Magic Mushrooms - 5 tasty recipes
We at Zamnesia just love yummy magic truffles - they are a earthy and mushy, chewy and even a little spicy. But we understand not everyone is that fond of fungus, so we came up with 5 tasty recipes to dress them up:
The ancient tribes of Mexico and Central America were the first people to discover the power of the Theobroma cacao seeds. Word is, even back then the Aztecs used to mix their magic secrets with what they called chocolatl - an early version of todays chocolate. Still, chocolate is held in the highest regards - even the word theobroma literally translates into „food of the gods“. Maybe it‘s because of the stimulating effects of theobromine - a compound closely related to caffeine - that chocolate and truffles go together so well.
For best results, use high quality, raw and organic chocolate. Get the darkest chocolate you can find. To melt the bar into a cream, use a double boiler or a frying pan, but be careful not to burn the chocolate. When it‘s ready, pour the hot cream into a shape - any candy mold or icecube tray will do - and allow it to cool down as much as possible without it getting hard. Mix in some finely chopped truffles, and put it into the freezer to let it harden out.
Truffles don‘t like heat, so make sure to let the chocolate cream cool down enough before mixing them in, otherwise they could loose their potency.
Truffle tea is a great way to consume the magic, as tea is more tasty and easier to digest than fresh or dried truffles. For many, tea is the preferred method to ingest them. To make the tea, first cut the truffles in to very small pieces, or mash them up carefully. That will help to increase the surface area so more of the active substances will be released. Bring a cup of water to a boil, and let it cool down for 15 - 20 minutes. After, mix in the truffles and stir occasionally for about 5 minutes. Strain the tea and enjoy! To sweeten up, just add a little honey or sugar.
Energy balls deliver a healthy dose of protein and can be easily prepared without heat. Plus, you can add in your own ingredients and experiment with the taste as you desire. As a basic recipe, mix all in a big bowl: rolled oats, raisins, peanut butter, ground flax seeds, coconut flakes, cocoa powder, honey, cinnamon a little vanilla powder, and of course - finely chopped magic truffles. Mix all ingredients until they are evenly distributed, roll the balls and put them into the fridge to harden out. Voilà - magic energy balls.
Yoghurt, orange juice & chai
This is simple. Just mix your finely chopped truffles into a fruit yoghurt (cherry works best to cover the fungi flavour!), in a glass of orange juice or a cup of chai tea. The tastes blend well and you won‘t notice much of a truffle taste when drinking.
If you really want to try magic truffles but just can‘t get over the taste, then this is for you. Before you can make capsules you absolutely need to first dry, and then grind the truffles (best in a coffee grinder). Have a look at our vegetarian capsules, they are made of pure vegetable cellulose and come in two sizes. Note that it will take longer for the truffles to take effect, because first the cellulose walls need to dissolve in the stomach. To speed it up a little, just take a needle and punch a few holes into the capsule.
Just remember that magic truffles don‘t like heat - but other than that there‘s really no limit to what you can do with them. Add them to a smoothy or milkshake? What about honey soaked with almonds?