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Cacao + Reishi

This delicious raw cacao brew with balancing ashwagandha, warming hops and reishi mushroom crafted to transport you into a state of tranquillity in your Rest Ritual.

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Why take it

This vegan ‘healthy hot chocolate’ brings together ingredients each carefully selected to help bring some serenity as you wind down with nutrient diverse baobab and a blend of beetroot and chicory for a deep rich flavour.

How to use

Add 10g Cacao + Reishi powder to a cup and mix with a little hot water. Then stir in a warm milk of your choice.

Blend with 1 tsp of our True MCT oil for a next level brew to help power you through the day.

Create your own Rest Ritual by making each drink with care, sipping this blend mindfully, and setting an intention.

250g (approx 25 servings)

10g - 1 scoop / 2 heaped tsp

Ingredients & Nutritionals

Ingredients

Organic Raw Cacao
Organic Cocoa
Organic Reishi
Organic Beetroot
Organic Cinnamon
Organic Carob
Organic Hops
Chicory Root Inulin*
Organic Ashwagandha
Organic Baobab fruit pulp
Pink Himalayan Salt*


*Denotes non-organic ingredient.

Suitable for vegans or vegetarians

Nutrition

Nutrition per 100g per 10g
ENERGY 318 32
FAT 6.8 0.7
of which saturates 4 0.4
monounsaturates 2.2 0.2
polyunsaturates 0.3 0
CARBOHYDRATES 27.8 2.8
of which sugar 4.9 0.5
FIBRE 36.7 3.7
PROTEIN 18 1.8
SALT 0.48 0

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Benefits of Cacao + Reishi

Nutrient dense and flavanol rich cacao.

Soothing adaptogenic organic reishi mushroom and hops.

Beetroot supports optimal blood flow.  

Rich in prebiotic fibre to support a balanced digestive system.

Balancing ashwagandha to help build resistance to stress.

A perfect Rest Ritual for mindful wellbeing.

Raw Cacao

Whereas cocoa is made using a fermentation process drying, roasting and then milling cacao beans into a fine powder - raw cacao is made from unprocessed and unroasted cacao powder.

This gives raw cacao a subtle chocolate flavour and an improved nutrition profile since many of the natural phytonutrients, enzymes and vitamins found naturally in the cacao bean may be lost during the roasting process.

You’ll find organic raw cacao in our Cacao + Collagen and Cacao + Reishi where it imparts a rich, smooth chocolate flavour.

Cocoa

Cocoa originates from South America and was used by the Mayans for ceremonial rituals and health purposes.

Harvested from the cacao fruit tree, also known as Theobroma Cacao, cocoa is high in fibre, polyphenols, iron and magnesium and also contains phenylethylamine and theobromines which may have mood enhancing properties.

Cocoa beans are crushed, the fat or cocoa butter is removed, the beans are roasted and ground to create a deep, rich, intense, chocolaty, slightly bitter, slightly sweet flavour.

We pride ourselves in sourcing the best quality organic cocoa for our Cacao + Collagen and Cacao + Reishi. It is so good we couldn’t resist adding a touch to our Coffee + Collagen.

Reishi

Reishi


Known as ‘The Mushroom of Immortality’, Reshi has been used in traditional medicine practices for millenia. In Traditional Chinese medicine, Reshi is considered a ‘Shen Tonic’, used for restoring emotional balance, calm and consciousness. As such it has been studied as an incredible support to help wind down and improve sleep.Thanks to the naturally occurring active compounds such as beta-glucan polysaccharides and triterpenes found in Reishi, this mushroom has been found to be adaptogenic, aid cardiovascular health, support hormonal balance, and natural immune function. These powerful triterpenes are also what accounts for the bitter taste in reishi and is therefore is a good indicator of quality. Our Reishi Mushroom is 100% fruiting body and grown in controlled organic conditions to ensure purity. 

You can find our Organic Reishi Mushroom in our Cacao + Reishi Blend, formulated for your Rest Rituals.

Beetroot

Beautiful deep pink in colour and rich in earthy beet flavours this incredible ingredient captured our hearts a long time ago. The nutrients found in beetroot include folate, vitamin C, manganese, potassium, fibre and several beneficial plant compounds such as the deep red plant pigment called betanin.

Beetroot also provides a natural source of inorganic nitrates which the body may convert into nitric oxide which supports the mechanisms involved with blood pressure balance.

We use an intensely delicious organic beetroot powder which adds depth, richness and velvety texture to our Cacao + Collagen, Radiant Collagyn and Cacao + Reishi blends.

Cinnamon

Originating from Indonesia and China, cinnamon is a tree bark and has been important both as a culinary spice and as an Ayurvedic botanical for centuries.

Researchers are uncovering how this aromatic spice may help support the mechanism that help regulate blood sugar balance and its natural sweetness helps reduce the need for added sugar.

There is something incredibly comforting about the naturally sweet flavour and aroma of this beautiful spice and for this reason, we’ve included our beautiful organic cinnamon to Cacao + Collagen, Matcha + Collagen and Cacao + Reishi

Carob

Carob is a tropical, evergreen flowering shrub with pods that look like dark brown pea pods. These contain a naturally sweet edible pulp that tastes like chocolate!

The ancient Greeks were the first to cultivate carob trees and they are now grown all over the world from India to Australia.

Carob contains an impressive collection of nutrients including fibre, calcium (twice as much compared to cocoa), iron, potassium, manganese, magnesium, gallic acid and pectin.

Unlike cacao, carob is caffeine-free and incredibly sweet and adds a real touch of luxury to our Coffee + Collagen, Cacao + Collagen and Cacao + Reishi

Hops

Hops are the flowering tops of Humulus lupulus, and has been used medicinally for more than 2,000 years. Modern research is now looking at the malty hops flower to help improve sleep, relaxation, metabolic health and hormone balance. As well as boasting high antioxidant flavonoids, hops is also known as a potent phytoestrogen, and may go some way in supporting those on the peri-menopause journey and beyond.

You can find our calming organic hops in our Cacao + Reishi blend, formulated for your Rest Rituals.

Chicory Root Inulin

Soluble fibre is an important food source for the diverse numbers of friendly microbes that naturally reside in the gut microbiome.

Our organic inulin is sourced form chicory root and has a light, sweet and subtle malty flavour that helps satisfy those afternoon sweet tooth cravings.

Also, being a source of fibre, inulin also helps to keep you feeling fuller for longer – so it’s a win-win ingredient!

We believe that healthy digestion is fundamental to general health and wellbeing which is why we’ve included a source of soluble fibre in our Naked Collagyn, Radiant Collagyn and Cacao + Reishi

Ashwagandha

Also known as Indian ginseng this botanical is native to North Africa and India. It has been used for over 3000 years as one of the most important herbs in Ayurvedic medicine.

The Sanskrit translation of ashwagandha is ‘smell of the horse’ which refers to its ancient belief of supporting energy, endurance and strength.

In the West, ashwagandha is known as an adaptogen which helps build resilience to stress. These benefits are thought to be attributed to bioactive compounds naturally present in ashwagandha called withanolides.

As for taste, ashwagandha has a sweet, nutty, malty taste which adds a real comfort factor. It is one of our favourites and you can find organic ashwagandha in our Coffee + Collagen, Cacao + Collagen and Cacao + Reishi blends.

Baobab

Originating in Africa, the baobab tree produces a hard fruit with a shell like coconut which is full of nutritious pulp. Baobab is an exceptional unique fruit with the ability to naturally dehydrate while still on the branch.

Requiring no heat or pasteurisation its properties remain intact meaning baobab powder is unusually nutrient dense, bursting with vitamin C (three times that of an orange) and nearly 50% fibre.

Our organic baobab has a delicate slightly sweet and tangy flavour and adds a creamy texture to our Coffee + Collagen, Cacao + Collagen and Cacao + Reishi.

Pink Himalayan Salt

Protected from modern day pollution by snow and ice, Himalayan pink salt has been preserved in an untouched, pristine environment and is considered the purest salt on the earth.

Whereas salt simply provides sodium, Himalayan salt contains a full set of electrolyte minerals (calcium, sodium, magnesium, potassium) and an impressive collection of 84 trace minerals and elements. The minerals in this salt exist in colloidal form, which means that they are small enough to be quickly and easily absorbed.

You’ll find a flavour enhancing pinch of our pristine pink Himalayan salt in our Cacao + Collagen and Cacao + Reishi.

Your Method

Our delightfully healthy hot chocolate brew is gently restorative with targeted nutritional benefits and can be enjoyed any time of day.

Add 10g Cacao + Reishi powder to a cup and mix with a little hot water. Then stir in a warm milk of your choice. 

Blend with 1 tsp of our True MCT oil for a next level brew to help power you through the day.

FAQs

WHAT IS REISHI AND ADAPTOGENS?

Adaptogens are herbs and mushrooms that help your body build resilliance against the negative effects of stress and anxiety. The benefits are wide ranging and best seen when consumed on a regular basis. Reishi is an adaptogenic mushroom which has been shown to reduce stress, fatigue and is immunity boosting.

WHAT DOES IT TASTE LIKE?

Cacao + Reishi is naturally more bitter than some of our other products but this is for very good reason. The powerful compounds of this functional mushroom are naturally bitter and an important indicator of its high quality and potency.

If you would like to balance the taste - we recommend adding a small amount of maple syrup or creating the Ultimate Hot Chocolate.

DOES THIS PRODUCT CONTAIN COLLAGEN?

No, this is part of our vegan and collagen free range.

CAN I TAKE THIS PRODUCT ALONGSIDE OTHER ANCIENT + BRAVE PRODUCTS?

Absolutely. We recommend enjoying this product alongside any of our collagen products of your choice. You can also add a serving of MCT oil for a little extra creaminess and fuel. 

CAN I DRINK THIS PRODUCT IN THE MORNING OR JUST THE EVENING?

Whilst we recommend this product as part of your Rest Ritual as it promotes calm and restorative sleep, it can be enjoyed at any time of the day.

IS THIS PRODUCT SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS OR VEGANS?

Yes, this is a vegetarian and vegan friendly 

WHAT MILK CAN I BLEND WITH THE PRODUCT?

This really is down to dietary preference. We love adding our favourite unsweetened plant mylk to Cacao + Reishi but it goes equally as well with full fat, semi or skimmed cow’s milk.

IS THIS PRODUCT SUITABLE FOR BREASTFEEDING OR PREGNANT WOMEN?

You should always consult your doctor or midwife regarding any new additions to your diet or supplements you take during your pregnancy and breastfeeding journey. Although Reishi has been used for centuries, it is not advised for pregnant women at high doses and more research needs to be conducted to determine ‘safe levels’ and therefore we urge caution until then. 

Nutrition

Typical Values: 

Energy (kJ / (Kcals)

Fat

of which Saturates

Carbohydrate

of which sugar

Fibre

Protein

Salt

Per 100g 

1324kJ / 318kcal

6.8g

4.0g

65g

4.9g

37g

18g

0.48g

Per 10g serving 

132kJ / 32kcal

0.7g

0.4g

6.5g

0.5g

3.7g

1.8g

0.05g

Ingredients


Organic Raw Cacao

Organic Cocoa

Organic Reishi

Organic Beetroot

Organic Cinnamon

Organic Carob

Organic Hops

Chicory Root Inulin*

Organic Ashwagandha

Organic Baobab fruit pulp

Pink Himalayan Salt*


*denotes non-organic ingredient.


Suitable for vegans or vegetarians

Shipping

Delivery Costs

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For orders over £180, delivery is free.
For orders under £180, delivery is £21. 
Please allow up to 14 working days for delivery via our partner DPD.

Rest of the World 

We are currently able to deliver to Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

For orders over £250, delivery is free.
For orders under £250, delivery is £29.  
Please allow 7-10 working days for delivery via our partner DPD 

Philippines

Please visit ancientandbrave.ph

Saudia Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman 

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We are so confident that you’ll love our products that we’re giving you 30 days to experience the benefits of your A+B ritual.

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