Whether you’d like to boost your immunity, increase your energy, elevate your mood or simply make a delicious smoothie, we’ve got a superfood for you.
The ancient Egyptians were onto something when they recognised the healing power of aloe ferox. Proudly homegrown on South African soil, the succulent desert plant can be applied to the skin in the form of aloe gel or added fresh to juices and smoothies.
- Regenerates skin
- Enhances immunity
- Reduces inflammation
- Restores tissue elasticity
Revered as one of Africa’s most magical trees, the ancient baobab bears fruit that has been used medicinally by traditional cultures for centuries. The women of Africa have turned to the creamy fruit and its seed for skin, hair and general wellbeing, and you can do the same! Most readily available as a baobab powder, baobab is a delicious addition to juices, smoothies and even desserts!
- Helps feed the good bacteria in the gut
- Contains alkalising vitamins and minerals
- Naturally low in calories
- Supports the immune system
- Powerful antioxidant
Goji berries hail from Tibet, China and Mongolia, and have been revered as a rich source of nutrition and botanical medicine in the east for thousands of years. They’re tasty and sweet, and great for adding to warm water infusions, juices, granola, sweet treats and even soups!
- Support the adrenal glands
- Complete protein source
- Rich in vitamins and minerals
- Aid digestion
- Boost the immune system
This little seed packs a big punch! Considered more valuable than gold by the Aztecs, chia seeds boast a near complete nutritional profile. It adds great texture to breakfasts, smoothies and desserts.
- Soothes the digestive system
- Lowers inflammation
- Increases endurance
- Stabilises blood sugar
- Potent antioxidant
It’s no surprise that this one is known as the food of the gods! Nature’s raw, unprocessed chocolate, cacao beans are actually the seeds of the theobroma cacao tree native to the Amazon Basin. It was traditionally used to make a beverage for sacred rituals performed by priests, kings and nobility, and is still revered today – mostly as an ingredient in decadent smoothies and healthy desserts!
- Elevates mood
- Improves blood flow
- Can lower blood pressure
- Helps reduce inflammation
- Powerful antioxidant
Native to Asia, the seeds of the hemp plant are known as a nutrient-rich superfood with a rich, nutty flavour. Although hemp is a variety of the cannabis sativa plant, it does not induce a high. Rather, hemp seeds can elevate your health when eaten as a snack or sprinkled on anything from soups and salads to yoghurt and baked goods.
- Rich in essential fatty acids
- High in protein
- Great source of vitamin E, magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc
- Easily digested
- May reduce the risk of heart disease
A blue-green algae hailed by many as one of the most nutritious superfoods on the planet! Spirulina is higher in protein than red meat and boasts an impressive vitamin and mineral profile. Most readily found in powdered form, you can add it to your smoothies or simply mix it with water for a powerful green juice.
- Source of essential fatty acids
- High in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
- May help prevent plaque build-up in the arteries
- Considered by some as a cancer-fighting food
- Powerful antioxidant
Acai berries are a grape-like fruit from the rainforest of South America, where they are honoured for their immune-stimulating and energyboosting properties. Steadily growing in popularity in the west over recent years, they can be used in everything from smoothies and snacks to breakfasts, desserts and healthy baked treats.
- Loaded with antioxidants
- May promote brain health
- Activate detoxifying enzyme
- Rich in fatty acids
- Support the immune system
Made of powdered green tea leaves, matcha has become particularly popular amongst those wanting to cut down on coffee. One cup of matcha tea has as many antioxidants as 10 cups of brewed green tea! It also boasts traditional significance, with the preparation of matcha being the focus of Japanese tea ceremonies, and long associated with zen. Enjoy a matcha latte or smoothie, or try your hand at making matcha cakes, muffins, macaroons and more.
- Packed with antioxidants
- Boosts metabolism
- Rich in fibre
- Can enhance mood and aid concentration
A root vegetable grown in the Andes, maca is dried and processed into a powder with a rich, earthy flavour. It’s an adaptogen, which means that it can help undo damage from fatigue and help with regeneration and repair. Sprinkle it over your breakfast, add it to your smoothies or try your hand at incorporating it into your baking.
- Boosts energy
- High in essential vitamins and minerals
- Increases libido inmen and women
- May increase fertility in men
- May help alleviate menopausal symptoms