If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past 10 years, then you’ll know exactly what I mean by the term ”superfoods”. And if you aren’t 100% sure what superfoods are, you’ve definitely heard about their potential nutritional benefits from your favourite health gurus on Instagram.
With the amount of research on superfoods out there today, it’s not difficult to find out they all contain high levels of much-needed vitamins, minerals & nutrients, which are all amazing for your skin. Not to mention the antioxidants, good fats & healthy properties that are believed to lower the risk of certain diseases, as well as promoting weight loss.
And to top it all off, all of these healthy vegan superfoods are affordable & conveniently accessible at our fingertips.
So if you like to eat almonds as a healthy snack or you’re one of those people who love having a Macha tea as soon as you wake up, then you are already one step ahead!
I really like to try and incorporate superfoods into my daily meals. I usually have flaxseeds in my morning smoothie for my Omega 3 essential fatty acids, since it tastes no different adding them in. Lately I’ve also been creating a lot of yummy & chocolatey snacks/desserts with cacao powder (another cheap superfood).
Other superfoods you can buy at your local supermarket include blueberries, spinach, kiwi, kale, sweet potato, dragon fruit, walnuts, oats, pomegranate, avocado, pumpkin, cauliflower, collard greens, olives, edamame, strawberries, watermelon, lentils, legumes, asparagus, bananas, blackberries, soya milk, brazil nuts, watercress & so much more!
Here are 19 affordable vegan superfoods you can easily find on Amazon, including recipes & inspiration to add these amazingly healthy ingredients into your vegan meals.
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- Matcha is believed to have cancer-fighting effects on the body as well as preventing heart disease & type 2 diabetes
- Known to speed up metabolism & linked to weight loss
- High in anti-oxidants
What can I make with Matcha Green Tea Powder?
- Raw Matcha Brownies by Becomingness
- Matcha Green Tea Energy Bites by Living Well Mom
- Vegan Matcha Baked Donuts by Rhian’s Recipes
- Almonds contain healthy fats, fibre, protein, magnesium and vitamin E.
- Almonds can also lower blood sugar levels, reduce blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels.
What can I make with Almonds?
- Vegan Almond Tahini Cookies by Cook Republic
- Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Fudge Cups by Beaming Baker
- Blueberry Almond Oat Bars by Running With Spoons
- Coconut oil has natural fats that increase the good cholesterol in your body.
What can I make with Coconut Oil?
- Dark Chocolate Coconut Oil Fudge by Wholefully
- Coconut Lemon Bars by Free From Fairy
- Chocolate Covered Coconut Bars by Art And The Kitchen
- Berry taste
- High in anti-oxidants & vital minerals & vitamins
- Promotes weight-loss and anti-ageing aid
- Helps stimulate the immune system
What can I make with Acai Berry Powder?
- Superfood Acai Bowl by Healthy And Psyched
- Raw Acai Blueberry Protein Cheesecakes by Vivolife
- Acai Vegan Ice-cream by Earthy Andy
- Cacao has a strong chocolate flavour
- Contains magnesium, calcium, zinc & iron & high in antioxidants
- It’s not the same as ‘cocoa’ which is processed and less nutritious
What can I make with Cacao Powder?
- 3 Ingredient Raw Cacao Bites by Simple Vegan Blog
- Vegan Chocolate Cake by Feasting On Fruit
- Healthy Nutella by Simple Vegan Blog
- Contains a lot of iodine, calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, omega-3 iron, fibre & rich in B12.
What can I make with Nori Seaweed Sheets?
- 3 in 1 Easy Vegan Sushi Rolls by Cocoon Cooks
- Veggie Nori Rolls by The Kitchn
- Tofish & Chips by Elephantastic Vegan
- Cocoa Nibs contains anti-oxidants, fibre & magnesium. Perfect for chocolate chip alternatives.
What can I make with Cocoa Nibs?
- Vegan Chickpea Cookie Dough by Joyful Healthy Eats
- Raw Fudge by Gourmande In The Kitchen
- Healthy Cookie Dough Overnight Oats by The Conscientious Eater
- Rich in protein, anti-inflammatory, & has anti-oxidant qualities.
- Spirulina is 65% protein, it has all 8 essential amino acids, high in omega 3, 6 & 9.
- High in iron, calcium, selenium, zinc & varies vitamins.
What can I make with Spirulina Powder?
- Energizing Spirulina Smoothie by In The Mood For Food
- Spirulina Almond Butter Cookies by Organic Burst
- Seedy Spirulina Protein Balls by Om Nom Ally
- Pumpkin seeds are rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, antioxidants & fiber (which lowers cholesterol).
- Heart & liver benefits.
What can I make with Pumpkin Seeds?
- Spinach, Avocado & Pumpkin Seed Salad by Nigella
- Vegan Pumpkin Seed Pesto by Cocoon Cooks
- Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Dark Chocolate Bark by A Clean Bake
- Chia Seeds contain protein, fibre, omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, fibre, iron, and calcium. All of which are essential for brain health.
What can I make with Chia Seeds?
- Mango, Raspberry & Chia Seed Pudding by Crazy Vegan Kitchen
- Lemon Chia Seed Muffins by The Nut Free Vegan
- Pina-colada Chia Overnight Oats by Flavor The Moments
- Maca Power contains minerals including potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc as well as some B vitamins.
- Maca has been known to boost energy levels, balance hormones, improves mood & libido.
What can I make with Maca Powder?
- Almond Cacao Cookies With Salted Maca by This Rawsome Vegan Life
- Maca Latte by Catching Seeds
- Maca Energy Bar by Mommypotamus
- Wheatgrass is full of nutrients & minerals. It’s high in vitamins A, C and E, iron, magnesium, calcium and amino acids.
- It’s also a natural liver cleanser & detoxifier
What can I make with Wheatgrass Powder?
- Wheatgrass Truffles by Fitness Treats
- Creamy Mermaid Coconut Bowl by Lina Saber
- Pea, Kale & Wheatgrass Soup by Pulsin
- Loaded with nutrients, high in anti-oxidants, high in protein & promotes healthy gut bacteria.
What can I make with Pistachio Nuts?
- Pistachio Nut Vegan Cheese by Nest & Glow
- Vegan Flourless Pistachio Cookies by Lazy Cat Kitchen
- Coconut, Pistachio & Match Energy Bites by Jans Family Notebook
- Hemp contains omega-6 & omega-3 fatty acids and is a good source of amino acids, magnesium, and potassium.
What can I make with Hemp?
- Hemp Seed Ranch by Karissa’s Vegan Kitchen
- Garlic, Hemp & Sunflower Seed Pesto by Occasionally Eggs
- Hemp Beet Veggie Burger by Trinity’s Kitchen
- It’s a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.
What can I make with Turmeric Powder?
- Turmeric Curry With Spicy Lentils by Contentedness Cooking
- Vegan Turmeric Quinoa Power Bowl by Jar Of Lemons
- Easy Vegan Turmeric Chickpea Salad Sandwich by Karissa’s Vegan Kitchen
- Flaxseed is high in protein, fibre, omega 3, magnesium & iron.
What can I make with Flaxseed?
- Vegan Banana Scones by Om Nom Ally
- Spicy Thai Flaxseed Wraps by Full Of Plants
- Easy Flaxseed Crackers by Nourish Everyday
- Goji berries are high in vitamin C & anti-oxidants
What can I make with Goji Berries?
- Creamy Peach & Goji Berry Smoothie by Will Cook For Smiles
- Spicy Goji Berry Soup by Wallflower Kitchen
- Superfood Brownies by Running To The Kitchen
- Chlorella is one of the most nutrient-dense superfoods in the world with protein, vitmains, iron, magnesium & zinc.
What can I make with Chlorella?
- Chlorella Coconut Bites by Organic Burst
- Chlorella Guacamole by The Nutty Scoop
- Chlorella Vegan Bread by Canballet Ibiza
- Camu Camu Powder is quite sour
- It is the highest source of Vitamin C on the planet & has 60 times more vitamin C than an orange!
What can I make with Camu Camu Powder?
- Vegan Superfood Chocolate Smoothie by The Almond Eater
- Pink Strawberry, Beet & Pomegranate Smoothie Bowl by Natt Wrobel
- Kick-Start Smoothie by The Raw Food Kitchen