Mushrooms 🍄 – Drinkable 🍄 – yes mushrooms 🍄 . I am a fan.
Have I got you weirded out yet?
I have always loved typical mushrooms ya know the ones like bella, oyster, etc. I love them in a good spaghetti or with a good steak… or just by themselves.
These guys though- these are a little different they are considered superfoods….. They provide benefits to us that can help with underlying stress (which HELLOOOO we all have) anxiety, focus, energy, etc.
In this post I am going to be explaining some products that are infused with these bad boys.
These products are made by a company called Four Sigmatic and I AM A FAN.
Four Sigmatic helps people achieve elevated wellness with the worlds most nutrient dense ingredients. They want to help decrease our stress and not so great lifestyle adaptations we have and do daily by adding these superfoods to products that are everyday staples. So we do not have to necessary make changes to who we are but add in nutrient dense superfoods to the things we already love – like coffee.
I personally think it is a great idea. I have tried a bunch of their products but the ones I am going to focus on here today include Reishi, Chaga, Cordyceps and Lions Mane , they are some of their staples.
They have many more- but this is a blog not a novel!
First off I want you to understand their brand:
They originated with their founder Tero who is from Finland.
He grew up on a farm there and discovered his love for Mother Nature and some of the benefits she can bring. (by the way did you Finland is considered one of the happiest places on earth?)
He discovered these superfoods living there and apparently they are a thing – so maybe they are onto something. They are in 65 countries now and are bringing benefits to tons of people all over the world. Doing some good I would say!
Their brand motto –
I can get on board with anything like that!
AM Drink – So first off I tried the coffee – the lions mane coffee to be exact.
I made it with hot water- coconut milk- stevia- and a little oat milk creamer. Combined them all and blended it in my nutri bullet.
Taste – Great. No complaints here. I am someone who puts stevia in everything (may not be my strongest suit) but I love sweet so if I had to compare JUST the coffee taste – I would fail ALL coffees not just theirs lol.
Focus- Pretty good. I didnt get a headache like some coffee, I got good focus and I enjoyed it. Lions Mane is a superfood mushroom known for focus and keeping your mind sharp- without stressing out your body with caffeine. This may be a new staple. I just wish it came in nespresso capsules lol.
Side note- did you know caffeine can cause some inflammation in some people… maybe it is something I need to look into more.
Mid Day Drink – Chaga Elixir.
I made this with water and stevia. And Frothed it.
Overall it was ok, it was a better drink than plain ol water. But the coffee I liked better.
HOWEVER Chaga is a superfood known for immune support, and I am ALLLLLLL about that right now in this COVID world. So I would totally add this. They do have other drinks with Chaga in them I will probably try vs. just the elixir itself. They have a chaga coffee with cordyceps which I think might be the perfect combo. Or maybe I could just add this into my lions mane coffee… theres an idea.
PM Drink -Mushroom Cacao with Reishi
THIS IS MY FAVE.
I am all about that chill life. (yes I am a trainer but a girl has to decompress). I added some coconut milk and wait for it….. stevia with it and hot water and frothed. It was great! Just like a relaxing hot cacao.
Reishi is known for relaxing properties and helping de-stress. So I am all for it. Definitely recommend this at night to help you relax before bed.
AM the NEXT DAY – Mushroom Coffee with Cordyceps
This one gave me a little more energy vs focus, so pretty cool.
Made it just like the day before with the lions mane coffee but I also added the chaga elixir and I gotta say I think it was a good mix. So I got the energyAND the immune help.
The taste was just basically like the day before. I would recommend this one before a workout or any physical activity or when you just need more of a pick me up.
Overall I would highly recommend giving them a try!
Anything that is an easy Add in VS a restriction for health is SO Much better than restriction. I tell my clients that all the time and try to live by that too. They also have other products like the newly launched protein which I will be trying next. It is packed full of nutrients and plant protein, and based on the other stuff I have tried I expect nothing but goodness from it.
If you want to try any of this out for yourself – you can save 10% with Code CANDICECFITNESS at checkout or just use this link and shop! I will also be posting a review on Youtube so watch for it!! Let me know if you have any questions!
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