Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Your Daily Superfood

Superfoods are ... well, super. They make you feel like a supermodel and give you the strength and endurance of Superman! However, all this is superfluous (sorry, I had to) if you can't incorporate superfoods into your daily regime without being a real inconvenience then you cannot harness their awesome powers!! So here are a few ways that I sneak superfoods into my day...

* Sprinkle into your porridge, muesli, smoothie or cereal - Maca powder, Acai berries, Goji berries, Cacao, Chia seeds
* Add to your smoothie or fresh vegetable/green juice - Spirulina, Wheatgrass
* Add to your trail mix/nuts - Inca berries, Goji berries

Make sure, as with all great foods, you are getting a good variety and not concentrating on just one. I like to split my superfoods up into different categories and have one a day:
Berries: Goji, Acai, Inca
Greens and Powders: Spirulina, Wheatgrass, Maca
Seeds: Chia seed, Linseed/Flaxseed

This way I am ensuring a great spread of nutrients and also that I don't get bored by having the same foods everyday! Remember too much of anything is never a good thing!

How do you incorporate superfoods into your diet?

Love and light,
Lauren xxx

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Mmm.. Muesli and A Carrot Zinger - the breakfast of champions!

The thing I love about muesli is just how versatile it is -- I have never made it the same way twice!
I love to mix crunchy nuts and seeds with yummy raw oats! This is my current mix, my favourite combination so far!

In a big jar mix together:

2 cups raw oats
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup pepitas
1 cup LSA
1 cup linseed meal (for extra omega-3's!)
1 cup crushed nuts -- walnuts, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, pecans and cashew are great!
1 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup psyllium husk
1/4 cup lecithin  granules

There is no better way to start the day!! I generally wake up to a bowl of muesli topped with fresh fruit salad, a sprinkle of Acai berries and a big dollop of biodynamic, natural yoghurt and a fresh carrot zinger juice!

Carrot Zinger Juice:

1 carrot
1 stick ginger
1 tsp spirulina

Fruit, veggies, whole grains, natural yoghurt and packed full of protein -- yuuuum! :)

How do you like to start your day?

Love and light,
Lauren xxx