How To Use Superfoods

If you have items such as, matcha, maca, spirulina, ground flax seeds and chia seeds and aren't sure what to do with them... Well this article is just for you!

If you are anything like me then you love buying various different superfoods. In my cupboard I have a vast array of nuts, seeds, powders and other health foods. My only problem is, I get so caught up in the amazing benefits of these foods, I bring them home and then leave them in the cupboard because I am not sure really what to do with them. Well that is until now. Bring on the next 3 recipes. Oh, and don't worry, I have kept these recipes really simple and really tasty. I can't wait for you to try them, so let's get into it!


Super green smoothie

I bought spirulina after hearing that this blue-green algae had a great nutritional profile and was a master antioxidant and anti inflammatory. At the time I would add it to my berry smoothies (that is the only smoothie I would make) and be turned off by the colour, not to mention the taste. Oh younger Britany, if only you knew then what you do now.

Drum roll please. Introducing the super green, super tasty, super spirulina smoothie


Ingredients

1/2 a frozen banana

Handful of baby spinach

1 scoop of vanilla protein powder

1 teaspoon of spirulina

1 cup of water

Ice cubes (optional)


Method

Put all of these ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer into your favourite glass and voila! Your super smoothie is served.


If you are like me and do have extra super foods at the ready you can add some of those in too. I do like to include 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of matcha powder when I make this smoothie. I have also added in 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of maca before and well that is delicious too!


Superfood Yogurt

We all know how awesome yogurt is. Not only is it great for our guts, it keeps us nice and full and is super convenient. But unless you have been living under a rock you would know that the more yummy flavoured options are full of sugar and are really not recommended. After learning this I began to buy natural plain greek yogurt and would eat this with fresh or frozen berries mixed in. Now although this is delicious and I am now used to the tangy taste of plain yogurt, I have discovered something way more fun!

Move over plain yogurt and give a warm welcome to the new and improved choose your own adventure superfood yogurt.


Ingredients

Plain greek yogurt

Your choice of super food (chia seeds, ground flax seeds, acai powder, maca etc.)


Method

It is really just as simple as mixing it all together and eating.


I really enjoy mixing in a teaspoon of chia seeds and ground flax seeds into my yogurt. I eat this a lot for breakfast and love that these two foods pump me full of omega-3s. Another mix I have just started to try is a berry powder with my yogurt. I have a Bare Blends, Bare Berries powder that I have really been sitting on, however mixing that in with my yogurt makes the yogurt taste like berries and gives me the antioxidant equivalent of 50g of berries such as; acai, cranberry, pomegranate, raspberry, wild blueberry and many many more.

Not only do these look great but they are super simple and taste great too!


Mighty Matcha Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is something that is spreading far and wide across the realm of Pinterest and Instagram. In case you have missed it, chia puddings can now come in just as many colours as smoothie bowls. But how I hear you ask? Super foods that's how! Chia seeds are on of the new heroes in superfood land. They are small, packed full of incredible omega-3s and are a source of all 9 essential proteins that your body can't make. But have you tried it with matcha?

You can't miss it, here is the mighty green, might cleansing, mighty matcha chia pudding.


Ingredients

1 cup, milk of your choice

1 teaspoon of Matcha powder

1 tablespoon of maple syrup

4 tablespoons of Chia seeds


Method

In a blender blend milk, matcha powder and maple syrup until smooth. Pour over chia seeds and mix until well combined. Place in the fridge and mix ever 10 mins for the first 30mins. Serve up with yogurt, berries or coconut flakes. Yum.


This recipe also works if you want to substitute out the matcha with maca (for a honeycomb taste) or a berry powder. Really take your pick, experiment and enjoy.


Conclusion

Superfoods aren't so hard to work with! Take those vibrant health powders out of the cupboard and dust them off. Just by sneaking a few into your smoothies, bliss balls and even scrambled eggs (green eggs and ham anyone?) you can get the amazing health benefits from these incredible foods and you don't have to be too crazy creative to do so. Also side bonus, you can take some really amazing vibrant photos of these creations and share them with your friends and family, because really, food is better when you share it with the ones you love.

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