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4 simple ways to use Medicinal Mushrooms, Adaptogens & Herbs

By Jivita Lifestyler | 31st May 2021| Blogs
By Jivita Lifestyler | 31st May 2021| Blogs

Have you bought some Lion’s Mane and it’s still sitting in the pantry – unopened? Are you wondering how to use it or what to do with it? Let’s get our creative juices flowing and start dancing with shrooms, adaptogens and herbs.

Starting out can be daunting but once you start on the medicinal mushrooms/adaptogens journey, you won’t look back.

If you’re a newbie, how much do you take? Start small and build up. Listen to how your body responds. Start by adding ¼ teaspoon to your coffee for a week, increase to ½ teaspoon for the next week and build up to 1 teaspoon a day.

But you can be more imaginative than just adding them to your coffee. The list is never-ending. Have some fun introducing them into your diet; experiment by incorporating them into your everyday cooking:

1. Savoury main meals (add between 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon):

a. I am Gaia to scalloped potatoes

b. Jing to a curry

c. Qi to slow cooked lamb

d. Schizandra to gravy

e. Mason’s Mushrooms to liver pate

f. Chaga to taco mince

g. Lions’ Mane to pumpkin soup

h. Qi to pumpkin soup

i. Sprinkle Shiitake in salad dressing

j. Reishi to hamburgers


4 simples ways to use medicinal mushrooms

2. Sweet dishes:

a. Shen to chocolate brownies

b. Lion’s Mane to chocolate berry cake

c. Cordyceps to muesli bars

d. MSM to vanilla muffins

e. Beauty Blend to protein balls

f. Mason’s mushrooms to carrot cake

g. Beauty Blend to coconut panna cotta

h. Ashwagandha to walnut cookies

4 simple ways to use medicinal mushrooms

3. Breakfast dishes:

a. Qi to porridge

b. Longevity Mushrooms to chia pudding

c. Sprinkle Neural Nectar over muesli

4 simples ways to use medicinal mushrooms

4. Drinks:

a. Immunity blend to a cup of stock

b. Adrenal Tonic to a cup of tea

c. Shen to hot chocolate

d. Reishi to a smoothie

e. Pearl to a milkshake

4 simples ways to use medicinal mushrooms

See, it’s easy peasy!

Here at Jivita, we LOVE our shrooms, adaptogens and herbs. We find them to be highly nourishing and empowering and would love for you to experience the same.

So let your imagination run wild and go play. We’d love to hear how you sprinkle this magic into your food.


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