I am a big fan of Lion’s Mane Mushroom Powder. The studies on this medicinal mushroom are quite remarkable particularly for brain health and nervous system support. Apart from vitamins and minerals, Lion’s Mane also contains some specific compounds including hericerins, erinacines and specific glycoproteins and polysaccharides. Studies suggest it has anticancer, neuroprotective properties. It may also protects against stomach ulcers, boost mood and combat depression, improve memory and may help prevent conditions such as Alzheimer’s.  Readily available as a powder it is delicious added to drinks and soups. Try this fabulous cacao shake for a brain boost.

Lion's Mane Cacao Shake



Difficulty – Easy

Time -5 minutes

Serves – 2

What’s good about it?

In addition to the health benefits of using Lion’s Mane powder, lucuma powder is a natural sweetener rich in fibre to support digestive health. Almond nut butter provides plenty of healthy fats, protein and vitamin E known for its antioxidant properties. Adding a scoop of maca powder helps nourish the adrenal glands too making it an ideal drink to reduce the impact of stress on the body.



  1. Simply place all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth and creamy.
  2. Best served Immediately

Did You Know?

Other mushroom powders can also be used. Chaga mushroom is known for its longevity boosting and immune modulating properties.  Available as a tea, tincture or powder it is delicious when combined with chocolate in a drink like this.


Serves 2

400ml Almond Milk

150g frozen pitted cherries

1 small ripe banana chopped

2 handfuls of romaine lettuce, spring greens or kale

1 tbsp. Lion’s Mane Mushroom Powder

1tbsp lucuma powder

1 Tbsp. raw cacao powder

1 Tbsp. chia seeds

1tsp vanilla extract

1tsp maca powder

1 Tbsp. coconut oil

1tbsp almond nut butter or cashew nut butter

dash of cinnamon powder