4 Great Ways To Eat Magic Mushrooms (Guide)

Magic Mushrooms are awesome! Once you get acquainted with the experience the next step is finding your preferred method of ingestion. Before going into the specifics I will highlight a couple of things that take my trips to the next level.

Shroom Trip Preparation


Pre Rolled Joints and Blunts

Unless you are not a cannabis smoker this is a definite must. Pre-roll all your joints and blunts because once you blast off you may find that rolling one is a bit of a challenge. Smoking compliments the trip, calms the stomach for the easily queasy and sets up the stage for some introspective moments when you hit your peak.


ingesting shrooms - fasting

Whether you get nauseous from eating shrooms or not, fasting will make the experience more enjoyable. Your stomach will be calmer and your trip will be stronger. I usually fast anywhere from 12 to 24 hours before tripping. To make the fast easier on yourself, don’t eat too late the night before and sleep in the next day, the majority of your fast will occur while you sleep. Drink plenty of water and if you do get hungry, eat some fruit.

Recording Devices/Pen and Pad/Art Supplies

Ingesting shrooms - pen and pad

If you’re an artist get your gear together and prepare to have fun when you feel the creativity flowing. If you’re a writer, record your voice or write down your thoughts. Basically, anything that you want to take back with you to sobreville will be easily transcribed by having the necessary tools. A trip can be visually intense, mentally stimulating, or philosophically ground breaking for your psyche. Knowing that you’ve got this all covered will keep your state of being flowing smoothly so that you can enjoy each moment without thinking: “what if?” or “if only!”

Great Ways To Eat Magic Mushrooms

Shroom Tea

Ingesting Mushroom tea

1 cup of tea for every dried out gram of mushrooms. Heat the water to a rolling boil.  Add the shrooms and wait until the mushrooms have sunk all the way to the bottom; this may take up to an hour. Do not boil the shrooms for more than an hour, the potency will be severely reduced. Pour the liquid and the shrooms in the wide mouth mason jar. Put the lid on and shake it up, this helps the mushrooms sink faster, making your tea ready faster. Stirring the tea also makes the tea ready sooner. Breaking up the dry mushrooms into a fine powder makes the bits of stems and caps sink faster. Drink the tea along with all of the shrooms that have floated to the bottom. It will bring you up fast into a trip, but it may not be as intense overall.


Shroom Smoothie/Juice

This method is great for anyone who is looking to mask the taste. Crush your magic mushrooms up while in the bag. Make your favorite smoothie, add the shrooms then pulse the blender a couple of times so that it mixes well. For an easier route, simply get your favorite kind of juice; orange juice, any naked juice, etc. Drink a little then add the crushed up shrooms and shake the bottle up. Drink and enjoy. The body absorbs liquids quicker which may result in a quicker come up.


Lemon/Lime Juice Shroom Shots

ingesting shrooms - the psychedelic lemon

Smash up your shrooms into a powder inside of the cup or in the bag. Pour in 2 to 4 ounces of fresh lemon or lime juice. Let the concoction sit for 30 minutes to an hour, you can stir occasionally if you please. The citric acid breaks down the psilocybin into psilocin. Your body does this when it digests the shrooms naturally. Drink the shot along with the left over shroom contents. In my experience, this method brings on your peak much faster and intensifies your trip.


Straight Super Mario – Eat The Shrooms Whole

Ingesting Mushrooms-by-citizenwolfie

Take your 1ups the old fashioned way. Make sure to chew them very well so that your stomach has an easier time breaking down the magic from the mushrooms. Feel free to chase the taste with whatever drink you prefer.

These are only a few methods that I personally use. Do you have anything to add to these methods, do you have new methods or are you a shroom expert? Let us know in the comments below. The Third Monk staff would love to know your favorite ways to 1up.

ingesting shrooms - 1up

39 Replies to “4 Great Ways To Eat Magic Mushrooms (Guide)”

  1. if your a str8 picker its always best to go when hurricane season is. when everything is flooded. the more water there is the more cows drink. the more cows drink the softer their shit is. the softer thier shit is the easier it is for our magic freinds to soak up the water. so if your looking for super takeoff like i do find the juiciest, most soaked shroom you can find and chew the juices outwith your teath and drink. then when you’ve sucked most of the magic juices stick the pulp (mashed up shrooms) in between your lips and gums. (just like oral Tobacco) and let it sit their for mybe 2-3 miniutes without opening your mouth and swollowing the saliva that is produces. this method is really only for supper marios like yours truly 😉 hope this helps

    1. Thanks for sharing such awesome and detailed info! I live in California, so it’s never hurricane season here, hahaha. But I do plan to trip on fresh mushies at least once in my life. From what you describe it sounds like the way to go! How would you compare a trip on dried out shrooms versus a trip on fresh picked shrooms?

  2. You can also put the dried mushrooms (I’m assuming here you have mexican/thai kind of mushrooms. Not the UK ones which are much less potent per individual mushroom) and they really do have to be very dry into a blender. This makes a fine powder which can then be divided into king sized rizla bombs. You need about a heaped teaspoon of powder per rizla. 1 bomb is enough to get a nice warm buzz. A few more should send you into hyperspace. Enjoy!

    1. Please provide a source for ‘The UK ones’ (Psilocybe Semilanceata) being ‘much less potent per individual mushroom’, because that contradicts my findings both through research and self-experience.. In fact, I am led to understand these liberty caps are the strongest in the world, with the exception of the more newly-discovered Psilocybe Allenii.. Feel free to post your source to back your statement. Until you do I will have to call you out as being wrong about ‘the UK ones’…

        1. I have taken mushrooms all over the world, and nothing has been stronger than Welsh liberty caps… I suppose it depends where in the UK you find them.

          1. What’s a good place to find these? . I’m in the pnw and been putting out my antenna trying to taste these blue ones a while now, but no luck as of yet

          2. Learn mycology first, then learn mycology identification… then learn what habitats each fungi grows in and viola… you won’t need anyone to do it for you.

      1. 0.25g which is 250mg or 1/4th of a gram. You should always use the smallest active dose to test for allergies.

  3. Take your regular dried shrooms, and roll them up in a Fruit Roll-Up like a burrito, eat and enjoy. Masks the flavor pretty well, and I’d cheap easy and fast. It’s how I always do it.

    1. I did that once it got all stuck in my teeth not my favorite way but better than eating them alone

  4. Grind the shrooms, put them in a capsule,then eat. For the tea..just
    boil the water without the magic mushrooms..add the shrooms in small
    piece after the water is boiled. Let soak for a 10-15 minutes and then
    consume. add some lemon juice to release the active substance. Or add
    some ginger to prevent stomach ache.

    1. likely not. the first time i went picking ‘shrooms i was not finding them at the same rate as my companions, one of whom gave me to eat one of his; in about 20 minutes I was visited by the indian spirit maiden of the medicine who told me i had a wrong attitude and should take them for guidance, not for fun. After that i began to find them at a furious pace, because i could hear them pop up rather than having to look for them Farmers field beside I-10 in Louisiana; lucky the bull stayed on his side of the field and no troopers drove by—-would have been hard to explain why we had a .22 pistol and wouldn’t have stopped the bull anyway.

        1. gave a straight answer to a straight question,opinion backed up with enough detail to validate personal experience

          1. granted + Llaneel Yort was being snarkily rhetorical but whyever would +Chris ask if no answer was wanted/

          2. yes, years later I answer to the universe.

            Thanks +Stephen Shirley – I appreciate your anecdote. Me thinks the morale of your story is what bothered the troubled ones! But truly, after awhile it IS the reason or becomes the reason even though fun is fine.
            Also, I dont think id worry about what person b (turtle) says about person a’s (chris) motivation! They havent a clue!

  5. Always weigh your shrooms to know exactly how much you are taking. 5 grams is preferred by most mushroom aficionados. Also, if you find yourself in a bad trip sing and don’t be afraid.

  6. I call it the smurf?????? simply two pieces of bread, I go white because it is smooth, peanut butter and fluff, throw your preferred choice of fungi into the mix, done. Eat

  7. I have only ever done ‘shrooms picked fresh the same day so am very unsure how this compares to dried either for dosage or effect. Method used was to gently boil in 2 qts water about a sandwich baggie full of fresh ‘shrooms (stropharia cubensis i believe) until the water isn’t getting any darker– about 15-20 minutes, strain and squeeze through a cotton t-shirt to remove the part that makes you nauseous, mix with grape kool-aid cause its still nasty, divide into 3 equal doses of 24 oz each—–= 6 hrs totally physically incapacitated receiving instruction from spirit guide—–experiment repeated with 3 different persons on 3 different occasions 9 total trips taken with identical results of instruction, personal to each tripper—-only one person had difficulties and was eased by the reading out loud of “Tibetan Book of the Dead” on experiences in the Bardo. He should have listened to me when I told him heavy metal music was not the best choice as far as ‘set and setting’—I think I used Ravi Shankar and/or Yessongs myself—-Grandfather Snake gave instructions on origins of Chordates, the ‘reptile brain’, and ‘calling down the lightning’—-compared to raising kundalini and the sword of Michael on Jacobs ladder—–oh, well—-I guess you had to have been there

    1. Would it be possible just to put freshly picked caps/stems cut up in a shot glass of lemon juice? Or will this not do anything since it’s not powder?

      1. am doubtful—-even regular old Liptons tea has to be steeped in hot water for extraction and activation of flavonoids to occur if you have enough and to spare i suppose the experiment can’t hurt, but i would be surprised if it worked

  8. doubt anyone will get back fast enough but is there any difference between making tea and just eating them? I don’t mind just eating them i can stomach it fine, but what gives you the best trip?

  9. Would it be possible just to put freshly picked caps/stems cut up in a shot glass of lemon juice? Or will this not do anything since it’s not powder?

  10. Would it be possible just to put freshly picked caps/stems cut up in a shot glass of lemon juice Or will this not do anything since it’s not powder?

  11. The recipe that works well,
    1. Take 3g of vitamin C 1 hr before trip

    2. Soak for 30 minutes in lemon juice

    (The water should be at a low simmer before you add the soaked mushrooms.)
    3. Take soaked mushrooms and add to a low simmer until the mushrooms sink to the bottom.. then turn off the heat andIf they sink to the bottom right away then stir well and simmer for 5 minutes then cool and serve… I suggest drinking cool so you can chug it faster.. definitely not a sipping tea.

    The reason for the water/lemon juice method is to break down the mushroom and its medicinal qualities into the water and make them taste a lot better.

    This method works well with any medicinal mushrooms, like Lion’s mane for example. But Lion’s mane is best in a stirfry with garlic lemon butter… tastes like delicious lobster. Great over rice.

  12. Chew Granola bars with fresh shrooms, or a teaspoon of peanut butter with fresh or dried, on a margharita pizza

  13. The way I usually eat them is on bread with mustard or peanut sate sauce…. but I can only find the right sate sauce at Dutch grocery stores…
    So mustard works too.

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