Cordyceps mushroom supplements are gaining popularity across all walks of life – leaving many searching for recipes that incorporate cordyceps mushroom capsules and powders into their favorite foods.
You may not have a lot of time to meal plan, or to prepare elaborate dishes – so we’ve put together five of our favorite cordyceps mushroom recipes for you. These flavor-packed foods and drinks will have you craving your new favorite treat, and reaping the health benefits of cordyceps mushroom supplements. And don’t worry, we have all the info to make these goodies keto, vegan, and auto-immune friendly!
So, let’s begin by gaining an insight into cordyceps mushrooms and why they have gained momentum as a superfood. Then we’ll cover five delicious and simple recipes using our Real Mushrooms cordyceps mushroom supplements. And finally, we’ll sprinkle in key information for you regarding how to obtain pure, organic, and potent mushroom supplements to use into your own recipes.
Before we jump into the kitchen – let’s take a moment to understand our key ingredient.
Medicinal mushrooms have been used for thousands of years by healers in Asian cultures. As the news of nutrient-rich mushrooms has gone mainstream, more people than ever before are giving medicinal mushrooms a try.
Cordyceps sinensis mushrooms (the caterpillar fungus) are harvested in the wild alpine regions of the Tibetan plateau. But as the news of the mushrooms’ health benefits spread, so did their usage. Over the last 4 decades, the demand has skyrocketed, and unfortunately, the wild supply couldn’t keep up.
This led to a price increase, and now one kilogram of Cordyceps sinensis easily costs $20,000, making these mushrooms the most expensive mushroom on the planet. So it’s no wonder many refer to cordyceps as “Himalayan gold”.
If Cordyceps sinensis is so expensive, then that begs the questions — How can your cordyceps supplements possibly have Cordyceps sinensis as an ingredient and moreover, what’s actually in your cordyceps mushroom supplement?
Because Cordyceps sinensis is extremely difficult to obtain and has such an outrageous price tag, be on the lookout for labels citing Cordyceps sinensis as an ingredient. Very rarely is this species of cordyceps sold in North America. But if you do see it on an ingredients list be wary as it is very unlikely for it to be the caterpillar fungus. It’s likely composed of either pure mycelium in the form of Cordyceps Cs-4 or myceliated grain, which contains no actual mushrooms and very little of the beneficial bio-active compounds that are present in the mushrooms.
This means that because the nutrient-dense mushroom (fruiting body) has been substituted with myceliated grain, you’re left with lower amounts of beta-glucans2,3 — valuable compounds present in the mushroom. Sadly, many companies are still selling their cordyceps mushroom supplements with either the Cordyceps sinensis photos or marketing information.
The key takeaway here is to always be careful about not only what mushrooms you’re purchasing, but what you’re putting into your body. Always research the products and companies you purchase from.
Here at Real Mushrooms, we use only Cordyceps militaris mushrooms as this species of Cordyceps can be cultivated at an economic scale. More and more research is revealing that Cordyceps militaris has very comparable properties to wild Cordyceps sinensis. This is fantastic news because it allows you to obtain similar health benefits at a fraction of the price.
We create pure organic cordyceps mushroom extracts with high amounts of bioactive compounds. One of the key compounds in any type of Cordyceps mushroom is called cordycepin, and this has very potent anti-oxidant properties and supports a healthy inflammation response.3 Cordyceps militaris has up to 90 times more cordycepin compared to wild Cordyceps sinensis.
At Real Mushrooms, you can be sure that our products are made with the highest quality organic Cordyceps militaris mushrooms to ensure pure and potent mushroom products.
The recipes below are just a few suggestions for unique, well-balanced drinks and snacks. In general, Cordyceps works well added to just about any drink or meal because it blends easily and the taste is virtually undetectable.
Many Real Mushroom customers love adding Cordyceps to a pre-workout smoothie, for instance, to help boost the production of ATP, which leads to increased muscle stamina. Others simply add this mushroom extract powder to their morning coffee or tea, to give themselves an extra energy boost for the day.
We encourage you to play with the versatility of this powerfully beneficial mushroom in your own recipes, and to submit your favorites to [email protected] as we’re always looking to feature unique and delicious new inspirations!
Now let’s get to the fun part and dig into some delicious and fun cordyceps mushroom recipes directly from our own recipe box.
Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be a drag, you can enjoy these goodies and treats all while knowing you’re fueling your body with all the valuable health benefits cordyceps mushrooms have to offer. From spiced mushroom coffee to butter biscuits, there’s something for everyone. So let’s get started.
Snickerdoodles, ice cream, and mushrooms — yes, you read that right. Rising temperatures make this treat a go-to indulgence when it’s time to cool off and relax. But you’ll not only be helping your mental health with this self-care goodie – you’ll also be helping your body reach peak performance.
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Who doesn’t love a delightful cup of cold brew coffee to kickstart your day or get that much-needed mid-afternoon boost? If you’re a coffee-lover, stay tuned, this cordyceps mushroom recipe is for you.
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If chocolate is your thing, then allow us to introduce you to these bite-sized dessert treats that leave you with increased endurance and energy thanks to the cordyceps mushroom powder packed inside each morsel. You’ll be left wondering how something so flavorful can be so good for you! But trust us, this is both delicious and nutritious.
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Since we’re not all caffeine-lovers, here’s a full-flavored cup of mushroom goodness without the increased stimulation. This recipe includes two of our other favorite mushroom supplements, Lion’s Mane and Reishi.
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This last recipe pairs beautifully with either of the tasty drinks we’ve listed above. These biscuits are paleo and autoimmune friendly in addition to being packed with potent, energizing cordyceps mushroom extracts.
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Choosing the right mushroom supplement brand is crucial to ensuring that what you’ve purchased is really what it says it is. At Real Mushrooms, we’re committed to providing you with only the highest quality, premium mushroom supplements. All our products are organic, 100% mushroom products with absolutely no added fillers like grain.
Take a look around our shop to see for yourself. Whether you prefer cordyceps mushroom capsules or powders, you’re sure to find the perfect mushroom supplement. And while you’re at it, give one of these delicious cordyceps mushroom recipes a try today to experience for yourself the healing benefits of medicinal mushrooms.
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