Remember when your mom and grandma told you to “Eat more greens?” Well guess what, they were right! Thousands of published scientific studies from around the world have confirmed the healthy wisdom of what mom and grandma always said. And that’s not all! Now the latest research also tells us to eat the blues, the reds, the yellows, and all the other colours every day in order to get the full spectrum of colourful phyto (plant) nutrients we need to be healthy and active.
What’s better than superfoods? Fermented superfoods!
Fermented foods have been used as medicine throughout history. Chinese workers ate acid-fermented vegetables while building the Great Wall of China. The Japanese have had Kimchi as part of their daily menu for centuries. The Romans used sauerkraut to treat and prevent intestinal infections. Captain Cook used sauerkraut and lime juice to prevent scurvy on his three-year journey around the world. In the case of superfoods, we’ve taken the highest quality, antioxidants-rich superfoods and fermented them, which makes them even more… super!
The Red Superfood blend is the newest member of our colourful superfood family.
There is nothing else quite like this potent blend of deliciously nutritious organic red plant foods! Check out this impressive list of wholesome and healing ingredients in Red Superfoods: organic beet roots, organic pomegranate, organic goji berries, organic grapeseed, organic carrots, organic strawberries, organic blueberries, organic raspberries & organic cranberries.
Moringa, a global superfood star, is a new addition to our ever-growing family of organic superfood powders. Sometimes called the “Miracle Tree,” this beautiful tree is native to India and other parts of South Asia. Virtually all parts of it are used as food and medicine in traditional Indian diets, but the leaves are recognized as the most nutritious part of the tree. Prairie Naturals Organic Moringa Leaf powder is sustainably and certified organically grown in India. Packaged as pure powder and in vegetable capsules (without fillers), Moringa Leaf is a convenient way to fortify your diet with potent, plant-source antioxidants.
Even after thousands of years of traditional culinary use, Turmeric (Curcuma longa) continues to surprise and delight nutritional researchers by its endless array of health benefits. Packed with antioxidants and phyto-nutrients, Turmeric’s medicinal and culinary versatility makes it the most popular superfood spice in the world today. Even a small amount yields big benefits. Studies show that a mere half-teaspoon daily provides a broad spectrum of protective antioxidant power.
Kale (Brassica oleracea) has rapidly become the most popular leafy green in North America. Its undisputed health benefits and versatile culinary uses are touted by nutritional researchers and gourmet cooks alike. Our easy-to-use fermented Kale powder provides all the nutritional and health benefits of Kale along with the digestive benefits provided by fermentation.
Spirulina (Spirulina platensis) is one of the most ancient green superfood plants on earth. These tiny, single-celled freshwater micro algae contain an impressive 60% protein content! This lean & green protein source is also a natural source of minerals, including iron, calcium, and magnesium. Its high levels of B12 and protein make it the perfect addition to the diet of vegetarians. Spirulina contains all the essential amino acids and essential fats, along with complex carbohydrates, a wide range of vitamins and minerals including antioxidants, carotenoids (especially lutein) and nucleic acids. Researchers have found that Spirulina intake reduces blood cholesterol and inflammation. Regular supplementation with Spirulina also removes accumulated toxins in the body, creating a gentle and safe daily cleansing effect.
Chlorella is one of the most ancient food plants on earth. These tiny, single-celled green micro algae are “freshwater phytoplankton” that oat on the water’s surface soaking up sunshine and converting it into green energy power cells! The name “Chlorella” comes from the Latin words for “green leaf” and “small.” Chlorella contains the highest percentage of chlorophyll (the green pigment in plants) of any plant on earth. Chlorophyll is what gives Chlorella deep, emerald-green colour. But these fast-growing, microscopic green energy cells are not only packed with chlorophyll; Chlorella contains concentrated levels of protein (with all the essential amino acids) and essential fats, along with complex carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins and minerals including antioxidants, carotenoids (especially lutein) and nucleic acids. Researchers in Japan and Korea are finding that Chlorella intake has a positive effect on blood cholesterol, blood sugar and appetite control. Studies show that chlorella also has the power to remove toxins from the body.
Golden Turmeric Milk Recipe
This immune-boosting spiced drink is perfect for cold mornings-warming you from the inside out. The combination of a healthy fat such as coconut oil and pepper greatly increase the health benefits of turmeric, making healthy compounds such as curcumin more bioavailable. Serves 2.
3 cups of Coconut Milk
2 tsp of Prairie Naturals Fermented Turmeric
1 tbs of Agave Syrup
2 tsp of Cinnamon
2 tsp of Coconut Oil
1 tsp of Grated Ginger
1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
A pinch of Black Pepper
1. Combine all ingredients together in a blender on medium speed for 30 secs.
2. Transfer to a small pot, covered with lid, and warm on medium heat for 3-5 mins.
3. Add agave syrup to taste.
4. Serve and enjoy
Aqua Greens Pesto Recipe
Looking for more ways to add Spirulina & Chlorella into your diet? How about using both for dinner! This pesto recipe includes our super powerful and convenient, superfood duo Aqua Greens.
1 cup of raw cashews
1 cup of basil leaves
1 clove of garlic
2 tbs of nutritional yeast
2 tsp of Prairie Naturals Aqua Greens Powder
3/4 cup of olive or avocado oil
Juice of half a medium size lemon
Pinch of salt & pepper
1. Soak the cashews in warm water for 90 mins.
2. Drain the cashews and add to a food processor with basil and garlic. Pulse until cashews are chopped ﬁnely, then add the yeast, Aqua Greens powder, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Gradually add oil with the food processor running on low.
3. Serve as a dip with crackers, add to pasta or spiralize a zucchini to make healthy green noodles!