“You are what you eat,” or as the saying goes. So often we forget that food IS energy. Ever felt tired after a big meal? Ever felt a mid-afternoon caffeine crash? What you consume can affect whether you live life from a low vibrational frequency or a high vibrational one. And we all want to be in a high vibration where we feel happiness, love, joy and abundance!
Raise your vibration with superfoods! They are some of the highest vibrational foods on the planet and full of magical properties that can protect us from getting sick, balance out our internal systems (hello, less stress!) and keep us feeling energized, vibrant souls. Superfoods are full of healthy, strong vibes that protect you and build you up - fueling you to be the best self you can be.
What makes a food a superfood?
It’s not as easy to Google as you may think because there’s not a concrete definition out there. A superfood is often described as any food that contains high levels of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Most likely, you’re already enjoying superfoods throughout your day! Ever had a piece of 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!
A healthy diet incorporating a variety of 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.
Incorporating superfoods into your diet can be life-changing. Unbalanced hormone levels, poor inflammatory response, mineral imbalance and improper fatty acid ratios are typically at the root cause of many mood disorders like anxiety and depression. By balancing these systems and providing the body with proper nutrition, improved mood and mental clarity can be achieved.
Here are three of our favorite mood-enhancing superfoods you should try.
RAW CACAO is one of the most abundant sources of antioxidants in the world (far more than blueberries and red wine) and will give you amazing energy and mental clarity. It also has a great amount of Magnesium in it, which most people are deficient in and don’t even know it. Cacao has natural mood-boosting compounds, which help restore natural energy and ease mood imbalances. I love using cacao in my morning coffee and in my favorite sweets and baked goods.
Raw cacao is a star ingredient to our Cacao Magic blend, which provides the blend’s chocolate flavor. It tastes AMAZING and also provides an energizing, caffeine-free power boost. Just add a spoonful of Cacao Magic to get your protein, calcium, and yummy chocolate fix!
MACA ROOT is a radish-like root vegetable that grows in the high plateaus of the Peruvian Andes and is rich in fiber, protein, and a plethora of nutrients that promote physical, mental, and emotional health. Maca has exceptional antioxidant and immunity-boosting properties due to its high levels of vitamins E and C and also contains vitamins B1, B2, and B12, which are known to aid digestion, promote blood health, and increase energy and focus. It’s known to balance hormones, support your mood, energy, stress and stamina.
Each of our three OG superfood blends - Berry Bliss, Cacao Magic, and Green Dream - has its own unique combination of healing superfoods, but one ingredient that they all have in common is organic Maca root.
CAMU CAMU is an exotic, enchanting fruit that is extremely high in vitamin C and A, giving it lots of antioxidant superpowers. Antioxidants help prevent aging and disease by combating the effects of oxidation in our body tissues. Camu Camu is a small red berry that grows in the Peruvian jungle, and has the highest vitamin C content of any fruit on the entire planet – over 20 times the C found in two pounds of oranges (wow)!
Our blend, Berry Bliss is SUPER high in antioxidants, vitamin A, and protein, and also contains camu camu—one of the most abundant sources for vitamin C in the world!
Everyone can enjoy the benefits of superfoods - even your kiddos!
By incorporating more superfoods into your kid’s diets you can maximize the nutrients and vitamins at each meal meaning less ingredients, less stress and more yummy foods everyone enjoys! All of my kiddos tried a yummy superfood smoothie at a young age where I can be sure they’re getting good fats, healthy sources of protein, no weird fillers and nothing processed.
Sometimes, in the morning, I'll add raw cacao to their oatmeal. Other times I'll sneak superfoods into an "ice cream" where I blend frozen bananas, spinach and cacao, maca or other superfood blends. These tricks ensure my little loves are getting everything they need nutritionally.
Superfood Coffee Recipe
I can't survive a morning if I don’t get my caffeine fix and my go-to is this amazing superfood coffee. It has all I need to wake me up and fuel my body for the day.
1 cup high-quality coffee
1 cup homemade cashew mylk or nut milk of choice
1 tbsp Cacao Magic
1 tbsp Coconut Magic Coconut Butter or almond butter
Sweetener: organic honey or Cacao Bee Honey
Add all ingredients into a blender and blend! Pour into a mug and enjoy!