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Fueling up on super nutrients is a great way to get your body in shape and take your fitness to the next level! It is also important to incorporate superfoods into your diet that energize and nourish your body all year round. Chia seeds are some of those amazing little powerhouses that do just that! I love putting them in my Chocolate Super Smoothie! They thicken it up, add fiber and give it the dose of essential fats required for the day!
I know in this video you don’t see me add the chia seeds, but they are there! Just add 1 tbsp with the goji berries. Also you can substitute the Sun Warrior protein for Ruth’s Hemp Protein.
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Superfoods are the super-powered heroes of the plant world and they have magical properties. They are healing, rejuvenating and immune boosting. They are loaded with nutrients that truly make you super happy and super healthy. I promise! If you have never tried them you may just have a chance to win one of them free…read on!
I have written many a blog post on superfoods. There are various recipes and articles on these foods right here on my blog. That way I can provide you with as much information and ideas of how to use and consume these foods. Superfoods is such a buzz word these days, and it is important to understand why, when and how to use these foods. But the bottom line is to just get them in!
In David Wolfe’s Superfoods book he goes into detail on each of these superfoods (and so much more). So I encourage you to pick up a copy! It is a really comprehensive book as it gives you a detailed outline of how to use these foods, which are “the most nutritious foods on the planet!” David Wolfe.
Here is a mini outline of some of the top ones…
Goji Berries: Goji berries are the most nutritionally rich berry fruit on the planet. They taste delicious and are well balanced for nearly all body types. They are a complete protein source and contain nineteen different amino acids, trace minerals and vitamins. (also great for vision, libido, hormones and an incredible source of antioxidants)
Cacao: The best natural source of antioxidants, magnesium, iron, vitamin C, omega 6 – and chocolate just tastes good!
Spirulina: ancient blue-green algae that is power packed with protein and chlorophyll.
Hempseed: contain all the essential amino acids and fatty acids to maintain human life. Enough said!
Coconuts: The health benefits of coconuts is immense, that I can’t even begin to list them all in one line – but in one sentence as quoted by David Wolfe “Coconut water is the breast milk of mother earth”. That should give you an idea! (Click here for More info!)
Honey: unprocessed honey is natures richest source of live healing enzymes and one of natures sweetest treats!
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RAW WALDORF SALAD
1-4 cups of arugula or mixed greens
¼ cup peeled jicama
3 stalks celery diced or cucumber chunks
1 apple, diced – I like granny smiths
1 cup sunflower sprouts
½ cup walnuts, chopped
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp goji berries
1/4 avocado, sliced
Waldorf Dressing – makes over 1 cup
¼ cup hemp oil
2 tbsp raw tahini
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon raw honey
2 tablespoon tamari
2 tbsp – ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
Filtered water (add slowly only if needed without hemp oil)
- Combine the dressing ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour over salad ingredients and toss until well coated.
This hearty loaf may not be much to look at, but it’s taste is amazing! You may be well acquainted with hemp already, or you may be reading this wondering, what does she mean by hemp… really?… in food?
Hemp is actually becoming quite popular these days. It has a nutritional value that is off the charts. Let me tell you why…
Hemp is an extremely nutrient rich whole food. It is also one of the purest sources of raw plant based proteins. As a plant, this means that hemp is also extremely alkaline forming unlike many other proteins that come from meat, fish, eggs or whey which can be acidic to the body overtime. So for athletes and busy/active people, hemp is an amazing form of sustaining and nourishing energy. The protein present in hemp is also complete -containing all 10 essential amino acids which makes it ideal for vegetarians, vegans or anyone seeking an alternative source of protein. Hemp also contains balanced healthy fats – both omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. This makes hemp an excellent natural anti-inflammatory as well as providing the body with healthy oils for skin, hair and nails. If this isn’t enough already… hemp is also easy to digest (because it contains it’s own natural enzymes), contains a high levels of vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, fibre and chlorophyll. So if this isn’t a superfood, I don’t know what is!
There are so many ways that hemp can be consumed – whether it is as a seed (also know as hemp hearts), in a powder, as a flour or mixed in a blend- you can even by “hemp ice cream“. There are many options to choose from for your first go at hemp!
I usually start my day off in the morning with a hemp smoothie. I use Vega’s smoothie infusion, mixed with some organic fruit, rice milk and agave nectar. I sprinkle hemp seeds on salads or use them in baked or raw desserts and I use hemp flour to make delicious baked items like these high protein, low carb, gluten free loaves. They are hearty, filling and delicious. You can eat them in the morning or enjoy them after a good workout.
So if hemp is new to you, it may take some getting used to a gritty texture, nutty flavour and a greenish look. But it is worth it and your body with thank you for it in the end!
Hemp Coconut Mini Loaves
1 cup hemp flour (Hempola Brand)
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/4 tsp sea salt.
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup coconut flour or coconut meal
1 teaspoon each baking soda and baking powder
6 tablespoon virgin coconut oil+ 1/4 cup maple syrup + 1 banana
1/2 cup organic apple sauce or pureed apples
1 tablespoon ground flax or chia + 3 tablespoons water
1 cup of wild blueberries
How it’s made!
Preheat oven to 350F.
1. Combine the hemp flour, brown rice flour, coconut flour salt, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon in a small bowl.
2. Add oil, maple syrup, and applesauce to mashed banana and beat until well mixed.
2. Add chia flax and vanilla and mix well.
3. Add remaining dry ingredients. Mix until just blended and stir in the blueberries.
4. Pour into greased mini loaf pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
5. Allow to cool on baking rack.