Saturday, October 15, 2011

Raw Reishi Mushroom Brownie Bites + Madre Labs "Cococeps"

It sounds kind of crazy...Mushroom brownie bites? The mushroom is "Reishi" which is a chinese medicinal mushroom that has many benefits including boosting the immune system. The Reishi is mixed with Cordyceps which is another type of medicinal mushroom famous for promoting energy and longevity. Mushrooms are generally beneficial to all areas of your health and can really "balance out" your emotional and mental state. We sometimes drink Reishi tea or put some Chaga mushroom powder in coffee for an extra balancing boost. It also calms you down while making you feel very aware. It's a very nice feeling especially if you've been stressed.

So considering we're already fans of medicinal mushrooms we were very happy when Madre Labs offered to send us Cococeps, which is a Cocoa-Mushroom blend. In celebration, we decided to make Raw Brownie Bites! 

Here's the recipe:

1 cup raw pecans
1 cup dates
1 tbsp Cococeps or cocoa powder

Pulse nuts first in a food processor. Add in the dates and after it's all blended add in the powder. Form into a flat disc and chill in the freezer for about 15 minutes. Cut into little bites. Chill until ready to serve.

Little bites of benefit


  1. YUM! brownies make everything better, right?

  2. The only time I've eaten (and even heard!) of Reishi mushrooms was in Vosges Enchanted Mushroom bar, and I was sad because I wanted it to taste more like mushroom and it didn't :P But sadly I can't even get Vosges in Australia, let alone this powder! The brownies look lovely though :)

  3. Just mouth-watering! It is very much healthy since it is made with cordyceps and reishi.