Hippie Hot Cocoa / Mushroom Cacao
Hippie Hot Cocoa is a cooling & moistening raw cacao-based blend. This herbal formula requires a bit more preparation than an instant hot cocoa, so please see the directions below. Our mushroom cacao was created to support the body in a multitude of ways!
Cacao has been used ceremonially for thousands of years by the indigenous tribes of Central America. Cacao was considered to be the 'Food of the Gods', an association that gave rise to the scientific name of the cocoa tree, Theobroma cacao, from the Greek words Theo (God) and broma (drink). The use of cacao dates back at least 3,000 years! Raw cacao is considered a superfood, rich in antioxidants, magnesium, iron, calcium, phenylethylamine (PEA) and flavonoids. Cacao has been used to reduce stress levels and aid with depression.
Cinnamon is also loaded with antioxidants. Cinnamon may improve your cognitive function (focus, memory, and concentration). Cinnamon can be very calming and help clear feelings of anxiety. Cinnamon helps to regulate blood sugar levels, protects against heart disease, improves blood circulation & has mild anti-inflammatory properties. Cinnamon aids in digestion and is also a traditional remedy for aching muscles and other symptoms of viral conditions such as cold and flu.
Reishi mushrooms have the beautiful ability to boost energy levels, help reduce blood pressure, and slow the aging process. They also help detoxify the body, fight inflammation, and improve your cognitive ability. Reishi mushroom is adaptogenic and helps one’s ability to naturally cope with stress levels allowing the body to return to a more relaxed state. Reishi’s anti-stress effects are believed to contribute to easing tension, strengthening and balancing the immune system, sharpening concentration and improving memory.
Cordyceps mushrooms can help to reduce fatigue and boost strength. This medicinal mushroom is high in antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties, contains a special type of sugar that may help treat diabetes symptoms, strengthens the lungs, helps restore health and longevity.
Marshmallow Root and Slippery Elm help to lubricate the digestive tract. Both have been used to coat the throat to relieve irritation and dry cough, helping soothe bronchial issues, stomach ulcers and inflammation & help with constipation. Slippery Elm has prebiotic effects which further support gut health by feeding your body’s good bacteria, promoting its health and growth.
Astragalus Root is also adaptogenic and helps boost the immune system. It has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine for longevity, to invigorate qi (vital energy) and to strengthen the body.
Ingredients: Raw Cacao* (Theobroma cacao), Cinnamon* (C. burmannii), Reishi** (Ganoderma lucidum), Cordyceps* (Cordyceps sinensis, militaris), Marshmallow Root* (Althea officinalis), Astragalus* (Astragalus membranaceus) & Slippery Elm* (Ulmus rubra)
*organically grown ingredients
Serving Size: 1 TBS per 16oz Milk of Choice
Decoction Preparation Method:
Bring milk of choice to a boil on stovetop
- Add herbs, cover & reduce heat to low
- Simmer 20 minutes.
- Strain herbs
Add Raw Local Honey & milk of choice/milk alternative (to taste)
Tips: try adding vanilla bean, raw cacao powder or stevia (as an alternative sweetener to honey)