superfoods

Superfood Seed Mix

Superfood Seed Mix

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3-4 minutes
Serves: about 1 cup

This superfood seed mixture was inspired by my recent travels to Australia where they would throw a bunch of nuts on salads. I would not say Australia is very progressive when it comes to food but we were lucky enough to visit some amazing farm to table restaurants that were very unique. I try to always take some inspo back from my travels and this nut mixture is just that. This mixture is great to add to your meal prep list and should be stored in the fridge with the rest of your nuts and seeds (yes if they are not in your fridge they should be so they do not become rancid). Throw them on your salad or use them as a snack, and feel free to add your own touch to them by using your favorite spices.

Infused Superfood Ice Cubes + Guayaki Yerba Mate

Infused Superfood Ice Cubes + Guayaki Yerba Mate

Each of these refreshing summer yerba mate drinks will help your body in many ways by packing superfoods into ice cubes. By making a bunch of superfood ice cubes and mate in advance, you’ll be able to quickly make and enjoy an uplifting drink at anytime. What’s more, there’s little to no sugar or calories in these drinks. These superfood cubes + chilled yerba mate concoctions are perfect for parties and hot summer days. ¡Salud!

Cacao Chia Mousse

Cacao Chia Mousse

Everyone likes to make chia puddings and everyone loves chocolate, right? Well they both have been blowing up my Instagram feed lately! I decided to of course create recipes that are a little different, healthier, but never comprising flavor. This creamy mousse is loaded with antioxidants and inflammatory ingredients and I bet even the kiddos will indulge!

Summer Superfood Smoothie

Summer Superfood Smoothie

This smoothie is very nutrient dense but you would never know it! Packing in good fats, anti-aging collagen protein to help gut health and your hair, skin and nails, and sneaking in some veggies.  I love using smoothies as a way to pack in all these healthy ingredients into one meal.

Benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms and How to Use Them

I'm always on the hunt for the best nutrients to add to my daily routine and now, that consists of medicinal mushrooms. And NO these don't get you high... think nature's superfood. Obviously, mushrooms aren't new but after hours of researching and recipe testing, I can confidently say that this is one addition I am welcoming with open arms and I hope you do, too.

WHY ARE THESE MEDICINAL SHROOMS SUPERFOODS?

Easy. They are ADAPTOGENS. Simply put, they help us adapt to things like stress. But that's not at all, not even close. They do so much more.

  • supports a resilient immune system
  • helps with cognitive function
  • promotes blood sugar balance
  • offers anti-inflammatory properties
  • offers anti-aging properties
  • improves respiratory function
  • improves sleep
  • increases energy levels
  • balances hormones

WARNING: not all are created equal

Like other nutrient dense foods, quality plays a huge role. When diving into the land of mushrooms, it's important that you choose wild, organic and hand harvested mushrooms. Several mushroom companies are growing their produce on grain or rice, which fills them with starch and diminishes their beneficial bioactive compounds.

Different from the edible kind like shiitake and portobello that grow on the ground, medicinal mushrooms grow on or near trees.

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What are a few of my favorite SHROOMS?

  • Chaga or "The King of Medicinal Mushrooms" as some call it, is filled with antioxidant powers and helps immensely with anti-viral and antibacterial issues.
  • Cordyceps is known for anti-aging and longevity, as well as increasing energy
  • Reishi is known to help combat stress, reduce inflammation and boost immunity

How-to use mushroom powders:

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