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Superfoods Recipes
Superfoods Recipes

Recipes and Serving Suggestions

Smoothies

Smoothies are a great way to incorporate many of the superfoods into your diet. Since the smoothies are cold they do not reduce the vitamin content of the food as would happen if they were incorporated in cooked dishes. Another advantage of smoothies is that you can add what ever you like to it depending on what is in season. Fruit and vegetables that are in season contain more vitamins and tastes better than fruit that has been stored under refrigeration for months. The recipes presented here are starting points to give you some ideas for your own delicious and nutritious smoothies.

Acai Berry Smoothie

2 or 3 heaped tsp of acai berry powder
1 banana
200 ml cold milk or soy milk
50 ml yoghurt
2 tblsp honey (pref raw honey)

Blend ingredients until smooth then enjoy. You can add other fruits as desired. You can also freeze the banana before blending it to make the smoothie even colder.

Acai Smoothie Variations

Instead of milk you can use almond milk, or fruit juice

Try strawberries, apple or mango instead of or as well as banana.

Raw Honey (not the commercial processed stuff) is a great superfood on its own and contains antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, carbohydrates, and phytonutrients.

Goji Berry Smoothie

1 tblsp Goji Berries
1 tblsp blueberries
1 tblsp cherries
1tblsp raspberries
1 tblsp blackberries
1 cup water or orange juice

Blender all ingredients for a few seconds. Add 1 or 2 tblsp of raw honey if you like it a little sweeter.

Wheatgrass Zinger Smoothie

1 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
1 tbslp grated ginger
1 tblsp Wheatgrass powder
1 tsp mint leaves chopped

Stir or blend ingredients briefly. For a variation try adding banana or apple before blending.

Wheatgrass Supergreen Smoothie

3 stalks celery
2 cucumbers
1/2 doz fresh spinach leaves
1/2 cup fresh parsley
1 tblsp wheatgrass powder
1/2 to 1 cup water

Cut up cucumber to fit in your juicer. You may wish to scrape out the cucumber seeds before juicing. Juice all ingredients. Add ice cubes and serve.

As a variation, you could try carrots instead of cucumber.

You could also add worcestershire sauce, tabasco or salt and pepper to taste if you wished.

Avocado Dulse Dip

1 large avocado, mashed
2 tsp dulse flakes
1-2 tbsp finely chopped red onion
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tbsp lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

Combine ingredients and mix well. Let sit refrigerated for at least an hour to let the taste of the seasonings fully emerge.

Serve as a dip or as a spread on a sandwich with sliced vegetables.