What are superfoods?
Superfood is a term sometimes used to describe food with high phytonutrient content that may provide health benefits as a result. For example, blueberries are often considered a superfood (or superfruit) because they contain significant amounts of antioxidants,, vitamin C, manganese, and dietary fiber. You don't need specific foods for specific ailments. A healthy diet incorporating a variety of the following superfoods will help you maintain your weight, fight disease, and live longer. One thing they all have in common: Every superfood is going to be a 'real' (unprocessed) food, you don't find fortified potato chips in the superfood category.
How can I use and incorporate superfoods in my daily life?
- Dark Chocolate (RAW chocolate is best!)
- Tea (green especially)
- hemp seeds
- chia seeds
if you click on the words above I offer other posts I've written with more info about the wonderful superfoods and also a few recipes to use them in!
All of my superfood blends have all the best superfoods in one place. No need to purchase them all separately, just buy one bag instead of 8!
Cacao Magic superfood blend has raw Cacao powder, raw cacao nibs, tocos (vit E for hair, skin, nails) chia seeds (good fats to burn bad fat), maca (balances mood), reishi (chinese immunity herb), cordyceps (chinese herb for weightloss) and chaga (energizing herb with no caffeine).
The Green Dream superfoods have chia seeds, maca, mesquite (high in iron), tocos, spirulina, hemp powder and fresh vanilla bean.
Our Berry Bliss superfood blend has camu camu (top antioxidant food in the world), pomegranate, acai (combats stress), goji (prevents heart disease) organic whey protein (recovery & rejuvenation-very clean protein source) tocos (improves digestion, glowing skin & strong nails from Vitamin E) camu camu (immunity) and mangosteen (antibiotic & anti-fungal).
the Yummiest Superfood Yet ... Dark Chocolate
Research has shown that dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants and can lower blood pressure. It's recommended that you look for chocolate with 60% or higher cocoa content; the darker, the better! In addition, the darker it is, the lower the fat and sugar content. Now that's my kind of health food!
here are two recipes using dark chocolate/cacao (chocolate in it's most raw form):
and Here's an awesome breakfast I've been making lately--super filling and superfood rich!
- 1 C Steelcut oats (follow instructions on the box)
- 2 T Cacao Magic blend
- 1 T goji berries (see pic below)
- 1/2 Organic Canned Pumpkin
- 1 t coconut oil (i like Garden of Life brand)
- 2 T almond butter (i get Trader Joes brand, raw & creamy)
- 1 T Agave or Raw Honey (i buy from our local farmers market) or Stevia if watching sugar
- Cinnamon to taste
- fresh berries for topping (like raspberries, blueberries, strawberries)
1. follow instructions on box for cooking steelcut oats. (can also use quinoa or instant low-sugar oats)
2. The last minute or so, add the pumpkin, almond butter, goji berries and cinnamon. Stir all ingredients until mixed.
3. Remove oats from heat. Mix the coconut oil, cacao powder and agave/honey/sweetener in the bowl you'll be using and mix well with a spoon until it forms a chocolate sauce. Pour oats in bowl. Add fresh berries. Enjoy!
*double/triple the amount so you can save in containers for easy power-breakfasts in the next few days!