I’m not going to take this lying down, but am using all kinds of foods to my advantage! Of course it helps that I try to minimise my exposure to toxins (such as additives in foods and BPA and other nasties in plastics and tins, etc) and eat a balanced diet. It doesn’t matter how many superfoods you eat if you also put frankenfoods into your digestive system. Hippocrates was trying to tell us something along these lines, too… That we should nourish our bodies every step of the way; not just save superfoods for when we are sick, but keep them in our diets regularly as a preventative measure. Eat your medicine (food-medicine not drug-medicine, that is) when you’re unwell but more so when you are well, because if it can nourish you back to health then it can help keep you healthy in the first place!
So, in an attempt to give my body the extra boost it needs at the moment, I have done a few things. First of all, I have upped my Green Smoothie intake (mostly just for the energy!). I’ve also started doing Rural Spin’s Cayenne Shooters – these sure are interesting! I’m not so brave, though, and I reduced the cayenne a bit and put loads of honey in. I’ll work my way up to the full dosage. And for breakfast this morning, I made a super delicious, super beneficial superfood porridge based on The Alkaline Sisters’ Chia Porridge.
If you haven’t checked out The Alkaline Sisters, I strongly recommend you do. Fabulous recipes (mostly raw), and gorgeous pictures as well! The Alkaline Sisters provided the inspiration for my tweaked and converted Raw Dark and White Choc Truffles, too. Some seriously yummy stuff over there.
I came across their Chia Porridge recipe while browsing the blog, and thought it was a marvellous idea. Packed with goodness, gluten free and dairy free, and so easy! But I wanted to give it more of a punch, in the way of superfoods. We all need a bit of a superfood booster every now and then (I need it more often than I do it), and this is a great way to get in a variety of superfoods because it’s just so yummy! This porridge will become a regular breakfast for us now, not just something I whip up when I feel unwell.
I have been thinking about the leftover porridge all evening, even while I was cooking dinner! I keep having to tell myself to wait until tomorrow morning, but I’d love to eat it for dessert! Tyler, my almost-four-year-old, absolutely inhaled his bowl this morning. He loved it so much, and just couldn’t get it in quickly enough!
If you add it up, there are TEN superfoods in this porridge recipe! That is certainly a good dose of superfoods. I haven’t listed all the benefits of all these superfoods, but if anyone is interested then I will absolutely do so. But together they provide a very comprehensive combination of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fibre, omega-3 and omega-6, proteins, amino acids, etc etc.