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Superfoods uncovered and healthy beetroot latte recipe

September 8, 2020

Superfoods are a bit of a controversial topic because they have become all the craze lately but there is still a lot of research that needs to be done on them. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t eat them but just be mindful of packaging and marketing.

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Superfoods uncovered and healthy beetroot latte recipe


Superfoods are a bit of a controversial topic because they have become all the craze lately but there is still a lot of research that needs to be done on them. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t eat them but just be mindful of packaging and marketing. Many “superfoods” also come at quite a cost but you don’t have to spend money on super foods to be healthy. If your budget allows, then great, but if not then don’t sweat it – many fruits and vegetables are also considered to be superfoods.

What are they?

Superfoods are essentially nutrient dense foods. There isn’t a specific definition or criteria which is why there is quite a bit of grey area in the world of superfoods.

Popularized superfoods are:

  • Spirulina
  • Manuka honey
  • Wheatgrass
  • Avocado
  • Acai
  • Coconut
  • Goji berries
  • Maca
  • Medicinal mushrooms
  • Collagen
  • Quinoa
  • Seaweed

Other superfoods:

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Blueberries
  • Flaxseed
  • Beets
  • Cinnamon
  • Lemon
  • Garlic
  • Kale
  • Salmon

Benefits

The benefits of superfoods vary greatly depending on the type. Many are thought to help fight free radicals in your body, are rich in antioxidants, reduce inflammation, balance hormones, boost immunity, prevent growth of cancer cells, support heart health, stabilize blood sugar, boost energy and support bone health.

How to use them 

There are tons of ways to incorporate superfoods.

  • Powdered superfoods – blended in teas, lattes, and smoothies
  • Lemon, garlic, cinnamon as seasonings and in dressings
  • Vegetables – roasted and steamed and added to grain bowls

Beetroot latte

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 medium beet, peeled and diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups plant-based milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla or 1 scoop of vanilla collagen 
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • optional: 1 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400F

Add beets and olive oil to a baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes

Before the beets are completely cooked add milk to a saucepan on medium heat

Heat until hot but not boiling

Remove beets from oven

Add all ingredients to a blender and blender until well mixed

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