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STAY SUPER HEALTHY WITH SUPERFOODS

Published on 3 May 2016

Everybody is talking about them and we have all heard about them – Superfoods.

Superfoods are foods which are rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals. They are the perfect dietary boosters that can be enjoyed and easily incorporated into a healthy diet. They keep your mind sharp, your bones strong and can prevent chronic diseases. Fruit superfoods such as berries, seed superfoods such as chia seeds, as well as green superfoods such as kale and spirulina, are just to name a few. These are readily available at more grocery stores than ever before.

Why not try incorporating more superfoods into your diet? Add the following superfoods to your next shopping list. Not only will the nutritious and colourful produce filling your fridge make you feel wonderful, your mind and body will benefit.

Try our healthy and delicious recipes below to help you integrate superfoods into your daily routine and everyday eating plan.

 

FRUIT & SEED SUPERFOODS

 
BERRIES

 

Berries such as blackberries, cranberries, blueberries and raspberries are high in antioxidants and are low in kilojoules. Blended into a delicious morning smoothie, or placed on top of your morning cereal or yoghurt, they provide you with lots of vitamins for the day to give you the perfect kick-start.

 
CHIA SEEDS

 

Nature provides us with so many grains and seeds, which are high in much needed minerals. Chia seeds, like most seeds, provide our bodies with much needed vitamins, protein and minerals. Sprinkle a handful over your morning porridge or use them as a crunchy topping for your salad to add another element of texture.

 
RECIPE

 

Try our Vanilla and Almond Porridge with Blueberries and Chia Seeds. This delicious porridge will keep you feeling full and satisfied all morning:

Ingredients

• 140g porridge oats
• 850ml almond milk
• 2 tsp. vanilla extract
• 15g ground almonds
• 120g blueberries
• 1 tbsp. chia seeds
• Handful of flaked almonds
• Garnish: chia seeds, flaked almonds, blueberries

Method: 

1. Place the oats, ground almonds, vanilla extract and milk in a pan and put on the heat.

2. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly making sure it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.

3. Add the blueberries and chia seeds and cook for a further 1-2 minutes.

4. To serve, garnish with flaked almonds, blueberries and chia seeds

 
GREEN SUPERFOODS
 
KALE

 

Do you want to know why kale is so famous and popular? Because it is good for your skin. Kale is packed with vitamins and minerals and can even slow down premature ageing. It is so easy to add kale or other green superfoods to your diet. Just blend them into your smoothie, add them to your salad or steam them.

 
SPINACH

 

Remember when mum told you to eat your greens? She was right! Spinach contains lots of antioxidants and vitamins that support vision and bone health.

Looking for an immune system and vitamin boost, then try this recipe below.

 
RECIPE

 

Bursting with vitamins and nutrients, this Berry Kale Blaster smoothie is a fabulous way to kick start any day.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • Handful of kale, 4 leaves
  • ½ stick of celery, chopped
  • ½ ripe pear, cored & quartered 
  • ½ apple, cored & quartered
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1cm piece of ginger
  • 1 ½ cups cold water
Method 

Add all ingredients to the container and blend until smooth.