5 easy ways to integrate superfoods into your diet

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seeds, nuts and superfoods

seeds, nuts and superfoods

5 easy ways to integrate superfoods into your diet.

SUPERFOODS!! nutritional powerhouses with so much going for them, and you, that to not include them in your diet at least occasionally would be a travesty. These are 5 easy ways to integrate just a few superfoods into your diet on at least a weekly basis. Give it a try and feel the difference!

1.Replace rice with quinoa.

Rice is a pretty bland food on its own. Its main purpose is to soak up flavours from the food it is served with and to also fill you up. And this is precisely what quinoa does. So for any dishes that you usually serve with rice, make a batch of quinoa instead  and feel that halo shine!

2. Add chia seeds

Chia seeds are great additions to almost any dish. they can help thicken soups, stews and gravies. they are a great alternative to breadcrumbs in meatballs and burgers. Add it to your morning smoothie or veggie juice, cereal or yoghurt.  Add a couple of tsp to a cup of coconut water and leave in the fridge for 10 minutes and you have your very own  superpowered energy drink.  For the most part y0u won’t even notice the addition to your dish but it will really supercharge your superfood consumption

3.Snack healthy

Keep a bag of raw nuts (walnuts, almonds and brazil nuts) and seeds (sunflower, pumpkin) mixed with a small handful of cranberries or raisins in your car or bag to snack on. Not only giving you an injection of a vast array of superfood nutrition but also will stop you snacking on nutritionless (real word) rubbish. To make a really healthy snack, whiz up some of your nuts and cranberries with a little unsweetened coconut flakes and 1 tbsp of coconut oil and a few pitted dates. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes. It’s a truly delicious yet oh so healthy snack!

4.Add lentils

Make your beef burgers half and half with lentils. Maybe start ¼ with ¾ and build up to the half and half if the idea doesn’t appeal. They add a great texture to the burger and you still have the great taste of beef. Whiz the lentils up in a blender if you want to ‘hide’ them from the kids!

5.Use Greek yoghurt

Replace your regular yoghurt, cream, sour cream, cream cheese with Greek yoghurt. One of the best probiotic foods you can eat, and with all that protein its an absolute no brainer. Whiz some up with some frozen mango pieces for an immediately healthy mango ‘sorbet’ish frozen  yoghurt’ish treat!

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