Watermelon and Lion’s Mane Slushie

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 sunshine 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!

Serves 1


1 generous slice of fresh watermelon
1/4 cucumber
handful of mint
1 sachet of Lion’s Mane Mushroom Elixir Mix
fresh lime
5 ice cubes


Remove the seeds from the watermelon and cut into chunks.

Peel the cucumber and cut into chunks.

Wash the mint.

Put all prepped ingredients in your blender, add the ice cubes, Lion’s Mane Mushroom Elixir mix and blend.

Squeeze in the lime to taste, 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.

Job done.


Images at
Neha Deshmuk
Yulia Khlebnikova.

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