I’ve been a fan of adding chinese medicine herbs (tonic herbs) into my drinks and foods for years. You can see it evident in the multiple recipes on my blog that use them.
Here’s a Bulletproof -style mocha with tonic herbs.
Damn Good Gluten Free Muffins with tonic herbs.
My Big-Ass Brisket uses tonic herbs.
Souped Up Soup uses them to add nutrition to boxed soup.
See? I use tonic herbs in my life a lot.
So, the other night, I made a delicious decaf coffee elixir utilizing some powerfully relaxing reishi, and it was so effective that I had to share it.
For those of you who don’t know, reishi is basically a potent mushroom tonic herb with many potential health benefits, including some mega relaxation. There’s even a legend that women who consume reishi while pregnant end up having calm babies, known as “reishi babies.” It also has a long history of use as an immune health builder, cancer fighter, and overall longevity supporter. It’s known as the “Mushroom of Immortality” which pretty much says it all.
Um, yeah okay, I’ll take some of all of that.
Reishi Nighttime Mocha Recipe
- 8 ounces of decaf organic coffee
- 1 to 2 teaspoons cacao butter (or a little hunk of it solid)
- 1 tablespoon grass-fed unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 teaspoons high quality reishi mushroom powder
Blend it all together in a high-speed blender and sip your way to relaxation and a happy heart.