What goes into the perfect Reds Superfood Blend?
- Obviously Red Coloured Superfoods i.e Strawberry, Raspberry, Cranberry etc, along with Pomegranate, Goji Berry, Beetroot, Tomato, Acerola, Purple Carrot, Blood Red Orange, Plum powder etc,
- Seeds (Chia, Flaxseed, Hemp Seeds, Pomegranate Seed powder etc) work well added to a base of Berry / Red superfood powders.
- Simply add water with some ice to a blender, then blend into a rich red coloured smoothie.
The following recipe is simply a guide to help those of you interested in creating your own “Reds Superfood Blend”.
20% Organic Pomegranate Juice Powder – aside from it’s pink/red colour, it’s particularly high in Vitamins C & K and is closely associated with promoting healthy skin. Is also popular for taste.
20% Organic Goji Berry Juice Powder – goji berries are particularly renowned for their immune support properties.
10-20% Mixed Berry / Superfruit Juice Powder – this blend featuring Raspberry juice, strawberry juice, pomegranate juice, elderberry juice, blackcurrant juice, blueberry juice, cranberry juice, goji puree, acai puree is a cost effective way to get a lot of these individual ingredients (which purchased individually are expensive), into a product.
10-20% Red / Purple Coloured Superfood Powder – beetroot, purple carrot, tomato, sweet potato, lucuma etc.
10% Organic Black Chia Seeds / Flaxseeds – Both are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, along with high protein and fiber content. This Red Superfood Blend is intended for the blender, to make up a smoothie. Once blitzed in the blender, you don’t have to worry about the texture . Rather, they add a lovely creaminess to the smoothie.
* alternatively, you might add or subtract chia seeds / flax seeds with Pomegranate Seed Powder, LSA (Linseed, Sunflower, Almond), or a nut-meal such as Pumpkin Seed Meal or Hazel Nut Meal.
2-5% – Adaptogenic Superfood i.e Maca or Ashwagandha powder– both are powerful strength and stamina enhancers, as well having the ability to balance and stabilize the glandular-hormonal system.
2% Xanthan Gum powder – if simply using this powder added to water with ice in a blender, then xanthan gum if an option to add to your formulation in order to give the mixed blend a nice thickened texture.