Simple, Yet Powerful, Recipes Using FeelGood Organic Superfoods®
Thank you to FeelGood Superfoods for sponsoring today's post!
The buzz around "superfoods" and their benefits has only continued to grow in the last few years. And while I'm always a huge proponent of making sure you get whole, natural foods into your diet each and everyday, there's no denying that there are benefits to using superfood powders as well.
What are superfoods? There is technically no food group category with this title, but the foods that are considered to be super are known for their extra-strong capabilities to support our health. They are loaded with beneficial nutrients, such as antioxidants, healthy fats, vitamins, and other crucial parts of our nutrition.
Superfood powders are simply the dehydrated version of these superfoods ground down into powders. This typically makes them become extremely nutrient dense per serving and unbelievably easy to add to all kinds of meals.
Which leads me to the purpose of today's post: how I use the FeelGood Superfoods powders to take some of my favorite easy recipes to the next level!
FeelGood Organic Superfoods®
I love using FeelGood Organic Superfoods® because they are organic, with no additives or extra ingredients. If you want Camu Camu superfood, that's what you're getting. Sometimes the absorption of a superfood can be maximized when fortified with another ingredient, like turmeric and black pepper, and I love how they have this option as well.
This extensive product line of superfood powders is a one stop shop for all my needs and makes boosting my nutrition so easy!
So let's get into the good stuff: the recipes.
Overnight Oats With Camu Camu Powder
Oatmeal has been a staple in my morning meal rotation over the years because of how easy it is to pack full with variety, optimizing nutritional value. A good bowl of oatmeal has a variety of nutrients and gives me energy to take on the day.
Overnight oats are even tastier than original oatmeal- at least I think so anyways- and are really easy to meal prep the night before, saving precious time in the AM. So that's why I took my favorite overnight oats recipe to the next level with FeelGood Superfoods Camu Camu Powder to get even more out of it.
The Camu Camu powder is subtly tart and delicious in these overnight oats- plus its packed with Vitamin C and may have other benefits, like reducing inflammation. Sounds like a win-win to me!
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE CAMU CAMU OVERNIGHT OATS
1 cup of old fashioned oats
chia seeds (~1oz or 2tbsp)
pure maple syrup (~1oz)
vanilla extract (~1/2tsp)
Greek yogurt (a few scoops)
Milk of choice
Handful of Blueberries (or fruit of preference)
Handful of Almonds (or nuts of preference)
HOW TO MAKE THE OATS
Whipping up some amazing overnight oats only takes a few steps and a couple of minutes. And the best part is that you can truly customize your oats exactly how you like them; this recipe works as a great guideline.
Start by adding the oats to a mason jar or another jar with a sealable lid. Add the rest of the toppings and finish by pouring the milk until most of the oats are covered. This typically is about 1/2-3/4 of a cup for me.
Simply stir everything up, cover and place in the fridge overnight or for at least 4 hours. When it comes out, you'll notice that the consistency has thickened a lot due to the chia seeds sucking up the liquids and expanding.
Acai Ice Cream
For a long time, I was skeptical of "nice" cream recipes because of how much I love the real thing. But sometimes when I am craving ice cream and don't have any on hand, I'll make some sort of smoothie to fill the void. This recipe is perfect for bridging that gap!
This Acai Ice Cream tastes so good, has way less sugar than regular ice cream, and is easy to make! Using only a few simple ingredients, you can have a delicious and nutritious dessert in no time.
Acai flavor is tart and sweet and the berries are a superfood because they have a lot of antioxidants, fatty acids and fiber. Its great for adding to smoothies and other dishes, including this easy at home ice cream recipe.
HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE ACAI ICE CREAM
FeelGood Superfoods Acai Powder (2 tsp)
frozen bananas, peeled and sliced (~1 cup)
frozen fruit/berries (handful)
vanilla extract (~1/2tsp)
can of unsweetened coconut milk (as needed)
MAKE NUTRITOUS ICE CREAM RIGHT AT HOME
To make this delicious and healthy acai ice cream, you're going to want to freeze bananas beforehand. They serve as the base of this recipe, supporting most of the consistency. Pro tip: freeze the bananas peeled and sliced to avoid unnecessary hassle with frozen peels.
I then take my blender and add about 1 cup of the frozen bananas along with the Acai Powder. Vanilla extract isn't necessary, but a nice touch. The frozen fruit you choose is also up to you, depending on your taste preference. For my ice cream, I use a mixed berry mixture of blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries.
The final steps are just as simple, but you do need to pay attention so you don't over blend the mixture.
Pour about 1/4 cup of coconut milk into the blender to help with the blending. Frozen fruit is hard to blend, so I recommend a power blender like a Ninja, or you might need it to thaw a bit first.
Blend until you get a soft serve consistency, slowly adding coconut milk as necessary to help the ice cream blend. Serve immediately if you like the soft serve consistency, or put back into the freezer for awhile if hard ice cream is your favorite!
Enjoy this recipe for a sweet antioxidant treat.
Turmeric is a spice that has been used for literally thousands of years, especially in Indian culture, to add flavor to certain dishes. But its also one of the most nutrient dense supplements that there is due to its medicinal compounds.
Studies now show just how turmeric's anti-inflammatory abilities and antioxidants have powerful capabilities, such as increasing brain function and lowering your risk of disease.
You might have heard of Golden Milk, a warm and nutrient dense beverage that people make before bedtime. Think of the turmeric latte as a delicious caffeinated version of moon milk!
The turmeric latte is a great way to boost the nutrition level of your cup and shake your normal routine up. Its got both sweet and spicy elements and is perfect for a productive morning.
Plus, its easy to make at home without special latte equipment, if you're like me and haven't invested in those.
INGRIDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE TURMERIC LATTE
FeelGood Superfoods Turmeric Powder (1 scoop, ~1.5 tsp)
Almond Milk (or milk of choice) (~1/2 cup)
Vanilla Extract (~1/2tsp)
Raw Honey (~1tsp)
Coffee (~3/4 cup)
HOW TO MAKE THE TURMERIC LATTE RIGHT AT HOME
To make this quick and nutritious latte, I put everything but the coffee into a microwave safe glass and heat for 1 minute. I then cover and shake hard for about 60 seconds. Alternatively, you would use your frother here if you have one.
Once the milk becomes nice and foamy, with all of the ingredients nicely mixed, pour the milk into your cup of coffee. Make sure to hold the foam back with a spoon and then let it gently fall on top at the end. (This is how you get the latte look!)
I love to top the drink with a few more shakes of cinnamon.
I love finding simple ways to add greater benefits to my favorite easy recipes and these superfood powders from FeelGood Superfoods have made that a whole lot easier! Make sure to check out their full product line of superfood powders and let me know when you try these out.
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