Lately, I’ve been indulging (read: overloading) in “superfoods.” Lord knows what that means. Superfoods are multi-tasking disease fighting foods that have a very high level of antioxidants (they fight free radicals lurking in your bod that cause damage resulting in premature aging and chronic diseases like stroke, heart disease and cancer to name a few). But this is not one-goji-berry-fits-all type of panacea: In order to get the most out of superfoods, you must eat a variety of them from a wide range of sources. But you knew I was going to say that right? Because just eating ONE type of superfood would be too easy. Popular superfoods include berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, etc.), dark leafy greens like KALE and my new favorites I am adding to my breakfasts: goji berries + cacao nibs.
NOTE: Cacao nibs are chocolate. BUT, they are not the chocolate you think they are. Sorry to crush your hopes and dreams, but if you think you are sprinkling a crumbled chocolate bar onto your cereal, smoothies, bowls, etc., you are going to be really disappointed. But now that the fantasy is over, let’s learn why you SHOULD eat them. Personally, I love the crunch they add to my Greek yogurt in the mornings (I am a crunch addict – please get that box of cereal, granola, whatever away from me. Thank you Cap’n) and the deep, full-bodied flavor is reminiscent of a good cup of coffee. They’ve got lots of magnesium and dietary fiber. The toasted almonds in my Superfood Greek Yogurt recipe also bump up the crunch factor while rounding out Greek yogurt’s tang with a nice nutty, aromatic flavor. And protein and good fats, duh.
Let’s talk about goji berries. Truthfully, I started eating them because Miranda Kerr does it. And there is nothing I won’t do that Miranda Kerr does (haha, just kidding, not really). They’re naturally sweet, chewy and have a tinge of a bitter after taste that doesn’t bother me one bit. Loaded with beta-carotene, goji berries also just make your morning breakfast that much prettier, and admit it, don’t you want to eat pretty?
If you are what you eat, then I would eat Miranda Kerr if I could get my hands on her.
SUPERFOOD GREEK YOGURT
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 TBS cacao nibs
- 1 TBS goji berries
- 1 TBS toasted chopped almonds
- Scoop Greek yogurt into a bowl. Combine with remaining ingredients and serve immediately or make it look pretty and take food shots of it for your Instagram.