What’s so super about superfoods? haven chatted to The Source Bulk Foods about their personal favourites and ideas for how you can add them to your meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Source offers a range of bulk grocery lines to keep your pantry looking fine. Among the products on offer are many ‘superfoods’ – those power packed gems that modern media will have you know are the keys to good health and wellness. But what is a superfood? And what do we do with them? The Source helped us understand…
Australian chia seeds
These tiny powerhouses pack a punch, full of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, iron, fibre and calcium. How to eat them? Add them to smoothies, cereals, bread, muffins and puddings.
These dried berries are high in antioxidants. How to eat them? This Asian fruit is just as sweet when dried, perfect by the handful or in salads, yoghurts or desserts.
This dried root vegetable is a natural adaptogen (noun: a natural substance considered to help the body adapt to stress). How to eat it? This powder can be added to juice or smoothies, on yoghurt or in raw food treats.
Made from Amazonian berries, acai powder has loads of antioxidants, vitamins and fibre. How to eat it? Add a teaspoon to juice, yoghurt or cereal, or blend with frozen fruits to make a yummy smoothie bowl topped with granola, fresh berries and yoghurt.
Cacao nibs are chocolate’s much healthier cousin. With the same rich taste as dark chocolate, these tiny tasties have fibre, magnesium, iron, potassium and antioxidants galore. How to eat them? Add a cacao super mix to your breakfast or eat it straight for a snack. Treat yourself by adding to fresh fruit and milk.
RECIPE // SALTED CARAMEL CHIA PUDDING
Soak 2 tablespoons of chia seeds and one cup of coconut milk overnight. The following morning, add 2 tablespoons of tahini, 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup, chopped banana and a pinch of Himalayan salt. Yum! (Special thanks to Sarah Bambey from Pretend Health Freak for this recipe that appears on The Source’s website).