Are you looking to boost your immunity? Try this medicinal mushroom tea in place of your daily cup of coffee. Medicinal mushroom tea has many benefits such as balancing our immune systems to help our bodies handle everyday stress.
Coffee can be dehydrating and taxing on the detox organs, and is inlcuded in our Big Three of dietary addictive substances. By replacing your java with a medicinal mushroom elixer, you are flooding your system with immunity-activinating Beta-Glucans. The bitter taste of medicinal mushrooms increases with their potency, making them the perfect coffee alternative.
Certain mushrooms can curb cravings, increase energy, and improve immunity function. The bioavailability of these adaptogens increases with the use of hot water. The specific medicinal mushrooms in this tea work synergistically with coconut oil to provide a boost of clean energy.
Make this medicinal mushroom tea part of your daily morning routine and give your body an advantage as we head into cold and flu season.
Makes: 1 quart
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
2 chunks dried reishi or 6 capsules
2 tablespoons ground chaga
1 tablespoons dried astragalus
1 tablespoon dried elderberry
2 teaspoons dried licorice root
2 quarts of water
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt
Pour 8 cups of water into a pot then add the elderberry, ground chaga mushrooms, astragalus, and licorice. Turn on high and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
Strain the medicinal mushroom tea then add to a blender along with the vanilla and coconut oil.
If using the reishi capsules, open them up and add the powder into the blender. Blend on high for 45 seconds then pour into a glass and enjoy!
Recipe by Frank Giglio
Photography by Lynn Karlin
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