Top Superfood Recipes
We’ve all heard the term ‘superfood’, but what does it actually mean? Superfoods aren’t just vitamin and mineral-rich, they also help you to achieve better health, support your immune system and provide a great source of antioxidants.
In short, they offer a megadose of nutrients and we should all aim to include them in our diet.
Here’s a round-up of our favourite superfood recipes to help you do just that!
Maca is a root vegetable that’s grown in extremely mineral-rich soil in Brazil. It’s been found to support mental and physical performance and is also regarded as a fertility enhancer in South America.
This versatile powder packs a nutritional punch and is a favourite of health food bloggers such as Alyssa, who features it on her cooking channel Simply Quinoa.
We absolutely love the three ways she uses Maca to rustle up no bake lemon protein balls, Maca maple quinoa granola and superfood hot chocolate.
Green Barley Grass
Green Barley Grass contains over 70 nutrients that fight free radicals, aid digestion and help with detoxification. In fact, it contains an antioxidant more potent than vitamin E, so is a great option if you want to give your immune system a boost.
We love adding Green Barley Grass to our morning smoothies, and this simple recipe from food blogger, Ruxandra Micu, is a great way to try it for the first time. With just seven ingredients, it’s quick, simple and tasty to boot.
Acai isn’t just considered to be a superfood, it’s also classed as a super antioxidant! Acai is the fruit of a wild palm grown in the Amazon, and is a rich source of plant sterols, vitamins and minerals. This nutritional wonder has been found to help minimise the damage to cells caused by free radicals, so is widely consumed as an anti-ageing aid.
Here at Rio Health we absolutely love digging into Acai bowls. Not only are they pretty (who doesn’t love an instagramable meal?!) but they’re also packed full of nutrients. You can easily tick off a few of your five-a-day with an Acai bowl at the same time as benefiting from its super antioxidant power.
This classic Acai bowl recipe on Bakenita looks really yummy and only takes five minutes to prepare, leaving you more time to get that perfect pic for social media!
Matcha is also much more than a superfood. It’s a powerhouse of antioxidants that boosts the metabolism, energy and concentration. Just one cup of Matcha has ten times the nutritional value of regular green tea, yet half the caffeine of coffee!
With such a cocktail of nutrients and amazing health benefits, it’s easy to understand why Matcha is the a new favourite of health, food and fitness bloggers!
It comes in powder form, so can pretty much be added to any recipe, but we absolutely love these Matcha Chia Puddings from Emilieeats.com. They only take a few minutes to prep but taste delicious - what a way to start the day!Do you have any superfood recipes you’d like us to feature on our blog? Get in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!