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Adaptogenic Mushroom Chai : A Coffee Substitute (Mud/water recipe)

- Albert Einstein

I've personally never really been a coffee drinker -- as I'm a bit too sensitive to caffeine ! -- but I do occasionally really enjoy a warm, nourishing creamy drink like this one from time to time, especially when I'm craving a treat.

Inspired by the Mud/water recipe, we are using spices that enkindle digestion, cacao (a nourishing superfood), as well as adaptogenic mushrooms which have many health benefits that are almost too numerous to cite, but include:

There are many reasons why you may wish to reduce / avoid caffeine, especially if you are looking to heal from anxiety, chronic stress, depletion, or thyroid issues, or have more positive energy in general.

If you're looking to move in that direction, I hope this recipe gives you the inspiration you've been looking for.

Adaptogenic Mushroom Chai (Coffee Substitute)


  • 1 Tin Blue Lotus Masala Chai (or other organic chai powder) - like this one

  • 2-3 Cups Raw Cacao powder (can be adjusted to taste)

  • 1/2 Cup Organic Adaptogenic Mushroom Blend - like this one

  • 1 Cup  Organic Ceylon Cinnamon

  • 1 Cup  Turmeric Powder

  • 1/8 Cup Himalayan Sea Salt (optional) 

  • Coconut milk powder (separate, add as a creamer - like this one )


Preparing the blend:

Start by preparing your space with all your ingredients + a large mixing bowl, a measuring cup and a whisk (or wooden spoon). You will also need a large mason jar to store your blend.

Mix + measure all of the ingredients above in your bowl with the exception of the coconut milk powder. The coconut milk powder can be stored in a separate jar or bag.

Once your mixture has been well-blended, you can store it in an airtight container until you are ready to enjoy your brew.

To enjoy this brew:

Combine 1 Tablespoon of water with 1 tablespoon of coconut powder plus 1 cup of hot water (not boiling water (or milk of choice).

If you wish, you can add a sweetner of your choice (like 1 tsp honey or 1 tsp maple syrup).

Combine with a spoon or use a frother to blend.


About the Author  

Briya Freeman has been creating spaces for healing and spiritual awakening since 2011. She is passionate about exploring the potentials of human consciousness in a way that unites and transcends global culture. Her background includes 20+ years of study and practice in hatha yoga, Ayurveda, Breathontology, meditation, bioenergetics and shamanism.

As a teacher, she is known for an approach that is down-to-earth, intuitive and deeply seated. She can be reached at


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