Before I went to school to become a holistic nutritionist, the term "super food" freaked me out. It really seemed like super foods were making the world of food way to complicated. I mean does it really have to be that complicated... the whole healthy eating thing?
As it turns out, food that we eat everyday contain compounds that benefit our life and health. These compounds in food support specific systems in the body, making them their own kind of super food. In fact, food, in it's whole form, has everything that our bodies need and even can help to heal our bodies if it is in a place of dis-ease. When done right, food can be your medicine.
In my upcoming workshop, Super Kids on Super Foods, I dive into the world of food and how it can be purposely used to benefit health. I break it down and tackle 5 categories.
- Focus and Calming
- Brain Health
- SUPER Super Foods
Using food intentionally with your children can make a huge difference in their health and development. The goal for any of us as parents is to have our children thrive. Sometimes that means feeding them a more detail focus diet. In other times, our children take the reigns and tell us what they need. Either way, food can be one of the best healing tools in your tool box, or should I say fridge!
On that note, I thought I would share this delicious muffin recipe with you and break down the super ingredients to show how they are beneficial. When you see it all laid out, it really shows how a simple home baked muffin can really make a positive impact on our health.
- 4 medium-large ripe bananas >> vitamins, minerals, antioxidants
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup >> minerals, antioxidants
- 1 tsp true cinnamon >> blood sugar stabilizer
- 2 tsp vanilla extract or water >>anti-inflammatory
- 1/2 tsp baking soda >> alkalizing
- 1/4 tsp sea salt >> trace minerals
- 2 1/4 cups gf rolled oats >> focus, calming and digestive support
- 2 tbsp hemp hearts >> focus, calming, brain health and digestive support
- 1 cup frozen strawberries, finely chopped >> immune support
- Preheat oven to 350. Grease a muffin tray or line it with muffin cups.
- In a high speed blender, add bananas, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, baking soda and sea salt. Blend on high until a liquid forms.
- Add rolled oats and blend again until well combined.
- Add hemp hearts and strawberries and fold into the batter with a spatula.
- Divide evenly into muffin tray and bake for 25 minutes.
Eat for breakfast or pack as a snack. Either way, these muffins are totally delicious, satisfying and SUPER FOOD nutritious!
If you're in the Edmonton area and want to learn more about using food intentionally and benefit you and your family, there's still time to register for my workshop: Super Kids on Super Foods. Hope to see you on February 17th!
Living more life,