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Dark Cacao Hemp Chaga Bites

In need of a different take on the classic energy bites recipe that typically calls for dates and some kind nut or seed. Here at Real Mushrooms HQ, we have been experimenting with different medicinal mushrooms of all kinds for an energy bite recipe. In this recipe, chaga extract pairs beautifully with the nutty flavor of hemp seeds and caramel sweetness from the dates. The balance of chaga, which gives an earthy tone and the slight bitterness from the cacao really bring this recipe up a notch. I think you guys will really enjoy this one! Let’s get down to business. Shall we?!

  • 1  to 1.5 cups packed pitted dates (medjool is ideal here)
  • 2 cups pecans
  • 6 Tbsp raw cacao powder 
  • 3  to 4 Tbsp hemp seeds (plus more for rolling at the end of the recipe)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp Real Mushrooms Chaga extract
  • 3 Tbsp creamy almond butter or sunflower seed butter
  • 1 Tbsp melted coconut oil (not necessary – but lends for some extra goodness!!)

 

First, add dates to a high-speed blender and blend till the dates are pretty blended up. Once done. Take the dates out and add in the pecans next. Blend this up till they turn to little pieces. After that, add in the cacao powder, nut or seed butter of choice, chaga extract, sea salt, and coconut oil if desired! Blend everything up till it begins to bind together and turn more dough like. Take the energy bite dough and place in the fridge for roughly 10-20 minutes. Take out the dough and roll the dough into energy bites or small size energy bars, Whatever suits your fancy here! If you make this recipe, be sure to tag us #realmushrooms for a chance to be featured! We would love to see your creation!

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.

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!

Medicinal Chocolate Bark

Medicinal Mushrooms are the perfect companion to boost the health factor of homemade dark chocolate. The natural earthy and bitter flavors of mushrooms compliments the notes of dark chocolate so well. The biggest thing to make sure here is that you select at least 70% or richer cacao to take of advantage of the polyphenols present in chocolate. Plus, these bark/bars will naturally be lower in sugar and dairy. This wonderful recipe by Heather Hendricks shows just that! ENJOY!!!

Ingredients:

 

Base-

– ½ Cup Cocoa Butter

– ½ Cup Raw Cacao Powder

1 tsp Real Mushroom Reishi Powder

– 1 tsp Acerola Powder

– 1 tsp Maca Powder

– 2 Tbsp Cup Pure Maple Syrup

– 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

Pinch of real salt (optional)

Extras-

– Raw cacao nibs

– Hemp Seeds

– Goji Berries

– Pumpkin Seeds

– Sunflower Seeds

(goji berries, sunflower & pumpkin seeds pre-crushed separately using a ninja/blender)

Directions:

  1. Melt cocoa butter on stovetop in a double boiler (or glass bowl over a pot).
  2. In a separate bowl, mix Reishi, Acerola, Maca (or other superfoods of choice).
  3. Once cocoa butter is melted, add cacao, maple syrup and salt. Whisk together well.
  4. Once blended, remove from heat and add the Reishi, Acerola, and Maca powders. Stir until smooth.
  5. Pour into parchment paper-lined containers.
  6. Add your extras as desired (seeds, nuts, fruit, etc.). Stir in with a fork and add more as a topping if desired.
  7. Place in the fridge or freezer. Takes about an hour to set. Continue to store in fridge or freezer.