Make This Magical Mushroom-Citrus Elixir in Lieu of Caffeine & Alcohol

Make This Magical Mushroom-Citrus Elixir in Lieu of Caffeine & Alcohol

Shannon Ratliff
Shannon Ratliff
January 03, 2024
2 min

Embarking on a journey towards a healthier lifestyle, particularly during rejuvenating January, often involves exploring new and exciting alternatives to things like coffee and alcohol. This year, let me introduce you to the Warm Mushroom-Citrus Elixir, a delightful and healthful addition to your beverage collection. This elixir is not just a drink; it’s an aromatic wellness experience that promises to envelop you in warmth, making it an ideal choice for those busy mornings on the go or cozy evenings at home.

The heart of this recipe is the Sacred 7 Mushroom Extract Powder, a blend that includes varieties like lion’s mane, chaga, and the famed reishi—often referred to as the ‘mushroom of immortality’ in Traditional Chinese Medicine. These medicinal mushrooms, known for their adaptogenic properties, contribute to the immune-boosting and cognitive benefits of the elixir.


  • 🥄 1 teaspoon Sacred 7 Mushroom Extract Powder
  • 🚰 1 cup of hot water
  • 🍋 Juice of one lemon
  • 🍯 1 tablespoon honey (or to taste)
  • 🔥 A pinch of cinnamon (or cinnamon sugar if it’s been one of those days)
  • 💛 A small slice of fresh ginger

How to make the Mushroom-Citrus Elixir

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Here’s a step-by-step guide to making this soothing mushroom tea recipe:

1. Begin with a teaspoon of Sacred 7 Mushroom Extract Powder. This ultra-fine powder includes chaga mushrooms, cordyceps mushrooms, lion’s mane mushroom, reishi mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, and turkey tail mushrooms. These adaptogenic mushrooms form the backbone of our elixir.

This mushroom powder also uses 100% fruiting bodies, the part of the mushroom we can see above ground. Be sure to check your mushroom supplements and ensure that they’re made with fruiting bodies and not just mycelium, which can be full of useless grain starch based on a quick growing method.

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2. Add one cup of water to the powder. Make sure it’s hot, but not boiling water. This process helps to release the beta-glucans and antioxidants found in the mushrooms. You can stir in vigorously or froth the beverage.

  1. Squeeze in the juice of one lemon for a tangy zest. Lemon, a superfood in its own right, adds a refreshing twist to the earthy flavor of this mushroom tea elixir.

  2. Stir in a tablespoon of honey, which acts as a natural sweetener. You can also use maple syrup if preferred. Add a pinch of cinnamon or cinnamon sugar for a comforting note, and a slice of fresh ginger for gentle heat.

  3. Allow the ginger to steep for 2-3 minutes. Then, adjust the sweetness to your liking.

This warm Mushroom-Citrus Elixir, a blend of wellness and pleasure, is an excellent choice for those seeking health benefits in their drinks without caffeine. Whether you’re a fan of herbal tea, green tea, or even a morning latte, this mushroom tea recipe offers a unique and beneficial alternative.

It’s not just about the taste; it’s about the experience of well-being and the numerous benefits of mushrooms, from their immune system support to their role as supplements in a health-conscious lifestyle. Whether you’re curious about how to make mushroom tea, interested in adaptogens, or simply looking for a comforting drink, this elixir is perfect for any time, especially during January.


Shannon Ratliff

Shannon Ratliff

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