ABC, Lowcountry Live: National Mushroom Day

ABC Lowcountry Live National Mushroom Day REBBL Mia Syn Registered Dietitian Nutritionist TV

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.

Tip 1: Mushrooms are low in calories, high in nutrition

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.

Tip 2: Swap meat for mushrooms on meatless Monday 

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!

Tip 3: Drink your mushrooms: REBBL’s reishi-powdered elixirs

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.

Tip 4:  Incorporate REBBL into meals and snacks

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!

ABC Lowcountry Live National Mushroom Day REBBL

ABC Lowcountry Live National Mushroom Day REBBL

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