What are superfood powders?

Supercharge your juice or smoothie with one of these powdered extracts. Simple to add but big on benefits, find out what moringa, acai, maca, chlorella, baobab and spirulina can do for you...

Our favourite superfood supplements

Moringa1. Moringa

Leaves of the moringa tree (native to Africa and Asia) are full of antioxidants, which improve cholesterol and can help to manage blood sugar. The nutty flavour works well in fruit smoothies.

 

Acai2. Acai

Related to blueberries, dried acai berries from the Amazon are rich in antioxidants and have immune-supporting properties.


 

Maca3. Maca

In its powdered form, this Peruvian root will boost your energy and help to keep hormones balanced. Other health claims include helping to reduce blood pressure and support fertility. It has a sweet, malty flavour.

 

Chlorella4. Chlorella

Derived from algae, this powder is rich in carotenoids, which can improve skin, and studies have shown that it helps to lower cholesterol. It does taste rather ‘pondy’, so it is best mixed with other foods such as yogurt.

 

Baobab5. Baobab

The fruit of the African baobab tree is high in fibre, antioxidants and vitamin C. It moderates the release of sugars, which keeps energy levels steady. It is also beneficial for your digestive health.

 

Spirulina6. Spirulina

A blue-green algae, spirulina is high in protein, vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium and iron. Stir it into smoothies.
 

Try adding one of these to our smoothie recipes.

Find out more about how to eat well in our healthy eating section.

 

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recipebelle
10th Jun, 2015
It is all well and good suggesting that super-food powders are good for you, but the cost of them is prohibitive for most people, Naturya organic maca powder, 300g, £419.99 is a joke and in very poor taste!
Stonedbones
8th Jul, 2015
You are mistaken. If you click on the link above to goodness direct you will see that the stated price of £19.99 for 300g is the correct price. Other retailers sell it at a similar price as a quick online search will reveal.
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