Ask the Chef: What are the the top 10 Superfood Recipes of 2016?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
December 26, 2016

What are the the top 10 Superfood Recipes of 2016?

What do health, fitness, and the art of homemade have in common? They’re all on the rise, and poised to be some of the biggest movements of next year. Of course, if you’re like us, a wellness-oriented lifestyle is always in focus, regardless of trends! In fact, we’ve compiled the most popular recipes from our recipe bank from 2016 – as chosen by YOU -- and from cacao to smoothies (to even more cacao!), they speak volumes regarding just how healthy our favorite habits really are!

Here are the 10 most popular superfood recipes of the year:

Cacao Banana Smoothie
A classic is classic for a reason: this simple combination of banana, strawberries, chia, cacao, and almond milk tastes great every time.

Acai Energy Bowl
With the taste and feel of ice cream, and the health benefits of a superfood smoothie, Acai bowls aren’t showing any signs of slowing down in popularity! This DIY version is rich and creamy and can be customized with all your favorite toppings.

Basic Chia Gel
Chia gel isn’t so much a recipe as it is a staple formula for cooking – an essential ratio for every superfood kitchen. Use this amazing gel for thickening sauces and soups, adding creaminess to smoothies, and creating nutrient-dense baked goods.

Choco Maca Smoothie
Chocolate and maca go together like PB&J, and are quite the dynamic duo in energizing smoothies! This dessert-tasting smoothie is especially good before a workout or anytime you’re looking for a boost.

Chocolate Acai Smoothie BowlOne half smoothie, one half acai bowl, this irresistible hybrid is packed with antioxidants and protein for a best-ever breakfast or snack!

Brownie Batter Balls
These truly superfood-LOADED treats have been a staple Top-10 recipe on our site for years now! It’s not often a dessert soothes your holiday cravings AND fits with your new year’s resolutions at the same time!

Acai Athlete Smoothie
Every ingredient in this high-performance smoothie is designed to help energize and rejuvenate the body – perfect for both athletes and busy, hard-working individuals!

Julie's Hot Chocolate
From my home to yours, this is the way we’ve made hot cocoa for years: a simple blend of cacao, creamy almond milk, coconut sugar, and malty mesquite. As cozy as it gets!

Blueberry Hemp Smoothie
Rich in protein and bursting with blueberry flavor, this delicious smoothie is an excellent low-sugar drink that can serve as a snack or even light meal.

Chocolate Dream Smoothie
This may just be the most delicious chocolate smoothie ever: creamy, sweet, and malty, it tastes just like chocolate ice cream. Plus, it’s inclusion of real cacao and brazil nuts make it particularly good for skin health and beauty, too!


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