Superfood powders have superhero qualities. Packed with nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables, anti-inflammatory essential fatty acids and gut healing probiotics, they can be a great addition to the diet – helping one reach the recommended 10 servings of greens per day.
But there are other exciting ways to get more from your superfood powder.
Here are eight new ways to enjoy the tremendous health benefits of high-quality superfood powders.
1) Superfood Pesto
Store-bought pesto, even brands that are labelled as healthy, tend to include a few unwanted ingredients such as cow’s milk, canola oil and cheese. Making your own ensures you know exactly what goes into your body.
The following is a pesto recipe from Against All Grains that includes superfood powder:
- ¾ cup packed basil leaves
- 3 tablespoons pignolias (pine nuts)
- 1 garlic clove
- ¾ teaspoon lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon superfood powder
Lightly toast pine nuts in a skillet over medium heat for about five minutes. Add all ingredients to a food processor except for oil. Add oil in slowly while processing until a thin paste has formed.
2) Superfood Desserts
For the picky eater in the family, or for the health nut, try adding superfood power to desserts for an extra health boost in a place where it’s least expected.
Many desserts would not be complete without a bit of chocolate. According to research, cacao seeds provide nutritive value beyond that derived from their macronutrient composition and appear to meet the popular media's definition of a super fruit.
As such, you can feel good about eating something so tasty, especially with the added benefits of a tablespoon of superfood powder.
Here is a recipe for Vegan Raw Cacao and Peppermint Fudge from Vitacost.com:
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 3/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
- 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 2 Tbsp. coconut butter
- 1 Tbsp. superfood powder
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Pour into a pan and spread evenly. Freeze overnight or until solid.
3) Make Your Own Superfood Skin Purifying Facemask
You pay attention to the amount of junk or processed foods you put in your body. So why would you put them on your face?
Use your superfood powder in your facemask and soak your skin in the same nutrients that it needs to be beautiful from the inside-out.
Here is a do-it-yourself facemask recipe from Fashionisher.com, which can be viewed here, that incorporates your superfood powder:
Grind oatmeal in a coffee or spice grinder until you get a coarse-flour like mixture. Then stir in the honey very slowly, adding the tea to get the consistency of a smooth paste.
After adding the essential oils and superfood powder, mix everything well. When applying this mixture to the face you can either use a cotton ball or your clean fingers.
Leave it on for 20-30 minutes until dry, then rinse the mask off with lukewarm purified water.
4) Haircare with Superfood Powder and Coconut Oil
To combat dry or brittle hair, try a combination of coconut oil, raw honey and superfood powder for a do-it-yourself hair mask, using one tablespoon of each.
For added nutrients, consider adding caffeine in the form of black or green tea.
Caffeine contained in cosmetics increases the microcirculation of blood in the skin and also stimulates the growth of hair.
5) Superfood Savoury Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Muffins
Adding a tablespoon to these filling muffins gives an added boost to an already healthful recipe from iheartscratch.com:
- 12 eggs (free range, antibiotic free)
- 400g white or yellow sweet potato, grated
- 60g ham (nitrate free), finely chopped
- 1 medium onion, finely diced
- 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 tsp bi-carb soda
- 1 tbsp superfood powder
Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius. Line a muffin tray with baking paper. Beat eggs in a mixing bowl and set aside.
Grate the sweet potato. Saute the onion in a frying pan until soft and transparent, then add to egg mixture, along with the rest of the ingredients.
Mix with a fork to combine. Bake in muffin tray for 35 minutes until golden brown.
6) Superfood Yogurt
For a quick nutritional fix when you're on the go and away from your blender, try adding a scoop of superfood powder to yogurt.
Look for a yogurt that's low in sugar and doesn't contain cow's milk. Our top suggestion would be Progurt probiotic yogurt, made using the special Progurt Incubator. It's an especially high-strength natural yogurt perfect for healing your gut.
If handy, throw in some fresh fruit for a tasty boost that’s perfect for a post-workout recovery snack.
7) Superfood Powder Household Cleaner
Many household cleaners contain dangerous and toxic ingredients. However, your superfood powder is packed with fruits and vegetables that contain a natural alternative: citric acid.
Citric acid can be used to remove stains from stainless steel, kill bacteria and cut grease. Use it on floors, countertops, tables, shower doors, dishes and windows.
Be sure to test a small surface area first to make sure staining does not occur!
The following is a do-it-yourself household cleaner recipe from dailysuperfoodlove.com using your superfood powder.
- 2 tbsp liquid castille soap or Ivory soap grated
- 2 tsp baking soda or washing soda
- 1 tsp citric acid
- Water to fill a 32 oz spray bottle
- 1 tsp superfood powder
Pour soda into spray bottle and fill halfway with tap water. Close it, shake, and allow to dissolve.
Add soap and gently swirl. In a separate container, mix citric acid and superfood powder with hot tap water until dissolved. Pour in bottle. Once it settles, fill with cold tap water to top off.
8) Superfood Powder Baby Food
Usually around 6 months old, babies are approved for their first foods. Instead of buying store-bought brands that contain additives and preservatives, use your superfood powder to make your own.
Mix tap or purified water with a small amount of superfood powder; add in a fruit puree such as mango or berries for a sweet taste that baby's sure to love.
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