Superfoods are a naturally superior group of foods. In order to be considered a superfood, they must be nutrient-dense, yet low in calories. Also, they all have a high concentration and variety of:
Superfoods come in a range of forms. Some include:
Green Superfoods (such as kale, spinach, wheatgrass, and spirulina)
These foods have the highest concentrations of bioavailable vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and healthy bacteria. They help to protect against disease, build immunity, improve digestive health, and build lean muscle.
Fruit Superfoods (such as goji berries, acai, raw cacao, coconut, and noni)
These are especially high in antioxidants that protect the body from free radicals and oxidative stress. In turn, they help to prevent disease and cellular damage.
Herb Superfoods (such as nettle, echinacea, ginseng, and aloe vera)
Herbs provide the body with essential nutrients that it can’t otherwise produce itself. These superfoods are great supplements for vitamin and nutrient deficiencies. Each herb has a different function, but they work in conjunction to rebalance and regulate the body.
The following superfood-packed recipe serves two. All you need is a blender and a passion for health!
2 cups coconut water or almond milk
2 cups spinach, tightly packed
1 cup kale, tightly packed (stems removed)
1 medium avocado (skin and pit removed)
2 frozen bananas
5 dates (pits removed)
1 teaspoon Spirulina powder
1 teaspoon chlorella powder
1/2 teaspoon maca powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan pink sea salt (optional)
Blend all ingredients together