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Reishi Hot Chocolate

Reishi is a type of woody fungus that you'll often find growing at the base of trees, or in stumps of dead or dying trees.

Reishi has been used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for hundreds of thousands of years. It is considered one of the most important and revered herbs in Asian history. TCM practitioners believe and prescribe reishi for general health and longevity, and to support immune function.

LifeCykel is an Australian company growing mushrooms, mushroom powders and mushroom extracts using discarded coffee grounds. In this recipe they use Life Cykel Reishi Liquid Extract to create a nutritious, warming hot chocolate.

Hot chocolate using reishi liquid extract
Image courtesty of LifeCykel


  • 400ml your choice of milk

  • 2 tbsp cacao powder

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamon

  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric

  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger

  • 1 tsp coconut oil

  • 1 tsp your choice of sweetener (honey, maple syrup and coconut sugar works well)

  • 4 ml Life Cykel Reishi Liquid Extract


  • Heat the milk in a saucepan over a medium heat

  • Add spices and whisk to combine

  • Add coconut oil, Reishi Liquid Extract and sweetener

  • Pour into your mug

  • Sprinkle on toppings such as extra cacao powder, cinnamon or grated dark choc

  • Sit back and enjoy on the sofa with a good book or some relaxing music

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