Now I know what you are thinking, incorporating superfoods into your diet is anything but an easy task and it can be especially tricky when you are trying to do so for the whole family. But trust me, I know the struggle and have been through the uphill battle with my rabble – the fussiest lot I know, that would normally stick their noses up at pretty much anything that even merely looks like it could be healthy. But now, after what I would like to call persistence with a side of cunning, my kids can’t get enough of their superfoods.
What’s the secret? – I hear you ask. The secret is in disguising the superfoods and presenting them in a fun way – (now I did tell you that I use some cunning).
If you are looking for a way to easily incorporate 3 superfoods into your diet then you will love this article. Also, check out the handy superfood recipe included at the end of this article that I am sure your little ones will love!
Blueberries – you may be surprised to read that blueberries have some of the highest nutrient levels found in berries and are a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese and fiber. Not only that but they have impressively high levels of antioxidants, making them a really key superfood you will be keen to incorporate in your family diet.
Strawberries – not only are strawberries sweet and a great addition to a smoothie or milkshake thanks to their bright colors and great taste, but they are also packed full of goodness and are at the top of my tasty superfood list. Strawberries are a great source of vitamin c – with one serving giving you half of your daily intake! Because of their high levels of vitamin c, strawberries are fantastic for boosting immune systems – just what your kids need to help them fight rotten colds at school as we roll into winter.
Raspberries – another cheap and cheerful way of packing your body full of immune-boosting superfoods. Raspberries are a great source of fiber and vitamin c and are the perfect ingredient for a healthy family. Not only are they full of goodness but they are also sweet and palatable.
Are you looking for the perfect recipe to help your children to get in the superfood zone? Then take a look at the following berry blast recipe that they will love.
For the best results – use frozen fruit as it tends to thicken up nicely and will give your smoothie that chilled and refreshing texture!
½ cup of frozen blueberries
1 cup of frozen strawberries
1 cup of frozen raspberries
2 cups of almond milk
Honey – as desired
- Add all of the ingredients together minus the honey in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Add honey to taste as required for added sweetness.
- Serve chilled.
What’s the trick about getting your children into superfoods? Start with fruits or ingredients that they are already familiar with and like the taste of. Start by making sweeter smoothies and sweeten them with honey if necessary.
One surefire way to make sure your kids will want to slurp down their smoothie is by making it look presentable so try putting it in their favorite glass, alongside a fancy straw and add some garnish or a sliced lemon or pineapple wedge to the side of the glass to make it look exotic. As your kids get used to drinking the superfoods you can begin to be a little more creative with the ingredients and introduce them to new superfoods.
Make sure you add these superfoods to your family’s diet for a super tasty and mighty healthy snack.