Sharing my superfood list was sparked by a conversation with my mom about aging. The benefits of eating a whole, plant-forward diet has so many benefits. And no, we are not vegan.
Adopting a Whole Foods Diet – the Earlier the Better
Luckily, the anti-inflammatory and “whole foods” diet I adopted in my early twenties had an anti-aging benefit. However, I only really become aware of this in more recent years. But I sure do wish I had a superfood list back then. It would have made things so much easier!
In addition to reducing inflammation, my other goal was to optimize my nutrition. Back then I didn’t know much about superfoods and I certainly didn’t have a Superfood List. But, I know now that incorporating superfoods is imperative. Adding them in on a daily basis is one the most convenient and effective ways to reduce inflammation and optimize nutrition. Plus, anti-aging benefits too!
Side Benefits from Following a Superfood List
The “side benefits” of adding the items from my superfood list to your diet are threefold:
- Reduced risk for degenerative and inflammatory disease
- Slowed aging process
- You will feel AND look better
Let’s face it: maximizing nutrition in today’s rush-rush world is not easy….
Life is a lot different today than it was back when I graduated from high school. Day to day life just seems busier, more stressful and rushed. This means optimizing nutrition is not something that will just happen, unless you make it a priority.
However, identifying and incorporating key superfoods can help you maximize nutrition and reduce inflammation. Without spending all day in the grocery, health food store or kitchen.
The superfood list included below are some of the world’s most nutrient-dense foods. They also contain a very high number of anti-aging and anti-inflammatory nutrients. I can’t think of one single person who would not benefit from eating every single item on the superfood list. To include my growing pre-teenagers.
The only real problem with the superfood list is that some of the foods on the list are not very tasty. Actually, some of them do not taste good at all and they are definitely not cheap. Lastly, they are not that convenient to eat either. But don’t despair! I have a tasty, economical and convenient solution—I will share the solution in just a bit.
But first, let’s go through the top 8 most powerful supplements on my Superfood List.
Superfood List: 8 Powerful Superfoods
This list of superfoods is powerful. If you can find a way to add some of these into our every day, your body will greatly benefit. But you don’t have to worry! Because, I am going to share an amazing Smoothie recipe that will combine all of these items from our superfood list!
Superfood #1: Chlorella
Considered the world’s greatest anti-aging food, chlorella has incredible rejuvenating properties. Chlorella will improve the function of every cell in your body. It also has dramatic effects on the appearance of your skin, specifically against wrinkles.
With an abundance of nucleic acids, chlorella’s powerful anti-aging properties support a healthy body both inside and out.
Superfood #2: Moringa
India’s traditional natural Ayurvedic medicine currently incorporates moringa leaves in the care of over 300 different diseases. Moringa is known for lowering inflammation and oxidative stress as well as protecting against viral and bacterial infections.
This superfood is especially well-known for combating abnormal cell growth and revitalizing damaged cells. It also protects kidneys and stregnthens hair and skin. Moringa is definitely a superfood.
Superfood #3: Maca
This is my favorite afternoon coffee alternative! Maca is amazing for providing a clean, sustained energy in addition to helping to regulate hormones, improving memory, combating mood swings and enhancing fertility in both men and women. It is also one of my favorite stress-busting foods.
From insomnia to low energy, hot flashes to vaginal dryness and low libido, and even anxiety and depression, maca has consistently been shown to help women (and men!) with an array of bothersome hormonal symptoms.
Superfood #4: Spirulina
The world’s most nutrient-dense food, spirulina contains extraordinary concentrations of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients. It is also an excellent source of vitamin B12 and contains all essential amino acids in addition to hard-to-get “super fats” such as gamma0-linolenic-acid and essential trace minerals. Try my Spirulina Shot recipe here.
If you are looking for a natural and cost-effective way to cleanse, nourish, energize, strengthen, regenerate and rejuvenate your body. Then adding spirulina to your daily regimen should be at the top of your “to do” list. Learn about the 14 BIG Health Benefits of Spirulina here.
Superfood #5: Cacao
Considered to be the #1 longevity food, cacao is also the best source of magnesium of any food. Cacao is well researched and known to boost brain function. It also helps to build strong bones, regulate blood pressure, and promote strong hair and nails.
Cacao even has the ability to raise the “feel good” neurotransmitter. Plus raise serotonin, in your brain to boost mood and improve overall sense of well-being.
Superfood #6: Wheat Grass
The ultimate detox food! Wheat grass is well recognized for it’s ability to cleanse the blood. In addition, it helps to detoxify the liver and neutralize toxic substances such as mercury. It is super rich in chlorophyll and has been shown in studies to rejuvenate cells.
Wheat grass is also high in nutrients antioxidants and may reduce cholesterol too.
Superfood #7: Camu Camu
This superfood contains a whopping 600 times more vitamin C than oranges. In addition, camu camu has the highest amount of this super anti-aging antioxidant of any botanical source.
Camu camu is also incredibly rich in the phytonutrients. This superfood helps to support the health and appearance of your skin, hair, nails, tendons and ligaments.
Vitamin C even plays a critical role in the creation of key feel-good neurotransmitters, including norepinephrine, epinephrine, and dopamine. And there is no better way to get your vitamin C than from a whole food.
Superfood #8: Acai
The most antioxidant rich food in the world, acai has a phenomenally high ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) value. Meaning it can gobble up damaging free radicals faster than just about any other food on the planet.
Acai is also bursting with hard-to-get essential fatty acids. It helps promote the health of your central nervous system, immune system, reproductive system and cardiovascular system.
An Easy, Economical & Tasty Solution to Eating Every Item on the Superfood List
As mentioned above, getting all eight foods on the superfood list is not necessarily cheap, tasty or convenient. Unless, you can get them in a powdered “whole food” form to mix in a smoothie, water or your favorite non-dairy milk.
The Perfect Superfood List Organic Smoothie Mix
After a LOT of effort we have created the perfect Superfood List Smoothie Mix that is both economical and convenient. All you need to do is purchase the following ingredients. Then, start a little assembly line of at least 7 small glass jars or containers. Add the appropriate amount of each superfood into each container. They are also in raw, organic, powdered form. There are no fillers, additives, preservatives or extra ingredients.
And truthfully, having the superfoods in a powdered form is amazing. It can easily be mixed in a smoothie, water or non-dairy milk. It’s really the only reasonable way to get all eight superfoods into your diet on a daily basis.
Superfood List Organic Mix Ingredients:
Although they come in a “packaged form”, make no mistake, this mixture is NOT a “processed food”! We are simply going to blend the “whole” superfoods together.
- Chlorella Powder (organic), from Anthony’s Organics
- Cacao Powder (organic), from Navitas Naturals
- Maca Powder (organic), from Navitas Naturals
- Amazing Grass Super Greens Booster: Greens Powder with Spirulina, Moringa, Wheat Grass & Kale
- Camu Camu Powder (organic), from Nativas Organics
- Acai Powder (organic), from Navitas Organics
Having the superfoods list mixture already blended together in a powdered form is great. Thankfully, some of the less-palatable ones get “cancelled out” by the more flavorful ones.
My Superfood List Smoothie Recipe
If you decide to pre-mix the Superfood List Mixture above, then you’ll be able to easily stir a day’s worth into any liquid. You can use water, hemp milk or almond milk. Although this mixture is loaded with nutrients, it is actually very low in calories (only 20 calories per scoop).
So it is not to be used as a meal replacement or anything like that. Instead, think of it as a nutritional “booster”.Print
Superfood List Chocolate Smoothie
Superfood List contains 8 powerful superfoods that provide the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet plus a delicious superfood smoothie.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: Smoothie
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
SUPERFOOD LIST MIXTURE INGREDIENTS:
- 1 teaspoon Chlorella Powder, from Anthony’s Organics
- 1 teaspoon Amazing Grass Super Greens Booster: Greens Powder with Spirulina, Moringa, Wheat Grass & Kale
- 1 teaspoon Organic Maca Powder, from Navitas Organics
- 2 tablespoons Organic Cacao Powder, from Navitas Naturals
- 1 teaspoon Organic Camu Camu Powder, from Nativas Organics
- 1.5 teaspoons Organic Acai Powder, from Navitas Organics
Add this mixture to the smoothie recipe below.
SUPERFOOD LIST CHOCOLATE SMOOTHIE
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 frozen organic banana
- 3 large frozen organic strawberries
- 2 tablespoons
- 5 organic prunes or pitted dates
- 1 tablespoons such as Navitas Naturals
- 1 handful organic mache lettuce or baby spinach leaves
- 3/4 cup ice
- Pre-mix your superfood smoothie mixture so it’s ready for your daily superboost smoothie.
- Then, place all ingredients, except for the ice, in a high-speed blender and process until smooth and creamy. Add the ice and process again until cold and creamy. Serve ice cold.
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