Our Favourite Superfoods
Here’s a list of our favourite superfoods- the ones we think you should always have in your store cupboards, to make it simple for you if you are just starting out on your superfood journey;
The top 11 superfoods in bold (top 10 plus a free gift of psyllium husk) are the ones you receive when you join our membership scheme, if you buy the food pack as well- if joining us just prior to the start of one of our Lighten Up online programs- in May/June- we will make the substitutions shown below for chlorella and cacao powder.
Coconut Oil – the only oil we use for cooking purposes.
Almond Butter – non allergenic alternative to butter for spreading on toast, putting in smoothies, dipping fruit into
Nutritional yeast – high in B vitamins, which are essential for central nervous system maintenance – and therefore mood
Himalayan Salt – the salt that has the highest mineral content on the planet- used in nearly every recipe we make
Chia Seeds– contain a mega dose of Omega 3 s which most of us have trouble getting enough of in our diet- use in smoothies, puddings, on toast, in salads and breads
Maca powder – a brilliant superfood for boosting your energy and balancing your hormones- we add it to many of our smoothies
Acai powder – packed full of Vitamin C- this is another great powder for adding to smoothies
Hemp protein powder – when you need extra protein in your smoothie this is our ‘go to’ powder to add
Cacao powder – who doesn’t love a bit of chocolate? This powder is the basic powder chocolate is made from but without the added sugar- used in hot drinks, smoothies, and to make healthy delicious chocolate and desserts (replaced by cacao nibs in our Lighten Up pack).
Chlorella Powder – when you want to detox this is the powder you should be adding to your smoothies- the best detoxer on the planet (replaced by green coffee powder in our Lighten Up pack).
Psyllium Husks – these are great for adding fibre and bulk to dishes. We use them in our bread recipes to bind the ingredients together.
Milled Flaxseed- a great protein source- add to smoothies, sauces , soups
Vanilla Bean Powder – a brilliant way to add the sweet taste of vanilla to numerous recipes- the taste is concentrated pure vanilla!
Spirulina Powder – another great greens powder to boost your nutrient content of your smoothies. Has a strong taste so we always recommend neutralising it with pineapple.
Green Coffee Powder- Green coffee beans are coffee beans that have not yet been roasted. These coffee beans contain a higher amount of the chemical chlorogenic acid. For weight loss, chlorogenic acid in green coffee is thought to affect how the body handles blood sugar and metabolism.
Cacao Nibs- Full of antioxidants, raw organic dark chocolate increases blood flow to the brain so it improves cognitive function. A great low calorie snack for people wanting to lose a couple of kilos but still needing their chocolate fix.