You’ve done your research, you’ve seen the data, and now you know there are many tangible benefits of eating organic foods. And you most likely know about the ease of using organic superfood powders.
But then, there is the taste.
In a perfect world, the healthiest foods would taste best, and the unhealthiest would be less enticing. The simple truth is, nature designed superfoods for maximum health, but are they good tasting? In all candor, not so much. Spirulina, one of the most studied and widely praised superfoods, originates in pond scum. (It is derived from pond algae).
But that does not mean you cannot make organic superfood powders more enjoyable. Some people sprinkle them on top of cut fresh fruit. Other people prefer to mix them into a healthy, non-pasteurized beverage like almond milk.
At Wellness Origin, we are pleasantly surprised at the tricks some of our clients have come up with to make their superfoods more palatable. Below are five methods we use and recommend.
1 . Lemonade – An old favorite, the assertive taste of lemon masks the flavors of many organic superfood powders. It is best to make lemonade from scratch using organic lemons and purified water. Avoid using premade lemonade mixes as they are typically unhealthy and full of sugar.
2. Warm organic coffee – Most organic superfood powders dissolve entirely in water and do not affect the taste of the coffee. High temperatures can often eliminate organic ingredients, so it is imperative to only use warm coffee. Also, not all coffees are alike when it comes to nutrients, and generally, organic coffees are healthier. Be aware that many organic superfood powders have a stimulating effect so consider this if you are drinking caffeinated organic coffee.
3. Organic smoothies – Everything tastes better in a smoothie, right? Most organic superfoods mix well in a smoothie. Again, it is best to make organic smoothies from scratch as many commercially available smoothie mixes are not very healthy. Many people buy a reputable juicer for just this reason.
4. Vegetable Juices – Pomegranate juice, beet juice, and carrot juice are healthy drinks and serve as a tremendous organic superfood powder delivery system. Plus, there are so many different types of vegetable juice, so you can find one to suit your fancy. Tomato juice, kale juice, and celery juice are excellent choices. People frequently mix juices until they find their favorite.
5. Add superfoods to your salad – Many people do not care for the gritty texture of organic superfoods, but this lends itself well to salads, especially salad dressing. As always, be sure to use organic ingredients and healthy dressings. Or for even more health benefits, skip the salad dressing and instead use first cold pressed extra virgin olive oil. Also, it is recommended to buy olive oil sold in a dark bottle because it prevents the oil from going rancid due to sunlight.
Experiment to find what works best for your tastes – organic superfood powders can be added to many foods. One important note; organic superfood should not be mixed with chlorinated water because this can destroy some of the organic components of many organic superfoods. It is best to use purified or spring water.