Best Superfoods

Superfood guide

Superfood Smoothie!

Superfoods! Do you know what superfoods are?

Superfoods are highly nutrient-dense foods that have been found around the world. They are eaten in order to boost health, prevent disease, improve well being and to prevent aging. They contain a high content of antioxidants, protein, omega-3, minerals, fiber or other essential nutrients that have proven health benefits. Nutrient-dense foods, like the superfoods listed below, have a high amount of valuable micronutrients that are not easily found in other foods. It is through these foods that we can supplement our diet, and ensure that the body gets everything it needs to function at the highest level, allowing us to feel and perform our best!

Superfoods are my favorite way to get nutrients. Even if I don’t eat well during the day, I know that if I add a few superfoods into a smoothie, to a meal, or eat them in a snack, I feel assured that I am giving my body what it needs. I have fallen in love with the following because I have found them to be the most potent, pure and of the highest quality. They can be used in all parts of your day from breakfast to dinner, and go especially well in superfood smoothies. Have fun playing with them and getting creative, and if you need some inspiration to get going, head over to Navitas Natural’s food blog, or purchase Superfood Chef, Julie Morris’ Superfood Kitchen, Superfood Smoothies, or Superfood Snacks.

Here’s my list of the best superfoods…

 

Hemp Seeds

Hemp Seeds by Nutiva

read more in “What’s up with Hemp?”

 Ideal source of omega 3 fatty acids, vegan protein, chlorophyll, zinc, fiber, iron and magnesium

Excellent cardiovascular support, promotes lean muscle mass, healthy skin, eyes, and immunity

Best Vegan Protein Powder 

Sprouted Brown Rice Protein by Sunwarrior

read more in “Vegan Protein”

 

Sunwarrior Warrior Blend Vanilla

Warrior Blend, Vanilla (pea, hemp, cranberry) Protein by Sunwarrior

Ideal protein source especially for vegans, vegetarians, children and athletes

 

Best Vitamin C Powder

Camu Camu Powder by Immunologic

 Ideal source of whole food vitamin C, calcium, potassium, iron, serine, valine, leucine, B1, B2 & B vitamins

Essential for lung health (asthma), immunity, skin (anti-aging), promotes fat burning, key for nerve/brain health, iron uptake

Best Chia (salba) Seeds

Salba Whole Seed

read more in “Salba Superfood Bowl”

Rich vegan source of omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, fiber and protein

Ideal for normal bowel movements, cholesterol, cholesterol, blood sugar, athletic performance, bone health

 

Best Raw Maca Powder

best-superfoods-maca

Gelatinized Maca Powder by Navitas Naturals

read more in “Superfood Coffee Replacement!”

Ideal for adaptogen for hormone balance, energy, anxiety, sleep, stress-reduction, mood, athletic performance

 

Best Liquid Minerals

Liquid Light by Sunwarrior

read more in “Luscious Winter Skin”

 Great source of 72 trace minerals, and electrolytes

Ideal for hydration, cardiovascular, muscular and immune health, constipation, energy, depression and anxiety

Best Raw Cacao Powder

Raw cacao powder by navitas naturals

 Raw Cacao Powder by Navitas Naturals

read more in “Superfood Coffee Replacement!”

Rich source of magnesium, iron, and natural chemicals theobromine, phenylethylamine and anandamine

Ideal for anxiety, sleep, anemia, restless leg syndrome, cardiovascular health, boosts libido + sexual energy

 

Best Rice Bran Powder

Rice Bran by NOW foods

Rice Bran Powder by NOW Foods

read more in “Superfood Coffee Replacement!”

Rich source of Vitamin E + B, CoQ-10, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Glutathioine, Carotenoids, Essential Fatty Acids, Enzymes, Phospholipids

Ideal for weight management, brain, nerve, endocrine support, cell energy production and sugar metabolism

 

Best MSM (Methyl-sulfonyl-methane) Powder

the best MSM powder

MSM Powder by Pure Encapsulations

Builds +repairs connective tissue, maintains healthy joints, increases flexibility, hastens athletic recovery, skin, hair and nails health

 

Best Rooibos Tea Powder

Rooibos Tea Powder Extract by Immunologic

Read More in “Sip Rooibos in South Africa”

Extremely rich source of antioxidants/phytonutrients including glutathione, aspalathin, quercetin, orientin and chrysoeriol

Liver cleanser, protects against skin cancer, cardiovascular disease, calms the digestive tract, ideal for diabetes, anti-inflammatory

 

Best Natural Energy Booster

best energy powder superfood

Energy Fuse by Ancient Botanicals

Composed of guarana, cordyceps, rhodiola, maca, cayenne

Immediate and sustained vitality, energy, libido, reduces stress, increases stamina and maximize athletic potential

 

Best Superfood Coffee Replacement

Best coffee replacement

Coco Gogo Energy Elixir by Essential Living Foods

Coconut sugar, cacao, lucuma, mesquite, guarana, vanilla bean, Himalayan sea salt

Source of magnesium, balances brain chemistry, boosts happiness, heart and muscle function, healthy elimination, strong bones.

 

Best Unheated Sea Salt

The best sea salt

Pink Salt by Premier Research Labs

Read More in “Misunderstood Salt”

Ideal source of trace minerals and chloride

Necessary for normal bowels, disease prevention, brain and nerve function, athletic performance

 

Best Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional Flakes by Premier Research Labs

Read More in “Vegan Protein”

Ideal source of vegan protein and vitamin B12 (tastes like cheese!)

Builds muscle, prevents aging and anemia, improves mood and energy, safe for children and pregnancy

 

Best Raw Coconut Butter

Raw Organic Coconut Butter by Artisana

Freshly made from whole coconut flesh (not just the oil) and pureed into a fiberous, densely nutritious spread

Amazing source of MCT fatty acids (healthy fat) that supports thyroid, metabolism and weight loss

 

Best Raw Coconut Oil

Raw Coconut Oil by Artisana

Non-hydrogenated, cholesterol-free coconut oil, ideal high heat oil for cooking

Amazing source of MCT fatty acids (healthy fat) that supports thyroid, metabolism and weight loss

 

The Best Greens Powder

the best greens powder

Greens Mix Powder by Premier Research Labs

Made of organic barley, oat and wheat grass, chlorella, noni, broccoli, cilantro

Ideal source of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants – perfect daily multivitamin

 

Goji Berries

the best Goji Berries

 Goji Berries by Dragon Herbs

18 amino acids, antioxidants, carotenoids, vitamins A, C, and E, and more than 20 other trace minerals and vitamins

Preserves youth, promotes general well being, ideal for energy, eye and skin health, health of heart, kidneys, liver

 

The Best Raw Honey

The best raw honey

Raw Honey by Wee Bee

Rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants

Anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-septic properties, ideal for allergies, cold, sore throat, liver

 

The Best Apple Cider Vinegar

The best Apple Cider Vinegar

Raw, Unfiltered, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar by Braggs

 Improves digestion, alkalinity, immunity, promotes healthy skin, inflammatory levels and metabolic function

The Best Mulberries

The best mulberries

Mulberry Berries by Navitas Naturals

Excellent source of nutrients including iron, calcium, vitamin C, protein and fiber

Ideal for bone health, immunity, skin, oxygen transport, anemia, energy

Superfood Tonic Tea

The best herbal tea

Spring Dragon Tea by Dragon Herbs

Gynostemma based tea with schizandra, goji berries, astragalus, eleuthero and luo han

Adaptogenic tea promoting energy, stress-relief, calming, anti-aging, respiratory tonic, immunity, weight loss and spirit

6 Comments

  • Reply laura October 26, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Thank you! Please continue to add to this list!

    • Reply Craig Jackson February 28, 2015 at 10:44 pm

      Lauren, Thanks so much for posting all the dietary information. I have the sticky mess issue mention on the “Hush…What your Toilet is Telling You” and have had it for 35 or so years. I recently learned through many years of trial and error how to control it with certain foods. These are the ONLY foods I eat:
      artichoke
      asparagus
      avocado
      banana
      blueberry
      broccoli
      cantaloupe
      carrots (cooked)
      cauliflower
      hearts of palm
      kiwi
      peas
      pineapple
      potato (russet, skinned, cubed, boiled)
      quinoa
      snap beans
      strawberry
      sweet potato (steamed)
      zucchini squash
      Valencia peanuts (raw)
      pistachios (raw)
      Brazil nuts (raw)
      cashews (raw)
      mango
      flax seed (golden, ground)
      rice protein powder

      Any other food raises the issue again.

      • Reply Gary June 18, 2015 at 9:03 pm

        So really there is no meat at all ?

        • Lauren aka The Holy Kale
          Reply Lauren aka The Holy Kale June 19, 2015 at 2:19 pm

          Hi Gary, this post is just about superfoods, meaning highly nutrient-dense foods that have proportionally higher levels of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and disease-fighting ingredients. Meat is a protein that does not fall into this category, although organic raised meat does have certain vitamins and fats that maybe beneficial to health.

  • Reply Sun Warrior vegan protein powder | Clean, Lean and Healthy May 18, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    […] Sun Warrior vegan protein powder Read More […]

  • Reply Chia Seed Recipes August 7, 2014 at 3:38 am

    Good heavens, thanks so much for posting this! It is going to help when I get Chia Seeds online! Very Cool!

  • Leave a Reply

    Content Protected Using Blog Protector By: PcDrome.