We got the inside scoop from Supper Society’s founders and foodies, Danielle Larson, a classically trained natural foods chef that studied at Bauman College in Santa Cruz, and Meryl Pritchard, a certified holistic health coach that studied at Integrative Nutrition in New York.
If you’re looking to revamp your body, mind, and pantry, don’t take it from us, take it from Danielle and Meryl, our Clever Girls of the Moment.
Superfoods Everyone Should Keep Nearby
1. Spirulina and chlorella powder- They are both blue-green algaes that pull heavy metals out of your body. The taste may need some acclimating to, but blend it with a banana and it will be delicious.
2. (Raw) Cacao- Eating healthy doesn’t mean depriving yourself. Cacao is basically chocolate in its natural form. It gives you an energy boost and is full of good minerals and antioxidants. Use it wherever you would normally use chocolate, and combine with a natural sweetener (stevia, agave, coconut nectar, honey, etc) – a chocolate nut butter shake for example with almond butter, banana, and cacao will taste like a Reese’s peanut butter cup.
3. Goji- Goji berries can be eaten as a snack or thrown into a smoothie. Sometimes we even put them in tea; they plump up and are fun to chew on. They are a great source of antioxidants and can help boost the immune system. They are great blended with tropical fruits, and add a nice bright orange-red color, which makes them appealing (especially to kids!).
4. Acai- Acai is known as one of the most powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants basically destroy free radicals in your system which are responsible for tissue damage and accelerated aging. Acai tastes kind of like a blueberry and raspberry mixed together, with a slight tinge of bitterness.
5. Maca- It is good for sexual health, energy, and endurance. It is also an adaptogen, which means it will help balance your stress levels and help you adapt to any situation you’re in. It has kind of a butterscotch flavor so it’s really good to blend it with cacao and cinnamon.
6. Chia Seeds- They are the highest known source of plant-based omega-3. They also contain high amounts of fiber, easily digestible protein, antioxidants, calcium, and iron. Chia is popular because of their hydrophilic properties, which means they have the ability to absorb a liquid and make a gel. This is good for sustained hydration, especially for athletes. It’s great on or off a cleanse to clean out your system because they are like little brooms sweeping through your intestines, getting rid of accumulated waste. You can put them in any liquid- juice, water, kombucha, etc. If you add them to water we find that it helps trick you into drinking more water. You can also throw them in smoothies, use them to make pudding, or sprinkle them onto salads. They don’t have any flavor so the possibilities are really endless.
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