Healthy Tasty Superfood Alternatives

Healthy Tasty Superfood Alternatives

Author -  Good Health

1. Cacao

Healthy Tasty Superfood Alternatives
We know chocolate makes us feel warm inside, but there’s always a little bit of a guilt that comes with indulging in a few blocks of the heavenly treat. Sure, it might not be the best health wise, but we do have some good news. Organic Cacao beans are actually really good for you. This is because unlike normal chocolate that has been roasted, organic cacao beans retain all their nutrients.

The advantages include more energy, improved mood and benefits for both the cardiovascular system because of the flavonoid (plant-based compounds with powerful antioxidant properties) content and anti aging properties. Cacao also contains higher levels of an antioxidant called polyphenols, the same that’s found in red wine or green tea.

Chocolate and red wine is good for us? Healthy eating just got even more rewarding!

2. Maca

Healthy Tasty Superfood Alternatives
Feel the effects of stress running riot on your body? Think about including Maca in your diet.

This ancient Peruvian root vegetable that dates back as far as 1600BC, is a powerhouse of nutrients, containing vital amino acids, plant sterols, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. This is why it’s been used for centuries by one of the oldest civilisations on earth, the Incas.

Traditionally Maca was used to improve strength, endurance, reduce fatigue, enhance fertility and for its adaptogen properties (that’s stress). The advantages don’t stop there, it also supports your immunity, thyroid function and memory.

With an abundance of benefits, it should come as no surprise that Maca, also known as Peruvian Ginseng, has earned superfood status.

3. Spirulina

Healthy Tasty Superfood Alternatives
Hawaii isn’t just the dream holiday destination; it also has the perfect growing conditions and intense sunshine that Spirulina needs to be most beneficial. Which just so happens to be where we get our Spirulina from. 

Just scooping a spoonful into your smoothie will provide you with some of the highest levels of nutrients available in plant form; particularly iron, Beta carotene and Zeaxanthin. Spirulina is excellent for anyone suffering from low energy, anaemia, B12 or folic acid deficiencies. We agree it’s quite a challenge to get your taste buds around Spirulina, so just start with a little sprinkle and increase your sprinkles over time.

In fact, it has been claimed that if there were no other foods available on the planet, you’d be able to survive off Spirulina alone. This makes it perfect for vegetarians, vegans, athletes or those wanting to support detoxification and the immune system.

If you’re interested in learning more about the amazing benefits this superfood offers you, read our Spirulina blog. Yes, there’s that many that we have a whole blog dedicated to it.

4. Kale

Healthy Tasty Superfood Alternatives
Kale was the hottest green of last year and for a good reason. Not only is it a delicious addition to any salad or bake, it’s also loaded with all the good stuff your body needs. 

A member of the Brassica family, Kale is a relative of cabbage, broccoli, silverbeet and brussel sprouts. But why is it so good for you? As a superfood, it’s rich in antioxidants, dietary fibre, Iron and Vitamins A, C, and K.

Eating Kale regularly also supports the body’s detoxification process, as well as providing a healthy dose of calcium, which is essential for muscle function, healthy bones and teeth. Now that’s something to smile about.

Get the ball rolling on feeling good with these delicious superfood recipes that our friends at Together Bespoke Wholefood Catering made for us, using some Good Health supplements. They almost taste too good to be healthy.

Recipe: Cacao and Maca Energy Truffles

Healthy Tasty Superfood Alternatives

Blend cashews in a food processor until it forms a breadcrumb like consistency. Add medjool dates, cacao, maca, salt and vanilla. Then blend until well combined.

Roll mix into balls using a tablespoon as a guide for size and dust with cacao powder.

Store in the fridge to enjoy as you please.

Recipe: Superfood Pesto

Healthy Tasty Superfood Alternatives

In a food processor add all the ingredients, except the olive oil and blend until well combined, but not smooth. Add olive oil slowly whilst the food processor is still running. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.

Keep stored in the fridge.

When you eat well, you feel better. Keep in mind that healthy eating doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy meals, or refrain from snacks. Just snack smarter. Whether you’re adding a spoonful of Spirulina to your morning smoothie or nibbling on a Cacao and Maca Energy Truffle, these powerfully good foods make it easy for your body to get the nutrients it needs to feel super every day.

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