So what constitutes a Super Green? Well, greens that pack in a butt load of vitamins, minerals, proteins and enzymes that are easily absorbed by the body. They contain high levels of chlorophyll and antioxidants. They are believed to help boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, detoxify and aid in healthy digestion.
Phyton Whole Foods Super Greens contains the following beneficial greenies – Spirulina Powder, Pea Protein, Chlorella Powder, Barley Grass Powder, Kale Powder, Wheatgrass Powder, Alfalfa Grass Powder, Broccoli Powder and Spinach Powder.
And this is why they’re so damn good!
Spirulina – An organism that grows on both fresh and salt water. Spirulina was consumed by the Aztecs way back when but became popular again when NASA proposed it as a nutritional option for astronauts. It contains Protein, Vitamin B1, B2, B3, Copper and Iron. Not to mention traces of Magnesium, Potassium, Maganese and small amounts of almost every other nutrient we need.
Pea Protein – A great vegan replacement for the traditional Whey protein, Pea Protein aids weight loss, reduces the risk of kidney disease, increases muscle thickness, regulates blood sugar and supports a healthy heart.
Chlorella – Touted as one of the most nutrient dense superfoods in the world, Chlorella contains Protein, Vitamin A, B2, B3, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, B1, B6 and phosphorus. It helps the body to detoxify heavy metals, supports the immune system, promotes weight loss and lowers blood sugar and cholesterol.
Barley Grass – Refers to the young soft shoots which crop up on the barley plant. Its high in vitamins, electrolytes and essential minerals. Some of the greatest benefits of Barley Grass are, impressive antioxidant power, is a natural detoxifier, boosts the immune system, prevents the onset of cancer, protects against UV damage, reduces excess acidity in the body and help sin preventing the signs of aging.
Kale – We all know about this famous cruciferious vegetable, but do you know why its so good? Let me tell you! Kale is great for digestion because its packed with fibre. Its high in iron, making it a great choice for vegans and vegetarians. Its high in Vitamin K, the handy little vit that fights against numerous types of cancer. It’s a powerful antioxidant and great for anti-inflammatory purposes. Its high in A and C, calcium and great for detoxing too.
Wheatgrass – Was a buzz in shot form for some time, till everyone realised it tasted terrible! Or was that just me? That being said, it can be consumed in powder form and is just as beneficial – it helps to oxygenate the body, boosts metabolism, alkalines the body, is antibacterial, rebuilds blood cells, restores fertility and balances hormones, detoxifies and purifies the liver, regulates blood sugar, is antibacterial, prevents tooth decay, fights skin conditions, helps sleep and improves mental well-being.
Alfalfa – This little green living superfood is one of my favourites and you can grow it in a jar! Here’s why I love it – reduces the risk of breast cancer because they are a great source of isoflavones and other phytoestrogens which are plant compounds that mimic human estrogen. It helps minimise menopause symptoms and excessive menstruation. Prevents osteoporosis, lowers blood glucose levels, is full of antioxidants and anti-aging agents. Its also a great source of Vitamin C.
Broccoli – Another cruciferious veggie and a favourite amongst many! Here are its benefits – Cancer prevention, cholesterol reduction, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, improves bone health and heart health, aids a good diet being a high fiber option and not to mention detoxification.
Spinach – This lovely little leaf is brilliant cooked or raw, in salads and much more! See what I did there? 😉 But the benefits are endless. Detixification aid, helps with weight loss, keeps your eyes healthy, strengthens bones, reduces hypertension, provides and immunity boost, anti-aging, combats hair loss and heals acne.
This is when I tell you, the more of these you can get into your diet the better! Like my Super Greens & Seeds recipe. A great addition to a plate of sweet potato, lean meat or colourful veg.
If you want to get an extra boost, don’t forget to check out the Phyton Whole Foods Super Greens tablets for extra greenery in your gut!
Available at Coles Supermarkets now 🙂
SUPER GREENS AND SEEDS
- Big bunch of Silverbeet
- Big bunch of Kale
- Head of Broccoli
- Handful of Alfalfa
- 1 Tbsp. Pepita Seeds
- 1 Tbsp. Sunflower Seeds
- 1 Tbsp. Linseeds
- 2 Tbsp. Hemp Seeds
- Coconut Oil
- Salt to Taste
- Throw the Pepita, Sunflower, Linseed and Hemp seeds into a dry pan and toast lightly, then set aside.
- Remove stalks and shred the Silver beet and Kale. Cut the broccoli head into smaller little heads.
- Heat Coconut oil in a pan on medium heat and throw in the Broccoli heads, toss till they turn a bright green. Add in Silverbeet, Kale and a pinch of Salt, continue to stir through.
- When Broccoli is cooked, add in the seeds again and mix together.
- Serve with a handful of Alfalfa on top, even a dash of Coconut Amino’s is nice!