The Best Superfood Powders for Beginners

The Best Superfood Powders for Beginners
Have you heard the buzz about superfoods and want to know what all the excitement is about? Do you strive to add vibrant, nutritious foods to your daily routine? If your answers are a resounding yes, then take heart because we’ve got you covered!

Here’s the thing, though: If you’re just starting on your superfood journey, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by the massive amount of information out there. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the top superfood powders that are just perfect for beginners. Read on to learn more about some of the best superfoods that you can incorporate into your wellness regimen to help you discover your happiest, healthiest you!

Acai

Acai is a delicious intro to the world of superfoods. This bright pink berry is sweet, tangy, and flavorful (and yum, it even tastes a bit like chocolate!)—making it a delectable hit for the whole family. And not only does acai taste wonderful, but it can help to naturally brighten your outlook.1

As a superfood powder, acai has a delicious, cravable berry flavor that complements your favorite breakfasts and desserts. It’s no wonder that acai is a popular first superfood for beginners! There are plenty of ways to enjoy acai, from a homemade vinaigrette to up your salad game to the ever-popular acai bowl, featuring your favorite fruits and more!

Maca

If you’re looking for a way to take your workouts to the next level and support your general well-being, maca is an ideal superfood to help you get there. Maca is an adaptogenic food that can help your body naturally adapt to stress, and may be your new favorite addition to your post-workout smoothie.

Maca root is typically enjoyed in its powdered form, since it’s easy to use and provides more nutrient bioavailability. The flavor of maca is slightly nutty and adds depth to the flavor of your morning oatmeal or yogurt when sprinkled on top. With the simplicity and versatility of adding maca to the foods you already enjoy—like creamy homemade hummus—you’ll be a superfood evangelist in no time!

Vitamin C

Vitamin C has enjoyed a place of popularity in the world of supplements for a long time, so it’s a familiar choice for superfood newcomers. But what most people don’t know is that some sources of vitamin C are better for your body than others. Natural food-based vitamin C sourced from acerola cherries is a nutrient dense superfood that offers superior bioavailability over synthetically-derived vitamin C supplements.

You can enjoy powdered vitamin C in an uplifting superfood smoothie to keep you feeling your best any time of the year.2 Or try adding vitamin C to a delicious fruit compote as a topping for a vegan cheesecake your friends and family will adore!

Turmeric

Prized for its antioxidant properties, turmeric is an ancient superfood that’s recently come back into the spotlight for its incredible ability to support overall wellness.3 If you’ve missed all the accolades, turmeric is a rhizome from the ginger family with a bright orange hue and refreshing, earthy notes that make it an instant favorite when you want to add a savory note to a main dish or dessert.

Try adding vibrant turmeric powder to a chai latte for an afternoon pick-me-up or dash it into any of your family’s favorite soup recipes. With its subtly warming flavor and vibrant color, turmeric is a fun spice to help the new superfood lover create nourishing fare for dinner guests and family alike.

Wheatgrass

If you’re looking for ways to add more greens to your diet, look no further than wheatgrass—the original green superfood powder! Wheatgrass is packed with potential and is an ideal one-stop superfood for the beginner looking to start out with a single superfood that offers a powerful health-supporting punch. When enjoyed as a fine superfood powder, you can unlock all of the benefits and nutrients that wheatgrass has to offer, including vitamins A, E, and C, antioxidants, chlorophyll, selenium, iron, and fiber.

One popular way to enjoy wheatgrass is as a shot: simply mix a teaspoon of powder with lemon and a bit of warm water. You can also add it to a green smoothie or any other beverage for a tasty boost of green veggie power.

So there you have it! With a little bit of knowhow and a recipe or two tucked into your back pocket, you’ll find that these superfoods are truly easy and delicious additions to your diet. Which one will you discover first?

References:

1. Souza-Monteiro, J. R., Arrifano, G. P. F., Queiroz, A. I. D. G., Mello, B. S. F., Custódio, C. S., Macêdo, D. S., … Crespo-López, M. E. (2019). Antidepressant and Antiaging Effects of Açaí (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) in Mice. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 1–16. doi: 10.1155/2019/3614960

2. Carr, A. C., & Maggini, S. (2017). Vitamin C and Immune Function. Nutrients, 9(11). doi: 10.3390/nu9111211

3. Kocaadam, B., & Şanlier, N. (2015). Curcumin, an active component of turmeric (Curcuma longa), and its effects on health. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 57(13), 2889–2895. doi: 10.1080/10408398.2015.1077195

 

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