These small black seeds taste like almost nothing in their solid or expanded form. When added to a liquid they become mucilaginous and thicken the substance. Chia pudding has become a popular breakfast food over the past few years due to its high nutritional value, convenience, and taste. I like to add chia seeds to oatmeal, soup, smoothies, salads, on the top of casseroles, and vegetables. The possibilities are really endless. You can even put them in your water bottle and drink throughout the day.
These round white seeds taste like air but are packed with omega 3 and 6. They add a nice texture to almost anything. I eat them on oatmeal, soup, smoothies, salads, on the top of casseroles, and vegetables. Hemp seeds can easily be incorporated into sauces, add them to your pesto, marinara, or curry and know that you are eating well and good.
Flax has a slightly nutty taste but is almost imperceptible. I prefer ground flax seed to whole flax seed and from what I understand it is easier to absorb the nutritional benefits when it is in its ground form. If you like the way it tastes add two heaping scoops to your yoghurt in the morning for an easy way to include more fiber in your diet. Flax seed is easy to add to baked goods in the batter, you won’t be able to taste is but it is nice knowing it is there (I especially like adding it to pancake batter). Again you can use it in oatmeal, soup, smoothies, salads, on the top of casseroles, and vegetables.
A white finely ground powder that you can slip into anything without noticing. This superfood is known to contain essential minerals and amino acids. I think Maca works best when it is well mixed into something but you can also sprinkle it on top of salads, oatmeal, smoothies, etc. Just be sure to distribute it well because it will taste chalky and bitter if you get a big chunk.
Turmeric is super trendy right now so you have probably heard all about its anti-inflammatory properties which are due to its high concentration of curcumin. It has a powerful and distinctive taste. On its own it the taste can be overpowering. However, it nicely complements sweet and savory dishes alike. It is a delicious spice to add to any meal. I cook a lot of asian influenced cuisine and I find it works well into many of my favorite dishes. It can easily be added to stock for soup, smoothies, oatmeal, oven roasted vegetables, added to noodles and curry dishes, mixed into quinoa for an added kick, the sky is the limit. If you are having a hard time making it an addition to your favorite meals, try out my golden milk recipe for a sweet and nourishing night cap that is easy to make.
Dietary fiber 1.4 G
The world of wellness can be overwhelming. Remember that supplements are meant to enhance your well being not stress you out if you aren’t taking enough. Do what you can and know that it is enough to care at all.
Do you have an awesome trick to add more supplements or a favorite that I didn’t include?Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
Love and light,