Nutiva is an innovative leader in the organic superfood industry. They are dedicated to revolutionizing the way the world eats. I had the chance to try a few of these superfoods for myself. One I already use all the time and one I have never tried before. What are superfoods? They are nutrient-dense powerhouses that can also be grown and processed in a sustainable way. These are foods that are truly good for you and for the planet. They are foods like hemp and coconut, chia and red palm. They are organic, full of vital nutrition, easy to use and delicious additions to your diet.
So what can you do with superfoods? Let's start with one that I happen to use all the time - Organic Virgin Coconut Oil. Coconut is one of the world's most nourishing superfoods. The creamy taste of the tropics is great for sautéing and baking, enhancing your favorite recipes, and even for body care. Nutiva's virgin coconut oil is cold-pressed and never refined, deodorized or bleached! Savor its rich aroma and its smooth and sweet flavor.
- as a nutritious substitute in baking
- as a substitute for butter on bread
- add it to vegetables
- use while popping popcorn (my favorite)
- as a natural skin moisturizer
- as an eye make-up remover
- as a deep conditioning hair treatment
- combine with coconut sugar and essential oil for an exfoliating body scrub
- hint: a pinch of salt will reduce the coconut flavor in savory recipes
I had not used Organic Chia Seeds until now. Did you know that the people of the ancient Aztec and Mayan empires revered chia seeds as vital nourishment? These mighty, gluten-free seeds, packed with omega-3, protein, rare antioxidants and fiber, are making a strong comeback in the 21st century. Not just for chia pets, these super seeds are an excellent source of essential minerals such as phosphorous, manganese, calcium, sodium and potassium. In fact, to provide a comparison, 3 tbsp. of chia has 15x more magnesium than broccoli, 6x more calcium than whole milk, 30% more antioxidants than blueberries, and 2x more potassium than bananas. Wow. Now you know why I am using chia seed:
- in yogurt, oatmeal, baked goods, and smoothies
- added to sauces as a thickener
- in baked goods as a replacement for egg
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