How to make mushroom coffee?
The growing popularity of mushroom coffee is a result of the purported health advantages of mushrooms. The adaptogenic qualities, possible immunological support, cognitive advantages, antioxidant content, and flavour variation of mushroom coffee make it useful and significant. Reishi, lion's mane, and chaga are a few mushroom kinds renowned for their adaptogenic and immune-stimulating qualities. They might strengthen the immune system, enhance cognitive function, and improve how the body reacts to stress. Additionally, mushrooms provide antioxidants that protect against oxidative stress and give coffee distinctive flavours.
Mushroom Mocha Latte
Ingredients for a mushroom mocha latte are:
a) 1 cup of freshly made coffee.
b) 1 tablespoon powdered mushrooms [ You can use either of Reishi/Chaga or Cordyceps Mushroom powder, any one at a time]
c) 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
d) 1 teaspoon coconut sugar or your preferred sweetener
e) 1/2 cup milk, either dairy or vegan
f) Whipping cream and chocolate shavings are optional as a garnish.
a) The brewed coffee should be heated to a hot temperature in a small pan over medium heat. We’d recommend using water at around 80°C.
b) Stirring constantly, add the coconut sugar, cacao powder, and mushroom powder to the pot.
c) The milk should be heated in a different pan until it is hot and foamy.
d) Pour the frothed milk on top of the coffee mixture in the cup.
e) Add some whipped cream and chocolate shavings as an optional garnish.
It's generally best for you to consume the entire container if you don't mind a tiny quantity of fine powder in your beverage. This guarantees that you experience the above-mentioned advantages of the mushroom.
However, you might wish to try putting the powder into a re-usable teabag if you like a smoother beverage. This prevents the powder from contaminating your tea while allowing the mushroom to absorb. Before drinking, you can take it out at the conclusion of the steeping time.
Chai Mushroom Tea:
Ingredients for Chai Mushroom Tea:
a) One cup of water
b) 1 bag of black tea
c) 1 tablespoon powdered mushrooms [ Lion's Mane Mushroom Powder 1-2 tbsp]
d) 1/2 cup milk, either dairy or vegan
e) 1 tablespoon honey or other preferred sweetener
f) 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
g) 1/8 teaspoon cardamom powder
h) a pinch of ginger powder, little amount of ground cloves, pinch of nutmeg
a) Bring water to boil in a small saucepan. After adding the tea bag, let it steep for a while and we’d recommend using water at around 80°C.
b) The milk, honey, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg should be added to the pot after the tea bag has been removed.
c) To allow the flavours to mingle, stir well and simmer over low heat for about 5 minutes.
d) Put any sediments from the tea's straining process into a cup.
e) Enjoy the flavorful and soothing chai mushroom when served hot.
To get all the beneficial elements from difficult mushrooms like chaga, we advise boiling the powder for 25 to 30 minutes. You may also let the mushroom powder soak in boiling water for a comparable amount of time; however, the tea might be too chilly when you return to it.
Is drinking mushroom tea the ideal method to eat medicinal mushrooms?
We are frequently asked if our medicinal mushroom powders may be used in baking and cooking, as well as in iced beverages like smoothies.
While it is perfectly OK to do this, it is not the best approach to ensure that you are receiving the advantages of the mushroom.
We always advise consuming our mushrooms with a hot beverage or soup. This is due to the fact that soaking mushrooms in hot water helps to extract their beta-glucans.
A unique kind of polysaccharide found in therapeutic mushrooms is called beta-glucan. They may be responsible for many of the health advantages of these mushrooms, according to scientists.