Cooking with Medicinal Mushrooms

Cooking with medicinal mushrooms is one of the healthiest changes you can make to your diet for overall brain and immune system health. If you are not using medicinal mushrooms now, you should be. Cooking with medicinal mushrooms is easy and this article will give ideas to begin today.


Medical mushrooms in cooking improves the nutrtion of the dish.
Learn how to use medicinal mushrooms in everyday dishes and meals.


 Cooking with Fresh Medicinal Mushrooms

Using a variety of different fresh mushrooms in your different meals gives you different tastes, textures, and health benefits! 

Cooking with medicinal mushrooms is so easy to do. Here is a small town with no Whole Foods or Sprouts within easy driving distance, I mainly use button mushrooms in cooking meals. I would love to be able to buy mushrooms of different varieties instead. If you do live in a city with a good health food store, buy different kinds of fresh mushrooms.

Try to experiment with different mushrooms in almost every dish you make including chicken, beef, pork, and fish. Try different salads as well.  I use them whenever I make scrambled eggs, an omelet, or in breakfast burrito.

It is really funny that I have always craved mushrooms. It seems, my immune system was letting me know I needed them for my health. I did not research them until about 2 years ago when the go-to herbs that I had always used were not working for some health issues.

When I began researching medicinal mushrooms, I was amazed at the research and properties to help with cancer, the immune system, gut issues, and almost every area of health challenges.

If all you can afford is button mushrooms, they have many health benefits too.

“Research has shown that mushrooms of all types, including button, have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can help improve health in many ways. Indeed, studies have found that button mushrooms are particularly high in glutathione, an important antioxidant that helps your body combat free radicals. Free radicals are molecules that cause oxidative stress in the body like heart disease and diabetes.. Glutathione can help make DNA, improve immunity, and help the body break down and assimilate dietary fats.” Healthy Eating 101: White Button Mushrooms Benefits | Further Food

There are several in-depth books on mushrooms, with research studies and trials. Mushrooms have hundreds of studies on them. They have been used by the Asian culture for both good diet and health for centuries. Asian oncologists in China, Korea, and Asia as a whole use them in patient cancer treatments. So, I began first adding fresh mushrooms into salads, stir-frys, meatloaf, and egg breakfast dishes and adding them to every

Here are more suggestions on how to Add Medicinal Mushrooms to Your Daily Regimen,


Cut up mushrooms for your salads. They add a lot of flavor and depth to the enjoyment.

How to add Mushroom Powders

Then next I began buying medicinal herb powders including Reishi, Turkey Tail, Chaga, immune-mushroom blends of mushrooms, and blends of mushrooms as well.

Each mushroom has different properties, although they are all beneficial to the immune system and to brain health. Taking the different mushrooms together intensifies their health benefits. We also take Lion’s Mane mushrooms to keep our brain function healthy.

If you study the clinical trials and research as I have done, you find different mushrooms have more potent properties to strengthen the gut or the immune system. Reishi mushrooms are the king of adaptogen foods that help every system of the body to be healthier.  When you add Chaga mushrooms to Reshi then it is beneficial to you for gut issues.

I add them to my husband’s coffee in the morning.

You can add them to soups or broth. It is easy to buy beef or chicken mushroom broth in packages for easy usage.

Every day, I use medicinal mushrooms in my diet in one way or another.  Using mushrooms has been the base along with slippery elm and marshmallow, an herb as well, to reestablish healthy gut function once more. Aloe juice is also one of my mainstays for daily living.

You may say, I cannot afford to add mushrooms to our budget. We also are retired with on a limited budget.

We don’t go out and eat. We have a small fun budget. Junk food, soda, chips, packaged foods, pizza, and sugar-laden treats do not go into our grocery cart. I hydroponically raise our own lettuce in the house and in the Spring outside in our small garden.


Use Medicinal Mushrooms in the Powdered Form


Mushroom Hot Chocolate

I use mushroom powder to make a Mushroom Hot Chocolate Mix. Use about two cups of your favorite organic milk or plant milk of choice, then add 2 tablespoons of organic cacao powder, 2 tablespoons of organic raw sugar or stevia, and 1 tsp of a mushroom mix of 10 different mushrooms. I either use a mushroom powder mix or add individual mushroom powders. Lions Mane for brain health, Reishi, and Chaga are first on my list to into my not chocolate mix. Reishi is great for boosting immune system health. Chaga is great for helping gut issues.  The more different kinds of mushrooms you add, the greater the benefits.


Mushroom Coffee

Add about 1 tsp Mushroom powder to your coffee!

Mushroom Soup 

Mushroom Soup mixes …… come as a packet you just add water and drink. They are delicious on a cold day or when you want something good to drink that is warm and soothing.

Mushroom Smoothies 

I make a protein drink with goat milk or your choice of alternate milk, chocolate, or other flavored high-protein mix, collagen, and vanilla. We do that several times a week.

I found that buying the mushroom powders was so important to my health and my husband’s that we found a way to fit it into our budget. There are many things we don’t buy to fit the mushrooms into our daily eating habits such as flavored hyped-up drinks, sodas, commercial energy drinks, junk foods, lunches out, take out, and buying things we don’t need or that are not good for our health. Eating healthy takes dedication, time, and energy!

You must make your health a priority and sacrifice other things. I don’t buy makeup, clothes, or jewelry but rarely. I don’t even wear makeup except for lipstick because of the chemicals in the products. I use very simple, less toxic healthcare products at home. We try to live a clean, simple, holistic lifestyle. Herbs and mushrooms remain one of the important elements of our lifestyle.

Read my blog on Medicinal Mushrooms for Health and Immune Benefits HERE

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