Here at the secretive PsiloBloom HQ hideaway, we are huge, HUGE fans of fungi – and our enthusiasm for all things mushroom related is spread across a wide range of species, shapes, cultivars, colors, and flavors.
We don’t judge.
Or, at least, we try not to judge too much.
Because, when you get right down to it, many of the medicinal mushrooms that are commonly consumed are – and this is being charitable – of a “peculiar” flavor.
Hell… Let’s be honest… Many of the mushrooms that people use for health and medical supplementation taste like crap.
And that’s being really charitable.
Sure… Some exceptions can be found here and there (Hellooooo, Cordyceps!), and even some of the culinary mushrooms available have recognized medicinal properties (Hellooooo, Lion’s Mane!).
But have you ever tried to choke down some Reishi powder?
Seriously, have you tried?
And if you’re the sort of person who – on occasion – partakes of the more “visionary fungi,” then you know flavor is not their strong suit.
And THAT’s being super charitable.
Well, anyway, with a bit of creativity and kitchen magic, there are a variety of ways to incorporate medicinal mushroom into your day-to-day life, and some of these ways are
really quite flavorful.
In fact, some of these ways are downright delicious.
Following the instructions below, you can – in about twenty minutes time – make anywhere from 16 to 24 “Magic Date Balls,” with a medicinal mushroom content of approximately .04 to .06 grams per ball.
Which is perfect for microdosing.
That is, should you happen to be the sort of person who microdoses medicinal mushrooms,
The only problem here is that these balls are insanely tasty, and it’s difficult (if not impossible) to eat just one.
• 1 gram of dehydrated and finely powdered medicinal mushroom.
• 1.5 (that is, one-and-a-half) cups of pitted and chopped dates. A drier type of date (such
as a deglet noir) works much better than the wetter varieties (such as medjol). Quick tip: use
a pair of scissors to cut up the dates (rather than chopping them), and then place them in the freezer for about a half hour. Frozen dates are much easier for a food processor to slice up and… Uh…. Process, rather than room temperate.
• 1/3rd cup raw almonds.
• 1/2 tsp of sea salt
• 1/3rd cup unsweetened coconut flakes (the smaller the flakes the better)
• 4 tsp chia seeds
• 4 TBS unsalted almond butter
• 1 TBS MCT oil
• 4 TBS warm-to-hot water
• 2 TBS sweet potato flour
• 1/2 tsp of vanilla
In terms of tools and utensils, you’ll definitely want to have a good food processor on hand,
a medium-sized silicone spatula, a decent sized cookie sheet, and either some parchment paper or aluminum foil as a protective/non-stick surface to set over the cookie sheet.
Place the almonds in the food processor, and “pulse” until all the nuts are broken apart. No need to grind them too finely, but do your best to insure that no whole almonds (or even half almonds) remain in the batch.
“Pulse” a few times till everything is mixed.
Now, add in the mushroom powder, sweet potato flour, vanilla extract, MCT oil, hot water, and almond butter.
“Pulse” the food processor a few times more to mix everything up.
Seriously, make sure that everything is thoroughly mixed. The last thing you’ll want with
your Magic Dates Balls is for them to have a cluster of “concentrated mushroom hot spots.”
You might need to add them in slowly, or in batches.
Run the food processor till everything is thoroughly mixed and there are no obvious large pieces of dates or almonds. You might need to stop the processor a few times and then
use the spatula to break up clumps.
Put the balls onto a parchment paper (or aluminum foil) covered cookie sheet, and let sit in the fridge for at least an hour.’
Once the balls have set, store them loosely in a sealed container in the ‘fridge, or freeze them.
And enjoy your medicinal (or microdosed) day.
P.S.: These PsiloBloom Magic Date Balls are amazeballs with a good strong cup of coffee
(we recommend Kona coffee) or a nice spicy chai tea.
P.P.S.: Just to make thing super easy, here’s a full ingredient list, that can be printed out onto a 3” x 5” card.