superfoods

Matcha Green Goodness

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What is Matcha? Matcha is the a Japanese green tea powder made from stone-ground, shaded green tea leaves and it is one of the most powerful super foods you can add to your healthy lifestyle. The preparation of matcha starts several weeks before harvest and may last up to 20 days, when the tea bushes are covered to prevent direct sunlight. This slows down growth,… Read More »Matcha Green Goodness

Cacao – The Mayan Superfood

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History of Cocoa: Cocoa was first developed as a crop in many ancient South American cultures, with the Aztecs and Mayans being the most well-known of these indigenous populations. Researchers have found evidence of cocoa-based food dating back several thousand years. When the Spanish Conquistadors arrived in the New World and began the process of invading, colonizing, and ultimately destroying the native cultures, they also… Read More »Cacao – The Mayan Superfood

Stack of teff pancakes with raspberries

Recipe: Teff Pancakes

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Have you ever heard of Teff? If you have eaten the fermented Ethiopian flat-bread “Injera” then you know what I’m talking about. Teff is an ancient grain that is small in size but packs quite the nutritional punch. Teff is naturally gluten-free, high in protein, calcium and resistant starch that’s beneficial for managing blood sugar. It’s bran and germ make up a large percentage of… Read More »Recipe: Teff Pancakes

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Superfood Spotlight: Spirulina

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Spirulina is a type of bacteria called cyanobacterium, which is often referred to as blue-green algae. Just like plants, cyanobacteria can produce energy out of sunlight, via the process called photosynthesis. The blue-green spiral-shaped algae, usually harvested in warmer climates such as Africa and South America, is now grown in many local regions. Spirulina is an organism that grows in both fresh and saltwater. Spirulina… Read More »Superfood Spotlight: Spirulina

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Superfood Seeds

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Supercharge your nutrition by adding these little seeds of goodness! Chia seeds contains calcium, manganese, and phosphorus, and is a great source of healthy omega-3 fats. They can be sprinkled whole on top of oatmeal, cereals, salads or toast or added ground up in smoothies, baked goods and frozen desserts! Hemp seeds are a great protein source, as more than 25% of their total calories… Read More »Superfood Seeds