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These berries are incredibly rich in antioxidants. 1 teaspoon of acai powder has the equivalent antioxidant value to 400 blueberries. They also contain essential fatty acids, fibre, vitamins and minerals. There are over 16 types of antioxidants found in Acai berries, the main one being Anthocyanin (the antioxidant found in red wine that helps prevent cancer).
Brazilian Acai Bowl
A microscopic fresh water plant that is very rich in a wide range of vitamins and minerals. It is alkalising, high in protein, and doesn’t promote mucous formation (eg snotty nose or phlegmmy lungs). It is like taking a multi vitamin but from a natural source. It is great for improving energy, gently cleansing your liver, skin, blood and colon, and is very rich in iron. Spirulina is excellent for anyone needing extra boost in nutrition, such as stressed people, pregnant women, sports people and anyone who is generally run down or has an average diet. Add to any juice or smoothie or take as a tablet or capsule.
Spirulina & Avocado Salad Dressing
Spirulina Pesto Sacue
Chia seeds are the highest known plant source of Omega-3, with 8 times more than salmon! Unlike other sources of this important Essential Fatty Acid (eg. Flax or fish oil), it is in a highly stable form due to its powerful naturally occurring antioxidants. It contains a huge amount of fibre, calcium, vitamin C, iron and potassium.
The seeds have no flavour, so are very versatile. Sprinkle on your muesli, stirfries, in your smoothies, in your waterbottle or try one of these recipes!
Coconut Chia Pudding
Raw Choc Chia slice
A great source of iron and vitamin C, plus many other nutrients. They are very rich in antioxidants and are great for assisting healthy blood sugar levels – great for diabetics or people who get a lot of sugar cravings. 20 berries a day are suggested (small handful) and can be added to muesli, smoothies, salads, teas etc.
Oatmeal and Goji Cookies – Gluten Free
GOJI POWER JUICE / JAM
The source of all chocolate and cocoa products. Cacao is very high in magnesium which is great for relaxing muscles (amongst many other things). It has 21 times the antioxidant value of green tea. It is very good for reducing stress and nervous tension, plus increasing mental alertness and focus because of the phenylethylamine and theobromine content. Great study companion! Add powder to smoothies or drinks, add nibs to trail mix or muesli, eat beans as is or with nuts and fruit.
Make your own raw chocolate!
Raw Cacao and Avocado Mousse
Technically a seed, quinoa contains all 9 essential amino acids and has the highest protein level of all seeds. Quinoa is rich in Vit E and B’s, lysine and calcium. It’s often used as a grain substitute, replacing rice or added to thicken soups or add more protein.
Quinoa, cauliflower and shallot cakes
Used as a staple food for centuries by desert dwellers, this high protein meal contains good quantities of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc, and is rich in the amino acid lysine as well. Its low GI of 25 helps maintain stable blood sugar levels.
Mesquite flour not only stabilises blood sugar but it also tastes great: sweet with a slightly nutty wild flavour and a hint of caramel. It blends well into smoothies or other drinks, especially those made with Cacao and Maca.