A Cuppa Comfort Tonic

Get a wellness boost with this rich, savory drink’s immunity-enhancing mushrooms.
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Get a wellness boost with this rich, savory drink’s immunity-enhancing mushrooms. The artichoke has been shown to work as a potent antioxidant that also breaks down lipids (fat) in the liver, and it marries well with the herby pine of gin. Reishi mushroom teabags are available through Buddha Teas.

Ingredients

  • 4 thinly sliced mushroom caps, 
such as shiitake
  • 2 chopped, frozen, and thawed artichokes
  • 2 reishi mushroom teabags
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 sprig rosemary or cilantro, optional

Preparation

1. In a small saucepan over high heat, cook mushrooms, artichokes, and 1 cup water until the mixture just starts to boil, 1 to 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and add the teabags; steep 4 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, and a pinch of salt, then transfer into a mug. Garnish with rosemary or cilantro, if desired.
2. Add some spirit Add one shot (1.5 oz) gin (110 calories).

Handling and storage: Shop for artichokes with no salt added, like frozen artichoke hearts that are quartered. Defrost them under cold water or at room temperature

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 cup without alcohol
  • Calories: 77
  • Carbohydrate Content: 8 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 4 g