All posts filed under: Super Foods

3 Recipes for Spinach Smoothies

3 Quick & Easy Spinach Smoothies

Spinach smoothies are a great way to ease into the world of green smoothies. Green smoothies are healthy, full of flavor, and can range from simple to oh-so adventurous, that tastes so very “green”. That’s why spinach is great for newbies jumping on the green smoothie wagon. First of all, it’s easy on pretty much […]

Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding 3-Ways

I love chia seeds. As mini powerhouses packing lots of protein, calcium, antioxidants and omega-3, not only are one of my favorite things to add to overnight oats, but I really love using them to create a delicious chia seed pudding. Chia seeds have this amazing ability to thicken and “gel up”, making them the […]

Umami Powered Shiitake Mushrooms

Umami: The Fifth Taste Sensation

Have you ever eaten something totally delicious but have a hard time describing what or why exactly it tastes so good? You may just have had an umami moment. What is umami and why is everyone talking about it? A new taste sensation? The fifth taste element? Iused to think it was because various sensations […]

Crunchy Carob Buckwheat (Kasha) Granola with Raw Cocoa and Almonds

Carob Buckwheat Granola

The first thing you should know about buckwheat is that it’s gluten free. The second thing you should know about it is that roasted buckwheat is called “kasha”. Of course it’s not necessary to roast buckwheat, but doing so brings out its wonderful nutty flavor. Buckwheat in any form is terrific when it’s transformed into […]

Sacha Inchi‏ Mega Omega Smoothie, Superfood Highlight: Sacha Inchi

Superfood Highlight: Sacha Inchi Oil

Here’s something you are going to want to add to the list of superfoods worth getting to know – one I recently stumbled across it while browsing through the Hagen Grote online catalogue — a superfood, super oil called Sacha Inchi. Sacha Inchi (known as Inca Peanuts or Inca Nuts), is the seed of a […]

Raw Maca Powder, Vegan, Organic, Natural Energy Powder

Maca Magic – A Superfood to Embrace

If you haven’t already been introduced to raw maca root powder, you may want to get acquainted. For centuries, maca has been referred to as “the Food of the Gods, Nature’s Viagra, and Peruvian Ginseng”. Grown in the glaciated slopes of the Peruvian Andes, it is the highest growing food plant in the world. WHAT […]

Superfood Spotlight: Quinoa (Health Benefits, Cooking Tips & More)

Superfood Spotlight: Quinoa (Health Benefits, Cooking Tips & More)

For those of you who aren’t already familiar with quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah), get ready to have your mind blown. Originating from the South America Andes, quinoa has been referred to by the Incas as being the “mother of all grains” (though, technically quinoa isn’t a grain at all, but the seed of the Goosefoot plant, […]

Benefits of Lemon Water

Benefits of Lemon Water

Not only does freshly squeezed lemon juice instantly transform any dish by brightening it up with a delicious tangy essence, but lemons are, believe it or not, incredibly alkaline. This means they help balance your pH levels, which is important for keeping your body healthy and functioning at its best. And when it comes to […]

Goji Berries – Super Fruit of the World

Chinese wolf berries, known in the modern western world as goji berries, are super fruits of the world. Native to southeastern Europe and Asia and have been used in Chinese medicine for centuries to help improve health, fertility, boost the immune system and slow down the aging process. According to the legend of Chinese herbalist […]

Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds – The Super Seed

Chia is an edible seed, belonging to the same family as mint, oregano and thyme, and comes from the desert plant Salvia Hispanica which is grown in Mexico. The use of chia seeds go back to Mayan and Aztec cultures – “Chia” meaning strength, has a history of being used an energy booster within these […]