Beauty Magic Superfood Ice Pops!

superfood ice pops
Full of coconut and vanilla and magical superfood mushroom powder, these ice pops are a glow-enhancing, mood-boosting anytime-of-day bit of deliciousness that will expand your nutritional horizons.

If you haven’t heard of the kind of magic mushrooms discussed here, you are in for a treat! As I work my way through the pile in this picture and type as I do it… I really think you’re gonna love this!

mushroom matrix ice pops

I’ll tell you, I first heard of Reishi mushrooms in a haphazard way.  I wanted to find a way to lift my spirits (pre-feng shui days) and went to a local tonic bar where a very very happy man suggested I drink a cup of 10 doses of this powerful mushroom, far more concentrated in one pill that anything we are about to discuss.  Apparently he took 40 a day (I’m not joking) and so, I did it.  I couldn’t step off my seat for about 2 hours.  It was the most glorious accidental experience of a mushroom high ever.  And for two weeks, I took these capsules as a potion, 10 at a time, and went on hikes in Beachwood Canyon up to the Hollyood sign, marvelling at every singe crack in the pavement.  That is, until my sister and a few friends expressed concern that I was potentially losing touch with reality, and, owing to the fact that I did nothing much but eat and do my very long hikes, I had to agree.

That was extreme.  And it put me off Reishi and all the powerful mushrooms like Cordyceps and Turkey Tail that were destined to come back in actual therapeutic, non-crazy making forms to elevate my life! I am so so so glad I was able to sweep the past aside because these mushrooms are a mainstay for me now!

mushroom matrix beauty

Mushroom Matrix sent me several types of superfood mushroom powders to try.  They are super high in Vitamin D and they each have different properties that rage from giving you energy, boosting the immune system, feeling real nourishment, experiencing awesome fitness recovery… and BEAUTY!

I was assured I wouldn’t have any of my past mushroom experiences… and, actually, I did take extra doses to double-check that.  Nope… it’s just pure awesomeness.  My skin looks great.  My body feels amazing.  My energy levels are more steady.  Personally, I noticed less allergies this season.

I’ve been taking them for over a month now, a teaspoon or two a day,  in smoothies, in yogurt, in juices (I love to shake them into carrot juice) and I’ve even tried them in veggie soups.  But… I wanted to do something fun as it heats up this season… so I made some superfood ice pops!!!

You’ll need ice pop molds or some Dixie cups with popsicle sticks.  Since ice pops are a great way to get an infusion of vitamins (we’ll do more herbal ones and vitamin C ones later this season) I think it’s worth the small investment to get some ice pop trays 🙂  This recipie will fill 6 medium size ice pops or 4 large ones.

Beauty Magic Superfood Ice Pops (Paleo, SCD & Gluten-Free) 

  • 1 can of full-fat coconut milk (13.5 oz) with no fillers (I use this one)
  • 2 tbs honey (or more, to taste)
  • one teaspoon fresh vanilla bean powder (I get mine from essential living foods) , or 2 teaspoons of sugar-free vanilla extract (pure vanilla, like the burbon vanilla from Trader Joe’s here in the US)
  • 2 tbs of Mushroom Matrix mushroom powder
  • optional: grated coconut flakes (with no additives)

Blend it all up in a blender (I used an immersion blender to take it easy).  Before I pour these into molds, I sprinkled coconut flakes to fill the tip of each ice pop mold.  It makes for great texture on the first bites.  You can add even more of the flakes to create a really rich pop.

If you are using molds that have snap-on tops, you are brave.  If they work for you, snap them on and let ’em freeze. They never ever ever work for me.  I let the pops freeze halfway in the molds without any sticks (about 1.5 hours) and then drop in classic wood popsicle sticks (they need to be frozen enough that the sticks stay in place.  Then I let them freeze the rest of the way.

Freeze these for at least four hours total.

To unmold, run the pop part of the mold under hot water for 20-30 seconds and then give each a good pull and they should pop out.  Each one (if you make 6) will have a daily dose of Beauty mushrooms…and if you make 4 large ones, you’ll have an ultra-awesome dose for the day!

xoxo Dana

 

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