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    Gina's Sweet & Spicy Carrot Cake Smoothie

    Gina's Sweet & Spicy Carrot Cake Smoothie

    New Host Defense® MycoBotanicals® Brain & Body™ powder provides this morning treat with just the right amount of spice while supporting heart health and mental acuity.* This recipe comes courtesy of Host Defense National Science Educator, Gina Rivers-Contla.   

    Ingredients

    6 to 8 ounces unsweetened milk of your choice (we like oat!)

    1/3 of an apple

    ½ cup of pineapple chunks

    ¾ cup shredded carrot

    1 tsp MycoBotanicals® Brain and Body™ powder

    ¼ cup almond butter (optional)

    ½ cup ice cubes (optional, but adds a thicker consistency)

    Instructions

    1. Add ice cubes and milk to blender and pulse.
    2. Toss in fruits, vegetables, and powder. Pulse to pulverize fruits.
    3. Pour into a large chilled glass and enjoy! 

     

    *This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    Cardamom Tea Cookies with Turmeric Date Caramel

    Cardamom Tea Cookies with Turmeric Date Caramel

    Host Defense® Turmeric Immune™ Mycobotanicals Tea® adds a warming bite to these snack-sized treats. 

     

    Ingredients:

    Cookies

    1. 3 cups gluten free flour, or gluten free flour blend
    2. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    3. ½ cup gluten free rolled oats
    4. 2 teaspoons baking powder
    5. 2 tablespoons almond butter
    6. 1 egg
    7. ½ cup almond milk (vanilla flavor, if you’d like!)
    8. ½ cup coconut sugar
    9. 1 teaspoon anise extract
    10. 1 tablespoon cardamom
    11. 3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds for sprinkling atop cookies

    Turmeric Date Caramel

    1. 1 cup of dates
    2. 3 bags of Host Defense® Turmeric Immune™ Mycobotanicals Tea®

    Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
    2. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl, minus sesame seeds (set to the side). Mix until thoroughly combined.
    3. Add egg, almond butter, vanilla extract, and anise extract to dry ingredients and mix.
    4. If batter seems too thin, add additional teaspoons of gluten free flour until batter takes on a more dough like consistency.
    5. Use a tablespoon to scoop dough from bowl, roll into balls, and place on baking sheet 2-inches apart.
    6. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
    7. Remove from baking sheet and place on rack to cool for at least 15 minutes.
    8. Top with dollop of date caramel (see below for instructions) and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.

    Directions for Turmeric Date Caramel:

    1. Boil 8 oz. water and steep 3 bags of Host Defense® Turmeric Immune™ Mycobotanicals Tea® for 10 minutes.
    2. Remove pits from dates.
    3. Add dates to food processor and pulse.
    4. Add brewed tea to food processor to liquify and smooth dates.

    Behind the Mushrooms: Meet Justin

    Behind the Mushrooms: Meet Justin

    Meet the people behind-the-scenes of Host Defense®! 

    We're real people, keeping it real. 

    Name
    Justin Tulloss 

    Position & Years with Host Defense®
    Grow Room Manager, 9 years 

    Best Thing About the Job
    Working for a company where I get to make a difference, not just a living.

    Favorite Host Defense® Supplements
    Lion's Mane and MyCommunity

    Four Ways to Describe Yourself
    Artist, cat dad, writer of bad jokes, musician  

    Paleo Pumpkin Spice Blondies with Salted Maca Crunch Primordial Chocolate™

    Paleo Pumpkin Spice Blondies with Salted Maca Crunch Primordial Chocolate™

    Your favorite fall flavors, featuring a boost of superfood mushroom mycelium thanks to Host Defense® Primordial Chocolates™  

    Ingredients:

    • 1 ¼ cup almond flour
    • ¾ cup coconut sugar
    • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
    • 1-2 tablespoons chia seeds (adjust according to preference)
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie seasoning
    • ½ cup almond butter
    • ¼ cup coconut oil (melted)
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 1-2 bars (1.4-2.8 oz.) of Host Defense® Salted Maca Crunch Primordial Chocolate™

    Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and (lightly!) coat an 8”x8” glass baking pan with coconut oil.
    2. While oven is preheating, mix all dry ingredients together.
    3. Add egg and coconut oil to dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
    4. Add almond butter, vanilla extract, and pumpkin puree to batter and mix.
    5. Cut Host Defense® Salted Maca Crunch Primordial Chocolate™ into small chunks and add to batter. Mix well until chocolate is thoroughly worked into batter.
    6. Pour batter into pan. Batter will be thick, so ensure you work it to the edges of the pan and spread evenly.
    7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
    8. Let cool, cut into squares, and enjoy!