Raw Vegan Blue Spirulina Chia Puddings with Coconut Cream, Blackberries, and Blueberries
The over indulgence of the New Year has come and gone and it’s time for us all to get back into top form for the year ahead and we have just the thing to boost your energy levels, make your skin glow and even help alleviate stress. Is it magic you ask? Something like that. These 5 superfoods will be the best snack swaps you’ll make this year.
Hey! Guess what? Chocolate is actually good for you. No word of a lie. Chocolate contains cacao – which in actual fact is the purest form of chocolate. This superfood is a fantastic source of antioxidants, iron and magnesium and also increases your serotonin levels, making you feel calmer and happier. Winning!
Now hemp seeds are exactly what you think they are. Thankfully not so related to the illegal kind, these particular hemp seeds can help you maintain a healthy weight by keeping you fuller for longer and curbing those sugar cravings. They’re also high in fiber which will also help to keep your gut healthy.
Turmeric is a very popular spice in the Indian region and used in almost every dish – so if you love your Indian food, you are already on the right track! If you’ve not already come across turmeric, it is an incredible antioxidant with the amazing ability to fight inflammation, colds and coughs, and is also great for your digestive system and joints. A spoonful of turmeric in warm milk is a great remedy to fight a flu!
The thing about mushrooms is that you either love them or you hate them. But what if we told you that these particular shrooms are a force of nature? The Reishi mushroom has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for its health benefits for centuries; it is an adaptogenic herb which means it can help your body to adapt – to stress mainly, by regulating your cortisol levels. They’re actually tasteless if you’re not partial to the taste of mushrooms, and so perfect to add in with your overnight oats with banana for a stress free day ahead.
This bright blue superfood, which is 100% natural, is an extract from spirulina. It is packed with vitamins including, B12, minerals and antioxidants, and has anti-inflammatory properties for those post workout smoothies. It’s great for the health of your hair and nails, and can be used as a healthy food coloring that’s also a fantastic source of vitamins and minerals!