I’m not sure what your winter has been like, but mine has been FULL ON winter. I don’t mind it as long as I can get outside and stay active. And when that sun comes out, it makes all the difference. I’ve been diffusing nothing but citrus oils since Christmas. They’re uplifting and they bring the sunshine in your home, even if the clouds outside are taking over.
Pete gave me a box of Cordyceps Mushroom Elixir for Christmas and I’ve been using it to make this warm and chocolatey drink. An elixir is defined as a magical or medicinal potion and I would have to say that this recipe is just that. Actually, it’s magical, medicinal, and delicious. My kind of healthy winter drink!
Mushrooms are great for energy so I will usually make this about 3pm when I’m feeling a little tired and I need a boost to get me through the rest of the day. Don’t worry, it doesn’t taste the least bit mushroom-y.
I have been incorporating more healthy fats into my diet over the last 6 months and I love it. MCT (medium chain triglycerides) oil goes into my coffee every morning, along with some collagen. MCT oil is super important for brain health, it’s burned by the body as fuel instead of being stored as fat, and it can help to balance your hormone levels.
I used MCT oil in this recipe, as well as the cordyceps tea and some other amazing ingredients. Like I said, it’s magical, medicinal, and delicious.
Try it and let me know what you think.
Hot Chocolate Elixir
Yield 2 servings
- Brew tea (you could also use chaga tea here) in a mug.
- Add cacao powder, MCT oil, ground cinnamon, sea salt, honey or dates to a blender.
- Heat milk in a saucepan or in a frother.
- Add heated milk to blender and blend until smooth. Add 1 drop of doTERRA's peppermint essential oil.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate and reheat when ready to drink.
As always, don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. I’m happy to help and I’d love to get you started on your health and wellness journey into essential oils. Read more about my journey here. Want to get started today? Let’s do it! You can do that right here. 💜