He Shou Wu
1 tsp. coconut oil
1 pitted medjool date
1 pinch Himalayan salt
In a saucepan, heat the oat milk until it is simmering, pour the milk into your blender, add the cocoa powder, Chaga, coconut oil, medjool date, salt and mix for 50 seconds.
Top with He Shou Wu and salt and blend again.
Pour the elixir into your favorite cup and enjoy with a square of dark chocolate.
Photos: Sofiia Manousha