Medicinal Mushrooms Salad Dressing Recipe | Plant-Based

hi I’m Rochelle Robinette a holistic health practitioner and the founder of Supernatural a plant-based wellness company in New York and today I’m going to tell you about medicinal mushrooms medicinal mushrooms are incredible if I had to choose just a couple of herbs or supplements or foods to use in my life long term medicinal mushrooms would absolutely be at the top of that list medicinal mushrooms are their own kingdom and there are about 270 different types of medicinal mushrooms we tend to focus on just about 10 which is fine each of those 10 have great benefits and they act in slightly different ways but there is also a world out there that we’ve yet to really really delve into some examples would be reishi which is very popular for mood and mind and sleep whereas cordyceps is pretty commonly used in the athletic fields so performance athletes that are looking to kind of improve performance but also really to improve that recovery cordyceps can be great for that chaga is known as a super high antioxidant mushroom and lion’s mane is probably the stand out for brain health specifically for helping to encourage the regeneration of neurons medicinal mushrooms are immunomodulators so that means that they help our immune system to function at an appropriate level so not to be over reactive and not to be under reactive one of the ways in which medicinal mushrooms works is with something called beta glucan and beta glucans exist in the cell walls of the mushroom when we eat that it travels down into our lower intestine and binds to a certain receptor the beta glucans sort of tell our immune system to enable itself with the appropriate tools like T cells or these sort of fighter cells that can help our body to stay healthy and well medicinal mushrooms are also fantastic prebiotics so that starch that fiber that our microbiome needs to stay flourishing we can get that in medicinal mushrooms so we can get all these great benefits from the mushrooms the medicine the energy the immune tools and then also be having a prebiotic fiber one of the cool things about mushrooms is that they breathe like human beings unlike plants and they also store glycogen for energy which is also what we store for energy so there’s some cool similarities there it can be really tough to eat medicinal mushrooms in large quantities sometimes the flavor is an issue sometimes the fiber is an issue you know reishi as beautiful as it is it doesn’t taste very good so having it in a liquid extract like a tincture or in a powdered form can be awesome and I love love love medicinal mushrooms in food these are mushrooms after all they taste like mushrooms so we can blend them into foods especially things that are savory like soups salad dressings sauces mixing it into your salads mixing it into dinners I love to get away from the idea that it only can go into a smoothie totally works in coffee but it works in a lot of other places too today we’re going to put it into a salad dressing which is super super simple to make and such an easy way to have an even more functional medicinal watch all right medicinal mushroom salad dressing one large garlic clove finely minced 3/4 of the cup olive oil 1/3 of a cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 teaspoon crushed black pepper 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon medicinal mushroom powder of choice once you have all your ingredients in your little container and I’m actually reusing one of my glass jars you can simply shake like crazy this is a sort of homemade way to emulsify a salad dressing to serve just top your favorite salad top your breakfast top some toast anything that needs a little medicinal mushroom salad dressing on it [Music] [Music] mushrooms salad like it makes so much sense you taste so great it’s like the mushrooms are infused in every bite and I can just imagine the goodness that they’re working in my body at the same time it really does go so well together I just love it for more episodes of plant-based subscribe to well and Goods YouTube channel [Music] you [Music]

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  1. Well+Good Squad!🙋🏾‍♀️❤ Yess I'm here for this Bomb Mushroom salad I'm not sure where I can find these..

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