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