Why Chia Seeds Should be Your New Favourite Superfood!

CHIA the name for these tiny little black seeds, meaning “Strength” we have no doubt that this superfood is as strong, and powerful as its name suggests! The superfood chia contains healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium, and it’s benefits are amazing! We’ve put together a list of the benefits we think you’ll love in addition to chia being a tasty breakfast or snack and can be added to pretty much all foods!

GET YOUR NATURAL ENERGY

Slow release energy is at it’s absolute best through drinking or eating chia seeds, ideal for a breakfast or morning snack – which leaves you hydrated, feeling energised over a longer period of time from it’s ability to be slowly digested. Runners and athletes love chia seeds because they don’t have an energy “peak”, they keep you going for much longer at a level that doesn’t expect a “crash” afterwards. We include chia seeds into our smoothies through our Longer Lasting ENERGY Superfood Blend because of this and recommend adding the blend into breakfast smoothies, shakes or overnight oats.

WE’RE ALL ABOUT THE ANTIOXIDANTS

Chia seeds contain a high amount of natural antioxidants, which are far more effective than any kind of supplement – we’ve even learnt that it may be more beneficial than blueberries when it comes to their antioxidant powers.

The antioxidants in chia seeds can help repair the body’s skin and prevent damage and can help to prevent free radical damage!

PROTEIN AND FIBER POWER

Almost all of the carbohydrates in chia seeds are fiber, in fact there are 5 grams of fiber in each tablespoon of Chia helping to improve your digestive health as well as lowering cholesterol and reducing inflammation! The combination of protein and fibre means the seeds provide long, slow release of energy to keep blood-sugar levels stable which can start working within 2-3 hours after consumption!

WEIGHT LOSS – BUT HOW?

Chia seeds can be added to water, smoothies, juices or even yogurt, and when left for a while, you’ll see the tiny seeds expand and become more of a gel, absorbing up to 12x their weight in liquid. When you eat or drink chia seeds, the absorbing also occurs in your stomach – this will keep you feeling fuller for longer, great to use if you are eating less or trying to curb your cravings mid-morning or in the afternoon.

HOW CAN I GET CHIA SEEDS IN MY DIET NOW?

We have included chia seeds into our Longer Lasting ENERGY Superfood Blend – purchase yours today and feel the benefits!

6 Incredible Benefits of Eating Bee Pollen

Bee pollen is created when the bee itself mixes pollen from a flower with the honey nectar they create to make it easier for them to move around than the loose pollen particles, this mixture of plant power and bee nectar makes for an incredibly healthy superfood!

We wanted to share with you how this tiny little golden nugget of amazingness will benefit you and your overall health. One of the most mind blowing facts we’ve heard is that bee pollen contains almost all of the nutrients required for the human body to thrive- WHAT!

1. HIGHER ENERGY

We have included bee pollen into our Longer Lasting ENERGY Superfood Blend because of it’s well known qualities of giving you longer lasting energy, better physical endurance, and energy for a longer period of time, bee pollen can help generally improving mood and mentality.

2. STRONGER IMMUNITY

Comparable to a lot of the benefits of honey, bee pollen is also an antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral agent, it also reduces inflammation, boosts the immune system and lowers cholesterol levels naturally.

3. HEALTHIER SKIN

Although you would never have guessed – bee pollen includes so many vitamins and minerals that it helps your skin look glowing, dewy and younger by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and stimulating the blood supply across all of your skin cells! For anyone who suffers from acne and age spots, bee pollen is effective in helping reduce redness and appearance of spots!

4. DAMAGE AND REPAIR

Some of the enzymes in bee pollen are also known for helping the skin repair after burns, inflammation and any reactions of an allergy or swelling – this really is the “go too” food for all kinds of ailments and issues. Bee pollen has also been found to decrease free radicals present in the human body reducing the process of ageing and risk of disease.

5. WEIGHT LOSS AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

For people who are looking to lose weight, or even sustain and maintain a healthy and nutritious lifestyle, bee pollen can be used to reduce cravings and regulate hormones and help to stabilize a healthy metabolism as well, proving to be beneficial to nourish whilst also helping to prevent poor eating habits.

6. EVEN MORE BENEFITS

Bee pollen has incredibly been known to increase the fertility for both men and women and naturally boosting the entire physical ( internal and external) health as well as the mental health in people of all ages relieving migraines and headaches.

We can’t think of much that this superfood DOESN’T DO but all we know is how much we need this ingredient in our system everyday to get the best out of it’s amazing qualities for our optimum health and to keep us going in the long run!

Both our Longer Lasting ENERGY Superfood Blend and our Higher IMMUNITY Superfood Blend include bee pollen as one of the main ingredients, so try out the amazing ingredient today and start to enjoy all the benefits of this truly super superfood!

4 Benefits of Baobab Powder (Fruit)

The citrus flavoured superfood, baobab comes from a huge tree, and both the fruit as well as the leaves of the baobab tree have super healing nutrients, benefits and natural powers. The tree can be found growing in Africa, Madagascar, Australia, and Arabia and has been used as a form of medicine for centuries. Although there are many ways to consume this fabulous Vitamin C rich superfood, we’ve found the easiest way to include baobab into your diet is in its powdered form, which can be easily added to smoothies, drinks, juices and healthy bakes. Some of our favourite benefits of baobab will make you wonder why you aren’t already including this super-superfood into your diet everyday!

ENERGY

Because of it’s high levels of vitamin C – you can expect great improvement in your energy levels in a very effective slow-release, to help you last longer throughout the day without feeling a “spike” and a “low” to follow. After 2-3 weeks of including baobab in your daily routine you’ll feel less lethargic and fatigued on even the busiest of days!

IMMUNITY

Baobab contains around 6 times more vitamin C than what you would find in 100 grams of oranges which proves how strong the fruit is as an antioxidant. With its combination of copper, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc, an immunity boost, improvement in blood pressure and an increase in your white blood cell count, mean your health and wellbeing is at its best with this superfood included into your everyday routine!

GROWTH AND REPAIR

The high vitamin C in Baobab substantially improves the repair and growth in your bones, your tissue, cells and blood vessels, not only meaning that your immune system is more protected and quicker to repair but also the time it takes to heal after surgery, injuries or any external damage and recover from illness is appropriate and ensures normal cell re-growth to help the natural progress of repair take place with less damage in the long run.

BONE STRENGTH

Baobab is also known for its high concentration of Calcium and Magnesium, two of the most important minerals for bone strength. Perfect for all ages, but an ideal ingredient for anyone who is keen to improve bone strength as our bodies age.

To include more baobab into your daily diet you can purchase our Longer Lasting ENERGY Superfood Blend today!

Secret Super Brownies

These healthy chocolate brownies are an amazing alternative to our favourite treat ever! I’ve made these a few times now and can’t wait for you to try them as well.

Ingredients

500g sweet potato
100g ground almond
100g ground oats
12 medjool dates
2 tbsp melted coconut oil
6 bsp raw cacao
6 tbsp agave nectar
A pinch of salt
5 tablespoons of our Stronger FOCUS Superfood Blend

For the icing

2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp agave nectar
2 tbsp cacao
2 tbsp almond butter

Instructions

Steam the sweet potatoes until they are soft. I cooked mine in the microwave then removed the skin.

Pit the dates if they have stones in. Chop roughly then put in a food processor with the sweet potatoes along with 5 tablespoons of our Stronger FOCUS superfood Blend. Then blend this all into a puree.

Put the date and sweet potato puree in a bowl with all the other ingredients and stir well. The mixture will be quite stiff.

Transfer to a square tin lined with baking paper.

Bake in the oven at 180C for 40-50 minutes. A skewer should come out dry when they are ready.

Let the brownie cool in the tin for about 10 minutes before removing and transferring to a wire rack.

While the brownies are cooling, put all the ingredients for the icing in a small bowl. Heat in the microwave for a minute then stir together. Let it cool in the fridge. If it’s still too runny when you are ready to use it, put it in the freezer for a short time to firm up.

Cut the brownies into squares and spread the icing on top.

They will keep well for about 4 days in an airtight tin.

Pre-order your Stronger FOCUS Superfood Blend here.