But let’s be real, it’s hard to be healthy. Am I right ladies?! A good chunk of my nutrients are consumed through liquid (
that feels so weird to type lol). What I mean, is that you’ve heard me talk about smoothie bowls before. Now, I’m expanding on the power ingredients that go into those! In addition, I’ll touch on some other yummy snacks you can create with these ingredients!
I was recently at TjMaxx and found a handful of products I had never heard of! I decided to pick up a few and taste test + expand my knowledge a bit. In today’s post, I’ll be sharing my experiences with these yummy, healthy, obsessions. They have really transformed my meal prep forever! Let’s get into it!
“I can’t control everything in my life, but I can control what I put in my body”
This product is more than just a fine powder made of tea leaves. It’s an anti-aging, detoxifying, mood boosting power house! I always make sure to add at least a teaspoon of this stuff to my smoothies in the morning because it helps aid my health in the right direction!
Keep in mind guys, I’m definitely not referring to the matcha that goes into the green tea latte at Starbucks. Word of advice on that, proceed with caution. Although the drink is thirst quenching, the matcha Starbucks uses is filled with sugar. Stay clear of a matcha with too sugary of a base. In moderation it’s okay but an everyday pick up will only give us unwanted results.
Mmmm…I’ll tell you what, there’s nothing wrong with a little chocolate. Substitute milk chocolate shreds with cacao nibs! This treat consists of cacao beans that have been roasted, removed from their outer skins, and broken into bite sized pieces. Not only is this great for smoothie mixtures, it’s also amazing on some vanilla yogurt! This ingredient is full of antioxidants, potassium, and protein which makes it one of my favorite super foods!
Again, another great ingredient stuffed with antioxidants. Goji berries have many benefits from improving your immune system to healthy skin, protecting your eye health, and stabilizing your blood sugar! I recommend letting these soak a bit in a blended acai bowl. At times, the berries can get hard and become too hard to eat. No one likes hard berries!
Mmmm I love putting a scoop of chia seeds into my oatmeal with some chopped strawberries and honey! This food also pairs well with coconut milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and a dash of cinnamon! Mix it all together and what do you get? Chia pudding!
Chia seeds carry lots of good things your body needs to function like calcium, iron, and fiber. They also carry something called omega 3 fatty acids. This ingredient helps raise HDL cholesterol, which plays a key role in protecting your body against heart attacks and strokes! So crazy how these tiny specs can serve a much larger purpose!
“Make yourself a priority”
The list goes on for benefits on these super foods. Whether you’re choosing to add them for flavor or simply for a health enhancement, there are good reasons to keep them in your kitchen! As a busy body, I try to incorporate a few of these into my daily routine. They can be life-changing beneficial! Are there any super foods I missed? What’s your favorite? I want to hear your thoughts in the comments below or on my other social platforms! Please don’t hesitate to reach out and start a conversation. Can’t wait to connect with you all!