Last night I hosted an evening of superfood sharing, socialising and sampling with some creativity thrown in. We discussed whether superfoods are just for fashion or are they of use therapeutically.
A real hit was my over-night oats supreme. Brilliantly mobile as created in a jar to be eaten either at home or on the go so fabulous for those who aren’t fond of eating first thing in the morning.
I use measuring spoons for the ratio:
In a jar, layer 3 tablespoons of rolled oats, 1 of linseed or chia seeds, 1 of desiccated coconut, 1 of goji berries and a sprinkle of cacao nibs. Add 5 tablespoons of water and leave in the fridge over-night.
In the morning, add 2 tablespoons of sugar-free plain yogurt, some berries and a few broken walnuts.
There are so many combinations so have a play around. I love to grate in half an apple or sliced black grapes.
To really maximise your anti-oxidant health-kick in the morning, top off the over-night oats with Goji Berry Jam. This does not travel well as needs to be stored in the fridge but can be kept in the office fridge (if you trust your work colleagues!)
(Marram Trading Café)
Goji Berry Jam
Blitz up in a mini- blended 1 punnet of raspberries or blueberries, a tablespoon of chia seeds, 2 tablespoons of goji berries and a half teaspoon of honey. Leave in the fridge to set.
Other creative moments involved the making of Sweet Potato and Date Truffles which are wonderful for substituting less healthy snacks.
We also talked through the use of blue-green algae focussing on spirulina and chlorella. How these can be disguised in a punchy superfood pesto which blends in some other beneficial superfood ingredients.
This workshop was held in the beautiful café Marram Trading in Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex. A stunning interior full of stylish kitchen ware, much of this is for sale. Well worth a visit if you are visiting this area.
If you are Sussex or London based and would like to book a Superfood Workshop in order to inspire family, friends or colleagues to boost their health potential for the summer do get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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