Hey everyone, I have recently been adding some new superfoods to my repertoire and I thought I would share my thoughts. Superfoods are awesome because they provide your body with a whole lot of nutrition despite being ‘small’ in size (what I mean by that is you don’t need to consume a lot of them).
This might be my favourite energy booster ever. I have noticed that if I incorporate lucuma into one of my meals/snacks I have ridiculous amounts of energy for the rest of the day, I practically become hyper (I’m talking bouncing off the walls). Plus it tastes delicious! If you are unsure how to use it, it tastes great in smoothies or you could stir it into porridge before eating or add it to raw energy bites (made with dates, nuts etc)
No photo for this one but on a recent trip to London I had an acai bowl from Raw Press Co which was so tasty, mine was topped with granola, coconut yoghurt, fresh blackberries and almond butter. Acai is a super berry as it has one of the highest oxygen radical absorption capacities (ORAC), which means it destroys free radicals. I wish I had access to this more regularly to whip up acai bowls at home.
Cacao Butter is a key ingredient if you want to make your own homemade raw chocolate, here is a fantastic recipe . There is something so satisfying about making your own chocolate and cacao butter is anti-inflammatory to boot. Most of the benefits that you may have heard about chocolate, are largely due to the cacao butter.
I picked up these little morsels of goodness on a trip to southampton at the beginning of september. They taste kind of similar to raisins but personally I love them even more! They are fantastic sprinkled over smoothies and porridge or mixed with your favourite nuts to form a tasty trail mix. However the best way to eat them is just simple by the handful (in my opinion!).
Pukka Greens Powder
I bought this sample pack to try from wholefoods and it gave me a great boost in a simple smoothie I whipped up one morning. Banana, almond milk, hemps seeds and this powder made for an awesome smoothie. This greens powder contains kale, which we all know is awesome as well as spirulina and chlorella which are algae; their benefits include aiding digestion, boosting energy and improving symptoms of depression thanks to a high magnesium concentration. Research has also shown ability to reduce body-fat percentage. Spirulina is highly digestible and 60-70% complete protein which is much greater than any animal source of protein. It also helps the body to absorb minerals and protects the immune system by encouraging the growth of the healthy bacterial flora in our guts.
If you are not a smoothie person check out this awesome recipe for greens powder truffles.
Hope you enjoyed learning about some new superfoods today!