Last week, I went on and on about tenet 2, which is to eat as close to the past as possible. For me, when I began a paleo diet change, I had never heard of a lot of these foods I’m about to mention- but yet, they are all natural and have been eaten for thousands of years.
Luckily for people like me, Sunfood is a brand who makes foods, many of them can even be called superfoods, like these available, and easy to use in everyday meals/snacks.
Some of our favorites my Sunfood include (but are NOT limited to):
Botija olives (technically a dried fruit!) which are rich in minerals and a great tasty addition to any salad or stuffed with your favorite nuts (I suggest cashews!)
Acai powder - this stuff can be used on and in everything! Filled with antioxidants, high in protein and more than I can convey in this quick blurb. Plus, check out the GORGEOUS deep purple color.
Cacao powder- no brainer right here, folks. If you are like me, and were once (or still are) a victim of the SAD (standard American diet,) you may very well love your chocolate. Cacao power is a great way to add a hint of cacao flavor to anything from cookies, smoothies, or sprinkled on your favorite seeds/cereal. This particular cacao powder by Sunfood has such a deep, complex, and overall beautiful flavor that makes it stand out above all others I have tried.
Lucuma powder - one I hadn’t had before beginning to eat paleo/primal, but has quickly become a favorite. This is becoming increasingly popular as a sweetener substitute due to its creamy, caramel flavor and bit of sweetness. It comes from a fruit and is high in fiber, vitamins and minerals. I love this stuff in smoothies (thickens it up a bit) and it’s very popular in Peru as an ice cream flavor. Our page for lucuma powder has a few recipes, and I will be posting another on here as well. Add a tbsp to ANYTHING!
Spirulina Crunchies - These are pretty wild. Somehow, someway, we have advanced as a society enough to take the same idea the Aztec’s had (skimming water for this freshwater micro vegetable to make superfood cakes) and turn it into something totally delicious (can we say Pringle flavored?) without adding anything or sacrificing the nutrition. You really should read the full nutrition benefits and even check out the video on this stuff. It is definitely something worth making part of your daily consumption.
Below is a quick dessert recipe so you can use my new found favorite, lucuma! I thought about changing this recipe up and adding cacao but the combination of honey with lucuma really elevates the flavor- it’s as if the lucuma brings out the honey flavor and vice versa. Too good to mess with so I present to you a quick easy recipe I found on Health, Love, and Chocolate. Since making this I have made this several ways, adding in tons of different fruits, powders and changing up the combinations- I’m really hooked.
Lucuma Chia Pudding
(must sit overnight, so start this right before bed! I cut the recipe into 1/4 since I wanted to try just one serving, if you would like to make for 4+, just multiply this by 4 :)
You will need:
I added a few dried cranberries to mine for color.
Hope you enjoy this recipe and learn a lot from these amazing products by Sunfood. I’m really happy to have these in our store and hope to hear some great new ways to use their products from you all! Let me know what your favorite is, or which you want to try most. Any new recipe ideas?!
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