Many places are there where magic psilocybin mushrooms or popularly known as magic mushrooms are not legal and also considered Schedule I substance. But this has not stopped people from experiencing the “magic” of the shrooms.
Uses and Effects of Magic Mushrooms
Although banned in a lot of places, lately, a small quantity of magic mushrooms is used for medical purposes. It is being said that these mushrooms are helpful in treating psychological disorders like obsessive-compulsive disorders, anxiety, depression, and addiction.
As a rare item in our varied food sources, mushrooms are the fungus, not a plant. They are grown in the dirt or a log, which comes out from a spore. However, some variety of mushrooms have vitamins and nutrients, most of them add a smoky and earthy flavor to the food. And other types of mushrooms known for more than their taste. Magic mushrooms or shrooms have a psychedelic effect on the brain which elevates the mood, perception, and behavior. In layman terms, these effects are known as “tripping.” These mushrooms contain the psychotropic tryptamines psilocybin and psilocin, which causes hallucinations.
It is said that magic mushrooms have a lot in common with LSD and is used for recreational purposes widely. Let’s check the different ways to prepare our favorite shrooms in various recipes! These mushrooms can be prepared in a lot of ways to genuinely consume and enjoy.
Here are some ways you can prepare your shrooms:
One of the best of having magic mushrooms is with tea. It is tastier and more accessible to digest and is also very simple to prepare. Firstly, cut the shrooms into tiny pieces, or you can also mash them up. By doing so, the active substances from the shrooms will release which will make it more useful. Boil a cup of water. let it cool for 15-20 minutes.
Now, mix the shrooms in the water and stir it for about 5 minutes. After this, place the water with shroom mixture on the stove, but do not boil the water. Add honey or sugar as per the preference and strain the tea to enjoy. For tea lovers, this is the best ways to bring some “magic” into your life! Be stress-free and remove free radicals from your body with shroom tea! An afternoon tea can melt your stress and tension or even an evening tea to boost your intimate life!
The taste of the shrooms can be overbearing, which can be a mood spoiler for many. To mask the taste, another way of consuming it by adding it in a juice or smoothie. You just need to crush the magic substance and add it to your favorite smoothie.
Blend it a couple of times so that it mixes well and have it while enjoying the sunshine on your backyard. Or take your favorite juice – orange, apple or pineapple, add the crushed shrooms and stir it well. This is one of the easy ways to have the shrooms.
3. Lime Shots
The shrooms have a natural sour flavor. It is believed that the shrooms work better if the solution is sourer. So having it with lime shots is the best deal. Just cut 2-3 lemons and squeeze out its juice in a shot glass.
Now take the shrooms and crush or grind it and put in the lime juice. Let it soak for 20-25 minutes and mix it every 5 minutes. The citric acid from the lime helps the psilocybin to break into psilocin in this process. Now, it’s time to drink the shot. This method helps you get high faster and also intensifies the trip.
Anything with chocolates adds the oomph factor. It is believed that the ancient tribes of Mexico and Central America use to mix their “magic” with chocolate – an old version of today’s chocolates. These two ingredients go together exceptionally well, which gives stimulating effects to the brain. For the best results is to use high-quality dark chocolate. Just melt the chocolate bar and bring it to boil; do not burn it.
Now mix the finely chopped shrooms into the melted chocolate once it is cooled down. You can opt use ice cube trays or any candy mold to give shape to your chocolates. Once it is sufficiently hard enough, pop them in your mouth and enjoy till you can.
5. Energy Balls
For all the health freaks out there, there is another excellent way to indulge in some magic with the shrooms. Also, this method allows you to experiment with the ingredients as per the taste you like. All you have to do is add raisins, rolled oats, peanut butter, coconut flakes, ground flax seeds, vanilla powder, cocoa powder, cinnamon, honey, and magic truffles (finely chopped) in a big bowl.
Mix all of them so that they are evenly spread and let it settle for some time. Now roll the mixture into small to medium balls and let it freeze in the fridge. Once it is hard enough, you can enjoy your healthy and delicious magic energy balls.
6. Make Capsules
This method takes a little effort but is exceptionally travel-friendly. Once your shrooms are dried enough fill the capsules with it. The tablets are available in shops and come in two sizes. If you are using this method, please note, that the effect will take some time.
The reason being, the cellulose walls of the capsules take time to dissolve, hence delaying the process. One way to fasten the process is by making tiny holes with a needle before consuming it.
There will always be many ways to experience the magic of shrooms, all you have to do is think creatively. Explore your culinary skills, and there is no limit to what you can do with these. Be it yogurt, milkshake or even honey soaked with almonds – try and widen your options. There are other fun and exciting ways to prepare shrooms and you can always experiment to enjoy every minute you prepare your shroom recipe!
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