Adding a spark to healthy eating
Who said that healthy food has to be boring?
There are a lot of different and sustainable alternatives to give your healthy snacks a little spark! Rather than adding artificial colours with cakes, creams or simply to add extra flavour to a smoothie, one can use organic fruit powders. Sugar free, vegan, nothing artificial - just 100% fruit.
You can use passion fruit powder for yellow, blueberry powder for blue, raspberry powder for pink.
Another option are superfood powders, the most famous of which are are spirulina, matcha, turmeric, maca. These powders are obtained from organic algae, roots or green tea leaves.
Besides colour, superfoods can benefit our bodies in many ways, be it by boosting the immune system or by cleansing due to their antioxidant properties.
For example spirulina is known to be an anti-inflammatory, improves muscles strength and is dense in protein and vitamins. Matcha tea is also rich in antioxidants, is an energy booster and can provide added focus.
Other easily accessible superfoods are avocados, kiwis, quinoa, Goji berries, mixed berries, ginger and many more.
As their name implies superfoods can take our diet up another level, yet I strongly believe that the most effective way to give our bodies due care is by following a healthy and balanced diet and through exercising regularly.
Clelia Morfino is an organic food lover and a passionate baker who endeavours to render healthier versions of conventional and traditional plates. Starting out the journey as The Baking Carrot (@thebakingcarrot) on Instagram during Covid-19 quarantine, we are very excited to see more of her offerings. We hope her stories and recipes excite you just as much.
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