Ready to switch off a busy mind, and relax in to Summer? This fruity slushy will put you well on your way. Fresh, cool, sour and sweet, this amazing blend tastes like Summer in a glass, and the added boost of Lion’s Mane leaves you switched on and ready to adapt to whatever challenges come your way!
Lion’s Mane and Watermelon Slushie
1 sachet of Lion’s Mane Mushroom Elixir Mix
1 generous slice of fresh watermelon, seeds removed
1/4 cucumber, peeled
handful of mint
big squeeze of fresh lime
5 ice cubes
Blend all ingredients and serve for a mid-day pick-me-up.
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A crash course on Lion’s Mane
Found in the forests of China, Japan, North America and Europe, this meaty mushroom, shaped like a cauliflower, or white pom pom, is one to look out for – especially if you’re in search of food-sourced nutrients to support your calm and focus, and even help keep pre-exam butterflies at bay.
Lion’s mane mushroom, Hericium erinaceus, is a natural nootropic, meaning it can support cognitive functions like memory and motivation in already healthy brains. Packed full of minerals, polypeptides, polysaccharides and other useful things, and able to increase levels of nerve growth factor, which literally helps your nerves to grow, this distinctive mushroom is all about brain cell flexibility, communication and growth. How clever.
If you actually get your hands on a fresh, organic Lion’s Mane mushroom then I suggest you fry it low and slow in unsalted, butter from grass-fed cows.
If that’s not looking too likely, simply rip open a sachet of Four Sigma’s instant Lion’s Mane Mushroom Elixir Mix and add to a refreshing juice like I have, or simply stir into water, coffee or hot chocolate.