Chaga Chai Kombucha Float featuring Blessed Booch (vegan, keto, & paleo)Originally published on August, 2nd 2018. Last updated on July 14th, 2019 Skip to Recipe
Chaga Chai Kombucha Float featuring Blessed Booch (vegan, keto, & paleo) is the perfect summertime treat, sweet, bubbly and filled with probiotics. If you remember the Chaga Chai Latte that I posted a few months back then you will remember me introducing you to Blessed Booch. My friend Christy is the one who brews the Kombucha right here in Orange County, CA. Her creativity for her seasonal flavors absolutely blows me away. This is not a sponsored post simply just a post from the bottom of my heart.
The first time we tried her Chaga Chai Kombucha was from the Laguna Beach Farmers Market. We find it tastes somewhat like Root Beer and this is where Dan got the idea to make a Kombucha Float or an alternative Root Beer Float. We were just experimenting with it but boy oh boy it is soo good! If you can’t find Chaga Chai Booch in your area you can really try it with any of your favorite kombuchas.
5 Health Benefits of Chaga Mushroom
1. Prevent and Treat Cancer
According to the Memorial Sloan Cancer Center, “Laboratory and animal studies show that chaga can inhibit cancer progression. Studies in humans are needed.” In fact, in one study, tumor-bearing mice who supplemented with chaga extract experienced a 60 percent tumor size reduction. Meanwhile, mice with metastatic cancer (tumors spread to other parts of the body) had a 25 percent decrease in their number of nodules compared to the control group.
Another study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology looked at the effects of chaga mushroom on cancerous human liver cells. The research reveals that chaga extract may be able to prevent liver cancer cell growth, making it a potential treatment for cancer in the liver.
2. Stimulate the Immune System
In animal studies, chaga mushrooms have helped to boost the immune system by increasing the production of certain immune cells including interleukin 6 (IL-6) as well as T lymphocytes. These substances help to regulate the immune system and make sure that your body is fighting off any invading bacteria and viruses. Research has shown that chaga extracts can stimulate spleen lymphocytes, which can then have a direct positive effect on immune system function.
3. Potent Anti-Viral
Chaga mushroom appears to have anti-viral abilities when it comes to quite a few viruses. Scientific research published in 2015 found that extracts of chaga had an anti-viral affect on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1. Chaga has also been shown in animal studies to have anti-viral effects when it comes to the hepatitis C virus hepatitis C virus. Using animal cells, the researchers found that the chaga extract was able to decrease the infective properties of the hepatitis C virus by 100 fold in just 10 minutes. Studies continue, but it looks like chaga is a worthy candidate for use in the development of new anti-viral drugs.
4. Inflammation Reducer
Chaga mushrooms have been shown to reduce inflammation. For example, an animal study has shown that chaga extract can reduce inflammation due to ulcerative colitis in animal subjects. Specifically, the researchers found that the anti-inflammatory effect of the chaga extract in the colon was due to chaga’s ability to suppress the expression of chemical mediators of inflammation. Why is this significant? Because the chemical mediators released during inflammation make inflammation that much more intense and also promote a continuation of the inflammatory response.
5. Improve Physical Endurance
In animal studies, chaga has significantly improved physical endurance. One study published in 2015 found that when mice were given chaga mushroom polysaccharides the mice were able to swim longer, the glycogen (fuel) content of both muscles and liver increased while lactic acid levels in the bloodstream decreased. Put that all together and it’s a recipe for less fatigue and better endurance.
Benefits sourced directly from https://draxe.com/chaga-mushroom/
Chaga Chai Kombucha Float featuring Blessed Booch (vegan, keto, & paleo) notes:
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- 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream (we used So Delicious Dairy Free Vanilla Sugar-Free) feel free to use any ice cream of your choice.
- 1.5 cups of Chaga Chai Blessed Booch or any of your favorite Kombucha that will pair well.
- Scoop out your ice cream into a mason jar.
- Pour in your kombucha! (so easy right?