The Many Benefits of Mushroom Powder

2 words you never thought you would use in the same sentence: Mushrooms and Coffee. Well, today, we’re going to change that!

It isn’t new information that mushrooms are an essential part of a plant-based diet. When sipping on a hot coffee, we don’t generally think of adding mushrooms to our beverage. Don’t worry, this doesn't mean we’re just going to throw in a few whole mushrooms and call it a day. Thankfully, the mushrooms we add to our coffee are dehydrated and then put into a food processor until finely ground into a powder. Even better, mushroom powders may counterbalance some of the negative effects we get from coffee, including jitters, acidity and unsettled digestion. When added to coffee, mushroom powders add just a hint of an earthy flavor, so you can still enjoy your coffee while reaping all the benefits.

While there are over 10,000 known types of mushrooms, we've narrowed it down to the top four that provide various health benefits when added to your diet. These types of mushrooms are called Reishi (Ganoderma lingzhi), Chaga (Inonotus obliquus), Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus) and Cordyceps (Cordyceps militaris). 

Benefits of Mushroom Powders:

  1. Reishi Supports:
    • Recovery from Mental Stress
    • Resilience Following Physical Stress
  2. Chaga Supports:
    • Healthy Aging
    • Immune Function
  3. Lion’s Mane Supports:
    • Memory
    • Focus
    • Clarity
    • Nerve Health
  4. Cordyceps Supports:
    • Energy
    • Vitality
    • Endurance

Read about more types of mushrooms and how they can affect your everyday life!

Various Ways to Use Mushroom Powder:

  1. Add 1 tbsp of powder to hot or cold coffee. (Tip: add your favorite creamer or sweetener for a better taste)
  2. Add 1 tsp of powder to your favorite juice or smoothie for extra health benefits.
  3. Add 1 tsp of powder to no bake energy balls (Use this recipe!)
  4. Add 1-2 tsps of powder to your soups, salad dressings, oatmeal, dips/spreads and sauces.

Down to Earth offers many variations of mushroom powders and capsules in each of our stores. Stop by to check them out and read more about the benefits on the package labeling!

We’ve racked up a few of our favorites for your shopping convenience.

Mālama Mushrooms Cordyceps Cacao Mix

Photo: Malama Cordyceps

Mālama Mushrooms Reishi Cacao Mix

Photo: Malama Reishi

Mālama Mushrooms Chaga Cacao Mix

Photo: Malama Chaga

Om Lion's Mane Organic Mushroom Powder

Photo: Om Lions Mane

Om Master Blend Organic Mushroom Powder

Photo: Om Master Blend

Om Mushroom Capsules

Photo: Om Capsules