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Muscle Recovery Bone Broth

You might be wondering how bone broth relates to medicinal mushrooms? We all know how profound and therapeutic a good old fashion bone broth can be for digestion, skin, joints, and brain function. Allison of Flabs to Fitness brings you this awesome creation that enhances the effectiveness of bone broth by adding Real Mushrooms Cordyceps-Militaris mushroom extract. If you are new to this fascinating mushroom. Cordyceps Militaris is well known to support immunity, adrenal, kidney, and lung function.

Cordyceps-M showcases promising results to help athletes or anyone looking to get the most out of everyday performance. Some studies suggest it can boost exercise performance and by increasing ATP production and enhance antioxidant enzyme levels in the body as well as decreasing lactic acid build-up. Cordyceps-M displays many anti-fatigue properties! Now that you have some background on Cordyceps Militaris. Let’s carry on now to the recipe portion!

Ingredients:

-1 batch of pasture-raised chicken bones/carcass
-3 organic stalks of celery
-1/2 organic onion, sliced
-1 Tbsp Real Mushrooms Cordyceps mushroom powder
-1 tsp sea salt
-1 tsp black pepper
-1 tsp organic turmeric
-1 tsp organic garlic powder
-2 Tbsp organic apple cider vinegar

Enough water to cover the bones / fill your slow cooker

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to your slow cooker and place the top on.
  2. Leave on low heat for at LEAST 24 hours, up to a week (the longer you leave it, the stronger the flavor will be. Keep in mind you might need to add more water to the pot once you hit about day 3)
  3. Remove from the slow cooker and store in a large glass container, or simply spoon out of the slow cooker to sip on throughout the week.
  4. For a complete guide to rendering bone broth click here.

Berry Brain Booster Dressing

When we think of a salad dressing we commonly think of the classic ingredients like olive oil, lemon juice, and balsamic vinegar. While those do bring together a well-rounded salad dressing that pairs beautifully with local leafy greens and other common ingredients that go into salad making. Marisa Chaela has gone to new extremes and brings you this unique and brain booster type salad dressing that I think you guys will like!

Ingredients:

-½ cup extra virgin olive oil

-¼ cup balsamic vinegar

-1 cup blueberries

-½ cup spinach

-½ lemon, juiced

-2 tbsp honey

-1 tbsp lion’s mane

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in blender and blend. Enjoy!!

Peppermint Chocolate Sweet Potato Cake

What happens when you combine three well-known ingredients into one recipe. You get Peppermint Chocolate Sweet Potato Cake.

Cathryn Fowler always knows how to create such unique and deeply nourishing recipes that are sure to inspire and optimize our mind, body and soul. She was able to sneak in some medicinal mushrooms for immune support. It doesn’t much better than this! Let’s move onto what really matters. The break down of this divine recipe.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium roasted sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup mushed avocado
  • 3 pasture-raised eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of “5 Defenders Tea”**
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup cacao
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon seal salt
  • 1-3 TB monk fruit sweetener depending on how sweet you like desserts (I used 2 TB and felt they were quite sweet, my husband thought they were perfect. Next time, I’ll probably use 1 TB.) You could also try a few dates or another sweetener if you don’t like monkfruit.
  • Peppermint essential oil (4 drops – I used Young Living)

Directions:

  • **To make 5 Defenders Tea: Mix 1 heaped tsp of Real Mushrooms 5 Defenders blend with 1/2 cup of hot water. (You can even try doing 2 heaped tsp for a more intense flavor and medicinal effect). Also, if you don’t have 5 Defenders on hand, you can sub another adaptogen/mushroom/or even Dandy Tea – let me know if you try that out!
  • In a bowl, mash together roasted sweet potato, avocado, coconut oil, eggs, vanilla extract, and 5 Defenders Tea.
  • Into the same bowl, add dry ingredients (coconut flour, cacao, salt, baking soda, monk fruit sweetener). If adding the peppermint, add 4 drops peppermint. Mix together.
  • Pour mixture into a greased 8×8 pan.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Top with some coconut cream or whatever fun, delicious toppings you want! And enjoy!

 

 

Superfood Coffee Ice Cream

Superfood Coffee Ice Cream w/ Hardshell Chocolate Sauce🍦☕🍫
Sugarfree coffee ice cream packed w/anabolic recovery proteins, gut strengthening amino acids, immune boosting/adaptogenic Chinese herbs, and cognitive enhancing fats. Topped with my mct charged hard shell chocolate sauce to give it that perfect mocha flavor. A delicious morning to midday treat in this crazy heat wave. If you have it in the evening be sure to use decaf or else you could be up all night!!!
Prep: French press 4 tbs ground coffee then pour into ice cube mold. Freeze overnight.

In a Vitamix:

-Add a full tray of coffee ice cubes
-1.5 scoops whey isolate (about 4-6 tbs)
-1 tbsp collagen protein powder
-1-1.5 tbs powdered lakanto sugar
-5 grams L-glutamine
-1 pastured egg yolk
-1 tbsp MCT oil
-Pinch of pink salt
-Capful of vanilla extract
-1/4-1/2 dropper Vanilla stevia
Optional- 1-2 tbs cacao nibs

Use the tamper to pound into creamy ice cream texture. Set back in a freezer.

Chocolate sauce:
-4 tbsp cacao powder
-2 tbsp powdered lakanto sugar
-Pinch of pink salt
-1 tbs MCT oil
-1 tbsp melted cacao butter

-4-6 drops vanilla stevia

Stir until smooth and add to piping bag.

Scoop out the ice cream and the drizzle on the chocolate sauce. Add any other toppings and ENJOY!! If you make this awesome creation from Crosby Tailor. Be sure to tag us both for a chance featured :)

Chaga Skin Food

We all love and adore adding our medicinal mushrooms to our favorite meals, coffee, tea, smoothies, chocolates and beyond! Well, another upcoming trend that I’m sure many of you are well aware of is beauty care products that use medicinal mushrooms like chaga, reishi, maitake, shiitake, and tremella. I have been intrigued by this idea for some time of adding mushroom extracts to body care. I felt inspired and curious to explore this idea some more!

This first edition is a classic skin balm that can serve many applications. It’s rich in shea, cacao butter, and coconut oil. These stable and soothing fats help nourish and moisturize dry skin. The addition of Chaga, which contains these unique compounds called SOD (superoxide dismutase) and melanin, which further boosts its skin nourishment and protective factors from everyday stressors like environmental toxins, UV light, dehydration, and nutrient-poor food. This skin food can really help during those times when you are putting your skin through the wringer! I hope you like it! If you make it be sure to tag us. We would love to see it! :)

Chaga Skin Food

  • 9 Tbsp shea butter
  • 6 Tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp cacao butter
  • 10 drops each of Peppermint and Eucalyptus oil (feel free to experiment with different essential oil blends here!)
  • 2 tsp Real Mushrooms Chaga extract

 

  1. Using the double boiler method. Add the shea, cacao, and coconut oil. Melt at low heat until everything is mixed just right. Be mindful not to turn the heat up too much!
  2. Next, add your desired essential oils and chaga powdered extract. Use a whisk to combine everything nicely. Once you have done so. Pour into a small mason jar or some other fun creative jar you intend to use! Store in the refrigerator. It will need at least a 2-4 hours to solidify. You can then store at room temperature. This will keep for roughly a couple of years. ENJOY!!

Flu Season Mocha

With the flu and cold season in full swing. Nourishing our bodies and mind is even more critical to safeguard ourselves from these nasty little viruses and bacteria. The ideal food that comes to my mind is medicinal mushrooms. Think of mushrooms like the following:

-shiitake
-maitake
-turkey tail
-reishi
-chaga
-cordyceps militaris
-lions mane

All of these medicinal mushrooms play a role in supporting and enhancing our immune system in a variety of unique ways along with nourishing various organs of the body. What’s not to love here!?

Let’s move onto the recipe portion!

Allison of flabstofitness has hands down one of the most delicious sounding mocha drinks you can dream of. Let’s get started!!

-1 cup organic coffee of choice
-1 scoop Vital Proteins Mocha Creamer
-1/2 tsp chaga extract
-1/2 tsp organic ceylon cinnamon
-stevia to taste (optional)
-1/2 tsp cordyceps-m extract, if you’re already sick + need mental endurance to continue working (obviously not recommended, but sometimes you’ve gotta do it!)

  1. Brew your coffee with your preferred method of choice
  2. Add 1/2 of the coffee and all the other ingredients to a coffee mug and blend using an immersion blender or milk frother!
  3. Add the rest of the coffee and froth the top of the drink. Enjoy!! :) Please be sure to tag @flabstofitness and @real_mushrooms! We would love to see your creations!

 

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 ;)