SuperfoodsSuperfoods are an interesting way to pack a few more nutrients in your everyday dish. These five superfoods are filled with benefits. There are a ton of superfoods but here are a few you can try in your next salad, smoothie bowl, or even ice cream!

Goji Berries

These fruity little guys are amazing! They have been cultivated for over 6,000 years. Goji berries traditionally were used in Traditional Tibetan and Chinese Medicine as a herbal remedy. There are 18 amino acids, plant derived polyphenolic antioxidants, and protein in these berries. They also have trace and essential minerals. Add goji berries to your snacks, desserts, granola, oatmeal, smoothies, and even cookies! You can also eat them plain.

Bee Pollen

Do you have seasonal allergies that creep up on you every year? Bee pollen might tone those down! Try and find local bee pollen to keep up with your local allergies. It is said that local honey does the same trick! You can add bee pollen to your salads, smoothie bowls, oatmeal and more. Bee pollen contains protein, which can sustain you throughout the day.

Cacao Nibs

Can’t get enough of that chocolate crunch? Try adding cacao nibs to your next snack or breakfast dish! Cacao nibs are made by crushing raw cacao beans into small pieces. Cacao is packed with energy-boosting nutrients. There is a ton of manganese, copper, and magnesium that help with normal bone health and healthy immune function. Cacao nibs also contain potassium, zinc, iron, and selenium. Add them to your deserts, trail mix, smoothies.

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds have a ton of omega-3s. These are the good fats for your body. Chia seeds are also filled with protein. They keep you fuller for longer they are great to add into your oatmeal, yogurt, or smoothie bowl during breakfast. You can also make a chia seed pudding by adding almond milk. Check out the recipe for the raspberry chia seed pudding here!


Flaxseeds were eaten by Greeks and Romans like a nut. You can add them to your oatmeal, muffins, pancakes, granola, smoothies, or cereal. They can be ground up into a meal and used in breads, muffins, and more! Flaxseeds contain one of the most powerful natural cholesterol controllers because they lower LDL cholesterol and keep HDL (the good cholesterol) levels where they were. They have a ton of fiber. Two tablespoons of flaxseeds contain four grams of fiber. This is as much as 1 ½ cups of oatmeal. Flaxseeds also contain lignans. Lignans are a natural antioxidant and they maintain breast and colon health by circulating estrogens and other substances that might promote unchecked cell growth. Flaxseeds contain 75 times more lignans than any other food. You’d have to eat about 50 cups of fresh broccoli to get the same amount of lignans as two tablespoons of flaxseed.

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