11 Best Superfood Recipes | Easy Superfood Recipes

Plavaneeta Borah, NDTV  |  Updated: January 10, 2019 14:44 IST

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11 Best Superfood Recipes | Easy Superfood Recipes
Highlights
  • Sceptics may call it a fad, but superfoods are here to stay
  • Superfoods are power ingredients that you should include in your diet
  • Presenting 10 delicious recipes to cooking superfoods

Superfood Recipes: Sceptics may call it a fad, but superfoods are here to stay. Step aside from all the marketing gimmicks, and you will actually realise that there is more to those power ingredients. Yes, they are good for health because they come loaded with essential nutrients, which when consumed regularly can have various beneficial effects on our body. But having said so, it definitely doesn't mean that you need to splurge to get your hands on superfoods and rely on imported products. Look around you and you will find plenty of them locally.  

It is rightly said that there's nothing like eating locally and seasonally. India is a storehouse of nutritious ingredients which have long been part of our regional cuisines. Some of these ingredients may now be termed as ‘superfoods', but the fact is, we just need to get back to our roots and rediscover the same ingredients to follow a healthy diet. Processed foods may make life easier by being an instant food option, but remember that good things in life don't always come easy. Mindful eating is the new mantra. So, to ensure good health, you need to put in a little effort.

To begin with, make a note of the superfoods and then look for them while you go grocery shopping. Pick millets, flours such as ragi, bajra, jowar, soy and amaranth, seeds (pumpkin, watermelon, chia, etc.), vegetables like drumsticks, spinach and other local seasonal favourites, or even  broccoli, kale and asparagus from speciality stores for occasional binges, and a mix of fresh fruits and berries. Start experimenting in your kitchen and you will actually have a lot of fun as you learn to add them in your daily diet.



CommentsTo help you get kick-started, here's a list of our 11 best superfood recipes -

 

1. Grilled Peach and Papaya Salad with Amaranth Granola

A delightful salad apt for those balmy Sunday brunches with delicious fruits and greens like arugula, romaine and sorrel. The amaranth granola lends in the perfect crunch to the salad. 

papaya salad
Packed with all things healthy, this salad is a fresh delight to relish.


2. Buckwheat Blini

Nothing like kick starting the day with a delicious breakfast treat. This traditional Russian dish is made using buckwheat. You can top it with cream and smoked salmon and finish with dill or microgreens.bliniQuite a tricky and long recipe to prepare, but worth every bit


3. Flax Seed Smoothie

Shake up a delicious mix of bananas, strawberries and soya milk, along with nutrition loaded flax seeds.

flax seeds smoothie
This smoothie is perfect to start your day with.


4. Mixed Millet Bhel Puri

A low fat and healthy snack with the goodness of millets and ragi. Prepare this mixed millet bhel puri at home with a generous squeeze of lime. 

millet bhel muri
A healthier version of your favourite street snack.


5. Avocado Coconut Curry

An easy to make coconut curry with the added goodness of avocado and aromatic spices. This avocado coconut curry is best served with rice,

avocado curry
Avocado coconut curry.


6. Pearl Barley Salad with Pomegranate and Avocado

A healthy salad with the goodness of pearl barley, pomegranate and avocado. Drizzled with olive oil and lemon juice.

pearl barley salad
Light, healthy, fulfilling and absolutely delicious!
 

7. Steamed Salmon in Asian Dressing and Broccoli with Dressing

Salmon steamed and drizzled with a yummy dressing of spring onions, garlic, ginger and groundnut oil. Blanched broccoli tossed with a sesame seed, soy and ginger dressing. This recipe is sure to tantalize your taste buds. 

salmonSalmon and broccoli


8. Walnut-Blueberry Oatmeal Energy Bites

Walnuts and blueberries take center stage in this nutrient-dense mini energy bite. Perfect for picnics, tea-time treats and mid-day hunger pangs. 

oatmeal cookie
These energy bites are your healthy answer to mid-day hunger pangs.


9. Moringa or Drumstick Pickle

Ditch the mangoes and lemons that have traditionally been packed in pickle jars, here is a new kid on the block - drumsticks. Don't give this one a miss!

moringaDrumstick pickle.


10. Mung Bean Dessert with Coconut Cream

Pureed lentils (a protein booster) and coconut cream form the base of this unusual yet delectable dessert. Replace white sugar with jaggery for rustic flavours. 

coconut cream dessert
A dessert you won't regret!

11. Gluten-Free Amaranth Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh is a mid-eastern salad and in this version it is made with amaranth. Throw in some chickpeas, juicy cucumbers and tomatoes to make a simple yet satisfying meal.eluqdjj8Packed with healthy ingredients, this tabbouleh is sure to get you hooked!



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