Coconut oil in particular is one of the single most nutritious superfoods you can put in (and on!) your body. Eating coconut oil on a regular basis has numerous benefits such as adding a natural glow to skin and hair as well as helping to boost immunity, digestion and metabolism.
Try using coconut oil in teas, salad dressings and in raw desserts. It is a great oil to cook with and has a rich coco-nutty flavour. It can also be used on your skin & hair too!
Almonds offer plenty of good fats and anti-oxidants that help fuel your body and assist in overall well being.
Almonds do have a protective ingredient in them called phytic acid which acts as a mineral blocker and may make digestion hard work. For this reason it is most important to soak your nuts before eating them!
Almonds are incredibly versatile. Try using them to make almond milk, adding them to salads, baking, raw desserts, curries or as a simple healthy snack.
Cacao is packed full of antioxidants that may help to increase energy, stamina and sense of well being.
Try using raw cacao powder in smoothies and desserts or try making your own batch of healthy chocolate that you can enjoy anytime you need an energy boost!
Chia seeds are well known for the fact that they are gluten free and also a good source of dietary fibre.
Chia seed pudding is one of the simplest ways to experiment with chia. The basic guide with chia pudding is always: 3 tablespoons of chia seeds to one cup of liquid. You can use any liquid of your choice such as rice milk, coconut milk or almond milk.
Try adding turmeric to your curries and soups or even salad dressings for a beautiful and fragrant flavour. Try having it as a hot tea with ginger, lemon and honey or even adding it to bread and crackers when baking.
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