Many shroom users look for ways to consume magic mushrooms without eating them, primarily to avoid the taste but sometimes to enhance the effects and get a more intense psychedelic trip.
Enter smurf juice.
There’s a lot of confusion about what smurf juice is and how it’s made. In this quick guide, we’ll explain what smurf juice is, why it’s called “smurf juice,” and how to make it yourself.
What Is Smurf Juice?
Smurf juice refers to a liquid that contains psilocybin or psilocin from magic mushrooms. It’s called “smurf juice” because magic mushrooms turn blue when damaged, so a juice made by bruising or blending fresh mushrooms and infusing them into a liquid will impart a light bluish color.
How Do You Make Smurf Juice?
Smurf juice is super easy to make. We’ll walk you through the steps you need to follow below.
1. Gather Your Equipment & Ingredients
First, you’ll need to collect a few ingredients and pieces of equipment that you should already have around your house:
- Juice — we recommend orange juice, but lemon juice works well too; just make sure you choose something acidic
- Fresh or dried magic mushrooms
- Sharp knife, blender, or coffee/spice grinder
- Shaker bottle (optional)
2. Cut Up or Blend Your Shrooms
Begin the process by cutting your desired dose of magic mushrooms into small pieces. You can also use a blender or a coffee or spice grinder to turn dried shrooms into a fine powder. The smaller the pieces, the less “chunkiness” you’ll have in your final product, which will make the drink more enjoyable.
3. Mix With Your Liquid of Choice
Finally, mix your measured dose of cut-up or blended shrooms into your juice. You can use a separate shaker bottle or just use the bottle the juice originally came in if it’s small enough. Cap the bottle and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds. You can store this in the fridge for a few days if you need to, and you can add sugar or other flavorings just before consuming it.
What Are the Benefits of Smurf Juice?
Smurf juice is a convenient way to consume psilocybin, and there are four primary benefits to using this consumption method over just eating your shrooms.
First, most people don’t like the taste of magic mushrooms, and an acidic fruit juice masks the flavor well, depending on the ratio of juice to shrooms. For most people, this is enough to make smurf juice worthwhile.
2. Faster Effects
Liquids are absorbed more rapidly when consumed, so you can expect a faster onset of psychedelic effects over just eating your mushrooms.
3. It Keeps Your Stomach Empty
Orange juice has few calories compared to foods that are often used to mask the flavor of magic mushrooms, like peanut butter sandwiches and pizza. Most people recommend fasting or having only a small meal before tripping to enhance the experience, so taking your shrooms with just a glass of orange juice is perfect.
4. Acidic Drinks Act As Potentiators
Many magic mushroom enthusiasts maintain that citric acid enhances the trip experience, which is why lemon tek is a popular way to consume shrooms. Provided you choose a juice that is high in citric acid, it’s possible that it will heighten your psychedelic experience.
Finally, smurf juice is convenient. If you’re into tripping in public or out in nature, you can make a batch before you head out and take it with you. It’s far less conspicuous than carrying dried shrooms around with you, and it makes for an easy way to dose without having to carry food with you to mask the taste. Just remember to be responsible!
Wrapping Up: Why Smurf Juice Is a Great Way to Trip
There’s a lot of confusion around what smurf juice is, but it’s really just a mixture of your favorite juice — preferably an acidic one — and cut-up or blended magic mushrooms. The juice masks the flavor of the shrooms well, makes dosing convenient, and might even enhance your psychedelic experience. Follow the steps above for a simple way to make portable and enjoyable smurf juice.