Culinary Recipes with Chef Nige: Mushroom Hot Cacao


Antioxidant rich plants like cacao, and chaga mushroom create a nutrient dense version of a delicious classic comfort drink. A hint of cinnamon and vanilla powder bring warmth and sweetness to this delicious guilt-free chocolate beverage. Warm up this winter!



 3 tablespoons Mushroom Hot Cacao

1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon sweetener of choice coconut sugar

pinch of sea salt

 2 cups milk of choice (my favorites- hemp, coconut milk from the can, soymilk)

1 tablespoon coconut cream from the can


Heat milk of choice in a pot or sauce pan to just barely boiling. Turn down to a simmer. Whisk in all powders, sweetener and salt until dissolved. Turn off heat and cover, allowing powders to steep for 10-15 minutes. Uncover and serve!

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Nicole Worthington

Nicole Worthington has been drawn to the Pacific Northwest much of her life, but finally made the jump to Portland a few summers back. With a background in cooking, Yoga, and the healing power of food, Herbalism has been a wonderful addition to her life energetically and physically. The plants have provided much solace and healing during a time of loss and grief, as well as providing overall balance in the body and mind. Nicole is confident that Herbalism is the Peoples’ Medicine, and by making a cup of tea you are already denying oppressive systems that reject self care and complete wellness. Nicole has learned much from the plants and spends time honoring, listening, and being open to all the wisdom they have to offer. Nicole feels blessed to continue her journey with all the beautiful beings here at The Herb Shoppe and is excited to share the knowledge and insight she has learned with an open heart and mind.

When Nicole is not learning from the plants, she can be found immersed in a thrift store, goofing around with friends, or listening to records while playing in the kitchen. :)

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