Reishi & Maca Hot Cocoa

April 2020 - Drinks

Reishi & Maca Hot Cocoa

First of all, you might be wondering, what is reishi? Reishi is a mushroom that has been found to boost the immune system, have anti-cancer properties, and help fight fatigue and depression. Mushrooms are very popular right now in the health and wellness community, and reishi in particular is currently in many functional beverages. Botanica Health makes a Reishi Hot Chocolate made from a whole food blend of cocoa, dates, reishi, chocolate, and coconut. It is free from any fillers or artificial ingredients and is great as a coffee replacement in the morning.

Secondly, what is maca? Maca is another type of plant, a cruciferous vegetable, related to broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and kale. Maca root is generally dried and consumed in powdered form. The taste of maca root powder, which some people dislike, has been described as earthy and nutty. Many people add it to their smoothies, hot beverages, oatmeal, and sweet treats. Maca has traditionally been used to enhance fertility and sex drive (hello ladies)!

Both reishi and maca are adaptogens! Adaptogens are popping up everywhere from juice bars to lifestyle blogs. Adaptogens are non-toxic plants that help the body resist stressors of all kinds, whether physical, chemical, or biological.

This Reishi & Maca Hot Chocolate is made with tons of superfoods, and is packed full of immune-boosting, antioxidant-filled ingredients that make for one heck of a cup of hot cocoa. From reishi, to maca, to coconut, this is a hot chocolate recipe you can feel good about drinking. It is the perfect nutritious alternative to your morning coffee to kickstart and fuel your day!

Reishi & Maca Hot Cocoa


  1. In a saucepan, heat the coconut milk and water over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the milk mixture and the rest of the ingredients to a blender.
  3. Blend on high for 20–30 seconds to get the drink frothy.
  4. Top with coconut whip and shaved dark chocolate. Serve immediately.

Bailey Campbell has a passion to inspire others to fuel their bodies with great tasting food and make you feel your best! She doesn’t believe there is a “perfect” diet for everyone; she believes in balance and finding what works best for you and hopes to inspire you to live your healthiest, best life!! @basicwithbails

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