Superfood Recipes to Leave You Feeling Awesome Inside

PART 2

What exactly are superfoods? Superfoods are nutrient powerhouses that cram in large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals. Eating them may reduce the risk of chronic disease, and prolong life, and people who eat more of them are healthier and thinner than those who don't.


COLORFUL EGGS

Eggs just added to the pan are boring. Sure, you can use a fancy mould to make them look pretty, but why not use a natural mould that brings flavor and nutrients. No excuses, this recipe takes less than 5 minutes.

Ingredients:

  1. Different colored bell peppers (yellow, green, red)
  2. Eggs (enough for eaters)
  3. Salt & pepper (to taste)

Recipe:

  1. Remove the stems as well as the seeds in the bell peppers
  2. Cut the bell peppers into thick slices (deep enough to hold 1 egg)
  3. Heat a frying pan with a small amount of oil over low-medium heat
  4. Lay your cut bell peppers in the pan
  5. Crack an egg into each of the bell peppers
  6. Season with salt and pepper
  7. Cover with a lid so the top of the eggs also cook
 

SPINACH, AVOCADO AND KIWI SALAD

If you love salads, this is a superfood recipe you must have in your repertoire. Not only is it delicious, but it's also packed with nutrients that will leave you and your insides feeling amazing!

Ingredients:

  1. 1/2 ripe avocado - peeled and sliced
  2. 1 or 2 kiwi fruits - peeled and cut into cubes
  3. 2 ounces of baby spinach
  4. Raisins

Recipe:

  1. Toss all ingredients together
  2. Add to a favorite bowl
  3. Come back for seconds!
 

CHICKPEAS AND DANDELION GREENS

Dandelion greens provide vitamin A, vitamin K, and potassium. Additionally, they are filled with antioxidants to help you detoxify.

Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups of cooked chickpeas - drained and rinsed
  2. 4 cups of dandelion greens - trim the stems
  3. 3 tbsp of olive oil
  4. 4 cloves of chopped garlic
  5. 1/2 tsp of chilli pepper flakes
  6. Zest of one lemon
  7. Juice of one small tangerine
  8. Salt and pepper to taste

Recipe:

  1. Place the cooked chickpeas in a large mixing bowl
  2. Put a large pan on a stove and add olive oil, garlic, and the red pepper flakes.
  3. Add the greens when the garlic begins to release it’s aroma, stir frequently
  4. With a lid, cover the pan for 2 minutes
  5. Add the contents of the pan to the bowl of cooked chickpeas
  6. Mix all the ingredients together
  7. Add the tangerine juice and salt and pepper to taste
  8. Top with lemon zest
 

GREEK YOGURT CHICKEN SALAD

This is one of the best protein-packed superfood recipes on this list. It’s great for keeping you full for longer and helping you recover after exercise.

Ingredients:

  1. 1 pound of cooked chicken breast - sliced
  2. 1/2 cup of diced red onion
  3. 1/2 cup of diced green apple
  4. 2/3 cup of grapes - halved and de-seeded
  5. 1/3 cup of dried cranberries
  6. 1/4 cup of almond flakes
  7. 1/2 cup of plain Greek yogurt
  8. 1 tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  9. 1/2 tsp of garlic powder
  10. Salt and pepper to taste

Recipe:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste
 

ASPARAGUS WITH TOASTED ALMONDS AND GARLIC

Garlic, almonds, and asparagus are all superfoods you should be including in your diet. Mix them together and you have a nutrition packed taste sensation.

Ingredients:

  1. 3/4 pound of green asparagus
  2. 2 tbsp of olive oil
  3. 1/4 cup of almond flakes
  4. 2 garlic cloves - thinly sliced
  5. Salt and pepper (to taste)
  6. 1 tbsp of sherry vinegar
  7. 1 tsp of unsalted butter

Recipe:

  1. Boil 1in of water in a large skillet
  2. Add the asparagus and let it boil for 3 minutes
  3. Remove and drain asparagus. Pat dry
  4. Clean the skillet, set it over high heat and add oil
  5. Add the almonds, stir for 30 seconds
  6. Add the asparagus and garlic and season with salt and pepper
  7. Cook, for about 4 minutes, stirring often
  8. Stir in cherry vinegar and butter

 

Author: Samantha J
Author Bio: Samantha has been a fitness industry professional for over 12 years. She specialises in personal training and nutrition. As a high level athlete herself, she has been a competitive track and field athlete for the last 6 years, but getting others fit and healthy is her true passion.