Jing Hot Chocolate for Energy, Immunity and Stress Regulation (Sugar-Free)
Having eczema can be a very taxing experience, keeping us from getting a full night's sleep and taking a lot of our mental energy to manage the chronic pain that comes with living with these rashes. Because of this, I have turned to herbal medicine to help me enhance my diet and treat my rashes in a more organic, gentle and gradual way that does not promote addiction or dependency on anything to stay balanced.
Makes 1 serving
Ingredients for jing hot chocolate:
- 1 tsp of Jing/medicinal mushroom powder
- 1 tbsp organic cocoa powder period can also be replaced with cacao powder
- 6 ounces of hot water
- 2 ounces of unsweetened coconut milk or vegan milk of your choice
- 1 dash of cinnamon (optional)
Directions for jing hot chocolate:
- Mix the mushroom powder and cocoa powder together in an empty mug.
- Add the hot water and mix evenly.
- Add the coconut milk and mix evenly again.
- Enjoy as is or add a half to a full teaspoon of a sweetener of your choice.
After consuming, you may notice an increased level of energy and alertness in your mind. I have also noticed an increased sharpness of vision an hour or so after consuming a cup of this. I have been solo traveling for the past 9 months and it has helped me feel balanced despite many changing circumstances around me in terms of changing Airbnbs and hostels every week or month and figuring out food situations with different arrangements while staying within my budget each month.
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About the ingredients
Jing Hot Chocolate is one of my favorite go-to drinks to have in the morning to give me more energy throughout the day.
Medicinal mushroom powder
Medicinal mushroom powder is a great way to naturally build up the immune system, kidney function and strengthen the adrenal glands which are very helpful for improving the body’s stress response and management.
Jing is the name of the formulation that I use in this recipe, but in Chinese Medicine, it is also the word for “essence” or “kidney essence.” In Chinese Medicine, the kidneys not only help to filter out toxins and by-products from what we drink and eat, but they also facilitate the processes of the body in creating internal lubrication and energy formation.
Because I have also been having some eczema rashes due to candida, I have omitted sugar or any sweetener because my palate has adjusted and prefers bitter taste of cocoa straight or neat. But feel free to add any sweetener of your choice if you prefer. So long as it is not refined sugar it should not interfere with the therapeutic effects of the other ingredients.
Hope you will try this drink out. If you do, would love to hear your experiences with it whether good or bad. Please comment with any questions or feedback! Thank you for reading and see you in the next article!
Disclaimer: <em>We recognize that some ingredients listed in this recipe may be a trigger food for some people. Please feel free to omit or substitute any ingredients that don’t work for you.</em>
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