How to Add Superfood Powders to Your Diet
We are living in the age of information and that has allowed for a better understanding of our diets and the nutrition we need to fulfill them. More than just another member of your pantry, superfoods are considered nutrient-dense foods from fish, dairy, or plant-based sources.
Consumed to spark positive health benefits, superfoods can best be enjoyed through a powder form for quick consumption. Superfoods have become an incredibly popular buzzword in recent years as shoppers look to establish a positive relationship with their diet through mindful adjustments.
Today, let's take some time to explore how we can supercharge our diet, improve our health, and incorporate delicious superfood powder into our favorite recipes along the way!
Best Superfood Powders
While nothing can beat consuming organic and raw vegetables, superfood powder provides a valid way to do so outside conventional means. Superfood powders are simply a hyper-convenient way to synthesize nutrients into our body, maximizing our intake in a few of the most important areas.
Using superfood powders is simple and tasty, but you have to know which powders to pick up. Let's take a look at some of the most effective and health-positive superfood powders on the market today.
Beet Root Powder
Beetroot powder, sometimes known as just beet powder, dates all the way back to Ancient Rome. We know that beets provide nitrates that improve our heart health and blood pressure. Beet root powder is also ideal forimproving our stamina and endurance while promoting a faster recovery.
Goji Berry Powder
Goji berries are known for their distinct red bodies and powerful antioxidants. Goji berries are sold both dried and powdered and can be incorporated into a number of drinks, juice blends, fitness supplements, and recipes. Otherwise known as wolfberries, Goji berry powder is brimming with nutrition as it offers bountiful amounts of vitamin A and C as well as iron, fiber, and key protein.
According to most researchers, Goji berry powder is ideal for enhancing our eye health and defending against future vision loss, including macular degeneration.
Borne from fruit-bearing shrubs, pomegranates were originally found throughout the Middle East, stretching from Iran to Northern India. As one of the true superfoods on the market, pomegranate powder can introduce anti-inflammatory effects, memory-enhancing polyphenols, and visible skin rejuvenation.
Culinary Matcha Powder
More than your favorite tea addition, matcha powder is a revered superfood powder that provides anti-inflammatory effects while preventing potential organ damage. One study in diabetic rats showed that matcha was helpful in preventing kidney and liver damage. It is also understood that matcha powder can provide a significant boost to our memory, thanks largely to L-theanine and caffeine. Some studies even show that matcha can help us lose weight by boosting our energy expenditure!
Creative Ways to Consume Superfood Powder
According to a report published by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, nearly 90% of Americansare falling short in their efforts to consume the recommended serving of vegetables per day.
Beet Root Powder Hummus
For a fun way to get your favorite superfood powder, consider trying adding beet root powder to your hummus. With Carrington Farm's Beet root powder, we can enjoy a healthy snack that is brimming with positive nutrition. Try the Carrington Farms recipe for Beet Root Hummus!
Breakfast Goji Berry Smoothie
There are few better ways to start your day than by consuming a superfood-fueled breakfast smoothie. One of our favorite organic superfood powders at Carrington Farm's is their Organic Goji Berry Powder. When added to your morning smoothie, Goji berry powder can provide you with an energizing way to start your day.
For your own supercharged breakfast smoothie, consider mixing the following ingredients in a blender.
- 1/3 Cup of Ice
- 1 Cup Frozen Raspberries
- 1 Tbsp Goji Berry Powder
- 3 Tbsp Hemp Seeds
- 1 Cup Non-Dairy Milk
- 1 Medium Banana
Blend for around two minutes at a high speed until the liquid is smooth.
Pomegranate Energy Balls
Want something sweet to keep you going during the day? With Pomegranate Powder by Carrington Farms, we can enjoy delicious sweet treats that pack a nutritional punch in a matter of minutes. Pomegranate energy balls feature little more than your favorite dark chocolate chips, pomegranate powder, raw cashews, rolled oats, and flax seeds.
After melting down chocolate in your microwave, mix everything but your oats and flax seeds into a blender and run on high for 90 seconds. Now mix in your oats and flax seeds and hand-sculpt small goofball-sized snacks. Leave in your refrigerator for half an hour to allow the chocolate to settle, or simply eat up and enjoy!
About Carrington Farms
For over 20 years that’s what Carrington Farms has stood for - helping you and your family eat better so that you can enjoy all that life has to offer. From grains and seeds to superfood powders, Carrington Farms is your destination for food products made with your health in mind.
Find your local Carrington Farm products today or order online at your convenience for USDA organic, Non-GMO verified foods.