Baby kale contains vitamins C and A and is a source of calcium so makes a much better salad base than limp lettuce. Goji berries are delicious to add to a breakfast bowl of porridge and a great immune system boost and switching a regular brew for green tea (add a squeeze of lemon if you find the taste bitter!) means you can get a dose of antioxidants before even leaving the house in the morning! I've created two easy superfood recipes using Florette salad and some of the superfood ingredients sent to me by Florrette.
There are various versions of the superfood salad - my take is a great mix of tastes and textures (the key to making a salad filling and interesting) and can be made in five minutes. I love this as either a main meal or as part of a picnic spread. It's so colourful and looks as good as it tastes.
I heated up a pouch of pre-cooked quinoa in the microwave (so easy!) and mixed the cooked quinoa with a bag of Florette baby kale for the salad base. The rest is even easier - top with soft goats cheese, chopped dried apricots (goats cheese and fruit is the best combo!), goji berries and finish with a sprinkle of sunflower seeds and chia seeds for extra crunch.
There are loads more baby kale recipes here.
Creamy Greeny Smoothie
My NutriBullet is definitely the best thing I've ever bought - how did I not used to have one?! This smoothie is so good and the vibrant green colour is a great start to the day, it just looks so healthy! I blended Florette baby kale, a frozen banana, a cup of almond milk and a large spoonful of peanut butter. Topped with goji berries for a texture contrast and for added nutrients. Using salad ingredients in smoothies is my favourite way to get more greens into my diet - you honestly can't really taste them despite the vibrant colour of this!
What are your favourite superfoods?