Almond Coconut Energy Bars with a Mushroom Boost

March 26, 2024 | by EASTON GILOWSKI

Are you searching for a morning snack that satisfies your taste buds and energizes your day without the usual caffeine jitters? Look no further! These Almond Coconut Energy Bars infused with the Eversio Wellness 3 Mushroom Blend are your ultimate solution. This recipe combines the natural goodness of almonds, coconut, and medicinal mushrooms to kickstart your day with a burst of energy and wellness.


The Benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms

The 3 Mushroom Blend is a potent mix of Turkey Tail, Lion's Mane, and Cordyceps mushroom extracts. It's designed to support your immune system, boost brain health, and provide a natural, caffeine-free energy boost. Whether it's added to your morning coffee, tea, or even these energy bars, a spoonful of this blend can awaken your senses and energize you throughout the day.


Turkey Tail for Immune System Strength

Turkey Tail has long been celebrated as an immune-boosting mushroom. This mushroom is abundant in polysaccharides and antioxidants, particularly Polysaccharide Krestin (PSK) and Polysaccharopeptide (PSP), which play pivotal roles in enhancing the body's immune response [1].  

PSK, recognized for its ability to bolster immune health, has been approved in Japan as an adjunct to cancer therapy [1]. Similarly, PSP, rich in beta-glucans, activates macrophages — the body's frontline defenders against pathogens [2,3]. By incorporating Turkey Tail into your diet through the 3 Mushroom Blend, you're not just indulging in a snack but fortifying your body's immune defences.


Lion's Mane for Brain Health

Lion's Mane mushroom stands out for its unique ability to stimulate neurogenesis, supporting cognitive functions and potentially reversing memory decline [4]. The presence of hericenones and erinacines promotes the growth of brain cells, particularly in regions involved with memory and learning [4]. This natural nootropic not only sharpens focus and concentration but also offers long-term neuroprotective benefits [5]. By consuming Lion's Mane as part of the 3 Mushroom Blend, you're nurturing your brain's health, ensuring it remains agile and robust amidst aging and environmental stressors.


Cordyceps for Energy Boosting

Cordyceps mushrooms bring a natural, caffeine-free energy boost, making them an ideal ingredient for those seeking sustained energy without the jitteriness associated with coffee. Revered for enhancing athletic performance and endurance, Cordyceps improves the body's energy production by increasing ATP levels [6,7]. This translates to reduced fatigue, better stamina, and enhanced overall physical performance. Whether facing a rigorous workout or a demanding day at work, incorporating Cordyceps into your morning routine provides a steady and natural energy source.



1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut  

8-10 large pitted medjool dates 

1 cup roasted almonds 

1 cup roasted cashews  

1/3 cup almond butter  

1 tsp sea salt  

1 tsp cinnamon  

3 tsp Eversio 3 Mushroom Blend



1. Place all your ingredients in a food processor and blend until combined! You want everything to stick together - add more dates or a couple tbsp of milk if it’s crumbly!
2. Once your ingredients are fully mixed and sticking together line a square baking dish with a piece of parchment for easy removal.
3. Press your almond coconut mix into the lined baking dish and place in the fridge to firm for 30 minutes!  
4. Cut into squares or bite sized pieces and enjoy these delicious energy boosting snacks!


almond coconut energy bars


Embracing Mushroom-Powered Wellness 

The journey towards optimal health is multifaceted, requiring a balance of nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness. You're taking a significant step towards nurturing your body and mind by incorporating medicinal mushrooms into your diet, particularly through delicious and nutritious snacks like the Almond Coconut Energy Bars. Enjoy these energy bars as a morning snack, a pre-workout boost, or a midday pick-me-up, and experience the transformative power of mushrooms in enhancing your overall well-being.



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