In a day and age, where each one of us is always on the move, stopping for no one and nothing, are we any less than super heroes? Doesn’t perpetually being on the run qualify as a super power? Yes, yes it does!
Like superman and wonder woman, you too need your daily fix of these super powders. Here’s a list of four such must haves that, by the end of this article, you’ll be dying to pick up from one of our stores!
Scientifically called Medicago sativa, Alfalfa means “Father of Foods” and is a powerhouse among sprouts and herbs. It contains a variety of minerals including iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, sulfur, chlorine, sodium, potassium, and silicon. A splendid source of Vitamin E, C and K, it can be incorporated into your daily diet seamlessly. The powder can be added to herbal teas, along with red raspberry and peppermint to conjure up a tasty yet healthy drink. Scoops of the powder can be enjoyed in fruit smoothies in summer months, the minty, cool taste repelling the heat.
Alfalfa Powders help eliminate morning sickness, alleviate allergies, cleanse the blood, and support the pituitary gland. In addition to soothing arthritis pains and joint problems, it also acts as a blood detoxifier. The powder mustn’t be used in combination with blood thinning agents or medications as it can interfere or amplify the effects of these.
Wheatgrass is the young grass of the common wheat plant called triticum aestivum. This gluten-free edible grass is milled down into a fine green powder that’s used to create a multipurpose product for superheroes like yourselves. Consisting of Iron, Amino Acids and Vitamin C and E, wheatgrass powder only recently made it into the “SuperFood” club. Within antioxidants and electrolytes, it’s the perfect fix for an incredible like yourself. The best way to consume it, is to dissolve a spoonful of the powder in a glass of water and drink up!
The concoction helps oxygenate the body, boosts metabolism, rebuilds damaged tissues and improves nerve signaling and mental well being.
Spirulina is a natural cyanbacteria powder that is incredibly high in protein and a good source of antioxidants, B-vitamins and other nutrients. When harvested correctly from non-contaminated ponds and bodies of water, it is one of the most potent nutrient sources available. It is largely made up of protein and essential amino acids, and is typically recommended for vegetarians due to its high natural iron content. With a bluish green tinge, it can be incorporated by the pinch in everyday foods, or had as a drink, with the juice of a lemon and water.
It helps flush out toxins from the body, helps to boost the immune system and acts as a natural detox. It also cleans the skin, preventing acne and providing a glow.
Barley Grass Powder:
Barley grass refers to the young soft green shoots which crop up on the Barley plant. It is amongst the earliest grown sweet grass in the world and is a multi-nutrient rich super food loaded with vitamins such as vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, E and K. It contains an abundance of electrolytes such as magnesium, phosphorous and potassium along with other essential minerals such as zinc, iron and calcium. Barley grass is also a rich provider of powerful antioxidants and essential amino acids and beneficial enzymes. Slightly bitter, yet cooling, it can be combined with a teaspoon of water to make a thick paste and had as is, or added to lemonade to appeal to your sense of test.
Barley Grass Powder offers protection from radiation and cellular damage, helps fight addiction, and simultaneously helps eliminate accumulated toxins from the body.
Each of these powders can be incorporated into your meals in subtle, seamless ways.
For kids and children, try adding a scoop to pancake batter. Not only will this provide a rich color but will also increase the nutritional value of the sweet delicacy. Used with our organic flour, this can’t go wrong.
For yet another whimsical treat, you can make gummies for when you’re on the go. You’ll need Gelatin, lemon, 2 cups greens juice, and a table spoon or two of your super powder of choice. Mix the gelatin and the lemon juice, and let it sit. Whisk all the ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Do not bring it to a boil. Skim any foam from the top, and pour into molds. Let it set and enjoy!
The powders can also be added to your soups for a tasty twist, adding a bitter, cooling flavor.
They can be stirred into salad dressings, poured over kale, spinach and other crunchy veggies. Not only does this taste delicious, it also makes it easy to enjoy greens altogether.
A super hero like you needs their daily boost of nutrients, and what’s better than a series of super foods handcrafted for a super hero? Head to Nature’s Basket and grab them all!