We equate green with healthy when it comes to food.
And this equation definitely applies when it comes to superfood powders. The majority of superfood powders happen to be green and are green superfoods such as kale are being condensed into powders in green powder blends, however, there are some superfoods that can only be consumed in powder. The 5 green superfoods below are perfect for mixing into smoothies and soups for an extra health kick.
1. Hemp Protein:
The clue is in the name, and as guessed hemp protein is a green superfood powder rich in protein. With 21 amino acids, 9 of these essential; meaning that they can not be produced by our bodies and therefore have to be supplied through our diet, it is one of the finest natural sources of protein. Unexpectedly, it has a delicious nutty taste, and can be mixed in with porridge oats, or soups, and even sprinkled over dishes such as pasta and stews.
Speaking of tea, matcha is the perfect superfood to replace your daily tea or coffee. Made from finely ground premium Tencha green tea leaves, matcha bares almost double the amount of antioxidants as standard green tea, making it immensely detoxifying. As well as antioxidants, matcha is also full of other vitamins and minerals, such as, zinc, chromium and selenium, and is said to lower cholesterol and blood sugar. As matcha is a powder it can be used in several ways: simply as a tea in water, as a latte, or in cooking.
Moringa powder is made from the leaves of the Moringa tree. Rich in nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin K and vitamin E, as well as iron, magnesium and calcium and antioxidants, moringa powder benefits the body in several ways. The high levels of iron mean that it is great for combating fatigue and tiredness, whilst the high concentration of vitamin A means that it supports good vision, high immunity as well as promoting healthy clear skin. Moringa is the perfect green superfood powder to add into morning smoothies or even tea.
Made from a natural algae (cyanobacteria), spirulina is one of the most sustainable superfood powders available. It is rich in protein as well as amino acids (it is one of the few foods to natural contain the essential fatty acid, ‘gamma linolenic acid’, of which have pronounced anti-inflammatory property). It is also high chlorophyll, which boosts the immune system and detoxifies the body. Spirulina is another green powder that is a perfect addition to smoothies.
Made from the grass leaves of common wheat (yet gluten free), wheatgrass like spirulina is one of the best sources of chlorophyll. It is high in numerous vitamins and minerals, with a great vitamin B-complex. It contains high levels of protein and over 15 amino acids, which means it is perfect for regenerating cells and healing. Wheatgrass powder is often mixed with water and drank as a juice or as a more concentrated shot.
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Aylea Skye is the creator, editor and writer of The VogueCIEL, a fashion, culture and lifestyle blog. Her inquisitive disposition and love of learning manifest in her writing of which amalgamates most of her interest; writing healthy plant-based recipes, to an article about ‘frailty of common aphorisms’. She has always had a passion for food, but her passion flourished when she decided to eat consciously, making her consider the sustainability and nutrition of food, without substituting taste!