As you know our Director Richie Norton has been on the road recently training some exciting new drivers in Abu Dhabi looking to enter the world of F1. Getting hold of some of the ingredients we usually take for granted was a real challenge and it’s brought home to us the amazing access we have to Superfoods in the UK.
Bio Science and investigations into natural superfoods is teaching us so much, but we still see so many ignoring the facts and continuing to poison their bodies with junk. We understand it's not easy breaking habits. To get started you can simply be open to a healthier set of choices that look amazing and are absolutely delicious.
We've been duped by advertisers pushing that massive greasy pizzas or cupcakes towering with frosting make us feel good when they absolutely DO NOT! When you get on the track to eating cleaner and really listening to your body after you’ve eaten junk you’ll get it. We promise! By the way; we love this ad. We are not endorsing Weightwatchers and don’t necessarily agree with their philosophy, but we do LOVE THIS AD. My son studied it in his media classes and came home excited to tell me all about it. It’s extremely powerful. Watch it and see if it highlights the fact that what we all do is purely habitual. The great news is that once we realise this we can change it :-)
So how do we move forwards? Well it’s a gradual thing. We need to create an empowering alternative to make it easier to win this game of improvement. Make better choices when you're shopping and play around with some new superfood creations. Start to learn how to cook clean (there’s plenty of inspiration here on this website) & get your kids involved. They are the future after all.
We deal extensively with replacing bad habits with new empowering ones as part of our programs. There are also loads of tips here in the website to keep you motivated and on the right track.
So let's start with a beautiful superfood - Chia seeds. You can use them to sprinkle on all sorts of dishes. They are relatively tasteless, so you can go savoury or sweet. They are a great source of soluble fibre and extremely nutritious:
28 grams (1oz) of chia seeds contains: 11 grams of fibre, 4 grams of protein, 9 grams of fat (5 of which are Omega 3), Calcium 18% RDA, Manganese 30% RDA, Magnesium 30% RDA, Phosphorous 27% RDA. They also contain Zinc, B3 (Niacin), Potassium, B1 (Thiamine) and B2.
Get yourself a big jar and cover the bottom with a tablespoon of chia seeds (available in all health food shops or via Amazon UK in the link at the bottom of this article). Then you can try either of these methods or make some up yourself.
The awesome looking purple one at the top of this article is Chia with coconut water, blueberries & some fresh mint leaves. Just add the blueberries and mint to the chia in the jar and top up with the coconut water. Give them a good stir and pop the lid on. In time they will exude their halo of goodness and fill up the jar - it's magic and simple!
The one we used to top our porridge is Chia with coconut water, sunflower seeds and goji berries. Use the same method.
Soaking them brings them to life releasing all the nutrient benefits. A jar should last you all week.
Try adding a spoon full to your smoothies, use it to top your porridge, eat it with some fresh yogurt or simply eat it from the jar. It packs a nutritious punch & they keep for up to 2 weeks if refrigerated. The featured picture is Organic Porridge topped with Banana, Kiwi, Chia Pudding (the goji and sunflower one), bee pollen and a flavour bomb of passion fruit in the middle! It’s currently in my tummy and has fuelled the writing of this article :-)