Ginger Snaps with 6 Mushroom Blend (Rejuvenate)

January, 11 2024 | by EASTON GILOWSKI

With this recipe, embrace the Rejuvenate Blend, a potent mix of six medicinal mushrooms known for their anti-aging properties: Oyster, Chaga, Tremella, Lion's Mane, Shiitake, and Maitake.

ginger snaps

Oyster Mushroom Benefits: Oyster mushrooms improve health markers and cardiometabolic parameters essential for maintaining cardiovascular health [1]. They notably reduce serum cholesterol levels and balance LDL (“bad”) and HDL (“good”) cholesterol, thereby decreasing cardiovascular disease risk [2]. Oyster mushrooms also regulate blood pressure and glucose levels, reduce oxidative stress with ergothioneine, and possess anti-inflammatory properties [3,4,5]. Lastly, Oyster mushrooms enhance immune health by boosting natural killer cell activity and are beneficial against infectious and cancerous diseases [6,7].

Chaga Mushroom Extract: Known for its high ORAC value, Chaga is effective against oxidative stress, protecting cells and reducing inflammation to protect against various health conditions [5].

Tremella Mushroom Benefits: Tremella mushrooms are valued for their hydrating and antioxidant properties [8]. They contribute to skin health, immune function, inflammation reduction, wound healing, oxidation combat, and aging slowdown [8]. Their polysaccharides are even used in skincare for their moisturizing effects.

Lion's Mane for Brain Health: Lion's Mane supports brain cell growth and memory enhancement [9,10]. It contains compounds that stimulate neurogenesis, reversing age-related memory decline [9,10]. Lion’s Mane boosts nerve growth factor (NGF) production, which is essential for nerve cell health and protecting against beta-amyloid plaque damage, which is linked to neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's [11, 12, 13, 14].

Maitake and Shiitake Health Benefits: These mushrooms are rich in ergothioneine, a potent antioxidant crucial for cellular health and combating age-related conditions [15]. They help manage oxidative stress linked to various health issues like cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and neurodegenerative conditions. Ergothioneine also supports cognitive function and exercise performance, amongst other health benefits. Integrating these mushroom extracts into your diet is essential for rejuvenation and preventing age-related complications.

Ginger Snaps with Rejuvenate Blend



1 + ½ cup Whole Wheat Flour  

2 tsp baking soda 

1 tsp cinnamon  

2 tsp ginger  

½ tsp cloves  

¼ tsp sea salt  


1 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar  

¾ melted coconut oil or organic grass-fed butter  

¼ cup dark molasses  

1 egg  

Organic cane sugar for rolling



1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  

2. Combine all your dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

3. Mix all your wet ingredients in a large bowl. 

4. Add dry ingredients to your wet, and fold gently together. 

5. Once mixed, cover the bowl and place in the fridge to chill for 1-2 hours. This allows for a chewy and soft cookie.

6. Roll dough into small balls, then roll in cane sugar, and fully coat before placing on a lined baking sheet. 

7. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Enjoy!

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