Luscious Reishi Chocolate Milk

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Reishi chocolate milk is rich and sweet with a coconut and raw cacao base. The earthy reishi mushrooms go undetected in this chocolate blend.

An overhead shot of two glasses of reishi chocolate milk set amongst some greenery, a jar of cacao powder, some amethyst crystals, and a small bronze bowl of sea salt.

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When we go on our little USA day trips and pop into some of the fancier grocery stores, I always pick up this super rich vegan chocolate milk with reishi mushroom extract. I’m telling you, it tastes like real dairy chocolate milk and it has a feel-good effect! Looking at the ingredients, I knew that I could easily do a DIY version. A couple health food stores in my area sell reishi mushroom products now, which is so neat. If you’re interested in the benefits, check out this page. Anyway, we’ve got a busy long weekend ahead. Waving from that juicy summer mid-point. It goes by so fast, right?!

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Luscious Reishi Chocolate Milk

Reishi chocolate milk is rich and sweet with a coconut and raw cacao base. The earthy reishi mushrooms go undetected in this chocolate blend.
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luscious reishi chocolate milk - The First Mess
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings 2


  • 1 ½ tablespoon raw cacao powder
  • tiny pinch of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon reishi mushroom powder
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • ¾ cup water



  • This recipe originally calls for reishi mushroom powder, but I love using the reishi tincture from Rainbo Mushrooms these days. 


  • Combine the cacao, salt, reishi powder, maple syrup, coconut milk, and water in an upright blender. Blend the mixture on high speed for at least a full minute. Serve the reishi chocolate milk as-is or over ice.

30/07/2016 (Last Updated: 30/07/2016)
Posted in: autumn, beverage, coconut milk, creamy, gluten free, grain-free, nut free, oil free, refined sugar-free, snack, spring, summer, sweet, vegan, winter
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