Sunday, March 10, 2013

CHAGA SUPER SMOOTHIE

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Yesterday Simon and I ventured out to the beautiful Jean Talon Market because it felt like the first day of Spring. We came upon a number of treasures at the market, the most exciting being Chaga Mushroom Powder! I have been on the search for chaga mushrooms for about a year now and haven't been able to find them anywhere! We found the cutest little wild mushroom booth at the market and they had both the whole chaga mushroom and a powdered version. Chaga mushrooms are one of the most super of superfoods out there. 
Fun Facts about Chaga Mushrooms!
-It's not your typical mushroom, it's almost as hard as wood.
-Known as the "mushroom of immortality", "diamond of the forest", "king of plants"
-Can be found in Canada!
-Known for benefiting the immune system and balancing overall health and Qi in Chinese Medicine
-The best way to get all the benefits from these mushrooms is to make a tea with boiling water. 

CHAGA SUPER SMOOTHIE
Serves 1
INGREDIENTS:
✿1 1/2 cups almost boiled water
✿1 tsp chaga mushroom powder
✿1 banana
✿3 tbsp cacao powder
✿1 tbsp maca powder
✿1 tsp dandyblend
**Optional: 1-2 tsp sweetener


INSTRUCTIONS:
1) Bring water almost to a boil and pour it into a cup with the chaga mushroom powder. Stir and cover for 10 minutes. Allow to fully cool and then strain. 
2) Pour the chaga tea into a blender and add the remaining ingredients. Feel free to add a little sweetener (I like it without...but I don't have much of a sweet tooth)
3) Blend on high for about a minute.
4) Sip away and feel like an immortal, diamond, king or queen of the forest!

SONG OF THE DAY:
HAVE A GREAT START TO THE WEEK!
LOVE,
MALAKAI

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