Superfood Stars

I decided to forgo posting a recipe today. I just wasn’t feeling it.

I’ve been really into focusing my diet around superfoods lately though, so I thought I’d share some information on that instead.

A list of 65 SUPERFOODS!!

Personally, I find it really helpful to know what foods are particularly nutritious and healthful when I go about choosing recipes to make throughout the week. We all know that fruits and vegetables are healthy, of course. But! There are some that stand out far above others as far as nutritional content. The same can be said about grains, nuts, etc. Not all are created equal! Haha so to speak…

This particular list of superfoods is one that I put together based on various readings that I have done. The list is quite long and I am sure could even be extended further. But if you are looking for a basic overview of some fantastic superfoods, this list fits the bill.

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I’ve even included a handy-dandy Superfoods PDF file for you (just right click that link)! Go ahead and save it to your computer or print it out and stick it to your fridge for easy reference : )

Vegetables

  • Red bell peppers
  • Avocado
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Fresh cilantro and parsley
  • Spinach
  • Onions
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Beets
  • Watercress
  • Kale
  • Celery
  • Collard greens
  • Asparagus
  • Sprouts
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Arugula
  • Radishes
  • Pumpkin
  • Dulse and kelp
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Cucumbers

Fruit

  • Pears
  • Blueberries
  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Acai
  • Papaya
  • Lemon
  • Figs
  • Pineapple
  • White Mulberries
  • Camu Berries
  • Maqui Berries
  • Goji Berries
  • Sea Buckthorn

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Nuts and Seeds

  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Flaxseeds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Hemp seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Sacha inchi nuts
  • Chia seeds
  • Coconut
  • Cacao Nibs (or powder)

Grains

  • Buckwheat and groats
  • Wild rice
  • Quinoa
  • Millet
  • Teff

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Other Foods

  • Turmeric
  • Raw apple cider vinegar
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Bee pollen
  • Spirulina and chlorella
  • Mesquite powder
  • Lucuma
  • Maca
  • Green tea
  • Coconut water
  • Kombucha

Eventually I am going to go through each of these foods in detail when I start up my blogging segment “Superfood Spotlight“. I’m shooting for that to start after the Holidays. Right in time for our New Years resolutions to kick our butts into gear! Haha.

Resources: Superfood Smoothies by Julie Morris, The Beauty Detox Foods by Kimberly Snyder

 

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