Reishi-mocha smoothie

Start your morning with this energizing drink.

“The cocoa powder mirrors the complex earthiness of the mushroom and adds extra antioxidants, while the vanilla mellows out the bitterness,” says Denver-based recipe developer Julia Heffelfinger. Plus, cinnamon has been shown to help boost your metabolism.

Serves 2

Photography by Robert Bredvad


¼ cup cold brew coffee
2 tablespoons agave
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon reishi mushroom powder
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling
Kosher salt
1½ cups unsweetened almond or other nut milk yogurt
1½ cups ice



In a blender, add the coffee, agave, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, reishi powder, cinnamon, a pinch of salt, yogurt, and ice. Blend until smooth.



Pour into two chilled glasses and sprinkle with additional cinnamon.