I’ve been experimenting to create new smoothie recipes and in the process have I’ve been introduced to new superfoods and a few superfoods have made their way back into routinely made recipes.
From the food packaging and a little help from Whole Foods Market this is what I’ve learned about the super boost of nutrients I’m adding to smoothies:
Cacao Nibs and Powder is a top source of antioxidants, and it contains an abundance of magnesium and iron.
Hemp Hearts contain 10 grams of plant-based protein and 10 grams of omegas per 30 gram serving. Hemp hearts also taste great as a little crunch on top of yogurt and fruit.
Goji Berries are rich in 20 amino acids, antioxidants and key minerals.
Wheatgrass provides a concentrated amount of nutrients, including iron; calcium; magnesium; amino acids; chlorophyll; and vitamins A, C and E.
Maca is an excellent, plant-based source of vitamin B12, maca provides 70% of your daily value of B12 (as cyanocobalimin). Per 2,500 mg dose, maca also provides a wealth of important minerals, including: manganese, calcium, iron and potassium. Maca is the one superfood that I can say I truly experienced the benefits.
Chia Seeds contain high amounts of protein, antioxidants, fiber (just 2 tablespoons has almost 25% of the recommended daily amount), and is an excellent plant source of Omega-3 fatty acids.
Yay for long 4-day weekends! I’m off to take advantage of extra time and visiting one more yoga studio. I’m hoping this will be the one I walk in and know immediately, this is the studio for me.
Have a fabulous Friday!
What new superfoods have you tried lately? What superfoods do you routinely add to recipes?
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