If you’ve ever had a magic mushroom you may have noticed that they don’t exactly taste wonderful. There are many ways to harness the many benefits of this funky fungus but one easy solution is to mask the taste. This is easy to do with simple recipes that I’ve included for you to try. Let’s get cooking!
What Do Magic Mushrooms Taste Like?
If you have ever tried magic mushrooms before I’m sure you know that they don’t taste great. They have an earthy, metallic taste that some people describe as a cross between sunflower seeds and dirt. What’s even worse is the fact that their chewy texture doesn’t lead to a quick experience. One amazing way to not have to go through this less than delicious ritual is to buy capsules to swallow. The way I’m going to lead you through today is how to mask the taste in mouth-watering culinary creations.
Magic Mushroom Trip vs. Microdosing
Taking a dose of magic mushrooms in a relaxing, controlled setting can alter your perception, open your mind and give you a new lease on life. I highly suggest getting the most of your experience in either a study or on a retreat with appropriate support to help lead you through your journey. Microdosing is taking a much smaller amount of your psilocybin-infused fungi, about 1/10th of a normal dose. Taking this smaller amount will give you all of the many benefits that can be harnessed without the psychedelic trip. Microdosing has become all the rage for people suffering from depression, anxiety, or even just need a boost of creativity. Silicone Valley, home to some of the most intelligent, driven people in the world swears by these small doses of magic mushrooms to help them succeed in their careers and social lives.
Tips and Tricks Before You Begin
If you’re a novice or experienced with micro-dosing I have some tips that may be new to you.
- Only Dose every 3-4 days to ensure that you don’t build too high of tolerance and can fully reap all of the medicinal benefits.
- You will see on a number of information pages about cooking magic mushrooms that they should not be cooked or heated up past a certain temperature. People believe that the medicinal properties of mushrooms degrade after a certain point but Virginia Haze, a shroom expert, believes otherwise. She published The Psilocybin Mushroom Bible and more recently The Psilocybin Chef Cookbook.
“Our own experiences—we have made a lot of shroom tea over the years, and have even baked it into brownies and things—have convinced us that any potency degradation with short heating is minimal, and even with longer baking times it doesn’t seem to affect it too badly, if at all.”
- Start low and go slow! You can always take more but you can never take less. I suggest starting with a very low dose and altering your intake depending on your body’s preference. There is no standard, everybody is different.
Let’s Get Cooking
Some of these recipes will be perfect for beginners while others may be a little bit more challenging for the novice cook. All of them are tried and tested 100% delicious.
Who doesn’t love chocolate? This delicious recipe will mask the taste and make for a great treat and even better… it’s laughably easy to make.
-Your dose of Psilocybin
- Hopefully, your mushrooms are nice and dry, otherwise, you are not ready to start creating. If they are dry then get chopping! Cut whatever you’re adding into very small pieces.
- Pour your chocolate into the glass bowl. If it is larger pieces make sure to cut them into smaller pieces so that they’re easier to melt.
- Place your bowl of chocolate pieces onto your pot, filled with water, and let boil. Make sure to continuously stir the chocolate while it’s melting.
- Remove from heat when melted and let cool for a couple of minutes.
- Toss in your pieced-up mushrooms and stir to distribute evenly.
- Pour your mixture of chocolate and mushrooms into the molds and let cool in the fridge.
- Once cooled you are ready to chow down on these psychedelic snacks. Make sure to store them in a cool, dark place or the fridge.
Magic Mushroom Pesto
This herbaceous sauce is the perfect way to hide the not-so-pleasant taste of the mushrooms and is perfect to enjoy on pasta, salad, and bread. This recipe is great for someone of any level of cooking expertise as it just includes tossing everything in a blender until smooth.
-Magic mushrooms (fresh or dried)
-2 Cups Herbs (Parsley, Basil, etc.)
-1 Cup Parmesan Cheese
-1/2 Cup Walnuts or Pine Nuts
-2 Cloves Garlic
-1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
-Salt and Pepper to Taste
- This recipe is easy and quick with no cooking needed! Toss all of the ingredients in your blender and it’s ready to serve or store. Make sure to keep it in the fridge.
Psilocybin Green Salad
This recipe is an ideal healthy option for people looking to mask the taste but cut pour the sugar.
-Walnuts or Pecans for Topping
-Toasted Sesame Oil
-1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
-Dose Magic Mushrooms
- Wash and dry your greens of choice (I prefer a spinach and baby green spring mix).
- Toast nuts of choice in a frying pan on medium until golden brown and add to your greens.
- Sprinkle your desired amount of goat cheese into your salad bowl.
- To make the dressing add your sesame oil, apple cider vinegar, ground pepper, and mustard.
- Dress salad well and then place salad under the broiler for 30 seconds to a minute until goat cheese begins to melt.
- Sprinkle your desired mushroom dose over the salad and enjoy!
Have you tried any of these mouth-watering recipes at home? Let us know about your experience in the comments.