What Are Superfoods?
‘Superfood’ is a term that describes foods that are rich in nutrients, such as antioxidants, fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals and heathy fats, offering amazing benefits to your overall health.
However, they differ in their profile, meaning each superfood contains its own unique set of nutritional content. Get inspired by some of our creative ways to add superfoods to your meals!
A superfood smoothie is a quick and easy way to pack as much nutrients into your diet! Why not kick-start your day with a delicious Chlorella spinach smoothie? This is one of our favourite choices.
According to studies, Chlorella is the ultimate detox superfood, packed with Chlorophyll and an array of beneficial vitamins, minerals and amino acids, which can help with weight-loss and support healthy skin, immune and brain function!
- 55g of baby spinach
- ½ cucumber
- 2 tbsp of cashew nuts
- 1 apple
- 4 mint sprigs
- 235ml coconut water
- 1 tbsp of organic Chlorella powder.
Blend it all together for a refreshing and detoxifying smoothie!
A Secret Ingredient
Have you ever used Apple Cider Vinegar in one of your smoothies? It is one of the most effective superfoods out there and very simple to add to your diet. Starting your day with a dose of Apple Cider Vinegar can help support a better digestion, balance blood sugar levels and detoxify your body of toxins that can lead to flu and other illnesses.
Superfoods can also be a perfect addition to your cooked meals, spicing up your daily diet while making the most of their fantastic nutrients!
Turmeric is a great superfood ingredient used by cultures across the world. The bright yellow root powder is rising in its popularity across Europe following on from its wide usage throughout Asia for centuries, largely due to its high levels of anti-inflammatory agents and antioxidants. Turmeric can help support healthy joints, a good digestive system and general well-being.
Simply add the superfood spice to any savoury dish, such as curries, soups and stews for a tasty dish. Ginger, whether in fresh or powder form, can also be integrated into Asian inspired noodle or stir-fry dishes, for those who want to benefit from its nutrients and vitamins.
The numerous health benefits of mushrooms definitely make it a fantastic superfood to add to your meals and particularly suitable for a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle and plant-based diet!
Enjoy them raw or cooked, whether in salads, wraps, soups, stir-fried or pasta dishes. However, frying them within a short cooking-time or eating them raw is the best way to retain all of their beneficial nutrients.
Some people do not necessarily enjoy the taste and texture of mushrooms, excluding them completely from their meals. Fortunately, mushrooms are also sold in powered form, allowing you to benefit from their nutrients, without having to taste them! Simply mix or blend the powdered supplement with other spices or sprinkle them over your dishes.
As superfoods come in different shapes and sizes, they provide a variety of ways to add them to your meals. Take advantage of their health benefits and several ways to include them in your smoothies or meals and begin your healthy diet today!