Want to know what’s in our yummy foods?
There’s are no dark secrets in our recipes – here’s a list of ingredients and some handy info about them.
Chia seeds are powerful little guys. They are packed full of omega 3 fatty acids, dietary fibre, protein and antioxidants. They’re also a great source of magnesium and Calcium… this is why they’re known as “Natures Super food”. No other plant based source has as much of this good stuff!!
Sorghum is a nutritious little grain. It’s rich in fibre, potassium and vitamin B…Did you know one cup of Sorghum contains 12.1gm of fibre…; it’s a fabulous gluten free grain to add to your daily cereal regime?
Otherwise known as pepitas they pack a high amount of nutrition in a little bite. They are high in zinc, iron, potassium and magnesium. Zinc is essential for immune and skin health and magnesium helps relax muscles and any nervous tension. You’re sure to feel better if you munch on these!
Barley is not a gluten free grain, it contains approximately 5-8%. However, it’s a fabulous source of dietary fibre, particularly beta-glucan and believe it or not Antioxidants… it’s commonly used to help lower cholesterol.
Amaranth is an old ancient Aztec grain. It has a yummy sweet earthy flavour and is an extremely versatile gluten free grain. It packs a punch in health benefits too. Amaranth has 14% more protein than any other grain and is a huge source of the amino acid Lysine. Lysine is commonly used to support the immune and nervous system. Amaranth is also high in fibre: 1 cup has 18gms.
Sunflower seeds are packed with vitamins, including B1, B5 and Vitamin E. They also provide a healthy dose of magnesium and selenium… great antioxidant value! A ¼ cup of sunflower seeds gives you 90% of your daily Vitamin E allowance… they sure pack a punch!
Rice Bran Syrup
It is a great alternative to glucose as it has a lower GI. Rice bran syrup dissolves easily into our blood stream, leaving a lesser provision for fat accumulation than pure glucose… got to love that! Rice bran syrup is also high in fibre, magnesium and zinc.
Many people think that buckwheat is wheat… but it is not related to wheat at all… very confusing!! Buckwheat is a gluten free grain that is rich in amino acids, vitamin B’s, folic acid and an excellent source of magnesium… great grain post training I would think!
Did you know that Psyllium can absorb water up to 16 times their weight!! That is pretty impressive! When they do this the husks become bulky fibre and therefore are an effective bowel support. In a nut shell, Psyllium cleans the inside of the bowel and stops constipation!….if you don’t poo you don’t think!
Flaxseeds pack a punch of omega 3 fatty acids… sounds gross but they are actually really good for you! Omega 3’s acts as an anti-inflammatory and they have proven to reduce cholesterol, including LDL (bad) cholesterol. Flaxseeds are also high in fibre… so you can’t go wrong it you eat these little guys daily.
Millet is one of those grains that vegetarians love, because it is rich in both fibre and protein. It is an old ancient grain that is gluten free and rich in vitamin B’s… It also has a high lignan (phytonutrient) content, so helps with balancing hormones… so best to munch on some around that time of the month!!!
Sounds gross, but it has heaps of health benefits! It comes from the inner bark of the slippery elm tree (yep, still sounds gross!), but it is a mucilage, a thick gel when combined with liquid. It acts as a soother internally and externally, so great for sore throats, inflamed bowels and skin rashes.See you’ve forgotten about the grossness now!
Has a huge amount of fibre: it’s a mixture of insoluble and soluble fibre. It helps to trap the bad guys like cholesterol and reduces the absorption into the blood stream… in turn lowering the bad cholesterol LDL… pretty good don’t you think!
Blueberries are one of the most nutrient dense foods in the world. They are extremely high in antioxidants, Vitamin C, Vitamin K & fibre. 1 cup of blueberries gives you 25% of your daily Vitamin C needs
Teff is a tiny grain, smaller than a poppy seed, yet it has such huge health benefits. Teff is a gluten free grain, that is high in protein, resistant starch and Calcium
Cacao is one of natures richest dietary sources of a magnesium. Cacao is also an excellent source of iron and fibre. It has a delicious flavour and is your guilt free replacement for Chocolate.