By Julie Morris, Superfood Chef
Are you a total beginner in the kitchen or just don’t have the time for complicated superfood recipes? You're not alone. Although cooking with superfoods is an incredibly rewarding experience, many people's schedules simply don't allow them to do so on a regular basis. Luckily, there are a number of super simple ways to incorporate superfoods into your daily life that require little-to-no cooking at all! Here are five of our favorites that you can start this week:
1. Better Your Breakfast Bowl
From instant oatmeal to your favorite cereal, think of your breakfast bowl as a perfect opportunity to add a superfood upgrade. Throw a handful of nuts or seeds on top, and add some superberries like blueberries or Mulberries for extra antioxidants. And don’t think all those "fancy" superfood powders are just for smoothies either – a warm bowl of oats is a great place to quickly mix in a teaspoon of Maca Powder or a scoop of Vanilla & Greens Essential Blend.
2. Use Hemp Seeds for Savories
There are tons of creative ways to cook with Hemp Seeds, but if you’re pressed for time, just sprinkle them on your next salad, soup or even take-out meal. The seeds add a great bit of toothsome nuttiness, while boosting your protein and EFA levels at the same time.
3. Add Goji Berries to Tea
Are you a tea drinker? Toss a handful of Goji Berries into your next cup while you brew. The berries will plump up with hot water within minutes, sweeten your tea naturally, and serve as a delicious snack to enjoy along with your beverage.
4. Put Chia on it
What’s your favorite food? Great, sprinkle Chia on it! Chia Seeds have almost no flavor and are so small that they are often unnoticed when used in small quantities. You can sprinkle a teaspoon of Chia Seeds on virtually anything at all, and reap the rewards. Or, mix Chia Seeds into your water bottle for hydration with a little bit of chew!
5. Turn any Beverage into a Green Juice
If you’re impressed with the benefits of green juice but don’t have the time to make it yourself (or the money to always buy it), put Wheatgrass Powder to use. Stir in a half teaspoon (one serving) into your juice, milk, water, or even cocktail, and take advantage of Wheatgrass’ hyper-condensed micronutrient content. This is an especially excellent superfood ingredient, because in this form, it has almost no flavor!
Do you have a favorite super-simple use for superfoods? Share it with us in the comments below!