Seeds really are pretty amazing. They are what I like to call natural superfoods. There’s a lot of hype around goji berries and various green powders, but people often forget that seeds are nutritional powerhouses. They are high in fibre, vitamin E and omegas, and are a great source of plant based protein – meaning they keep you fuller for longer. All of my Superseeds are made with the highest quality ingredients, all coming from their true country of origin. As well as having the best flavour, many of the ingredients also have super benefits. Cinnamon Spice is packed full of wonderfully warming spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and turmeric, which is great for your circulation and internal wellbeing. The magic ingredient in my Maca Caramel is organic Peruvian maca which has been used in Peru for centuries to help balance hormones and increase energy levels.
I always go organic when I can, and for seeds and nuts for me it is a must. It’s not just that they are pesticide free, its also the taste! Seeds and nuts come in various grades, the bottom of which can be dry and bitter, whereas a top grade organic seed will be far plumper, with a richer oil content. Seed oil is great for your skin and general health. Non-organic seeds can be so contaminated with chemicals, and they often don’t absorb as much goodness as those grown in nutrient-dense, organic soil.
AVOID THE SUGAR SPIKE
For me, one of the key aims of Superseeds was to create a snack that delivered on taste without being high in sugar. Although there are many ‘health bars’ out there that are free from additives they are often incredibly high in sugar as a result of being primarily made from dates and other dried fruit. Of course dates and maple syrup are better for you than processed sugar, but in the end our bodies process all sugar in the same way. I’m a firm believer in balance and take the motto that we should all be able to have our cake and eat it too, but when you’re in need of a substantial snack that’s going to make you feel good you don’t want to go on a sugar rollercoaster. Superseeds have a competitively low sugar content, with our Coconut Brownie coming in at at just 2g a serving. That’s versus many bars which can contain up to 20g! I’m not saying never eat a bar again, I just think it’s important to remember that all sugar is sugar. Superseeds get their sweetness from just a touch of organic, unrefined coconut sugar – a little goes a long way.
HOW TO USE PUNCH FOOD SUPERSEEDS RANGE?
Try sprinking on avocado on toast. I also love Chilli Smoke on my eggs in the morning. It’s utterly delicious.
Delicious with Asian dishes or on soup or salad.
Sprinkle over porridge or take a mouthful when you feel that afternoon slump coming on. The maca will give you a real energy boost without the need for sugar or caffeine.
Add to porridge, yogurt and in flapjacks or crumbles.
I scatter this over peanut butter on toast and call it snickers toast. It is incredible. Coconut Brownie is also my favourite flavour to snack on straight from the tube when I’m on the go.