So you know that superfoods are SUPER, but do you know why? Or which superfood is best for you?
We hear you! There are just SO many superfoods spinning around, promising to offer you optimum health, confusing us with their strange pronunciations (check out this video for some serious superfood pronunciation LOLs).
Our cafes are totally into superfoods but we’re also into making sure you’re gulping down the right superfoods for you. Depending on what your body needs, we’ll help you find your nutrition boost with these six common superfoods – simplified!
1. CHIA SEEDS – A seed native to Mexico.
Chia is known to be packed full of goodness for your heart, bones, digestion and muscles!
These seeds may be little but they’re filled with omega-3, antioxidants, protein, fibre, iron, calcium and manganese.
How to enjoy: Add a scoop of chia to your smoothie!
2. SPIRULINA – A natural blue-green algae, dried into a nutrient-rich powder.
Spirulina contains antioxidant properties, great for your immunity and energy!
This slightly sweet powder is full of protein, potassium, magnesium, antioxidants, B-vitamins, iron and calcium.
How to enjoy: Mix with your favourite juice!
3. MACA – A root vegetable that is dried into a powder.
Maca is known for its nutritional ability to help your mood, endurance and memory!
You’ll find lots of antioxidants, vitamin C, copper, iron, vitamin B6, manganese and potassium in this super powder.
How to enjoy: Pair this superfood with your smoothie bowl base!
4. LSA – A blend of linseeds, sunflower seeds and almonds.
This powerful blend of three contains all the good stuff for your brain, heart and skin!
Bringing linseeds, sunflower seeds and almonds together creates a combination that is full of vitamin E, magnesium, manganese, fibre, B vitamins, protein and omega-3.
How to enjoy: Add a sprinkle to your muesli!
5. GOJI BERRIES – An edible berry widely cultivated in China.
Goji berries have powerful nutrients for your eyes, energy and focus!
With loads of vitamin C, fibre, vitamin A, zinc, iron and antioxidants, these are seriously edible gems.
How to enjoy: Blend into a smoothie or add on top of any breakfast bowl creations!
6. CACAO – Raw cocoa beans, often cold-pressed and ground into powder.
Cacao is packed with all the good stuff for your digestion, skin, mood and energy!
Don’t let the irresistible dark chocolate taste fool you this is one ingredient that’s totally healthy! Cacao is rich in antioxidants, magnesium, vitamin A, zinc, iron, calcium and contains caffeine.
How to enjoy: Blend into your banana smoothie to create a healthy choc-banana shake!
Look out for these six popular superfoods at your local Raw Energy cafes and add them to your order for an extra health boost! You can take a sneak peek at our menu here.