Hot Cocoa with Immune Boosting Herbs & Mushrooms

November 13, 2019

Taking my herbs is something I look forward to every day. Not only do they help me to think clearly and feel good, but I’ve learned how to make them taste delicious.

Here I have homemade hot cocoa with collagen for skin and joint health and a homemade immune tonic with astragalus and mushrooms to keep me well throughout the fall and winter season. This warm and cozy drink is very calming and I look forward to drinking it as my day winds down. No, you cannot taste the herbs.


  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 scoop collagen powder
  • 1 dropperful of my homemade immune tincture (astragalus, atractylodes, siler, rishi, chaga and turkey tail mushrooms)
  • 1 tsp of raw and unfiltered local honey

I blend everything except the honey in my frother until the drink is warmed. You could also use a blender or warm it up on the stove.  Raw honey is packed with immune-boosting properties that can be destroyed by heat so I add it right before I'm about to enjoy it. Top with a dash of cinnamon. Try adding herbs to your warm beverages and let me know what you think. Enjoy!

Also in Dr. Dawna Ara, DACM


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