Supercharge with Superfoods

Supercharge with Superfoods

Ingredients that will make you smarter, more resistant to disease, and more virile

Superfoods make you superhuman, right? Well, superfoods may not dramatically extend your life, but they certainly add flavor, variety, and

some health benefits to your diet (at least compared to the chips and dip you may have had for dinner last night).

Superfoods is a general, unscientifically defined word that encompasses a lot of ingredients, some exotic (like açaí) and others more ordinary (like blueberries). They’re generally high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. We don’t know whether the phenomenon is all marketing hype. But here’s a fact: Unprocessed, whole foods are good for you. So try out this menu, which has a day’s worth of recipes (and some extras for further exploration). Report back on your superpowers.

RECIPES

Breakfast

Açaí-Blueberry Smoothie
Superfood Quotient: Just by invoking the word açaí, your brain grows larger. Both blueberries and açaí berries are loaded with cancer-fighting antioxidants.

Whole Wheat–Oat Pancakes
Superfood Quotient: Your morning pancakes have never been so empowering. This whole-grain-filled version will get you through the day.

Pomegranate Molasses–Maple Syrup
Superfood Quotient: Add antioxidant-packed pomegranate molasses to maple syrup, and you’ve got a pancake topping that’s sweet, tangy, and healthy.

Lunch

Warm Spinach Salad with Honey-Garlic Vinaigrette
Superfood Quotient: With vitamins A, B, C, and iron from the spinach and antioxidants from the garlic, you could get your superfood fill with this salad alone. And you’ll win at chess.

Lentil Hummus Wrap with Pomegranate Molasses
Superfood Quotient: This recipe will make you younger (antiaging lentils), less swollen (anti-inflammatory turmeric), and disease-free (antioxidant-filled pomegranate molasses).