Anyone who has followed us on Instagram or has made our recipes, you’ll know we are big fans of superfoods.

Superfoods’ to us means foods that have a superior nutritional profile. They are often in powder form containing a number of nutrient dense whole foods (preferably organic), for use as a supplement.

Here are a few of our favourite superfood staples that we use almost every day. We add them to smoothies/nice creams using any variation depending on what we have in our pantry.

#01

Maca powder

Maca is fantastic for balancing hormones, particularly for women. It can help lessen symptoms associated with PMS, menopause and it is even said to control symptoms linked to PCOS. It is also a fantastic source of vitamins and minerals that are believed to enhance energy and uplift your mood.

#02

Goji berries

Goji berries are another go to of ours – a serious antioxidant hit! Goji berries have high nutrient levels that promote healthy hair and skin. We love using them as a topping on smoothie bowls.

#03

Chia seeds

Chia seeds are a great (and easy) way to increase nutrients such as fibre, iron and calcium. We recommend soaking them overnight in filtered water or coconut water to create a chia seed ‘gel’ that can then easily be added to smoothies or made into a chia pudding. Coconut water is a great choice for enhancing nutritional value and adding natural sweetness.

#04

Cacao

Cacao, whether in the form of powder or nibs, contain high levels of flavonoid (an antioxidant that has been linked to prevention of disease such as cancer). Tip – make sure you purchase cacao rather than cocoa to ensure it is minimally processed and maximum nutrients are retained. 

#05

Acai and maqui berry powder

Both acai and maqui powder are great sources of antioxidants as well as healthy fats which are good for brain and heart health. These powders are also fantastic for promoting healthy hair, skin and nails due to the high levels of nutrients.

Adding a tablespoon of any of these ingredients into your smoothies or smoothie bowls is such an easy (and delicious) step towards improving your health. You will feel/see the benefits!

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Meet Hannah & Jen, the mother-daughter duo behind Healthy Luxe

Healthy Luxe was established in 2014 by mother-daughter duo, Jennifer Murrant and Hannah Singleton. The platform evolved from a shared love and appreciation for health, food and travel.

In the last four years, we have worked with some of the leading brands in the health and wellness industry as well as fitness, lifestyle and travel.

During this period we have manifested a highly engaged following of over 100,000 on Instagram and over 22,000 on Facebook. We were also awarded a badge for the top 50 influencers in Australia.

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