If you aren’t into Lion’s Mane already, I honestly think it’s worth looking at. Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus) is a noteworthy plant that is said to generate nerve growth in the brain, promote focus, decrease brain fog, support mental clarity amongst a whole bunch of other helpful effects!

As I get older, it does worry me a little that my cognition might take a nose-dive. Health is important to me, and I want to make sure that my brain stays active and sharp. I kept hearing about the  beneficial effects of Lion’s Mane on the brain, so last year I thought I’d give it a go. That’s when I started making a lion’s mane powder drink.

And I’ve been having a teaspoon of Lion’s Mane powder every day since. Now I am totally fascinated by the stuff!

Lion’s Mane is an ancient medicine

While Lion’s Mane has only just gained popularity here in the West, it’s actually been used for centuries in Chinese medicine.

They’ve been into in longer than we can imagine, so it’s trulyu stoof the test of time.

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What people notice when they make a Lion’s Mane powder drink regularly?

  • Decreased brain fog
  • Increased focus
  • Reduced in depression
  • Increased memory

What are the benefits of Lion’s Mane?

Scientific studies are increasingly reporting the benefits of Lion’s Mane. It is known for…

  • generating nerve growth in the brain
  • increasing focus and mental clarity
  • boosting the immune system
  • reducing inflammation
  • protection against cancer
  • helping heart health
  • reducing anxiety
  • alleviating depression
  • reducing death in nerve cells

Here’s an excellent video I found about Lion’s Mane, well worth a watch for a tonne of helpful insight on the benefits, including human-based scientific research…

Making a hot lion’s mane powder drink may increase bio-availabity of the beneficial nutrients

It is thought that putting the lion’s mane powder into hot water significantly increases the bio-availabilty of the medicinal compounds. Therefore I decided, on the whole, to enjoy my lion’s mane in a hot drink.

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Which is the best way to buy Lion’s Mane for a hot drink?

It’s best to buy lions mane powder for making a hot drink. Hot water can help to increase the bio-availity of the active compounds in the mushroom powder. I use Lion’s Mane powder in the recipe below.

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Get an ‘extracted’ Lion’s Mane powder if you can

Please note, however, all Lion’s Mane powders are not created equally.

If you can, it’s best to buy a Lion’s Mane powder that has had the bio-active compounds already extracted. In that way you can be extra sure you get it’s benefits.

You can however buy an organic powder fairly inexpensively! So I recommend going with whatever your budget will allow.

I use this one here in the UK which is an excellent option that contains the full array of bioactive nutrients…

UK: Organic Lion’s Mane Full Spectrum Powder

Here’s an option if you are in the USA…

USA: Organic Lion’s Mane Extract Powder

What other recipes do I use Lion’s Mane powder in?

In addition to making lion’s mane powder drink most days, I also at times weave it in to the follow recipes…

Lion’s Mane mushroom chocolate bars

I’ve been making lion’s mane chocolate. It involves using my basic vegan chocolate recipe and simply adding in some lion’s mane powder at during the melting process.

Lion’s Mane mushroom tahini pudding

If I’ve forgotten to have my lion’s mane hot drink in the morning, I’ll often opt to have it in a tahini pudding instead. I simply mix a teaspoon of the lions mane powder in and do a version of my classic two minute tahini pudding.

Superfood Lion’s Mane Mushroom Smoothie

I’ll often have my lion’s mane powder in a smoothie. It’s such a simple way to get it in my daily cuisine. I’ll take any vegan smoothie recipe and simply blend a teaspoon of lion’s mane in there when I am making it.

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Lion's Mane Mushroom Powder Drink

Yield: 1 mug
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A tasty lion's mane mushroom drink. Hot and creamy with blended cashews, lucuma powder and coconut sugar.



  1. Put all of the ingredients into a bullet blender.

    Please note: If you don't have a bullet blender, use a regular blender. If your blender is not powerful then soak your cashews ahead of time.
  2. Blend for about a minute until all of the ingredients are well combined. The blend should be super smooth and there should be no evidence of cashew pieces. If it is not super smooth, then blend for a little longer.
  3. Pour the blend into a saucepan.
  4. Bring to the drink to the boil.
  5. When it has come to the boil, pour into your mug and enjoy hot.

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