Photos: Anthony Rao
Mushroom lovers will be happy to know that there is a whole month dedicated to the tasty little fungi. According to NationalDayCalendar.com, September is National Mushroom Month, so you may try stuffing one for dinner or chopping a few up for a stir-fry.
Or you could celebrate by drinking a mushroom. Why not try a Chagachino from One Utopia, a super foods drink bar located in The Downtown Exchange Clemont?
Never chugged a Chagachino? It’s made with oat milk, monk fruit, cinnamon, vanilla, cacao and Chaga, a type of mushroom that grows on birch trees and that One Utopia’s Owner Tina Aldrich says contains a higher natural source of antioxidants than 3 pounds of blueberries or 30 pounds of carrots. When ordering a Chagachino, you can ask for it hot or cold, or with a shot of espresso.
“When we tell people what’s in our Chagachino, they think, ‘What, I’m drinking a mushroom? Oh no,’ but when they try it, they usually can’t believe it. We turn it into something that really tastes delicious, that’s sugar free and that is very good for you,” says Aldrich.
If you’re not into mushrooms, or you’re allergic to them, One Utopia serves many other drinks. And everything on the menu is plant-based, keto, vegan, organic, paleo friendly and gluten free.
639 8th St, Clermont, FL // 407.575.7616