Eat-Weird: 10min Mushie Chocolate (Keto + Vegan)

Chocolate. You can make it. 10min of half-ass effort. Could get any better? Yes! Add Mushies ! Why? Because:

“Mushies are cool.”

— THE DOCTOR (THE ONE THAT WEARS BOW TIES, NOT A REAL DOCTOR) *

No seriously - there are a tonne of really awesome benefits to working certain fungi friends into your life. Depending on the fungi, properties can include anti-inflammatory, immune boosting, anti-cancer cells, neuron growth and repair... the list goes on and on. Don't toss these to the side, just like the plant kingdom has much on offer, as do these funky fellows. If your keen to learn more on these, check out these three publications [1] [2] [3], and Paul Stamets' book "Mycelium Running". (Such a great read!)



What you need:

  • Pot

  • Stove element

  • Stirring tool

  • Setting plate, tray or mold.

  • Freezer

  • 1/2 Cup Coconut oil

  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder

  • 3/4 tsp Vanilla Extract

  • Sweetner to taste - eg. Erythritol, Stevia, etc.

  • A Mushies Extract of your choice! (We use Neuroshroom...because its the best, of course...) 

Time:

~10min Preparation + ~2hrs Setting.



Process:

  1. Melt the coconut oil in a pot over the lowest heat setting your stove has.

  2. Gradually add in all your other ingredients while stirring.

  3. Taste that choco goodness. Very important.

  4. Add sweetener to taste. The options are endless - each with their own pros and cons. In my case, I used a spare protein powder flavouring that was sitting around - just because it needed using up.

  5. After some dutiful stirring you should be left with a glossy lake of chocolate serenity. Pour it out into a dish to set. I prefer a shallow pour, which makes the end result shard-like rather than “blocky”.
    BONUS:
    If your a fancy fellar like myself, you might like to throw on some fancy add-ins at this stage. With this batch I went for chia seeds and not-so-keto dried cranberries. But some other great options could be:

    • Peanut butter

    • Flower Petals #forthegram

    • Dried fruits - Dried Bannana, Apricot, Cranberries, blueberries tec.

    • Chopped nuts - I’m sure Cashews, Hazelnuts, Almonds or Pistachios would be scrumptious.

  6. Place in the freezer for two hours to set.

  7. Remove from freezer and slice it up with your favourite stabbing device …or eat it as a whole block (I’m not judging), either way - there you have your very own homemade mushie-chocolate!

    If your saving some for the apocalypse, store it in the fridge because coconut oil will go super soft/melty at room temp.


Below you can see some Neuro Shroom Mushie chocolate before it went to set, proudly made by yours truly. (Once it had set I got too carried away gobbling it up and forgot to get an aesthetic photo haha).



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Whats that? You don’t have any mushie extracts? Oooooohh noooo!
Well we’ve gotcha back - you can check out the Primal Herb range we have in stock…. or take a google around to see whats on offer. Just remember that ensuring quality is most important, you want to know you can trust the ingredients because MANY are fake - and will have no benefits or even negative effects.
Look for water and/or alcohol extracts, not just dried powders, and that the fungi have been sustainably grown/harvested on their natural material (eg. logs)- not grain.
As always, it pays to do your research.

* DISCLAIMER: That quote at the top is 1000% made up. It seems in all 37 seasons The Doctor never utters: “Mushies are cool.” :(

 


Thomas
VitaKea Founder & Caretaker (and self-proclaimed kitchen rogue)

Key players in my current health regime include meditation, regular exercise (type depending on current fixation), early to bed, early to rise, packing in as many leafy greens as possible… and right now, as many mushies as can be justified!


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