Beet Mint Smoothie

Do you have any beets laying around the kitchen that need some love?! You are in good hands here!! Nettie of nourishing.roots has this vibrant Beet Mint Smoothie that has all kinds of colors, aromas, and nourishment here. You’ve got the nitric oxide blood flow boosting properties of beets. The healthy fats and high magnesium and zinc content of hemp seeds. The mood uplifting & alertness boosting properties of peppermint and spearmint. The high polyphenol content in the berry mix. Last but not least, are the cognitive enhancing benefits of Lions Mane mushroom make this a red-letter smoothie!!

-½ cup steamed beets

– ½ cup purple cabbage

– ½ cup dark berries like blueberries, raspberries, blackberries or a berry blend works well here!

– sprig of fresh mint (peppermint or spearmint works here!)

– 1 tsp Real Mushrooms Lions Mane

– 1 tsp Vitamin C powder (Acerola cherry based)

– 3 Tbsp hemp seeds

 

Add everything to the blender and spin till desired consistency!! Water to thin if needed.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Protein Bars

Charlotte Press of Press.Start Nutrition has the perfect protein bar packed full of healthy fats, anti-oxidant rich spices, complex carbohydrates, and protein to fuel you during this holiday season. On top of that, these protein bars are enhanced with Lions Mane mushroom, which helps support and boost cognitive function and potentially even aid in short and long-term memory support! You couldn’t ask for a more well-balanced protein bar, you guys!?!?!

 

Pumpkin Pie Spice Protein Bars

 

Serves 8, paleo, DF, GF, grainfree, RSF

 

  • 1 cup nut butter of choice
  • 2 tsp Real Mushrooms Lions Mane 
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein of choice
  • 3 tbsp organic pumpkin purée
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp – 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey {depending how sweet you want it, I only used 1 tsp of organic maple syrup, but use more for sweeter}
  • 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips

 

Mix all ingredients together until a dough forms. Press dough into a parchment lined 8×8 pan and freeze for an hour. Remove and cut into 8-10 rectangles depending on how big you want them. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet & bake at 300 for 12 minutes. Store in the fridge.

 

Reishi Bounty Bars

Daisy has outdone her self with this delightful and nourishing bounty bars with a potent immune-boosting mushroom known to support the mind, body, and soul. If you make these be sure to tag @daisy_scoopwholefoods and us @real_mushrooms!! We would love to see to how your bounty bars turn out!!

– ⅓ cup coconut milk
– ¼ cup coconut butter
– ¼ maple syrup
– 2 cups of unsweetened desiccated coconut
– 2 tsp of Real Mushrooms Reishi 415
– 200 grams of dark chocolate mixed with 1 Tbsp of reishi 415


To make, gently heat ⅓ cup coconut milk in a pot, add ¼ cup coconut butter, ¼ cup maple syrup and a pinch of sea salt. Once smooth and well combined, add 2 cups of unsweetened desiccated coconut and optional 2 tsp Real Mushrooms Reishi 415. Scoop into the lined loaf tin, flatten and place in freezer for 1-2 hours. Next, melt down 200g of dark chocolate with 1 Tbsp of Real Mushrooms Reishi 415. Slice your solidified coconut mixture into 7-8 bars, then gently dip into melted chocolate and coat using 2 forks. Let excess drip off as much as possible. Place on baking paper, drizzle leftover chocolate over the top of all bars, then place in the fridge to set. Enjoy! :)

Turkey Tail Immune Boosting Smoothie Bowl

Do you find yourself having a hard time incorporating Turkey Tail mushroom into your everyday routine? Well, you are in luck here. This recipe tastes delicious and delivers an immune boosting punch whether you are having this as a post-workout meal or decadent dessert. Either route is sure to deliver here! Recipe details below:

 

  • 2 to 3 frozen bananas
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp of organic peanut butter
  • 3 to 5 Tbsp of coconut cream
  • 1/4 to 1/2  cup of coconut, almond, hemp milk (add more or less to improve the mixability in the blender)
  • A handful of coconut shreds
  • 1 scoop of organic plant-based or grass-fed whey protein powder of your choice
  • 1 tsp Real Mushrooms Turkey Tail Mushroom extract
  • 1 tsp ceylon cinnamon
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/8 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne powder

 

Feel free to get fancy here and use any kind of topping of your choosing depending on what you have available. Add everything to the blender and blend till desired consistency!! ENJOY ;)

 

Cacao Coconut Mushroom Tonic

We are on a tonic kick lately with drinks. Can you tell!?! This is another dandy of a recipe that uses our 5 Defenders mushroom blend. It compliments nicely with the other unique ingredients like coconut butter, cacao powder, and raw honey. The final results is this soothing and calming tonic drink that is sure to excite your senses and calm you down. This tonic could also serve as a nice hot cocoa alternative as well. Serve up, however, suits your fancy!!! ENJOY!!!

 

 

-500mL water, off boil for 2-3 minutes added to:

-1 pinch of celtic sea salt

-1 (slightly heaping) tbsp. of raw, organic, heirloom cacao

-1 tsp. coconut butter

-1 tsp. of Real Mushrooms 5 Defenders

– + raw honey to taste

Blend, top with black sesame seeds, and get satiated!

Spiced Mushroom Elixir

Caffeine is quite the substance. Some folks praise it and how much better he or she performs whereas for some folks it hinders their performance in a lot of ways. Both perspectives have equal merit. I think it’s safe to say that caffeine is very individual based and will vary from person to person. This leads me to our next topic of discussion. How do you still get that coffee like experience with that aroma, color, boldness, and stimulation, but without the stimulation!? This superb spiced mushroom elixir by Jonathan P. Shanks has just what the doctored ordered.

 

More details below!!

 

– Mug of organic brown rice milk (heated) (preferably sprouted brown rice)

– 1 tsp raw organic cacao powder

– ¼ tsp organic cardamom powder

– ½ tsp Real Mushrooms Lion’s Mane

– ½ tsp Real Mushrooms Cordyceps-M

– ½ tsp Real Mushrooms Reishi 415

– ½ tsp of decent organic coconut oil

– Pinch of Himalayan salt

 

***Blend it all together for about a minute after heating the milk and it’s good to go. You can use any milk you like and also swap out the cardamon for ginger, cinnamon, maca etc. The cacao and coconut oil give it a lovely thick chocolate texture.***

 

Paleo Protein Donuts

These are not just any donut you guys!?! These are PALEO PROTEIN DONUTS. You can literally have your donut and eat it too. It’s guilt-free and does a body good thanks to some unique and creative ingredients that bring together the ultimate donut experience. Donut recipe goodness below!!!

Donut ingredients:

– 1 cup fine almond flour
– 1/4 cup tapioca flour
– 1 tsp baking soda
– 1/2 cup honey
– 1/3 cup cocoa powder (or paleo chocolate protein powder)
– 3 Tbsp coconut oil
– 1 Tbsp ACV
– 2 eggs
– 1/4 cup coconut milk

 

Chocolate mushroom glaze ingredients:

 

– 3/4 cup coconut butter
– 3 teaspoons 5 defenders mushroom powder
– 2 tablespoons monk fruit sweetener
– 1 tablespoon cacao powder

 

Preheat oven to 350

In a large bowl, mix all donut ingredients until a smooth batter forms

Gently spoon batter into donut pan

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cooked all the way through (toothpick trick to test readiness)

Let cool for 10 minutes

 

While the donuts cool, prep the glaze…

 

In a saucepan, melt the coconut butter on low heat.

When the butter has melted, turn off the heat and add in remaining ingredients.

Whisk everything together until evenly combined.

 

Dip the top of each donut into the glaze and place on a rack to let glaze harden.

Depending on the temperature of your kitchen this may take a while. If you’re impatient go ahead and pop them in the refrigerator

 

Chili-Out Chaga Chocolate Bark

The versatility and creative capacity of making homemade chocolate bark is pretty much endless if you ask me. Nettie of Nourishing Roots has done it again with this creative way to incorporate medicinal mushrooms in this spiced up version of the classic chocolate bark. Not only is it utilizing functional medicinal mushrooms like reishi and chaga. The recipe is further intensified by adding chili powder here. The benefits of medicinal mushrooms + chili is a wonderful combo worthy to make time and time again. Let’s get to the magic, shall we!!

 

Instructions:

  1. Make a double boiler. Mix melted coconut oil, CBD, tahini and honey together until well incorporated.
  2. Add cacao, chili powder and mushroom extracts and mix until the chocolate is smooth
  3. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and pour the chocolate on top
  4. Sprinkle with almonds, sea salt or whatever strikes your fancy
  5. Move to the fridge or freezer and let it set
  6. Cut with a knife and store in the refrigerator
  7. Indulge and relish in the love of cacao either by yourself or with your honey!

Blueberry Vanilla Immune Smoothie Bowl

I don’t know about you, but I have been on a blueberry kick lately. I just can’t get enough of these phytochemical rich berries known to guard our bodies against oxidative stress as well nourish our eyes and brain. This very recipe is something I make quite often and tend to keep the same. The only thing I might do different is swap out different proteins/meal replacement flavors/varieties. To shake things up a bit, I thought I would stack it with some 5 Defenders. I found that if you do add more than 1/2 tsp, it gives a nice bitter kick in the pants with the sweetness of berries and banana. I realize that this may not be for everyone, but it’s worth trying here! Magic below:

  • 1 to 1 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 to 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 tsp Real Mushroom 5 Defenders
  • 1 tsp ceylon cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 scoop of grass-fed whey or plant-based protein powder (vanilla)
  • 1 tsp Maca root powder
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup Coconut milk or Cashew milk as needed here till it blends throughout. This can and will vary here. Keep that in mind!
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Add everything to the blender and blend till desired consistency here. ENJOY dem Blueberries goodness!!

Pumpkin Pie Latte Smoothie

While this recipe may be a little on the early side of fall themed recipes. This recipe from Chris Swirski of @beetingtheodds is so worth making no matter the time of year! In all honesty, you can never have enough fall-themed recipes in my opinion! So even if you don’t have the Pumpkin Spice Latte Cold Brew on deck. You can easily make up your own brew here to mimic this recipe quite well. That is the beauty of this! We hope you enjoy it! ;)

 

– 1 cup @calfiafarms Pumpkin Spice Latte Cold Brew
– 1 tsp Real Mushrooms 5 Defenders
– 1 banana
– ½ cup pumpkin puree
– ½ uncooked whole grain oats
– 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
– 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
– ice

***Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth. Pour and enjoy!***