What’s a chagaccino? If you frequent boutique coffee shops (Postmates orders count), you’ve probably heard of the blend. So what exactly is chaga, and why are wellness devotees (Kourt included) so into it? Let’s break it down.
Chaga is a type of mushroom that grows on the bark of birch trees and has been used in traditional medicine in Northern Europe for centuries. Over the years, the adaptogenic powder gained hype in the wellness world thanks to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also commonly known to increase mental focus, reduce fatigue while balancing energy, and improve immune function since it’s a natural antimicrobial. Chaga can be used as a natural caffeine alternative (without all the jittery side effects) to replace your daily brew. That said, some people do like to add chaga powder to their latte or morning cup of joe (aka mushroom coffee) to amplify the mood-boosting benefits.
Now that you know the mind and body health perks of chaga, find out how Kourt takes her chagaccino. Learn the simple recipe below.
Iced Chagaccino Recipe
Dietary Info:Gluten-Free, Vegan, Keto
Prep Time:5 mins
Total Time:5 mins
1 teaspoon chaga powder
1 teaspoon cacao powder
Dash of cinnamon
1 teaspoon monk fruit sweetener or 2 drops of stevia
Cup of homemade macadamia nut milk
1) Combine all dry ingredients together plus the sweetener, then mix into macadamia milk.
2) Serve over ice.
*If you drink coffee, you can also add 1-2 shots of espresso (but Kourt drinks it without coffee).
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