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Check out the best mushroom powders for smoothies that support your health and wellness goals.

4 Best Mushroom Powders for Smoothies in Your Morning Routine

by Shelly Roberts

July 07, 2021

mushroom powder, smoothies

Smoothies are a fast and delicious way to get your day started. Their ease and versatility are unmatched as a quick and nutritious breakfast. A basic recipe template and a bit of creativity can turn a variety of fresh and frozen ingredients into a nourishing meal on the go.

Freezing fruit and vegetables like bananas and avocados in chunks and even packaging them in single-sized portions can be a real timesaver. Premeasured ingredients and a high-powered blender can have you headed out the door in no time. You can easily double or quadruple the recipe amounts to feed the whole family.

One of the most attractive qualities of a smoothie is that you can mix in a variety of healthy and nutritious ingredients and once it’s all blended together, the end result is delicious. A popular ingredient to supercharge your morning smoothies is mushroom powder. Read on to learn about some of the best mushroom powders for smoothies to enhance your morning routine.

Why Put Mushroom Powder in Smoothies?

Mushrooms give you the benefit of low-calorie, fat-free nutrition and so much more. Functional mushrooms, the ones used in traditional and folk medicine for thousands of years, have loads of bioactive compounds that support the homeostatic balance of our body’s inner processes. In most cases, just a teaspoonful of mushroom powder constitutes the recommended daily serving.

Mushroom powders are a convenient and effective way to get the benefits of functional mushrooms in an easy-to-use form. Om Mushrooms are 100% certified organic and grown in the US. Om’s single-species powder can contain dried and powdered fruit bodies or primordia (baby mushrooms), their mycelial biomass. This gives you all the benefits of the full cycle, whole mushroom.

What Om Mushrooms do not have is gluten or genetically modified organisms (non-GMO). Each single species is vegan and certified kosher. The entire process from cultivation to dehydration and milling is overseen by expert mycologists to ensure the purest, highest quality mushroom products for customers.

The Best Mushroom Powder for Smoothies Depends on the Your Goal

Adding a superfood mushroom powder to a smoothie can enhance its nutritive power. The protein, B vitamins, minerals, and prebiotic fiber contained in mushrooms can all be beneficial. In addition, each mushroom species boasts bioactive substances that further support your body’s natural functions. The type of powder you add will depend on your wellness goals. 

Morning Wake-Up Bowl

Lion’s mane

Shaking off sleepy, brain fog and getting primed for a day of focus and creativity is an essential part of the morning routine. Choosing the functional mushroom prized in Eastern medicine for supporting mood and cognitive function can help to get you off on the right foot. Starting the day with a delicious smoothie bowl made with lion’s mane, nicknamed the “smart mushroom,” can help you gear up for a productive day at work or school.

Add these ingredients to your blender:

  • ½ cup of dairy or nut milk
  • 1 teaspoon of Om Lion’s Mane Organic Mushroom Powder
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, or a combination)
  • 1 (100g) frozen, unsweetened, acai superfruit pack (Sambazon is a good brand) broken into pieces or run packet under warm water to defrost slightly
  • ½ of a frozen banana cut into chunks
  • Desired toppings: sliced fruit (mango, peach, kiwi, banana), chia or hemp seeds, coconut flakes, granola, a drizzle of honey

Blend all ingredients except toppings until smooth. Pour into a bowl, arrange desired toppings, and drizzle with honey. Makes one serving.

Antioxidant Powerhouse

Chaga

All throughout the day, a variety of chemical reactions are taking place in the cells of our bodies. A by-product of these reactions is free radicals, which are unstable and highly reactive molecules that lack a full set of electrons. As they appropriate electrons from other molecules, a chain reaction occurs. For this reason, free radicals and the oxidative stress that results are implicated in many of the health problems that occur as we age.

Antioxidants are substances that can donate electrons to these unstable free radicals effectively stopping them from doing further damage. A smoothie made with powerful antioxidant ingredients is a great way to combat these damaging molecules which are generated as a result of many normal life processes, including exercise. Adding the antioxidant powerhouse, Inonotus obliquus, commonly known as chaga, to your smoothie can help to shore up your defenses against tissue damage caused by oxidative stress.

Put all these ingredients into your blender:

  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon of Om Chaga Organic Mushroom Powder
  • 1 large handful of baby spinach
  • 1 black plum, pitted and cut into chunks
  • ½ cup frozen wild blueberries
  • ½ cup frozen sweet cherries

Blend until smooth adding more orange juice to thin if needed. Makes one serving.

Post-Workout Smoothie

Cordyceps

After your workout is the perfect time to replenish fluids and give your body nutrients specifically targeted to repair muscles. To support optimal muscle growth after a workout, it is essential to get some protein and electrolytes in to maximize your efforts and recovery. Water is a must, and a smoothie is a convenient way to add in these beneficial ingredients, including cordyceps mushroom powder, which helps support energy, stamina, and endurance. Consistent use of a cordyceps supplement has been demonstrated in research studies to increase endurance and tolerance for high-intensity exercise and to improve oxygen consumption during exercise.

 Add these ingredients to your blender:

  • 1 cup of milk (dairy or nut)
  • 1 teaspoon of Om Cordyceps Organic Mushroom Powder
  • 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder (such as Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides)
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 frozen banana broken into chunks
  • 1 cup of ice

Blend until smooth thinning with extra milk, if necessary, and enjoy. Makes one serving.

Immune-Supportive Smoothie

Turkey tail

The efficiency of our immune system is supported by a healthy diet, especially the micronutrients like those important vitamins and minerals. Trametes versicolor, the turkey tail mushroom, contains several polysaccharides, including beta-glucans, polysaccharide P (PSP), and polysaccharide K (PSK). Polysaccharides and prebiotic fiber support a healthy gut flora and a functional immune system.

Add these ingredients to your blender:

  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of Om Turkey Tail Organic Mushroom Powder
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric 
  • ½ cup plain yogurt with live, active cultures
  • Honey to taste (local is best)
  • 1 small carrot, cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 small clementine, peeled 
  • ½ frozen banana cut in chunks

Blend these immune-supporting ingredients and enjoy in a tall glass. Makes one serving.

Bedtime Smoothie

Reishi

Morning is not the only time to enjoy a delicious smoothie that supports your health and wellness efforts. A fragrant, golden milk smoothie mixed with adaptogenic reishi powder can help you to unwind at the end of the day. The mild flavor and relaxing qualities of reishi make it the ideal mushroom powder for a bedtime smoothie. Making it a regular part of your evening routine can help support your body’s own efforts to balance life’s stresses and achieve restful sleep.

Add these ingredients to your blender:

  • 1 cup almond milk (or coconut if you prefer)
  • 1 teaspoon of Om Reishi Organic Mushroom Powder
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • A pinch of each: cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and black pepper
  • A small carrot, cut into 4 pieces 
  • A frozen banana, cut into chunks

Blend all ingredients until smooth, and find a relaxing place to enjoy it. Makes one serving.

Layering Your Smoothie for Best Results

The way you load the ingredients will determine the “smoothness” of your smoothie and also prevent your blender blades from getting stuck. Follow these expert layering suggestions for a “smoother” experience:

  • First, pour in your liquid ingredients (coconut water, juice, dairy or non-dairy milk, etc.) 
  • Top with sweeteners such as honey or agave
  • Next, add your mushroom powder and any other powdered ingredients (protein, peanut butter powder, date sugar, etc.)
  • Then, put in leafy greens (spinach, kale, etc.) and nuts or seeds (flax, hemp, chia, etc.)
  • Follow with creamy ingredients (yogurt, nut butter, tahini, etc.)
  • Add fresh fruit and vegetables (banana chunks, berries, )
  • Finally, put ice or frozen chunks (fruit, avocados, etc.) on top leaving room for the blender to create a vortex 
  • Close lid tightly and blend
Layering smoothies with Om Mushroom powders.

Pour into a reusable to-go cup or lidded mason jar with a straw, and you are on your way.

Making the Most of Your Wellness Goals

Depending on the ingredients you include, smoothies are customizable beverages that can provide a quick, refreshing, pick-me-up or an entire meal replacement. Choosing a specific mushroom species to complement your wellness efforts is a great way to increase the nutritional and functional benefits of your smoothie. Alternatively, a multi-species mushroom blend like Beauty Blend Organic Mushroom Powder or Om Mushroom Master Blend can give your smoothie the added benefits of several functional mushrooms. 

All Om Mushroom powders are sugar-free and keto and paleo-friendly, making them a versatile addition to any diet. Om’s commitment to quality extends to each phase of the cultivation, milling, and packaging process. Third-party testing ensures that every product passes rigorous inspection. You can feel good about making Om Mushroom Powder part of your morning wellness routine.



Om Mushroom offers the best mushroom powders for smoothies at any time of the day. Each product is created from functional, whole food, organic mushrooms that support your health and wellness goals. If you’re looking to take advantage of the benefits of our high-quality, functional mushroom products, shop now or subscribe to save

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