How to; Add Superfoods to your Breakfast

Superfoods are a great way to boost your nutrient intake and act as a supplement to your already amazing (I’m sure!) diet.

I’ve found that the easiest way to include some of these mineral packed seeds and powders is during my breakfast, where it’s as simple as stirring some seeds into porridge, or sprinkling on top of a vibrant green smoothie bowl.

There’re countless great superfoods that you could pick up by wandering down the aisles of your local whole foods. Yes, perhaps they are an expensive investment…but they’ll last you months. Buy them now and I’d put a bet on it that you’d still be sprinkling from the same sachets come spring.

Below is a list of my favourite superfoods for breakfast consumption. Feel free to experiment with others, for example some people love acai and goji berries. It’s completely dependant on your diet and the support you feel your body needs!

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Cacao nibs; these are great with sweet dishes, I like to use them with banana smoothies or even in the odd dessert. Cacao is chocolate in its raw form, where it contains a huge antioxidant count, higher than any berry! So great if you’re looking to boost your immunity.

Bee Pollen; This is one of my favourites. It does taste fairly bizzare, I wont lie. But stir it into your porridge or juice and I promise you wont even notice it. Bee Pollen, amazingly, is considered one of nature’s most nourishing foods. It contains almost all of the minerals and vitamins required by humans to survive. If you’re vegetarian, pollen is made from 40% protein and contains B vitamins that you could be missing out on by not eating meat.

Chia Seeds; A cupboard staples! I love these magical little seeds that swell up and tripple in size. They’re packed full of protein, so again a great supplement for veggies, or amazing post work out. They’re also great at filling you up as they absorb so much water. I like to mix a tablespoon into my porridge every morning for that reason.

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Maca; Maca powder derives from ancient Peru, where it was used by warriors to boost their strength before a battle! It’s also known for balancing out hormones, so really useful if you suffer from PMS. I love the taste of Maca! It’s almost caramel like, so really nice in smoothies.

Flaxseed; Flaxseed or linseed is a great digestive aid and really high in Omega 3 fatty acids, that you’d normally associate with oily fish. It’s even been claimed that it can ward off cancer and heart disease by blocking the growth of tumor cells. A true wonder food!

Manuka Honey; If, like me, you have a mega sweet tooth, then this is a great investment. Manuka honey comes only from New Zealand where bees pollinate the Manuka bush. Manuka is hugely antibacterial, to the extent that its widely used in modern day medicine. I love to stir a teaspoon a day into hot water with lemon.

 

Hope thats all useful! Here’s some breakfast superfood inspiration for you from my instagram feed;

 

Beetroot Juice topped with Bee PollenScreen shot 2014-10-27 at 15.05.53

 

Rye bread topped with Almond butter, Coyo, banana, chia seeds and bee pollen

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Layered Chia seed pudding and Overnight Oats
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Porridge made with flaxseeds and topped with crunchy Cacao granolaScreen shot 2014-10-27 at 15.08.26

 

Maca pancakes with Manuka Honey
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