1/2 cup vegan dark chocolate chips
1/4 tsp Cordyceps mushroom powder*
1/4 tsp Lion's Mane mushroom powder*
12+ dried figs, flattened
24+ freeze dried banana slices
smoked paprika powder
Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler. Mix in mushroom powders once melted. Take off of heat immediately. I flattened the dried figs with my palm so make them more cookie-like. Dip as much or little as you'd like, and lay on parchment paper to set. Sprinkle on sea salt, spices, coconut sugar, whatever you'd like! I did sea salt on the figs and smoked paprika on the freeze dried bananas and it was incredible!
I didn't use to like mushrooms. Then in my early twenties I tried Portobello mushrooms, sautéed in balsamic vinegar and garlic and it absolutely changed my mind. As I got deeper in the herbal/holistic wellness world, I learned more about mushrooms used for their medicinal benefits. Lion's Mane is one of my absolute favorites. First of all, it's gorgeous, but it also has wonderful benefits for nervous system health. I sprinkle the powdered version in my coffee almost every morning, and it helps me feel more focused. If you're lucky enough to find it at a local farmer's market - try it! It's also incredibly tasty, in a mushroom way of course. Cordyceps aids in oxygen production, and I have sometimes added it to a warm cacao drinks for an energy boost. It makes a fantastic pre-workout, but also for overall, circulatory and respiratory support. It seems like mushrooms can be kind of polarizing, either you don't like them at all or you're kind of fanatical. Which one are you?
*This recipe is not intended for children or those with known allergies to the above mentioned ingredients. Please only use mushrooms from reliable sources.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.