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08/07/15

Our top 5 super powders & seeds

What to add into smoothies….Our top 5 super powders & seeds

BAOBAB

If you are looking for a powdered extract that is high in fibre, antioxidants and Vitamin C, the fruit from the African Baobab tree is it. It  also balances the release of sugars, which will help regulate you energy levels. Great for digestive health too.

CHIA SEEDS

Chia seeds, are favourite.  These tiny black seeds from a native South American plant have an amazing ability to provide sustainable energy, “chia” is the ancient Mayan word for “strength.” They are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. Loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients they are a must for your morning smoothie. 1 tsp should do the trick.

 

ACAI BERRY

The Acai berry, found in the Amazon, is a super rich berry related to the blueberry. It is packed full of antioxidants and will help boost your immunity. Avoid adding to smoothies with greens in, such as spinach or kale, unless you want a grey smoothie that is!

MACA POWDER

It comes from a Peruvian root and has a wonderful impact on your hormones keeping them balanced. It’s great for fertility and reduces blood pressure. Best of all though is it has a sweet, malty flavour a bit like a Crunchie bar! Consumme up to about ½ tsp per day, too much can throw your hormones out of balance so its advisable to have a few days without to keep everything in check.

SPIRULINA

Simply stir into your juices and smoothies, for extra protein, Spirulina, a blue-green algae, is a complete protein containing all the essential amino acids needed for growth and muscle repair. It contains high levels of vitamin b12, calcium, magnesium and iron. Definatly a super powder in our eyes!

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