This Sunday is National Mushroom Day! One fun fact about mushrooms is that they are more closely related to humans than they are to plants. I have some delicious and unique ways to incorporate them to really reap their incredible benefits.
Generally speaking, mushrooms are low in calories and a good source of potassium, fiber and even a little vitamin D. While not all mushrooms are safe to consume, I shared some popular varieties that you’d find in the local grocery store – white button, cremini, shiitake. One type of mushroom that has been revered for centuries for its perceived healing and immunity-boosting properties is REISHI! I shared some ways to incorporate it.
With plant-based diets on the rise, mushrooms have become a wildly popular meat substitute because of its similar earthiness and flavor. Some ways you can enjoy them include: portabella burgers, mushroom marinara sauce on pasta or even tacos. Great for your meatless Monday and you may not even miss the meat!
I shared delicious beverages (some taste like chocolate milk) and you wouldn’t even realize that they contain REISHI mushrooms. They’re by by REBBL, which is a beverage company that makes creamy, functional coconut-milk elixirs. All their beverages are made with organic ingredients and super herbs known for their body harmonizing effects. One of those being reishi mushrooms. Their five reishi-powdered elixirs available at Whole Foods Market including their Cold-Brew, Chocolate, Vanilla Spice Protein, Dark Chocolate Protein & Cold-Brew Protein.
Reishi mushrooms go seamlessly with bitter and earthy flavors so it’s a natural pairing for coffee or chocolate. I recommend the REBBL Cold-Brews on busy mornings or as a mid-day pick me up because they have caffeine. I really like the Vanilla Spice Protein and Dark Chocolate Protein in breakfast smoothies or cooked into oatmeal – that way you are starting your day with a punch of protein as well. Finally, you can add them to your baked goods for flavor and a nutrition boost.
Watch the segment on ABC WCIV-TV!
Sponsored by REBBL.