Adding Superfoods to your salad has never been easier.
The abundance of fresh vegetables in farmers markets is a hallmark of salad season of Spring and Summer. If you want to make sure that your salad is packed with nutrient-rich ingredients, try supercharging your meals with some superfood powders.
Superfoods are foods with extremely dense nutrient profiles. In powdered form, these potent foods are dehydrated and dried at low temperatures to maintain their nutrient content. By putting them into powder form, they are easy to add to just about any food, including smoothies, oats, yogurt, and even salads. Blending superfood powders offers an added level of both convenience and nutrient density.
Power Up Your Meals
Sprinkle Some Seeds
Coat sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds in superfood powders and seasonings, then roast them in the oven at 350F for 5-7 minutes before sprinkling them over your salad to add a nourishing crunch!
Make a Marinade
Blend a high-quality oil with a splash of vinegar, some freshly chopped herbs, and a teaspoon or two of superfood powders and let your salad ingredients soak in the mixture before serving to add a pop of wholesome flavor.
Add a Touch of Honey
Mix superfood powders into raw honey and drizzle over a fresh fruit salad. Don’t want to deal with the mess? Thephilosophie.com offers a trio of raw Manuka honeys with unique superfood mixes already blended in!
Dress Up a Pre-Made Dressing
Whether you prefer creamy ranch or light vinaigrettes, one of the easiest ways to add superfoods to your favorite salads is to simply mix superfood powders directly into pre-made or homemade dressings.
Lemon Pesto Marinade or Salad Dressing
1/2 cup raw walnuts
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 tsp chopped garlic
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 cup fresh basil (1 large handful)
2 tsp white miso paste (which is naturally salty)
1 tsp green dream powder (Philosophie)
Add to thin: warm water (start with 1/4 cup and add more as desired)
Directions: Process until smooth in a blender or food processor.
Make it creamy: add 1/2 avocado.
Make it sweet: add a splash of agave or maple syrup.
Make it cheezy: add 1-2 Tbsp nutritional yeast.
Toss the dressing over a salad.
2-3 cups mixed greens
1 cup arugula
Handful mini bell peppers, sliced thin
Handful baby tomatoes
Handful sprouted sugar peas
Handful of mixed seasonal sprouts
3 tbsp green dream covered roasted pumpkin seeds
Toss with dressing
optional: add beautiful edible flowers (organically grown pansies, nasturtiums, violets, and marigold)
Superfood Powder Suggestions
The leaves of the moringa tree are rich in Vitamins A, C, and B6; as well as calcium, iron, and magnesium.
Sugar and stevia-free blends contain: raw cacao powder (raw chocolate, high in antioxidants),raw cacao powder (blue green algae high in protein), maca (adaptogen and hormone balancer), camu camu, hemp (high in protein), and chia. These blends are sugar and stevia-free.
Camu powder (this is the most Vitamin C rich food on the planet)
Chia powder (high in proteins and omega-3s)
Antioxidant Superfruit Mix (includes goji, acai, and pomegranate)
Essential Living Foods
Superfood smoothie mix (acai and goji boost)
Contains hemp, brazil nut, mesquite, goji berry, and acai powders
Daily Good superfood powder comes in Green, Chocolate, and Berry
Sophie Jaffe is a certified raw food nutritionist and celebrity raw food chef, experienced registered yoga teacher, and personal trainer certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She specializes in creating personalized detoxification programs with celebrity clients including George Clooney, Stacy Keibler, Gerard Butler, Billy Corgan and Lea Michele. Sophie has created several superfood products for use in super-charging every meal as well as a series of effective quick cleanses: thephilosophie.com.
Ala Sudol is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist who has been practicing Ayurveda in Los Angeles since 2000 and offers health consultations, various Ayurvedic therapies, workshops and lectures. She has studied with Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. David Frawley, and Dr. Marc Halpern, among others.