I thought I would share some of the super-foods we started too consciously incorporate into our daily meals. You may not find all seeds at every common grocer but don’t let that stop you from finding them! These ingredients are unbelievably easy to incorporate into your meals each day and provide a world of health benefits. Not only have I noticed a boosted immune system, happier moods, better sleep, higher confidence and clarity. Find your support network, having both Sean and I doing this together helps to keep inspired and motivated. Move out of your old paradigm way of thinking and embrace eating to live rather than living too eat. Find your replacements for some of your favourite foods because you don’t have to miss out on anything, if anything you will now have an abundance of food at your fingertips.
Natural Cane Sugar / Coconut Sugar – add this when your baking instead of using any type of refined sugar which cancer cells feed off of. Also use these natural sugars for your morning coffee or tea.
Chia Seeds – (little miracle seeds) protein, energy booster, chia means strength, 9 essential amino acids, omega-3. I add chia seeds to my smoothies, pasta sauce, cereal, toast and salads.
Hemp Hearts – I use hulled hemp hearts that I buy in bulk but is also available in a packet at your local grocer. These seeds are full of protein, increased energy, helps with recovery from disease and prevention, lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels, improves circulation and reduces inflammation.
Coconut Water – In case you weren’t aware coconuts are quite frankly the planets gift to humanity. Coconut has so many health benefits its unbelievable. From cooking, skin care, hair care, and consumption. Coconut water has the same electrolyte balance as our blood (!). We buy flats of it to drink and use coconut oil for cooking alot of meals, as it tolerates cooking at high heats, adds beautiful fresh flavour and is loaded with healthy fats.
Avocado – Serious source of healthy fat, increases sexual energy, leaves you bursting with energy and leaves you feeling full most of all. Search for recipes online to incorporate avocado because they are endless!
Lime / Lemon – Lime is one of the oldest foods on the planet(!), it can be used for skin, hair, added to water to help with healthy digestion, anti-bacterial properties and even clean your home with it. I often drink my water with fresh lemon juice, especially first thing in the morning along with my green tea, to hydrate and to give myself a healthy boost of sugar and energy.
Cacao – Coming from cacao beans, I often ground mine up or buy it ground in powder from my local spice shop. If you want chocolate, cacao is the way to go as you are getting real chocolate without preservatives and is known to be good for you. I myself often buy dutch cacao powder as it has a little more of a sweet taste than bitter and ill add it to my smoothies to change things up or if on a cold winter day like today I might make myself a real hot chocolate.
Poppy Seeds – Natural anti-oxident, disease preventing nutrients, it helps with healthy digestion, has an earthy nutty taste, has a bounty of fiber, healthy source of B-complex vitamins. Find ways to incorporate them into your own meals, I add them to curry dishes, on peanut butter toast, and salads.
What super foods are you eating? I’d love to hear!