Start your day off right with this brain-fueling matcha smoothie bowl with lion’s mane mushroom recipe!
Mornings are hard when you’re not a morning person. If you have places to go and people to see in the early hours of your day, getting it all done can be a real feat. But we have your back, friend. This Matcha Smoothie Bowl with Lion’s Mane mushroom recipe was created with you in mind.
When you’re short on time and find yourself facing the tough choice of caffeine or breakfast, it’ll help you. Each smooth, creamy and cooling bite will perk you right up — from your taste buds to your brain.
The secret ingredient? Lion’s Mane. This mushroom is a favorite of your brain* — take one look at the shaggy white mushroom, that’ll come as no surprise.
- Promotes mental clarity, focus and memory*
- Provides cerebral and nervous system support*
- Optimizes nervous and immune system health*
- Supports cognitive function*
Never heard of Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus)? No worries. This ‘shroom goes by many names:
- Monkey Head Mushroom
- Pom Pom
- Bear’s Head Tooth
- Hou Tou Gu
- Brain Mushroom
Any of those ring a bell? Maybe they will after breakfast! We whipped up this Lion’s Mane mushroom recipe to offer a no-cook healthy breakfast on those days when you have a full to-do list and an empty tank. We hope you’ll love it as much as we do.
Energizing Matcha Smoothie Bowl with Lion’s Mane Mushroom Recipe
Matcha is a type of green tea that is higher in antioxidants and caffeine than regular green tea. The leaves are dried and ground, then traditional whisked into hot water — so you’re consuming the matcha itself versus an extraction. You’ll love its grassy flavor paired with the other ingredients in this gluten-free smoothie bowl.
If you need to hit the road fast, pour this smoothie into a glass and take it to go!
Customize this bowl based on what’s on hand in your kitchen right now. We included a Brazil nut for a boost of the essential mineral selenium, as well as maca powder for an energy boost. Out of those? Leave ‘em out — and add whatever you like!
Matcha’s caffeine is generally considered to be “gentler” than coffee, but it does contain caffeine. A serving is 1 teaspoon, so add more or less depending on your day and your caffeine tolerance levels.
Serves 1; 5 minutes to prep
For the smoothie bowl
|1 large frozen banana||1 dropperful Mushroom Revival Organic Lion’s Mane Tincture|
|2 cups mixed greens (such as kale or spinach) OR 1 scoop super greens powder||1 scoop protein powder (vegan preferred)|
|½ cup frozen pineapple or mango||1-2 teaspoons matcha green tea powder|
|½ cup unsweetened milk of your choice||1 teaspoon maca powder (optional)|
|1 tablespoon almond or peanut butter||1 Brazil nut (optional)|
|Hemp hearts||Ground cinnamon|
|Ground flax seeds||Dark cocoa powder|
Add all ingredients for your smoothie bowl to a blender. Blend until smooth, then pour into a bowl. Garnish with your desired toppings.
Serve immediately, and savor every cool, creamy bite — then take on the world!
Have leftovers of? Pour into ice pop molds, then freeze for a fun treat later on.
Ready to roar? Check out our Lion’s Mane Tincture, double extracted with hot water and 190-proof alcohol. It’s awesome in this smoothie bowl or any smoothie or protein shake!