Nutriseed superfoods are aficionados, creating all-natural, raw, nutritional goodies by hand.
On my healthy eating journey, I want to try new things and am going to try different ingredients and report back on how myself and the family find them.
Nutriseed have a huge range of ingredients that are commonly used in smoothies. However many of their offerings are new to me so I am looking forward to experimenting and learning more.
Nutriseed tell me:
Ashwagandha Root, is an adaptogen that has been used for thousands of years for its stress relieving, restorative abilities and aiding in sleep. This adaptogenic effect has also been shown to have a moderating effect on thyroid activity, decreasing activity in instances when it is overactive, and stimulating it when under active. Due to its high level of antioxidants, it has also been known to help protect the brain and nervous system, and improve mental function, and also aid in endurance sports.
This interests me as I drive myself too hard sometimes and find it difficult to switch off.
Camu Camu, a berry from the Amazon is known to have 60 times the amount of Vitamin C as an orange, increasing serotonin levels in the brain and also aiding the immune system too. This is great alternative to Vitamin C supplements, and is all-natural too.
This appears to have mental and physical wellbeing benefits
Maca Root, famed for being used by Incan warriors to provide strength before battle, is also an adaptogen, and works to support the adrenal glands and the thyroid, directly lowering levels of stress. This, coupled with the fact that it is a natural, caffeine-free energizer makes it the perfect go-to supplement for modern day living.
Interesting as I know I drink too much caffeine!
Chlorella Powder,a green algae that we dubbed ‘Spirulina’s Badass Cousin’ due to its densely-packed nutrients and detoxing abilities. It also manages to support hormone function, lower blood pressure and pack in twice as much protein as spinach. Too much damage in the pub? Chlorella helps to cleanse the system and gives a good protein punch too.
Well that’s a new hangover idea
Total Greens. It contains a punchy cocktail of Wheatgrass, Green Tea leaf, Ashwagandha, Hemp Seeds, Flax Seeds, Chia Seeds, Maca and Spirulina.
I don’t know about you but a lot of this is new language to me. I explained this to Nutriseed who were so happy to help. They sent me a package of goodies and I will let you know how I got on in coming posts. I can tell you that their superfood porridge but a huge smile on a grumpy husband’s face as he said it combined what he loves about muesli with what he loves about warming porridge. Fuelled by this wonder, I baked flapjacks using some of the Nutriseed ingredients for when he came in from work which he describes as “very tasty and moreish” That’s a great start to our Nutriseed experience right there.