So this weekend my mom and I decided to head on over to Covent Garden Market here to do some window shopping and pick up a few little things. Here’s what I grabbed:
Nutritional Yeast, Golden Flax, Goji Berries & Currents
I have touched on nutritional yeast on a post you can find here. It’s loaded with vitamins B6 & B12 and is great sprinkled on salads, over rice or pasta or even on top of homemade popcorn.
Flax seeds are high in fibre, rich in antioxidants & omega 3 fatty acids. You can read more about them here. I use these a lot when I’m baking healthier recipes and are great ground up and mixed in with your morning oatmeal.
Goji berries (also called the Wolfberry) are one of the superfoods that had a lot of hype a while back and with good reason. They are also rich in antioxidants, amino acids & protein.
Currents I just got as something different instead of raisins for my morning oatmeal.
I also picked up some hemp & chia seeds for my oatmeal and yogurt.
Hemp seeds are a “high protein seed containing all nine of the essential amino acids (like flax). It also has high amounts of fatty acids and fiber as well as containing vitamin E and trace minerals. It has a balanced ratio of omega 3 to 6 fats at around a three to one ratio.” (Nourishing Gourmet)
Chia seeds are filled with fibre and essential fatty acids. Mixing them in with your oats or yogurt is an easy way to get some extra fibre.
Here is my post workout snack today. That’s 0% Greek yogurt with sugar free jam and in the little container there is a tbsp of hemp, chia & goji berries. Mixed it all together and it’s absolutely delicious, I’m eating it as I type this out.
I also purchased something for my little feline friend this weekend. Our cat Chester has been eating the new house plants we got so we picked him up some cat grass this weekend to deter him.
He was a little skeptical at first but then he dug right in. It’s great because now he has something of his own to eat and it’s beneficial for his digestion. Win-win!
Hope you all had a super weekend!
Superfoods & Cat Grass