On Monday, I shared my new found mushroom obsession and promised a recipe using my favorite mushroom powders. If you missed why mushrooms are the bees knees, check this out now!
Hopefully you are as excited about mushrooms as I am and eager to get more of the potent and nutrient dense fungi in your diet. But how? I know some people (like my mom) cannot eat mushrooms whatsoever. For her, the texture is too overwhelming. She literally gags when she eat them. Although I do not agree with her disdain for mushrooms, I get it; I wasn’t always the biggest fan (but I think a reason for that is because I wasn’t exposed to them as a kid) of mushrooms. So for the picky eater who doesn’t thrive off of mushrooms, I highly recommend mushroom powders. There are so many on the market and you really want to make sure the sourcing is legit. I recommend this brand and these two powders.
So let’s say you have mushroom powders already… the question becomes, “how the heck can they be used?!” and the answer is beautiful: you can use them however you would like to use them. Add a teaspoon to your morning coffee, a smoothie or smoothie bowl, your oatmeal, your tea, your homemade bone broth, your favorite soups, and the list goes on. Seriously- in powder form, mushrooms are nearly undetectable. I am going to share my current two favorite ways to add mushrooms into my daily routine. This will include a way to get a mushroom fix in the morning and a way to get it the evening as well.
I currently use reishi mushroom powder and lion’s mane mushroom powder. I use lion’s mane in the morning because it aids in mental clarity, boost memory and concentration, and improves brain health. I want to start my day in a positive and alert state and lion’s mane fit the bill. I take reishi at night because it has a calming effect on the mind and helps in getting a deeper sleep. I make super nutrient dense drinks with the powders and am ALL about it.
Morning Memory Booster Tea
This tea is a POWERHOUSE. It is jammed packed with goodies and superfoods. I have been drinking this for 3 weeks straight and swear by it. I have noticed a difference in my overall mood, concentration, and even mental drive. This recipe has more ingredients than I usually use in a single recipe BUT it also has so many nutrients that I don’t mind. Omit what you don’t want and enjoy what you do want in it.
- 1 scoop Organic Amazing Grass Super Greens
- 1 scoop Lion’s Mane Mushroom Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Maca Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Matcha Tea Powder
- 1 scoop collagen powder
- 1 tablespoon Molasses
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- 1 scoop MCT powder (great if you are drinking this right before a workout)
- 6-8 ounces hot water
- 2-4 ounces homemade cashew milk
Add all the dry ingredients into a mug and mix well with a spoon. Add cashew milk and mix well (I like to use a frother at this point to really mix well)
add molasses and hot water and stir. Enjoy warm and be prepared to get a boost of energy within 20 minutes of consumption.
Nighttime Sleepy Elixir
I love a warm soothing beverage in the evening before bed. This elixir is savory and comforting. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
- 1 scoop reishi mushroom powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground tumeric
- 1 teaspoon cacao powder
- 1 tablespoon raw honey or molasses
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- ground black pepper (needed for the body to absorb the turmeric)
- 4-6 ounces hot water
- 2 ounces homemade cashew milk
Mix dry ingredients in mug and add cashew milk and stir well (I like to use a frother here as well!) and then add in honey or molasses if vegan and hot water. Enjoy this perfect bedtime beverage warm.
Now these beverages admittedly are not going to be winning any beauty contest but they are tasty and super beneficial to our overall health and well being.
I hope you try one or both out and please let me know how you like them! Do you have any bedtime or morning ritual drinks or foods? Let me know in the comments!
Happy productive mornings and calming nights,
***Please note that when I say scoop of something and not direct measurement I am referring to the scoop the product comes with and using that as a serving size.