I AM ALWAYS ON THE HUNT TO FIND NEW BUDGET FRIENDLY SUPERFOODS,
AND LOVE TRYING OUT THE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM MY SQUAD.
That’s not to say I don’t always fall back on the traditional fridge and pantry superfood fillers.
These are foods that have been good for us when they were for our great, great, great, great (you get the idea) grandparents.
Since these superfoods don’t require the pulverising, processing and packaging that some do, they go easy on your wallet too.
There are endless amounts of affordable and wholesome superfoods that are PACKED with vitamins and minerals that are right in front of you.
You may just need the reminder!
INCLUDE THESE SOMETIMES OVERLOOKED SUPERFOODS IN YOUR TROLLEY NEXT TIME.
Rich in manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C and potassium.
Bananas are the ultimate snack for on the go!
Bananas are always readily available and can be used for smoothies, fruit salads and bakes.
The OG flavour enhancer.
Fresh garlic is a potent immunity booster and often used to combat the common cold.
Garlic also aids digestion and works on your heart health.
Blueberries are delicious and nutritious.
High in fibre, vitamin C and K, blueberries are also considered at the top of the rank among all fruit and veg for its antioxidants.
Properties found in blueberries also protect against DNA damage which is a leading driver of ageing and cancer.
Get frozen for a cheaper option that’s still delivers the same nutritional benefits as fresh (and great for smoothies!)
Any of you following me know just how much I love oats.
And for good reason – this wholegrain breakfast option is high in phosphorous, magnesium, iron, zinc, folate and vitamin B1.
Whole oats are high in antioxidants and beneficial plant compounds called polyphenols. Most notable is a unique group of antioxidants called avenanthramides.
These compounds may help reduce blood pressure among other things. Another amazing element to oats is the soluble fibre called ‘beta-gluca’ found in them.
Beta-glucen can help reduce LDL and total cholesterol levels, reduce blood sugar, increase the growth of good bacteria in the digestive tract and increase your feeling of fullness!
Packed with fibre and protein, lentils can bulk up any main meal.
These pulses are also loaded with folate, vitamin B1, zinc, potassium and vitamin B6!
And out of all plant-based foods; lentils contain the highest amount of folate!
Inexpensive and linked to the reduction of bad cholesterol, green tea is a great alternative to your daily coffee.
Not only that, green tea is well known for boosting your metabolic rate.
Mix in some honey and lemon for a natural cold preventative and remedy.
Cinnamon is sometimes referred to as one of the healthiest spices in the world.
This superfood may already be sitting in the pantry – and a tiny sprinkle goes a very long way!
Cinnamon helps ward off diabetes, inflammation and bacteria.
Top it on your coffee, yoghurt, fruit and baked goods.
Made from high quality ancient and organic superfood supplements, Happy Way is one of my favourite protein powders!
Inside their formulas, you will also find calcium-rich maca powder and chia seeds.
WHAT ARE YOUR AFFORDABLE SUPERFOOD MUST HAVES?
All levels of my program The Bod, use seasonal wholefoods to ensure you can reach your goals with out breaking the bank.
READ MORE ABOUT EACH LEVEL HERE.