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    Paul Stamets' Signature Smoothie Recipe

    Paul Stamets' Signature Smoothie Recipe

    How does Fungi Perfecti® founder and Host Defense® formulator, Paul Stamets, incorporate our mushroom mycelium powders into his daily routine? A smoothie!

    His recipe is a mixture of healthy fats, antioxidants, and a whole lot of Lion’s Mane. Read below to learn how to blend up your own smoothie, or watch the video to learn directly from Paul!

    Paul’s Signature Smoothie Recipe

    Yield: 1 serving

    Prep Time: 5 minutes 



    1. Drop ingredients into a blender.
    2. Blend until smooth.
    3. Enjoy!

    Meet Loni

    Meet Loni

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

    We're real people, keeping it real.  

    Loni Jean Ronnebaum aka Ronnebaumanita loniscaria

    Position & Years with Fungi Perfecti®
    Fungi Perfecti Retail Office Manager, 9 years 

    Best Thing About the Job
    Fulfilling our shared Mission: To explore, study, preserve and spread knowledge about the use of fungi for helping people and planet.

    Favorite Host Defense® Supplements
    Lion's ManeMyCommunity, and Peppermint MycoShield®

    Four Ways to Describe Yourself

    1. #googlyeyedfungi photographer
    2. Plays solo ukulele as well as drums for the band Inoculated Minds- featuring Fungi Perfecti grow room manager, Justin T!
    3. Evergreen State College Alumni 09', BS in Mycology and Natural Sciences
    4. Educational speaker and all around fun-gal!

    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.   


    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)


    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. 




    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®


    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.