Have you tried Mushroom Powder?
One of the best things about blogging is having the opportunity to test drive new products for you guys. Granted, sometimes I get emails from people wanting me to post about their fabulous sunglasses, or cross post about selling real estate, but sometimes you strike gold. And this is one of those times. I’m talking about mushroom extract powders from FreshCap Mushrooms.
Mushroom Healing Properties
Mushrooms are totally on trend right now. And for good reason. They’re loaded with nutrients we can all benefit from. First, they’re one of those superfoods we’ve been hearing about for years. But mushrooms are a special superfood in that they are one of the most health-promoting foods on the planet, and have a potentially positive effect on health beyond basic nutrition.
Multiple studies reveal that mushrooms have the power to boost your immunity, possess anti-inflammatory benefits, and promote gut health through improved digestion. And if you’re interested in adding cancer fighting antioxidants to your diet, look to Porcini, Golden Oyster, Pioppino, Oyster, Lion’s Mane, Maitake, and Shiitake.
They’re low calorie, low-carb, vegan (I know this is obvious, but still…), compatible with Whole30, Paleo, Gluten-Free and any other diet I can honestly think of. There’s even a Ted Talk on 6 ways mushrooms can save our planet.
Best Mushroom Supplement: FreshCap Mushroom Extract Powder
But there’s a problem. It’s hard to find ways to incorporate mushroom in dishes every single day. And if you want to take full advantage of all their goodness, you need to do just that. The best, by far, solution I’ve found is FreshCap Mushroom extract powders. There are other mushroom supplements out there, but FreshCap is focused on providing the highest quality product, so you can take full advantage of the magic of mushrooms.
There are a few ways they do that:
- They use the actual mushroom, which may be obvious to you, but some mushroom supplements don’t. The fruit of the mushroom (what we see in our markets) is where the valuable nutrition compounds exist.
- FreshCap uses a hot water extraction process to extract these compounds and make them bioavailable to us.
- They work only with the best mushroom, the most nutritious mushrooms, in the world.
- Their products are 100% mushroom with no added grains, mycelium, or fillers.
- All FreshCap Mushroom products are USDA organic, GMO-free, Gluten-Free, and Vegan.
Mushroom Supplements Benefits
Go to the FreshCap Mushroom site to learn more about how the nutrition of their mushroom powder powers athlete endurance, mental clarity, moods, and overall health. And be sure to check out the recipes on their site for ideas on how to use this amazing supplement. I’ve added their Thrive 6 and Electric Lion’s Mane powders to hot cocoa, my morning cappuccino, chocolate cookies, polenta, and pasta sauce with huge success.
But my favorite was a Roasted Mushroom Vinaigrette, which I drizzled over a Warm Roasted Cauliflower and Tomato Salad. See the recipe below! But first,.....
A Giveaway For You!
To help you get started trying these products, I’m offering a giveaway of their Thrive 6, which is a blend of 6 powerful mushroom powders, and Lion's Mane mushroom powders. All you need do is leave a comment on this post telling me what interests you most about these products. I’ll announce the winner at 8pm (PST) on Sunday, January 13.
Oh, and if you need another reason to try these extracts? I swear the Thrive 6 made my hot cocoa taste more chocolate-y. And some days, I rank that right up there with mental clarity.
Roasted Cauliflower and Tomato Salad + Roasted Mushroom Vinaigrette
Roasted Cauliflower Warm Salad
- 2 large heads of cauliflower, florets separated into bite-size chunks
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
- 3 ounces fresh oyster mushrooms
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon black pepper, divided
- ½ cup spicy pumpkin seeds
- 2 5-ounce bags of fresh, prewashed babay spinach leaves
Roasted Mushroom Vinaigrette
- 3 ounces fresh oyster mushrooms, coarsely chopped
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- ½ large shallot, minced (a little more than 2 tablespoons)
- 3 teaspoons Thrive 6 Mushroom Powder Extract, made by FreshCap Mushrooms
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ cup sherry vinegar
- ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 1 teaspoon truffle oil, optional
Roasted Cauliflower Warm Salad
- Preheat the oven to 400˚F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Toss the cauliflower florets with 1 tablespoon olive oil, ¾ teaspoon salt, all of the paprika, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Arrange the cauliflower on 1 ½ baking sheets.
- Toss the halved tomatoes and 3 ounces of oyster mushrooms in the remaining olive oil, salt and pepper. Arrange on the other half of the baking sheet with the cauliflower. Keep the vegetables separate on the baking sheet, as they will have different roasting times.
- Roast the tomatoes and mushrooms for 15 minutes, remove and set aside. Roast the cauliflower for 20 minutes, or until tender and lightly browned.
- In a large bowl, toss the roasted vegetables, pumpkin seeds, and spinach together. The heat of the roasted vegetables will cause the spinach to wilt. Dress with the Roasted Mushroom Vinaigrette just before serving.
Roasted Mushroom Vinaigrette
- Preheat the oven to 350˚F and line a small baking sheet with parchment. Toss the mushrooms with 2 teaspoons olive oil, and lightly dust with salt and pepper. Roast for 15 minutes, or until just starting to crisp.
- Add the roasted mushrooms, garlic, shallot, mushroom powder, salt, pepper, and sherry vinegar to the smallest bowl of a food processor, fitted with a metal blade. Alternatively, you can use a blender, using a small container. Whirl until the mushrooms are well chopped.
- Drizzle in the olive oil, while running the food processor. If that's not possible, add it all at once and then give it a few whirls.
- Dressing can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
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