Altered states of cooking: Tripping balls

Spring is here! At Azarius we celebrate the new season with the start of a new series: Altered states of cooking.

Obviously, most herbs and smart products in our assortment are already tasting delicious. But creative spirits like to indulge themselves, don’t they? Get some new inspiration from our consciousness expanding recipes.

Cooking with shrooms

Avoid prolonged heating of psilocybin mushrooms and truffles as the active components psilocybin and psilocin are sensitive to oxidation and will break down.

A higher temperature will accelerate this process. Do you want to add shrooms to a hot dish? Best is to wait till the last moment. Even better is to use them raw, like in the following recipe.

Tripping balls

Tripping balls

Dried mushrooms or truffles make a surprisingly delightful additive to energy balls. The nutty taste and crispy structure combine well with (raw) cacao, nuts, seeds and dried fruits.

It’s also possible to use fresh truffles and mushrooms, but those have a more intense taste and need stronger flavours (like fresh ginger) to be masked.

Ingredients:

2 grams chopped dried mushrooms or truffles, a handful of almonds, a handful of hazelnuts, 1 tablespoon flax seed, 5 dried figs, a handful of cranberries, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of (raw) cacao.

Preparation:

Chop the almonds, hazelnuts and mushrooms together with the flax seed in a blender. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until a sticky dough forms. Use your hands to roll the mixture into little balls and store in the fridge.

You can optionally use sesame seeds or grated coconut as coating.

Effect

The balls have a mild psychoactive effect. Just one ball won’t make you trip, but you will feel more relaxed and a bit spacey. Perfect for a party!

Tripping balls

Alternative recipe:

2 grams chopped dried mushrooms or truffles, a handful of almonds, handful of walnuts, 2 tablespoons chia seeds, 2 tablespoons flax seed, 1 tablespoon of hemp protein powder, 8 dried dates, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 tablespoon (raw) cacao.

More mushroom cooking

In combination with lemon psilocybin will be converted into psilocin more quickly. This may result in the trip kicking in almost immediately.

Mushrooms and truffles work best on an empty stomach. A bit of food won’t hurt, but be careful with the quantities you consume: if your stomach is too full, this might lead to nausea.



Written by: Juniper