Handmade with Love in Frome.
As winter draws its cloak around us, we are invited to slow down, go inwards, dig in our roots and draw upon the earth energy to sustain us through the winter months. It is a time to nurture ourselves inwardly in preparation for the outward growth of Spring and Summer. It is when we want to curl up beside the fire, underneath a soft blanket with a good book and drink something warm and soothing.
Combining the healing powers of reishi and chaga mushrooms with the heart-opening, nutritional gifts of Cacao, this delicious hot chocolate blend Sacred Roots to support you from the with in.
We are very passionate about fungi here. Hidden beneath our feet are vast networks of mycelium supporting an estimated 95% of our plants and trees, enabling water and nutrients to be transported and breaking down matter that enables the recycling of all the vital nutrients to replenish the earth and support new growth. WOW! They are a medicinal marvel and have been traditionally used in cultures across the world for enhancing health and wellbeing. Combining chaga and reishi mushroom powder with other nutritional gifts from nature to support your body’s defence mechanisms, enhance your mood and connect you with that wild energy of mother earth.
Cacao makes the perfect partner to the deep, earthy flavour of these mushrooms, and it has many superpowers of its own:
- A high source of antioxidants (40 times the amount found in blueberries)
- Highest plant-based source of iron
- Full of healthy magnesium for healthy heart and brain and contains exceptional amounts of manganese, copper, phosphorus, zinc, potassium.
- Contains more calcium than cow’s milk
- A natural mood elevator and antidepressant
- Promotes mental clarity and enhances meditation
- Good source of dietary fibre and saturated fat
Along with the other ingredients of Sacred Roots, this healing chocolate brew is a powerhouse of natural minerals, antioxidants and wild medicine: Reishi Mushrooms - contain hundreds of biologically active molecules which enables wellbeing, longevity, the cardiovascular system and the brain. They are a powerful anti-inflammatory, decrease the symptoms of allergies and stress and promote hormonal balance.
Chaga Mushrooms - have also been used to treat many ailments, resolve digestive issues, manage blood sugars, lower bad cholesterol levels, and make hair and skin shinier, healthier and more youthful.
Maca root powder – is a great source of important vitamins and minerals. It has also been used traditionally to balance hormones, enhance libido and fertility, uplift moods and increase energy.
Cinnamon – for its uplifting and anti-inflammatory properties, and support in fighting all sorts of nasties.
Cardamon – is excellent at boosting digestive health, relieving acidity and symptoms of indigestion. It aids detoxification and can help reduce high blood pressure. It is quite the seed!
Pink Himalayan salt – contains vital minerals and can help the body detoxify and release on different levels.
Coconut sugar – A sweetener with a lower GI than sugar that contains various minerals, antioxidants and fibre from the coconut palm.
For a delicious warm drink enjoy Sacred Roots with your choice of milk.
Warm milk gently and add a small amount of milk to 1-2 TBS of healing chocolate. Mix together to form a paste before stirring in the remaining milk.
Or add chocolate powder to the pan as milk is warming (but not boiling) and whisk together for a frothier version.
Take a moment to breathe deep, connect to your feet, feel your heartbeat and enjoy Sacred Roots in long, slow sips!
We offer two sizes of our Sacred Roots blend – the hearty 500g jar and a smaller 250g jar that comes without coconut sugar; for you to choose your own sweetener and sweetness.
Sacred Roots powder can also replace cocoa in your favourite recipes. Try in a chocolate cake or mixed with coconut milk for a decadent rice pudding. You can also make energy balls, biscuits or raw chocolate goodies for healthy, hearty snacks.
Store in a cool, dry place.