M U S H R O O M | medicine + food
Updated: Sep 12, 2019
Mushrooms are more than the little pieces of fungi we throw on top of pizzas or linguini. For centuries, mushrooms have been used for medicine & healing purposes. There are actually a ton of different mushrooms that provide different functions to the body, but they all act as a natural antibiotics and support your immune systems.
Some of the mushroom "buzz" words like Reishi, Chaga, or Cordyceps have a laundry list of benefits, Im just going to list a few. Reishi is known as the "Queen of mushrooms," because of its Mind Body balancing properties. This helps with calming the nervous system down, balances hormones, strengthens the immune system (especially with cold & flu season around the corner) and helps the body go into deeper sleep. Um, yes please! Add Reishi into your evening teas and chill. Cordyceps is an adaptogen, not a stimulate, however, this mushroom does give you energy. This would be the mushroom of choice for a pre work out or a little afternoon pick me up. Chaga's nickname is the "bulletproof" mushroom. You drink this daily to keep your immune system strong, it's nature's miracle booster.
So? How do you incorporate mushrooms into your daily consumption so you can have a strong immunity? Well, theres a lot of options out there. Ill for sure share some of my favorites and how to incorporate them into smoothies, teas, and dishes. First, Mushrooms now come in powder forms, like a protein powder, this helps eliminate the fungi taste some of you folks are probably thinking in your heads. It doesn't taste like a dirty socks, I promise!
My Favorite Mushroom Products ::
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Mushroom Immune Smoothie ::
- 1 Banana
- 1 Tbl Vanilla
- 2 cups Coconut Milk
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Reishi Power
- 1 handful of Ice
+ Blend ingredients together in a high speed blender. To add a protein kick, you can add Vanilla Vegan Plant-base protein.
So, yall! I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little more about Mushrooms. Add them to your smoothies or your tea latte's. Feel strong and build immunity in your body! Feel free to message me below with any comments or suggestions!
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