What are they and how can we use them?
If you are like me and love to start your day with a blended smoothie but are confused by all the hype and super food ingredients then this section is for you. If you are not into smoothies and prefer a healthy bowl of cereal then read on. What makes a food a super food? Well if you follow the leaders in this trend David Wolf would have to be one of the main drivers of this food craze.
Super Foods must contain a concentrated source of active, live nutrients that provide essential vitamins and minerals. These include B vitamins, bio-flavonoids, essential fatty acids and abundance of trace minerals that are essential for human health.
Unfortunately today, most of these nutrients are missing from our current supply of foods due to farming, food processing, storage and cooking practices. By adding some of these Super Foods to our daily diet we can help supply our bodies with some of the vital nutrients that are essential for glowing health as well as providing us with an abundance of energy. When using these foods it is important to prepare them by pre-soaking them. You will need a powerful blender such as a Nutribullet, Thermomix or Vitamix if you are making smoothies. If you prefer to make a muesli soaking overnight will be adequate.
Your super-food list includes: flaxseeds, chia seeds, raw nuts and seeds (almonds, brazil, sunflower, pepitas), raw cocoa, Acia berry, blue berries, ginger root, organic greens such as spinach, kale and lemon juice. Goji berry’s, pomegranate, bee pollen and raw honey are also often included.
The list is exhausting and if you’re like me, my super foods were taking over my kitchen pantry. So after much research and input from a few clients I have found a new supplier of a super-food product called Powerstart.
Powerstart comes in 2 delicious blends and contains over 14 super foods in the one packet. The products are low in carbs, high in protein, gluten free, Paleo suitable and taste great. I have put together a few blending recipes that are now available in clinic, but here are 2 ideas to get you started.