Thursday, May 5, 2011


When you Google the word "superfoods", there is a plethora of different views on what should be considered a superfood.  Superfoods generally are considered the superstars of nutritionally healing foods or supplements, amongst the "healthy foodie" groups.  Foods/supplements that may meet this criteria can be anything from blueberries, to spirulina, to bee pollen to maca.  This list can go on and on depending on who you ask or where you look.

Traditional people's knowledge of healthy superfoods was passed down from generation to generation. Most of the foods touted as health food today are backed by an industry that wants people to eat them. Wheat and soy are both traded in the stock market as commodities, and the dairy industry is heavily lobbied.

Personally, I believe many vegan foods to be the real superfoods.  Whole foods packed with organic nutrients are the foods I want supplying my body with the energy needed to get me through the day.  It can be mind boggling when you begin your search for these foods.  I mean, not many people know what maca is let alone how great it can be for boosting your energy and mood.

There was a fantastic article in the latest Oprah magazine where her editor and chief headed to Peru in the search of some superfoods.  It just amazed me on the length that people will travel to find food that may be mass produced for the good of our human existence.  It is very exciting to read about these foods and hope that many will become easily accessible than in a very expensive smoothie powder mix (i.e. Shakeology) sooner than later.

Do you have a superfood?  If so, what is your favorite superfood you would recommend to others?  Would love to hear your views on this subject!  


  1. The one thing that I consider my superfood would have to be the Amazing Grass chocolate green superfood. I've been out for a while, but am about to buy some more. I could tell a big difference and had more energy while using it.
    Do you find that the maca powder gives you more energy? I've been taking it for over a month now and can't tell any difference.

  2. Michelle - I have never heard of Amazing Grass,but it has the word chocolate in it, so I knew it must be good. Just looked it up on Amazon and now I will have to get some and try. Thanks for the tip!

    Still can't justify maca myself, but my husband loves it. I even tried putting a teaspoon on a piece of bread with some peanut butter yesterday as I was needing an energy boost and got nothing. Also realized it is something you don't want to eat in the powder form, it is MUCH better mixed in things. Guess that is how desperate I was for energy yesterday :)

  3. If you have a Whole Foods near you, they sell packets of the Amazing Grass. You could buy one to try to see if you like it. I love it though. :o)

    I'm glad I'm not the only one that doesn't get anything from the maca. I'll remember not to try it on bread with peanut butter. :)
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Michelle- So glad to know Whole Foods has packets to try. We did try Shakeology once and fell in love with it, but couldn't afford to continue it. I think from the reviews I found online that Amazing Grass is very similar to it and tons cheaper! Thanks and have a great weekend!

  5. hey vegan mom:) you won a straw giveaway awhile back on my blog, could you email me your address?