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Heather Smith,  lifestyle expert with, shows us the latest super food   beverage trends to incorporate now… and take on 2017 as the year to hit your optimal health habits!

Stock Up on Whole Foods…

Powerhouse produce like: Pomegranates who’s polyphenols are powerful antioxidants which combat the inflammation that leads to a myriad of health issues. Or deep green veggies such as Bok Choy who’s carotenoids are essential for eye health.

Or simple ingredient snacks like…

Made In Nature Tart Cherry Figgy Pops, which are organic Supersnack energy balls packed with a few simple real food ingredients. All foods that come from the earth and shouldn’t dare be messed with and these are chock full of fruits and vegetables and nuts and seeds and spices and grains with righteous flavor. Figgy Pops are a great source of fiber and healthy fats to satisfy your senses and power you through your day.

New Beat Foods’ artisan crackers are loaded with ancient grains such as: Quinoa, Sorghum, Teff, Chia seeds, Millet, Amaranth, Buckwheat, Oats which deliver B-vitamins, iron, folate, minerals and so many other nutrients… and they are super delicious.

Red Camper’s Blueberry Gin Deliciousness in an unbelievably tasty spread loaded with these tiny superfood powerhouses and sage, juniper berry and gin – quite amazing on pancakes, yogurt or straight off the spoon!

Or fresh pressed juices like…

Telula cold pressed juices made from pure, organic, fruits and vegetables.  This Blackberry + Chia is full of omega-3’s and fiber which are essential for heart and digestive health.  Farm-to- bottle goodness! Cold pressed juices press each ingredient {vs. blending which exposes the foods to oxygenation and heat which both degrade nutrients} to provide the most nutrient dense extract.

GoodBelly’s Pomegranate juice is a one-two super punch of polyphenols + probiotics.  Protect your heart and get a healthy dose of live cultures that support digestion {the studies show it!} like no other.

Coconuts, Coffee + Chocolate!

SoDelicious is my coconut-go-to because they offer amazing alternatives to your staples such as milk or yogurt and coconuts provide medium chain fatty acids which have been shown to have anti-viral and anti-microbial properties … and … the body metabolises these MCFA’s as energy instead of storing them as fat.

Siete Family Foods make Coconut & Cassava tortillas which grain-free and nutrient-packed with low-inflammatory ingredients such as chia, coconut oil, avocado oil, and apple cider vinegar. If that’s not enough, all of Siete’s tortillas are also gluten-free, non-GMO, paleo, and preservative-free.

Bare Sweet Ginger Organic Coconut Chips are made with real, thinly sliced coconuts and organic ginger puree that’s baked to the perfect crunch and finished with a light dusting of organic ginger.

Birch Benders Paleo Pancake & Waffle Mix is made with coconut, almond and cassava flours.  So simply, this just-add-water, all-natural mix is naturally low-glycemic and packed with 5g of fiber per serving and has a lil’ monk fruit for the slightest sweetness.  Breakfast-all-day!

The best news yet is the superfood power of coffee – the flavonoids protect our bodies from everyday stresses that could lead to other more deleterious health issues.   Chameleon Cold-Brew takes 100% organic, Fair Trade coffee beans and slow brews for 16 hours which delivers 50% less acidity than typical brewed coffee, resulting in a bold rich taste, naturally high in caffeine, providing a burst of jitter-free, focused, and sustained energy.


Ok, maybe better news is what chocolate can do for you – such as lower blood pressure or boost your mood which is always important as the winter months take hold.  Free 2B has these dark chocolate bars with cherries, sunflower seeds and sea salt which are absolutely divine and deliver on antioxidants in a big way.

Bone Broths

Bone Broths are rich in glucosamine which can stimulate the growth of new collagen and alleviate joint pain and inflammation… and gelatin which helps ease digestive issues… and amino acids which promote better sleep and help calm the mind….broth will also boost your immune system {take on cold and flu season with gusto}, brighten skin and even make your hair shiny! Phew.

Kitchen Accomplice Bone Broth is made from organic ingredients, rich with restorative and naturally balanced properties that help support healthy living.  This concentrate is super easy to story, and simple to add to anything.

My other favorite this frozen fresh bag of Bonafide Provisions Free Range Chicken Bone Broth which is also organic, was developed by a clinical nutritionist and packed with collagen and amino acids to support athletic recovery and healthy joints.


Matcha + Maca

Matcha is a Japanese tea high in the amino acid theanine which is known for its calming qualities as well as, loaded with a mega dose of antioxidants that research shows help combat the effects of aging and have been shown to burn fat.

Maca is a root veggie {win the cabbage and kale family} and adaptogen which helps increase the body’s defence against physical and mental stress and is energizing… and it is loaded with fatty acids, fiber and minerals.

Matcha LOVE is a premium, whole green tea leaf powder that’s rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C, and contains a natural ‘calming’ energy boost – perfect for cooking, baking and smoothies.

Moon Juice’s Brain Dust delivers on the Maca and is an adaptogenic elixir to maintain a superior state of clarity, memory, creativity, alertness and space to handle stress.  The perfect dusting to any nut milk, coffee, tea or smoothie.