Do you love mushrooms and looking for a way to include them in family meals? It may be easier than you think. Mushrooms are not everyone’s cup of tea. To some, the texture and taste of a cooked mushroom is enough to push the plate away and order takeout, while others can eat them straight from the packet without a second thought. And that’s just the adults.
It can be difficult to get kids to eat healthy foods if there’s an aspect they just don’t like. So, we’ve come up with a few ways to incorporate Reishi mushrooms into your diet without anyone realising it.
What’s So Special About Reishi Mushrooms?
Before we dive in and tell you what foods are great to eat with Reishi, here’s a bit of information about this little-known but beneficial mushroom. Reishi is known to contain properties that can balance your immune system, lower your stress and anxiety levels and provide good sleep health.
They are a non-drowsy natural remedy that can be taken at any time of the day. Due to their bitter taste and tough, woody texture, the body is unable to break them down during digestion. Hitoshin has created powder and liquid forms of Reishi that can be added as part of your regular diet.
What Can Reishi Be Used In?
Reishi powder and liquid can be included in many foods that use fresh ingredients. There are some recipes that can be quite complex to follow, so to start with, we’ve kept things really simple. This will help you and your family get used to the taste over time before trying something more involved.
Who doesn’t love a smoothie? They’re a great way to start the day or when the kids come home from school when they sit down to do their homework. The body already reaps the benefits of the natural ingredients that go into a delicious smoothie, and a little Reishi powder adds to its health advantages. Using pre-packed Reishi powder, start with one scoop that contains roughly 3-4 grams of powder and blend until fully combined.
Freshly made sauces, such as Bolognese can also be a good starting point for using Reishi. Just mix the powder in with the tomatoes, add some puree, a little onion, carrot and Italian herbs (or Oregano) and blend until smooth. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, add the powder directly to the mince to infuse while cooking before adding the sauce.
Add To Dark Chocolate Desserts
Mushrooms in a dessert? Seriously? Well, yes. The bitterness of the chocolate will serve as a perfect disguise for Reishi powder. Add to profiteroles and pour over your dark chocolate and mushroom powder mixture to make dessert time a healthy experience.
If you start your day with coffee, add a scoop of Reishi to give you that morning boost. Reishi mushrooms contain properties that help to control cortisol, your stress hormone. By taking Reishi in the morning and later in the day, you can keep your stress levels low and increase your chances of getting a great night’s sleep.
It’s fairly easy to use Reishi mushroom powder and offers long-term benefits, both mentally and physically. By including Reishi in your diet, you can enjoy a calmer and more relaxed mind and nights of amazing sleep.