02 Apr Please The Palate Pick of the Week: Fun Earth Co. Mushroom Mocha
I love mushrooms but I also love how healthy they are! Mushrooms are a rich, low calorie source of fiber, protein, and antioxidants. Mushrooms mitigate the risk of developing serious health conditions, such as Alzheimer’s, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Mushrooms are also a great source of Selenium, Copper, Thiamin, Magnesium, Phosphorous. Medicinal mushrooms have been used for centuries by people around the world for healing purposes and with all these benefits, mushrooms should be added to our daily diets. And thanks to Fun Earth Co that is possible. I enjoy the Fun Earth Mushroom Mocha every day in my coffee and that is why it is the Please The Palate pick of the week.
The benefits of mushrooms is not a new idea but Fun Earth Co is a new business. Fun Earth Co was created in 2020 by Zachary Patterson. I know Zach from the cocktail world. He is the owner of Melrose Umbrella Co. and we have drunk a few cocktails together over the years. But while his day job centers around building cocktail programs, Zach is very health conscious and physically fit. Knowing the health benefits fungi have, when a friend was diagnosed with cancer, Zach was inspired to create Fun Earth Co.
Fun Earth Co currently works with five mushrooms – Reishi, Lion’s Main, Cordyceps, Turkey Tail, and Chaga. Each one has different benefits, ranging from improving immune function and prevent climate-related diseases like asthma or allergies, improving memory, clarity, and focus, and helping lower cholesterol to having antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties.
Fun Earth Co offers individual powders of each of these mushrooms but has also created blends. F**k Cancer, a blend of Turkey Tail and Reishi, is the blend that inspired the company and helps fight cancer by building up the immune system, and also helps battle the side effects that contribute to “chemo brain.” Morning Routine, which has Chaga, Cordyceps, and Lion’s Main, is a great way to kick start the day and the immune system by improving energy, focus, and mood. Both powders can be stirred into your coffee, tea, smoothie or used in cooking. (It is important to note that the benefits of these powders have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.)
Mushroom Mocha is a blend of Lion’s Mane, Chaga, Reisi, and Cordyceps but also has cacao powder and cinnamon and is sweetened by coconut sugar, monkfruit, and vanilla. All the ingredients are organic and this blend is said to improve immune support and boost brain function. With the added ingredients, the Mushroom Mocha can be enjoyed with hot water and tastes like hot chocolate!
I have always loved mushrooms and love knowing how beneficial they are to our physical and emotional health. Fun Earth Co offers a fun and easy way to integrate mushrooms into your daily diet. I pour a tablespoon into my cappuccino every morning and I love the earthy and chocolaty flavors added to my drink. Not only does it taste good, but I like the idea of boosting my brain function and immune support.