What is Reishi?
The Reishi Mushroom has been a staple of Eastern medicine for thousands of years. "Lingzhi" (aka Reishi) in Chinese, it is also nicknamed the "Mushroom of immortality". This mushroom is high in beta glucans (complex sugars) which is believed to activate the immune system, combine that with the adaptogenic properties, this is an extremely healing superfood!
Reishi is known for:
- Boosting the Immune System
- Anti-Cancer Properties
- Improving Fatigue & Depression
- Heart Health
- Blood Sugar Control
It's basically a workhorse and I personally love it because it is so easy to add into my recipes and daily routine. Whether I'm ending my night with a hot cup of cocoa from ItsBlume
or having a sweet treat throughout the day. It's comforting to know that I can add something to my routine that is not only delicious but is also strengthening my immune system and calming my nerves.
Personally, I love using Blume because they make superfoods easy. This Canadian company based out of Vancouver BC, has created a number of vegan superfood latte mixes that are extremely versatile! Add their mixes to water, milk, almond milk, smoothies, or baked goods and they'll taste delicious no matter what. It's an easy self-care practice will soothe the body & mind.
- Nutrient dense
- Easy to use
- Caffeine free options
- Gluten free
- Nut free
For Jen's Enhanced Brownies:
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup walnuts
2 cups packed pitted dates
1/3 cup BLUME REISHI HOT COCOA POWDER
1/4 cup nut butter of choice ((almond, tahini, sunflower seed butter, etc.))
2 teaspoons real vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
Lightly grease a muffin tin but here is my pro-tip: To make removing the brownies easier, cut 4 strips of parchment paper for each tin and lay them in the muffin cups, making a cross shape. This creates little tabs that you can lift up on and makes removing the brownies way easier.
Add the coconut flakes and walnuts into a food processor. Process until broken down and the mixture resembles coarse sand.
Add in remaining ingredients and process until well combined, scraping down the sides as needed. The dates should be pasty-like and the mixture should hold together when pressed.
Press the brownie mixture into the muffin cups. Place in the fridge to set - about 2 to 4 hours. Remove the brownies from the muffin tins and top with vegan frosting of your choice.
Sprinkle on some cacao nibs and flaked coconut if you would like! Yummo!