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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!

Cashew Mocha Mint Smoothie

Here is a festive and nourishing smoothie to fire things up this holiday season! You’ve got many things going for it. It contains cashews, which are an excellent source of monounsaturated fats. Cashews are rich in minerals like copper, manganese, and magnesium. This smoothie is infused with Real Mushrooms 5 Defenders, which contains 5 key medicinal mushrooms (reishi, chaga, maitake, shiitake, and turkey tail) known to support/boost our immune system.

This smoothie could serve many forms as either a pre-workout, post-workout and or a solid snack between meals this holiday season! Let’s dive into the recipe, shall we!?

Cashew Mocha Mint Smoothie:

-2  to 3 Tbsp raw, organic cashews or pecans
-1 Tbsp cashew butter
1/2 tsp Real Mushrooms 5 Defenders
-2 Tbsp dark chocolate chips (aim for 70% cacao content)
-1 tsp peppermint extract
-handful of fresh mint
-1.5 Tbsp cacao nibs
-1 Tbsp cacao powder
-1 tsp ceylon cinnamon
-1/8 tsp ginger
-dash of cayenne
-3 medjool dates
-1 scoop of ideally chocolate mint protein flavor or vanilla protein (plant-based protein or grass-fed whey or grass-fed beef protein can work here)
-1.5 cups unsweetened coconut milk
-1/2 cup cold brew coffee
-1/4 maple syrup or coconut nectar
-Roughly 2 cups of ice

Add everything to the blender and blend till desired consistency is met. ENJOY!!! Feel free to top this smoothie with toppings like hemp seeds, coconut flakes, and cacao nibs, chia seeds, and/or granola.

 

 

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.

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 ;)

 

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 Superfood Butter Biscuits

This is one of those recipes where you can have your biscuit and eat it too. Not only are these biscuits paleo friendly and autoimmune friendly, but it’s ramped up a notch or two with this potent energizing mushroom that lends this gorgeous yellow/orange color to the recipe. That’s a win-win in our boats! These also make a great snack while on the go and could even serve folks who follow a low carb, high-fat diet. Scroll on down to get these biscuits whipped up ASAP! You won’t be disappointed here, guys!

 

-1 cup almond flour
-1/2 cup tapioca flour
-1 teaspoon baking flour
-2 Tbsp cordyceps mushroom powder
-1/2 Tbsp sea salt
-1/2 Tbsp garlic powder
-1/2 cup cold ghee
-1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
-2 eggs
-1 Tbsp honey

 

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a bowl, combine all dry ingredients and whisk together until all clumps are gone

Add your butter to the dry ingredients and cut or massage the butter into the flour until evenly distributed. It should look slightly lumpy.

In a separate bowl, whisk together all wet ingredients

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and simply bring all of the ingredients together. Don’t mix. We’re trying to form a thick dough, not a batter.

Use a spoon to place the dough onto parchment paper and shape the biscuits however you like

Bake for 20 minutes or until biscuits turn golden brown. Makes about 6 medium-large biscuits.

Let cool for 10 minutes

Enjoy!