Homemade MUD/WTR

What is MUD/WTR Coffee Alternative??

MUD/WTR (pronounced mud water) is a new morning drink advertised as a coffee alternative that has been gaining popularity recently—and for good reason!

If you visit their website you can learn about all of the amazing health benefits it provides and the good reviews it is receiving.

Morning drinks in general have been gaining popularity in the health world! Coffee, America’s morning joe, has had many experts extolling its unique health benefits.

However, some people (myself included) just don’t do well drinking lots of caffeine, and others want options other than coffee.

If you ask my family they will tell you about the host of morning drinks we have tried over the last few years. Everything ranging from ayurvedic hot drinks to our own bulletproof “hot chocolate” to golden milk. Sometimes my daughter will still complain that she loved the hot chocolate and is sad we don’t make it consistently now.

So when my family learned about my new interest in MUD/WTR they probably thought “Oh boy, not again.”

MUD/WTR provides natural energy without the jitters associated with caffeine.

Then something surprising happened.

Dad’s a Cook?

My husband, Steve, knowing my history, may have foreseen me buying a bunch of MUD/WTR only to have us lose interest and not end up using it. That would be some expensive powder sitting unused in our cupboard. He was still loving his Golden Milk but realized he could combine a mushroom drink he was making with his Golden Milk and make an ultra-healthy drink that was as delicious as it was good for us.

He decided to come up with his homemade MUD/WTR that was less expensive and tastes even better than the original. Steve enjoys drinking his homemade MUD/WTR in a mug.

So Steve developed a recipe!

And it turned out great! (I guess that’s what happens when you are married to a recipe developer for long enough)

He figured out the ingredients used in MUD/WTR, found good products he could buy bulk online, and figured out the correct ratios.

My family has been drinking this recipe of his for the last few weeks, and we like it!

I thought I’d share it with you!

In addition to tasting great, it does have great health benefits.

Cacao is a great source of polyphenols, is packed with minerals and nutrients, and supports a healthy gut.

Mushroom powders such as Chaga, Lion’s Mane, and Reishi provide energy, clarity, immune support, and can help with relaxation. Lion’s Mane, in particular, is known for enhancing mental performance.

Masala Chai provides great energy.

And Turmeric and Ginger both promote gut health and a healthy immune system.

Try this recipe and let me know what you think!

Enjoy!

And it turned out great! (I guess that’s what happens when you are married to a recipe developer for long enough)

He figured out the ingredients used in MUD/WTR, found good products he could buy bulk online, and figured out the correct ratios.

My family has been drinking this recipe of his for the last few weeks, and we like it!

I thought I’d share it with you!

In addition to tasting great, it does have great health benefits. 

Cacao is a great source of polyphenols, is packed with minerals and nutrients, and supports a healthy gut.

Mushroom powders such as Chaga, Lions Mane, and Reishi provide energy, clarity, immune support, and can help with relaxation.

Masala Chai provides great energy.

And Turmeric and Ginger both promote gut health and a healthy immune system.

Try this recipe and let me know what you think!

Enjoy!

Living Well with Dr. Michelle

Homemade MUD/WTR

Recipe by Dr. Michelle JorgensenCourse: Breakfast, DrinksCuisine: American
Servings

1

cup
Prep time

5

minutes

Ingredients

  • Dry Ingredients

    • 2 tsp Mushroom Blend
    • 1/4 tsp Blue Lotus Chai or ¼ teaspoon allspice & dash pepper
    • 1/4 tsp Cacao Powder
    • 2 Pinches Sea Salt
  • Mixed Ingredients

    • 7 oz Boiling Water
    • 1/2 Tbsp Honey
    • 1/2 tsp size Piece of Ginger see note
    • 1/2 tsp size Piece of Turmeric see note
    • 1 Tbsp Almond Butter optional
    • Coconut milk, nut milk, or any other liquid to cool to taste

Instructions

  • In a dry cup combine mushroom blend, blue lotus chair, cacao powder, and salt. Stir until the spices are mixed well.
  • In a high-speed blender, combine boiling water, honey, turmeric, ginger, and almond butter. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour blender ingredients over the dry ingredients in a cup and stir until well combined. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Alternate Instructions: If you do not have fresh turmeric and ginger you can just add several shakes of turmeric spice and ginger spice to the cup. Then, pour the hot water straight over dry ingredients without blending. Add coconut milk or honey or whatever else to that.
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Dr. Michelle Jorgensen

Dr. Michelle Jorgensen is an author, speaker, teacher, biologic/holistic dentist, and health and wellness, provider.

Dr. Michelle and her family have built and run the Living Well Homestead where they strive to live a self-sufficient life. She lives what she teaches and shares life lessons from her own personal experiences daily.