Explore a new cooking frontier with healthy cooking powders. These superpowders boast nutritional superpowers, and we’ve got the scoop on them all!
Chlorella is an emerald green single-celled freshwater algae that grows naturally in lakes and ponds. It’s full of cleansing chlorophyll and made up of at least 60% crude protein. Chlorella’s nutrients include all nine essential amino acids, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B12, vitamin C, and Vitamin E. Whoa! Who knew nature could pack so much into a single-celled algae!
Chlorella’s powerful nutrients make it a natural detoxifying agent, immunity-booster, hypertension reliever, and infection fighter.
Chlorella’s taste is similar to that of green tea and adds a subtle flavor to smoothies, salad dressings, sauces, juices, pesto, and guacamole. You can also get more creative and whip up green eggs & ham!
Spirulina is a blue-green algae that commonly grows in freshwater lakes and ponds. It’s considered a complete protein because it contains an ideal balance of all 9 essential amino acids. This superfood is also loaded with vitamins A through E, iron, potassium, and antioxidants. It has 26 times as much calcium as milk and is a more potent antioxidant than blueberries.
Health benefits of this superpowder may include a boost in metabolism, blood pressure stabilization, and a decrease in LDL cholesterol.
Like chlorella, you can add spirulina to smoothies, juices, sauces, dressings, and guacamole. Or, for the more adventurous cooks, try it in a spirulina pate or a chia spirulina fresca.
3. Maca Powder
Maca powder is made from maca, an adaptogenic root known for its dynamic natural effects, including boosts in energy, relief from stress, and increases in libido. Adding maca to your daily diet can promote better endocrine system health and may even relieve ulcers, mild depression, and menopause symptoms.
Maca powder is high in protein, boasting 4 grams in just ½ ounce. It also serves up a dose of calcium, iron, magnesium, selenium, and seven essential amino acids.
Maca has a mild taste that blends well into baked goods, such as breads, pancakes, and muffins. Just add maca to your baking flour and mix well! You can also sprinkle maca over your food or stir it into juice, smoothies, or yogurt.
4. Moringa Powder
Moringa leaf powder is one of nature’s most nutritious foods, filled with nutrients and antioxidants. The powder contains seven times the Vitamin C found in oranges, four times the beta carotene of carrots, three times the iron of spinach, four times as much calcium as milk, three times the potassium of bananas and more fiber than oats.
This superpowder couldn’t be easier to use! Just mix a teaspoon into juice, beverages, smoothies, or yogurt.
5. Acai Powder
Our organic acai powder is made from super-fruit acai berries, which have more antioxidants than almost any other fruit. The powder also contains high levels of fatty acids, amino acids, and dietary fiber.
Acai powder is a feisty fighter of free radicals. The nutritional benefits are preserved in the freeze-drying process of preparing our powder.
Mix the powder into smoothies, fruit juices, yogurt, and desserts for a slightly tart, tropical taste.
6. Wheatgrass Powder
This powder is made of all natural wheatgrass, a potent leafy green vegetable. Our non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) wheatgrass powder is chock full of beta-carotene, calcium, chlorophyll, fiber, iron, and vitamin K.
Preliminary studies on wheatgrass powder suggest that wheatgrass may help to reduce total cholesterol. Wheatgrass powder may also detoxify, increase metabolism, reduce highblood pressure, and act as a natural sleep aid.
Wheatgrass powder has a slightly grassy taste with a hint of sweetness. Mix a tablespoon of wheatgrass powder with juice, smoothie, or water, or sprinkle the powder into a creamy salad dressing.