When I came across a health food shop in a little town I was strolling around last Friday, I got worryingly excited.. I think someone needs to get out more! Haha..
As you will know I’ve gone on a bit of a health kick recently so I already had my mind set on some super foods I wanted to get and give a go, however I hadn’t written a list. Health food shops tend to be pretty expensive so it’s just as well I hadn’t really! There’s something about these shops that just make me think I could spend all day just looking around, reading about what everything does to benefit you and your body (I know this isn’t the case for everyone!), and I ended up picking up a few things I wanted to share with you..
Spirulina is something I’ve heard a LOT about, but mostly in passing on blogs such as Madeleine Shaw and Millie Mackintosh. It’s a blue-green algae that’s cultivated sustainably in open air fresh water ponds. It’s a planet friendly source of protein, essential amino acids and minerals. It says on the pack the recommended daily intake is about 10-15 grams daily, so I’ve been putting 10 grams into my green juices (of which I drink half of daily). It makes them look dark green and I feel like I’m doing something good! So far, I’m enjoying putting something this nutty looking into my juices!
I discovered cashew butter in this shop. Up until now I’ve LOVED almond butter, but have ran out of it for a few weeks now and didn’t realise how much I missed it. I decided to give this a try and I actually find them quite similar. I really like the taste but it’s definitely an acquired one. I have it as a snack with an apple or put a teaspoon into juices!
The next thing I bought was a pack of Green Tea with Peppermint. Now I’m not the biggest fan of green tea on its own although I will drink it purely for the health benefits. I dislike the tobacco ish aftertaste (blergh) and the taste just isn’t my thing. I love peppermint tea so I thought it might make it a little more bearable. I have to say I am pleasantly surprised as I actually really like it now! The peppermint takes the edge off and I don’t get the yucky aftertaste anymore, just a refreshing minty taste instead. Bonus points for this find!
Last but deeeeefinitely not least, I bought 200g of Chia Seeds. Why I note how heavy my little purchase was you might ask?! BECAUSE IT’S SO DARN EXPENSIVE!! This little bag cost £4.50 - insert distressed shocked emoji here. That might sound dramatic but the packet these little seeds came in basically only just covered my palm. But, as with the almond butter, I had realised how much I missed chia seeds and you can say it came at a hefty price. However, these little bundles of expensive joy bring an almighty list of health benefits to the table.. Check this article to prevent this post becoming an article! http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/06/03/chia-seed-benefits-_n_3379831.html .. pretty impressive, no?
So there you have my mini health food haul! Do you have any of these things in your cupboards and if so, how to you use them?
Have a wicked day!!