boosted coffee: a Four Sigmatic love affair

Guess what, friends… I am on shrooms, and I am in love.

Yes, I said it: shrooms. Four Sigmatic mushrooms, to be exact. Beyond the Portobello, an entire kingdom of mushrooms exists, many with amazing health benefits for immunity, energy, and longevity that have been studied for centuries. The folks at Four Sigmatic believe in the real magic of functional mushrooms like Reishi, Chaga, Cordyceps, and Lion’s Mane, as well as other superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help people like you and me live healthier, more enhanced lives. And after a few months on these shrooms, I am a 100% believer too.

So much so, in fact, that I’ve decided to team up with the authentic, down to earth people at Four Sigmatic to bring you a discount code and continual updates about the products I love most!

Get 15% off with code: radicalroots

This company makes drinking mushrooms and superfoods delicious and easy-to-do with products like their Mushroom Coffees, Mushroom Superfood Blends, and Mushroom Elixirs (I use the Lions Mane in this recipe, but the possibilities are endless). They sell tins for at-home use and single-serve packets, which have been so convenient in our MANY recent family travels. I love blending their products with coffee, hot water, or nut milk, or mixing them into smoothies and shakes.

The recipe below, though, has to be my current favorite. I kid you not, since starting Lions Mane, my flow state, work performance, and creativity have been at a whole new level. Mushrooms paired with cutting all sugar and grains has made me feel like superwoman, and frankly, I never want to go back. It might sound crazy, but I have a feeling you’ll agree once you give this a try. Bonus points for travel coffee blends to take on the road with whichever shroom you desire.

Lions Mane truly helps me feel focused and creative in ways I haven’t before, especially in combination with high quality organic coffee, collagen peptides, protein, and the extra fat and nourishment from raw heavy cream, mct, and Malk cashew milk (fat just so happens to be super effective brain fuel too).

Needing an extra immunity boost (Chaga)? Some extra energy for your workout or motherhood (Cordyceps)? Or maybe something to help you relax or sleep more deeply (Reishi)? Four Sigmatic has you covered.

I blend these up with my new favorite Rubel Roasting coffee (get 10% off with code: radicalroots), for a boost made in heaven. I hope you enjoy this one as much I do every. single. day. Peace, love, and shrooms, friends!

[recipe title=”Brain Boosting Loaded Coffee ” servings=”1″ time=”5ish min” difficulty=”easy”]


  • 12 ounces coffee of your choice (I like mine french pressed and always fair trade and organic)*
  • Four Sigmatic Lion’s Mane – or any of the other incredible boosters I mentioned above (15% off code: radicalroots)*
  • 1/4 cup Malk unsweetened cashew or almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons grass fed raw heavy cream (simply skip if you can’t do dairy)
  • 1 serving Naked Whey vanilla protein
  • 1 scoop grass fed collagen peptides
  • 1 tablespoon mct oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon monk fruit maple sweetener (so good for just a hint of maple sweetness)

*Or go for the Lions Mane Coffee Elixer and skip the need to brew your own coffee all together! This is my favorite for traveling. I bring along my travel frother/blender, and I’m set!

You can also do this with cold brew! Blend it all and enjoy, BUT if you’re using raw heavy cream, add that after blending or it basically turns to butter. 


  • brew your coffee in desired manner
  • steam your milk and cream (trust me on this – game changer)
  • meanwhile add all remaining ingredients to your Vitamix or blender
  • once coffee is done, add steamed milk/cream and coffee and blend until frothy
  • ENJOY! [/recipe]

What do you think? Are you a loaded coffee kind of morning-er? I love sipping slowly over the course of a couple hours (thank you YETI for keeping my coffee warm while I work, wrangle and feed Evie, and feel like superwoman). OR as the weather gets warmer, you can swap in your favorite cold brew and use emulsified mct oil (yum).


♡ Laura

By | 2019-02-18T07:01:20-08:00 March 17th, 2018|Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Nutrition, To Drink|6 Comments

About the Author:

I am a Certified Nutrition Consultant and a Certified CrossFit Trainer. I have a passion for educating, and I absolutely love teaching others about nutrition, functional movement, and the power each has to set the foundation for health, wellness, and true quality of life. I LOVE to eat and fuel my body to live life to the utmost, and I wholeheartedly believe that sustainably sourced, nutrient dense foods can be the greatest form of medicine as well as the ingredients to create the most delicious, palate pleasing meals (it’s a win-win!)


  1. Taylor Platisha September 12, 2018 at 7:22 am - Reply

    This recipe is so good and now part of my morning ritual, obsessed with Four Sigmatic! LOVE the Modern Mamas Podcast! Thanks so much Laura!

    • Laura Bruner September 12, 2018 at 3:09 pm - Reply

      Thank you SO much for taking the time to comment and share. It means a lot. I am grateful for the feedback and I love knowing we are sipping our boosted coffees “together” each morning ♡

  2. Sarah Hawkins-Pinchers September 13, 2018 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    Hey Laura, it doesn’t look like Paleovalley has whey protein anymore. Or am I missing something? What other protein powders do you use in this recipe? Thanks!

    • Laura Bruner March 25, 2019 at 7:25 am - Reply

      Hi Sarah! So sorry I didn’t get back to you. Somehow this message went to spam. Yes, Paleovalley discontinued the whey. I also really love Tera’s Whey:

      I hope you are well! Thank you for visiting this recipe 🙂

  3. April December 12, 2018 at 8:03 am - Reply

    I just started trying some of the FourSigmatic mixes. I was wondering – as someone who is avoiding sugar for hormone balance – what do you think about the sugar in the Vanilla Whey? I need the opinion of someone more educated than me. Thanks!

    • Laura Bruner December 12, 2018 at 8:23 am - Reply

      Hi April! As of late, I’ve actually taken out the whey. I believe this would be just as delicious and effective without the whey. 1/2 a serving of this whey, though, provides such a small amount of sugar that I don’t believe it would make a difference. The best way to know for sure is to self experiment. Thanks so much for coming to my website. It means a lot. Sending a hug!

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