Superfoods are said to be those foods with health benefits and that can even help some medical conditions.
I follow a pretty healthy diet ... and eat plenty of superfoods, but I want to give a go to some of these weird powders. I already consume chia, cacao and coconut (milk, water and oil ... I even have vinegar which I've never used) as well as berries, mango, etc so I decided to buy some maca, nutritional yeast and spirulina (I got some chia too as its price was 12 euros for 1/2 kg when 250g usually costs around 8-9 euros ...)
This is where I bought my ingredients ... El druida de Lavapies. A super cute little shop where you can find any herbalist shop. Actually these weren't very common in England... but on the other hand we had wholefoods and other shops which were easy to find and where you could get any of these superfoods ... or vegan foods (even supermarkets ...).
Maca is a peruvian superfood full of vitamins (C, B3, B6), nutrients (Iron, Manganese and Zinc), essential minerals (Calcium and potassium), healthy fats and amino acids. It can be found in different colours (the powder I bough was a combination) and comes from a brown root which looks a bit like radish, although it's related to the potato family. It can easily be combined with Cacao, which is another superfood and one of the richest sources of antioxidants to make puddings, smoothies, desserts, hot drinks, etc.
Nutritional yeast is made from single celled organism which is grown on molasses, sugar beets or wood pulp and then, harvested, washed and dried with heat to deactivate it. I thought it was the same as brewer's yeast at first, but no. Brewer's yeast (levadura de cerveza), quite common here, is a sub product of the beer making process and is very bitter. Nutritional yeast has a nutty cheesy flavour which can be used as a cheese replacement or to make cheeses and is usually sold as a granule or flakes.
Today's superfood breakfast! Maaaaybe a bit too filling