Eco Toothbrush

I’m pleased to announce that we are now stocking these fantstic looking brushes!!

humble brush

As well as being completely natural and therefore bio-degradable, they also look fantastic !!

 

Remember, for every one you buy a toothbrush is donated to children who have no or limited access to dental care in the world – cool 🙂

Sweet Potato Brownie Recipe (vegan,gluten free)

Here at AbsolutelySuperFoods HQ, we don’t just spend our time mixing and preparing bespoke blends for our awesome customers, we also like to eat cake!!!!!!!!!

The Sweet Potato Brownie we have made only contains 4 ingredients

  • Sweet Potato – 350g (chopped, roasted then mashed once they have cooled down – n.b it’s optional if you want to ‘skin’ them, but we didn’t)
  • Nut Butter – 100g (we used ‘rough’ as opposed to ‘smooth’ for the texture)
  • Agave  – 1tbs
  • Cacao Powder – 100g (raw works best)

This is an extremely easy recipe to follow, you literally……

1) Roast then mash the potatos, then leave to one side to cool down.

2) Mix the nut butter and agave in a pyrex style jug and leave this to sit in a saucepan of warm water until the mixture takes on a slightly runny consistency.

3) Combine the ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.

4) Evenly spread the contents onto a small baking tray and cook on a low heat for 20 minutes.

5) Leave them to cool before eating – the longer they sit in the fridge the tastier they become

6) Eat.

 

Nutritional Information (100g)

Calories 361

Fat 12.00g

Saturated 2.00g

Polyunsaturated 3.6g

Monounsaturated 5.3g

Carbohydrates 54.1g

Protein 10.9g

 

Breakfast on the go

Breakfast is widely considered to be the most important meal of the day, and it’s a belief that we at AbsolutelySuperFoods subscribe to!

If your body has been in a state of rest for the previous 5-8 hours then it will be hungry and need fuelling.

Breakfast nowadays is all about convenience but you don’t need to compromise on quality and nutrition.

This morning, ours comprised of:

Coffee (laced with coconut oil)

Smoothie (almond milk,maca,hemp powder,cacao powder,raw spinach,raw broccoli,raw carrot,banana)

Homemade granola bar – chia seeds (soaked in water), turmeric, raisins, rolled oats, agave and pumpkin seeds

 

yum!!!

 

Chia Seeds

AbsolutelySuperFoods have recently taken delivery of a batch of organic chia seeds from a new supplier.

Apart from the obvious reasons for using chia (great source of protein, rich in minerals and vitamins) we find they also provide a truly cathartic experience.

Simply take a bowl, fill with seeds and, using a dessert spoon – scoop and pour.

Instant stress relief 🙂

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Detox (in a glass)

The concept of a detox/cleanse varies from person to person. Abstaining from alcohol in the month of January would be one example of a detox, yet others may feel a detox is needed to rid their body of unwelcome pesticides/heavy metals (you do realise that by eating fish you’re probably eating small amounts of mercury right?)

Regardless of your intentions, the idea of a detox isn’t new and shouldn’t be treated as a ‘one off’.

AbsolutelySuperFoods favour the ‘little and often’ approach. You are just as likely to repair your body by regularly eating lots of vegetables, fruits and nuts (and drinking lots of fluids) as you are if you head to a ‘retreat’ in Turkey or India.

A largely plant-based diet is not just good for the planet but also for the body and below we have listed some of our best-selling superfood products that will assist in your detox:-

  •      Moringa
  •      Chlorella
  •      Spirulina
  •      Triphala
  •      Cacao Powder

Should you have any further questions about building your own blend then feel free to contact us

Namaste!

 

 

Combo’ Smoothie

 

One of the benefits of making your own smoothie is that not only do you have control over the ingredients but also over the taste!

The ingredients in the photograph combine to make a true utility drink which can be consumed any time of the day (breakfast / post exercise etc).

Not only does it taste fantastic but it also contains plenty of protein and detoxifying properties – remember “the darker the green, the better the clean”.

 

Ingredients :-

homemade almond milk

raw kale (handful)

raw spinach (handful)

raw carrot x 1

banana x 1

raw cacao (I use paste for a ‘dark’ taste)

spirulina

hemp powder

wheatgrass

maca

flax seeds

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Raw Chocolate Recipe

 

Christmas is coming and let’s face it, we are all going to be eating chocolate!

However, there is an easy way of reducing the guilt factor and that’s by making your own chocolate – it’s ridiculously simple.

Ingredients:-

100g raw cacao butter

50g raw cacao powder

1 tbsp raw agave

Step 1

Drop your butter into a glass ‘pyrex’ jug and let this stand in a saucepan of boiling water. Stir the butter for 5 minutes until it’s completely melted.

Step 2

Remove the jug from the saucepan and add the powder and agave and stir thoroughly.

Step 3

For best results I would suggest pouring the mixture into an ice cube tray as this provides an even amount of chocolate per cube. Leave to stand in the fridge for approximately 30 minutes and you should have something that resembles the photo!!

Step 4

Consume!!

 

PS: I have added hemp seeds to the chocolate in the photo, you can experiment by adding raw cacao paste (darker chocolate), almond milk (for ‘milk’ chocolate). If you want to experiment with different flavours and textures then try adding lime juice, chilli flakes, raw ginger shavings, hemp seeds or chia seeds.

 

 

 

Getting to grips with protein

We all know that protein is vital to the human body.

(We do know that right?)

But have you ever stopped to wonder why?

When we consume protein our bodies break this down into amino acids. There are 21 amino acids of which our bodies can ‘self-produce’ 12. This means the other 9 ‘essential’ amino acids have to be ingested through the foods we eat.

Protein is ultimately responsible for muscle, tissue and organ growth and repair. This means that the condition of your hair, skin, nails, muscles and internal organs are all determined by the amount of protein consumed – pretty important!

A lot of people think that the best and highest concentration comes from eating meat and fish but eating these puts your bodies digestive system under tremendous strain.

Therefore, eating a chicken breast for its protein content (typically 33g) is probably causing you to expend energy through digestion before the protein has even entered your system!

Here at AbsolutelySuperFoods we believe that consuming plant based protein is the most effective way to get the right levels with the least amount of strain on your body.

Whether you have a smoothie for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even post-exercise it’s worth remembering that with a little planning you can make sure you are comfortably hitting your quota for the day. 10-15% of our daily calorie intake should come from protein.

All of the essential amino acids are available from a plant based diet, for example:-

peanut butter – 25g protein (per 100g)

spirulina – 65g protein (per 100g)

hemp protein powder 49g protein (per 100g)

raw almonds – 21g protein (per 100g)

wheatgrass – 19g protein (per 100g)

If we’re going to make the effort to drink the right amount of water each day, let’s make sure that we also check that we’re getting enough protein as well!

Simple Breakfast Superfoods Smoothie

In an ideal world we’d sit down and have our breakfast , but few people live in an ideal world !

Due to time pressures, breakfast ‘on the go’ is slowly becoming the norm, but help is at hand with our recipe below.

Ingredients:-

almond milk/soya milk

1 tbsp of superfood blend (cacao powder/maca/ashwagandha/chia seeds/spirulina is a good start)

raw vegetables – try using a handful of kale and/or spinach

1 banana

1 carrot

1-3 tsp coconut oil/almond oil

blend and voila !

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