In the last few years, we’ve seen a number of superfoods cross our Facebook newsfeed, Twitter and even our morning paper, getting us excited about yet another food from afar. From avocado and coconut, to quinoa and kefir, it seems like there’s always some new food on the block promising to make us better inside and out. For 2019, we love the way that superfoods speak to innovation, so move over kale and quinoa! It’s time for these super foods to take over.
Matcha and green tea powder have ruled the smoothie world, but moringa is the greens powder you probably haven’t heard of. Packed with vitamin C, calcium and those ever important important amino acids, this velvety powder is native to West Africa and Nepal.
To use it, sprinkle into your morning smoothie, yoghurt or green juice. It’s been said to help manage blood sugar and stabilize histamine production (one of your inflammatory cascades), and to top it all off, this caffeine free powder is a natural energy booster – so enjoy!
We think it’s time that gluten-free lovers got a new addition to the mix. If you haven’t heard of it, Cassava Flour is the gluten-free flour that’s paleo-, vegan- and nut-free friendly. Made out of the cassava root, It doesn’t have a high nutritional content (unlike buckwheat, sprouted or multigrain flours), but it does make up for itself with it’s nonallergenic properties. It does lend itself more to heartier breads, so think about using it more for biscuits and hard breads to use for dipping into sauces and stews.
Make It A Bowl
While not quite a superfood, for 2019, plates are out and bowls are in! Whether it’s poke bowl, a ramen bowl, a pasta bowl, a buddha bowl or a smoothie bowl you’ll be sipping your way to healthier living before you know it!
Bring on the Seaweed
We’ve been watching the rise of wakame,algae, spirulina, agar agar, nori and cochayuyo for the past few years, but now the real food is making a strong appearance. These superfoods are packed full of antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, which are crucial for your brain health (think of it when you’re wondering what to take for depression, cardiovascular disease, brain injuries and fetal development during pregnancy).
These small, raisin-like nuts are brimming with fibre, vegetable protein, potassium and prebiotics, known to assist digestion. They’re also a fantastic source of magnesium, a natural muscle relaxant and essential mineral to keep blood pressure healthy and bones strong.