This year my goal is to try new things so that’s exaclty what I did.
I’m sure you’ve been seeing them popping up everywhere lately: chia seeds, goji berries, maca powder, flaxseeds.. and the list goes on and on. Our so called “superfoods” have changed from oatmeal and eggs to expensive powders and seeds. Don’t get me wrong I love them all, but like anything else in life it’s crazy to actually see how we’ve evolved in terms of knowledge of foods.
Up until this past year I had never even heard of goji berries but I figured i’d give them a try. Either way, even if they aren’t giving my body any superpowers, they still taste delicious and actually aren’t much more expensive than a regular dried fruit if you find them in the right place!
- help boost the immune system
- High is calcium (one serving has 18% of your daily recommended intake)
- Potential healer in type 2 diabetes because it slows down digestion
- Packed with omega-3’s which are important for brain health
Chis seeds are simple and easy to add to practically any meal. I’ve been sprinkling them on breakfast bowls, topping them on smoothies, and even pancakes.
- Natural antioxidant (loaded with beta-carotene for healthy skin!)
- Full of omega-3’s and Fiber
- Versatile and can be used in many recipes
- low in calories
While the majority of us may rely on pills and medications to get us through the days I truly believe that by adding in some of these foods you could slowly start seeing progress in your health. I don’t know about you but I would much rather eat a natural food than be living off pills for the rest of life. It’s all about finding what works for you.
Super food Sweet Pizza (GF)
Makes: one serving pizza
1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein
1 tbsp coconut flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp applesauce
dash of vanilla
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix all ingredients together. I like to start by whipping the egg and then following to add in the rest of the ingredients.
Pour onto parchment lined pan or silicone mat in the shape of a large pizza.
Bake for 15-18 mins.
Remove and let cool. Top with Greek yogurt, chia seeds, goji berries, cashews and kiwi!