10 Superfoods To Eat This Summer

1. Turmeric

That deep flavour and bold colour in most curries? Yep, that’s turmeric! This ingredient is pretty remarkable… With its huge health benefits, versatile nature and magnificent colour, our Organic Turmeric makes it incredibly easy to get your daily dose of curcumin while enjoying the earthy, peppery flavours this essential spice has to offer.

Suggested Use: Add this spice to curries, soups, stews, sauces and marinades and any dish you wish to colour yellow (such as rice). Turmeric can even be used as a substitute for saffron and is one of the traditional ingredients used to give piccalilli its yellow colouring. Try packing turmeric into capsules for a healthy homemade supplement, create a healthy glass of golden milk, blend into smoothies and don’t forget the turmeric tea!


2. Beetroot Powder 

What’s not to love about our Organic Beetroot Powder?! It’s the perfect natural colouring for baking, beverages and cooking (don’t get us started on powerfully pink pasta, pizza dough and beetroot lattes!) This bold powder has a mildly sweet flavour so why not try adding to soups, marinades, sauces, salad dressings, ice creams, custards (the list goes on and on!) Psst…1 teaspoon of beetroot powder is the equivalent of 1 whole fresh beetroot.


3. Bee Pollen

Our Bee Pollen is produced in the anthers of flowering plants; this fine powder is bound together by the bees with fructose, glucose and their saliva and is used as a source of protein. Bee pollen has often been described as a ‘superfood’ and one of ‘natures perfect foods’, given that bee pollen is believed to offer the most comprehensive range of trace elements, minerals including copper, potassium, iron, magnesium and zinc, amino acids, and Vitamins including B-complex A, C, D and E. Bee pollen is comprised of approximately 30% protein, 55% carbohydrate, 1% to 2% fat, and 3% minerals and vitamins.

Suggested Use: Add to smoothies, sauces and dressings such as honey mustard dressing, bee pollen can also be added to breads, cakes and savoury dishes that contain honey. Stir in to yogurt, sprinkle on breakfast cereal and pasta. Bee pollen can also be dissolved and mixed into lotions, creams and salves for soothing eczema, acne and nappy rash.


4. Chia Seeds

Small and mighty are our Organic Chia Seeds! As a rich source of omega 3 these little seeds are a vegan’s best friend especially when added to bread, cakes, biscuits, cereals, salads, soups and sandwiches. They even make a great egg replacement when baking! To replace one egg, use one tablespoon of Organic Chia Seeds mixed with three tablespoons of water, leave to sit for 15 minutes until a gel forms and voila!


5. Spirulina Powder

Did you know our Organic Spirulina Powder can be consumed by humans and animals? That’s because it’s a type of seaweed (which explains it’s dark green colour!) It’s often taken as a dietary supplement because it’s believed to have huge health benefits, but we love to use this wholesome wholefood to bring natural colour to our smoothies, bakes and warming teas. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, try using as a colouring agent for soaps, face masks and hair treatment!


6. Sunflower Seeds

Is it even summer if you’re not snacking on nutritious Sunflower Seeds?! It’s believed these seeds may help lower blood pressure as they contain vitamin E, magnesium, protein, linoleic fatty acids and several plant compounds.

Suggested Use: Sunflower seeds make a tasty and nutritious snack eaten on their own; they can also be sprinkled onto breakfast cereals, added to bread, flapjacks, cakes, biscuits, stir fries, nut roasts and veggie burgers, sprinkled over salads and grain dishes. They can also be made into a type of nut butter.


7. Goji Berries

There’s no avoiding these bold and beautiful sun-dried goji berries! Enjoy as a nutritious snack, sprinkle on top of smoothie bowls and mix into healthy homemade

granola. The flavour of these gorgeous gojis is tart and sour (similar to cranberries) and they have a chewy yet soft texture. Treat them as you would raisins (but a lot prettier!) by incorporating them into your favourite baking recipes.


8. Blueberry Powder

Love the colour and taste of blueberries? Then you’ll adore this powerfully purple powder! Stir this all-natural ingredient into your smoothies for an extra boost of superfood goodness or try sprinkling into milkshakes, ice creams and meringues for a pop of purple colour.


9. Organic Mulberries

Oh, these berries? These are our Organic Dried Mulberries! Gold and brown in colour with a delicate taste and texture, these popular berries are widely used in pies, tarts, wines and herbal teas or can be snacked on as a sweet treat. They’re SO versatile that you’ll be coming back for more sooner than you think!


10. Hemp Seeds

Hemp as a plant is used to make paper, cloth and rope, the seeds are used to make hemp milk and ice cream, expressed as oil that can be used for cooking, and oil and extracts of hemp are used in soap and cosmetic making. You can sprinkle our hemp seeds onto salads and cereal; they make a tasty, ‘nutty’, crunchy topping to fruit and yoghurt. Add to flapjack, biscuit and seed cake recipes or add to juices and smoothies. They can also be sprinkled on to cooked vegetables, and used as a topping for home made bread.

About the Author

Georgia

As an animal lover and baking enthusiast, Georgia can often be found experimenting with plant-based recipes in her kitchen.

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