Looking for coffee alternatives or other options to get you going in the morning, that aren’t full of caffeine? Learn how to make the popular MUD\WTR coffee alternative at home using easy to find ingredients. I’ve been drinking this every morning for months and feel fantastic!
Follow this recipe if you love the mud drink but want to try making it at home, or if you are simply looking to try a caffeine alternative that is healthier for you than coffee.
- 2 tsp. Mushroom Harvest 14 Mushroom Blend Powder
- 1/4 tsp. Blue Lotus Traditional Masala Chai
- 1/4 tsp. Naturevibe Botanicals Organic Turmeric Powder
- 1/4 tsp. Navita’s Organic Cocoa Powder
- Dash of Himalayan sea salt
- Dash of cinnamon to taste
Mix the ingredients into hot water, stirring well. Drink and enjoy!
Tip: I like to shake up the mushroom mixture once I receive it. Due to so many different types of mushrooms, you want to make sure you’re getting a little bit of all of them. This is one of the reasons why I like to make my own mud drink at home, so the ingredients don’t settle and I feel better about having a consistent cup everyday.
Why it’s good for you:
- Functional mushrooms – balances energy, supports immune health, improves mental and physical performance and digestive function.
- Chaga: supports energy levels, general wellness, and immune function.
- Reishi: supports sleep cycles and stress management.
- Lion’s Mane: supports focus and performance.
- Cordyceps: supports athletic performance and energy levels.
- Less caffeine – benefits could include better sleep, regulated energy levels. You’re getting a little caffeine from the chai, but at a fraction of the amount you would get with coffee. Not to mention the effects caffeine has on your brain.
- Fights inflammation – turmeric is one of the best natural foods available for fighting inflammation. Plus, turmeric promotes joint, cardiovascular and cognitive health.
- Promotes cardiovascular health – turmeric, cinnamon and cocoa all have properties that are beneficial to your cardiovascular system. Plus, cinnamon also is packed full of medicinal properties including antioxidants and promotes cardiovascular health.
- Non-addictive – let’s face it, caffeine is addictive. If I skip a day of my mud drink, I don’t feel the intense effects that I did when I used to when I went a day without coffee.
- Antioxidants – cinnamon and mushrooms full of antioxidants.
Note – if you’re a big coffee drinker and are used to the caffeine, you may experience temporary caffeine withdrawals for a few days (mainly headaches). Everyone is different, but I didn’t experience any decrease in energy after switching from coffee to my mud drink.
Of course, if you don’t want to bother buying and measuring your ingredients, you can order this already premixed at MUD\WTR.
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Thanks for this recipe. Would you say that the taste is similar?
It’s not exact but pretty similar. I would love to hear what you think after you try it!
Thanks! I’ll give it a try some time. I have quite a bit of mudwtr to work through but I’ll let you know when I do.
Thanks for this DIY! How much hot water?
You’re welcome! As much hot water as your coffee mug or thermos can hold, approximately 8-12 oz or 230-360 ml.
Is this safe to drink for pregnant women?
Hi Dana, we recommend pregnant women check with their doctor or healthcare provider.
Great recipe! I use 8 oz. water, 4 oz. of hot frothed milk, increase chai powder to 1/2 tsp, and add 1/4 tsp of cinnamon and a sprinkle of cayenne with the other listed ingredients. Steeping the ingredients for 5 minutes before adding milk makes a difference (I heat and froth milk while mud is steeping). For sweetener I add 8-10 drops of liquid stevia and usually can’t resist “decorating” the milk froth with a smattering of cinnamon sugar…
Thank you for sharing this additional recipe Judy! Sounds yummy – I’ll have to try it.
I found this to be very helpful, especially the links to amazon.com.
I am going to try to make a 30-day supply, as follows:
60 tsp. or 1 1/4 cup Mushroom mix
7 1/2 tsp. Chai
7 1/2 tsp. Turmeric
7 1/2 tsp. Cacao
1/8 tsp Himalayan pink salt (not sure if this quantity is correct)
2 tsp cinnamon (“) but we are fans of this spice!
1 tsp nutmeg (“) we like this spice too + benefits
I plan to try 1 Tablespoon to 12 oz. hot water (heated in the copper kettle I inherited) and mix with an immersion blender. I just placed an order for the ingredients you listed except I selected a different Mushroom mix. Can’t wait to mix up a batch and compare to MUD/WTR-need to skrimp as we are retired…
PS-I am giving my partner, who is experiencing diabetes, prickly pear extract daily. He doesn’t eat a good “pancreatic” diet, but with the few natural remedies we are trying, he is using less insulin. Just FYI!
Blessings, Victoria aka RedhawkLady
Forgot to mention…we use vanilla creme flavored liquid stevia, too…
So I received all of the ingredients. I used a 2 oz. bag of Seven Sacred Mushrooms and 7 tsp. of ingredients listed as 7 1/2…1/8 him. salt. Nutmeg was too overwhelming so I will cut back on that next time-probably 1/4 tsp. It turned out pretty good…:D
Victoria, thank you so much for sharing your spin on the recipe – so thoughtful and helpful for other readers to try! I’ll have to check it out myself. I appreciate you taking the time to share.
Hey, I have all the mushroom powders separately. Do you know the ratio that I should use? Not sure what to do here?
Hi Umut, try 2 tsp total of whatever mushroom powder(s) you have. Use whatever feels right / tastes good to you. You can use just one type of mushroom or blend multiple (for about 2 tsp total). Endless variations to this recipe!
I just wanted to say this is amazing. I’ve been seeing the ads for the mudwtr and it looks great! I just can’t afford that right now. Making a homemade version looks fantastic. For now I am going to use up some of the Matcha green tea I have. I will use the bigger recipe someone posted in comments. Can’t wait to try this. Thank you!!!
You are so welcome Lori. Enjoy!
Thank you for posting this. Upon using the ingredients you recommended, how long do these last you? I’m trying to see if this bigger upfront cost is wisdom for me or not.
Hi Susan, the ingredients have lasted me a long time. I drink this almost every morning and use some of the ingredients in other recipes, so I get through the product in 3 – 6 months or so. If you’re not sure and want to try a small amount before you make the investment (and save in the long run), you could order from MUD/WTR: https://mudwtr.com/. Enjoy!
Thank you for posting the recipe. I ordered all the ingredients posted and finally gave it a try this morning- with some vanilla creamer. It tasted much better than anticipated! : )
The only drawback that I concluded- was that an ingredient, (or two), settled to the bottom of the cup if I did not stir before every sip. It was prepared as you advised…Did you experience the same issue?? Or have you any advice/ideas to remedy this??
You’re very welcome – I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe! I do experience the same issue of some ingredients settling to the bottom. I don’t think there’s really a way around this unless you drink the beverage fairly quickly, but I remedy this but stirring well initially (I personally use a handheld electric milk frother). I also swirl the liquid in my mug a little as needed if it takes me a little longer to drink, as the ingredients will settle more with time. I hope this helps!