Superfoods are some of the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet. While many of us are just catching on to the superfood trend, many have been used for thousands of years by indigenous people as various forms of natural medicine. These power-packed foods come in a variety of forms from seeds, berries, gels and powders, each coming with a different benefit.
If you’ve been thinking about eating healthier, take a look at these 7 Superfoods You Should Try This Week (We’ve Got Recipes!). And if you think these nutrient-rich ingredients are only exotic or obscure items, take look at these 20 Everyday Superfoods You Should add to Your Grocery List NOW.
Once you stock up on superfoods, you’ll need recipes to use them in. We have you covered. Check out these 5 Superfood-Packed Dishes Everyone Will Love (and Can Afford), 7 Superfoods That Can Improve Your Workouts and 5 Superfood Breakfast Combos To Keep You Healthy And Power You With Energy All Day. We have even more recipes for you. You’ll want to try these 25 recipes with superfoods. Your body, especially your tummy, will thank you for it.
1. Orange, Fig and Baobab Cheesecake
Remember the baobab tree from “The Little Prince?” Who would have thought that baobab was a superfood plus it tastes great! This Orange, Fig and Baobab Cheesecake is a delicious, creamy dessert that is made entirely of natural whole foods so you can enjoy every mouthful!
2. Goji Berry and Hazelnut Cacao Truffles
Goji berries are small but big on nutrition. These Goji Berry and Hazelnut Cacao Truffles are rolled in crushed goji berries. They’re quick and easy, raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly, no-bake, and no have no refined sugar. Oh yeah, they’re really delicious too!
3. Mint Matcha Chip Ice Cream
This Mint Matcha Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is creamy, indulgent and good for you! It’s got matcha green tea in it which not only gives it color but it’s a superfood. Not only is this easy to make and so refreshing, it’ll quickly become your new favorite flavor!
4. Fizzy Coconut, Lime and Mint Kombucha Elixir
This Fizzy Coconut, Lime and Mint Kombucha Elixir is refreshing, tastes amazing, looks beautiful, is hydrating, nourishing and full of healthy probiotics! Both coconut and kombucha are considered superfoods. Give it a try at home and impress friends with this pretty mocktail.
5. Raw Chocolate Mint Grasshopper Pie
This Raw Chocolate Mint Grasshopper Pie is a real crowd-pleaser and perfect for a special occasion with family and friends. Where’s the superfood? Spirulina, a type of algae, gives this pie its beautiful color and tons of healthy nutrients.
6. Rainbow Vegetable Saffron Millet Croquettes
Ancient grains are superfoods and it’s fun to try new ones you may not be familiar with like millet. These Rainbow Vegetable Saffron Millet Croquettes are a great way to try it. The outside gets crispy and the inside stays soft. You’ll fall in love with this grain and this dish.
7. Kimchi Kale Salad
Fermented foods are superfoods and a great way to get probiotics into your diet. Eating kimchi, a Korean dish similar to sauerkraut, is a delicious way to do it. Kimchi adds so much flavor, texture, and color to food. The crunch and sourness are especially delightful in this Kimchi Kale Salad made with avocado, massaged kale, chickpeas, and roasted sweet potatoes – which all happen to be superfoods as well.
8. Homemade Dark Chocolate Chunks
Real chocolate – the kind believed to hold magical, or even divine, properties. After all, we have been hearing that a little bit of dark chocolate is good for the heart and definitely for the soul. This Homemade Dark Chocolate Chunks recipe lets you control the amount of sweetness and salt in your chocolate. That’s the beauty of making your own.
9. Roasted Cauliflower and Avocado Cream Pitas
Cauliflower and avocado are both nutritional powerhouses and these Roasted Cauliflower and Avocado Cream Pitas are the most delicious way to eat healthy. The spiced roasted cauliflower and avocado cream are a harmonious flavor combination that tastes good on absolutely anything.
10. Best Ever Forbidden Rice Salad
Black rice is a superfood and the fact that it’s called forbidden rice just makes it even more intriguing. This Forbidden Rice Salad is easy, quick, and guaranteed to impress. Black rice has a roasted nutty flavor and pairs well with all sorts of veggies and greens. The ginger miso dressing goes perfectly with the sweet potatoes and nutty rice.
11. Spicy Kale and Quinoa Black Bean Salad
Kale and quinoa are both superfoods. When you put them together with healthy black beans in this Spicy Kale and Quinoa Black Bean Salad, you have a nutritional trifecta! Brown rice, black beans, peppers, corn, salsa, lettuce, guacamole – what’s not to love?
12. Chia Pudding With Blueberries
Chia seeds are very healthy and berries are also superfoods. This Chia Pudding with Blueberries is creamy, sweet and nourishing. This dessert is so indulgent and delicious, you’ll forget it’s good for you.
13. Plantain Sweet Potato Tacos With Guacamole
These Plantain Sweet Potato Tacos with Guacamole are exactly as they sound – stuffed with plantains, sweet potatoes and black beans and topped with a simple guacamole. They’re vegan, gluten-free and an excellent lunch or dinner option!
14. Chocolate Einkorn Cake
Is it cake? Is it a brownie? Whatever you call it, this Chocolate Einkorn Cake is delicious. It’s a super chocolately, not overly sweet, moist cake-brownie bar … and it’s to die for. Einkorn wheat is ancient wheat that has never been genetically modified so it’s healthy and easier to digest.
15. Coconut Flour Porridge With Roasted Apricots
Did you know that coconut flour makes a thick and delicious gluten and grain-free porridge? Forget about your run-of-the-mill oatmeal and try this yummy, easy breakfast of Coconut Flour Porridge instead! It’s especially tasty when topped with sweet caramelized apricots, but have fun with your own favorite toppings.
16. Healthy Hearty Whole Wheat Pancakes With Flax
It’s always fun to add fruit and veggies to the batter but sometimes you want a pancake recipe that is a little more neutral in flavor. A recipe that begs for sweet toppings and a flowing river of maple syrup. Yet, of course, it still has to be healthy. These Healthy Hearty Whole Wheat Pancakes fit the bill perfectly. They fill you up with Omega rich flax all while still tasting delicious alongside some fresh fruit and a cup of coffee or tea.
17. Spring Onion Farro Fritters With Fresh Peas, Asparagus, Radish and Tahini Mint Dressing
If farro is a new grain for you, these Spring Onion Farro Fritters with Fresh Peas, Asparagus and Radishes are a great way to get introduced. They are whole-foods, plant-based and so delicious. Serve with the mint tahini dressing which is delicious and also healthy.
18. Bahn Mi Salad With Pickled Vegetables and Vietnamese Croutons
Pickled foods are superfoods and this Banh Mi Salad with Pickled Vegetables is a super dish. It’s filled with dynamic flavors and the Vietnamese croutons on top add crunch. This recipe serves two large salads and is vegan, protein-packed and nut-free with a gluten-free option available.
19. Raw Apple Pie With Goji Berries and Nutmeg
You may be wondering how apple pie can be a superfood? When it’s this Raw Apple Pie with Goji Berries and Nutmeg, it can. It has healthy apples, superfood goji berries and it’s raw so there’s no dough. It is as nutritious as it is tasty! It is also lovely topped with coconut yogurt.
20. Avocado and Veggie Spring Rolls
Avocados are superfoods and we are so happy about that. These Avocado and Veggie Spring Rolls are so delicious. Filled with crunchy veggies and creamy avocado with lots of Asian flavors, we recommend making a lot because these are going to disappear before your eyes.
21. Broccoli and Coconut Soup
This Broccoli and Coconut Soup is a vibrant, delicious and highly nutritious combination of broccoli, spinach, lemon, ginger, and coconut milk that will warm you and nourish you through the cooler winter months or just anytime you need to warm up inside.
22. Wild Rice Salad With Orange, Sweet Potato, Cherries and Pecans
This Wild Rice Salad is so pretty and so good for you. It’s bursting with all kinds of superfoods. Spice up your usual salad life with this tasty combination of wild rice, sweet potato, orange, cherries, and pecans. It’s the best of fall in a bowl!
23. Black Bean Hemp Burgers
These Black Bean Hemp Burgers are so perfect for lunch, dinner, snack, even breakfast. They’re also a perfect travel companion that will pack up easily and keep you full for hours, thanks to all the protein, fiber, and nutrients.
24. Fig Hazelnut Rosemary Granola With Fig Breakfast ‘Nice’ Cream
Dried figs are superfoods and they’re doubly healthy in this Fig Hazelnut Rosemary Granola with Fig Breakfast ‘Nice’ Cream because they are used twice! This yummy breakfast combo has dried figs that make the granola delightfully chewy and frozen green figs whizzed up until fluffy in the “nice” cream.
25. Green Bean and Wild Rice Salad
When served warm, this Green Bean and Wild Rice Salad is hearty enough to eat during even the coldest winter months and it has several superfoods in it. Crunchy almonds, chewy cranberries and sun-dried tomatoes, tangy olives, and hearty wild rice provide an interesting mix of textures that will have you craving more!
All of these recipes are filled with foods that are as good for your body as they are for your taste buds. When dishes look and taste this delicious, the fact that they’re healthy is pure bonus!
Lead image source: Coconut Flour Porridge With Roasted Apricots