Superfoods refer to foods with exceptionally high contents of certain nutrients and health-beneficial substances. Incorporating superfood products in daily diet may help manage your body health and achieve various health goals. This Green Tips article is going to introduce you the two popular superfoods: Acai berry and Spirulina.
Acai berry has been adored by many celebrities and is crowned as a superfood for the “Age-defying Beauty”. The remarkable contents of antioxidants, especially polyphenols, give rise to it health benefits. Antioxidants can protect our body cells against attack by free radicals (the culprit of aging problems), thereby enhancing skin health and keeping your youthful skin. It is also rich in vitamin C which helps boost immunity and vitamin B which energizes the body.
Spirulina is a type of algae that was first used by the US NASA astronauts on space missions. It contains up to 65% of protein per unit weight with all essential amino acids. Such an excellent protein profile makes it best for sports lovers and people who aim to build muscles. Spirulina is also packed with functional nutrients such as vitamin C, selenium and iron for our immune health and prevention of anaemia.
|Acai Powder||Spirulina Powder|
|Features：||1. Content of antioxidants is 22 times that in blueberries 2. Packed with natural anti-oxidants in plant-based foods (polyphenols)
3. 20kcal in a tea spoon
1.Rich in protein; promote muscle gain
2. Increase exercise endurance
3. Increase fat-burning during exercise
4. Keep steady stream of energy
5. Remove heavy metals from body
|Smoothie：||Strawberry Chia Date Smoothie (read whole recipe from Dietitian’s 10-Day Detox Smoothie Boxset) + 1 tsp (5g) acai powder||Coconut water 250ml Spinach 2cups Banana 1pc Pineapples 1/2cup Lemongrass 1pc Spirulina powder 1tbsp|
|Smoothie Bowl：||Blend the smoothie and add fruits (banana, strawberries), nuts and cereals as toppings.||Blend the smoothie and add fruits (raspberries, blueberries), nuts and shredded coconut as toppings.|
|Tips:||Acai berry powder tastes fresh and sour which makes it a perfect breakfast combo with oat milk.||The sweetness of coconut water can cover the grassy smell of spirulina powder.|