The 14 botanical foods in Dr. Schulze's Original Superfood Plus (one month supply) provide high levels of protein as well as high levels of vitamins B6 and B12, which makes it a nutritious food product for busy people wanting good health. The protein and these vitamins contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism, the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, normal function of the immune system, normal nervous system function, normal psychological function, normal homocysteine metabolism, normal red blood cell formation and normal cell division. In addition, vitamin B6 helps to regulate hormonal activity and contributes to normal protein and glycogen metabolism.
|Ingredients||Spirulina, Blue Green algae, Chlorella, Alfalfa, Barley & Wheat grasses, Purple Dulse seaweed, Acerola cherries, Rose Hips, Orange & Lemon peels, Palm fruit, Beet root, Spinach leaf and Dr. Schulze's proprietary non-active Saccharomyces cervisae nutritional yeast.|
The botanical ingredients have been naturally dried then tumble blended for less than two minutes to preserve their nutritional vitality and integrity. The cell walls of the chlorella are gently cracked to ensure optional absorption. The spirulina has been grown in Hawaii using deep well volcanic water.
Nutritional Information per 100g:
Energy: 1380kj - 328 cal,
Fat: 5g (of which saturates) 0.8g,
Carbohydrates: 40g (of which are sugars) 5.4g,
Vitamin B6: 33mg,
Vitamin B12: 275mcg (µg),
Vitamin C: 420mg,
Vitamin A: 27mg
Please note Vitamin A is as Beta Carotene and is sourced food state.
Suitable for children, adults and the elderly. Can be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans. The saccharomyces yeast is non-active and therefore suitable for those with yeast issues.
|Directions for use||Blend one (15g) tablespoon of powder with 250ml of water, fruit juice, vegetable juice or coconut water. Liquidize or hand-whisk. Ideally drink immediately, however it can also be put into a drinking container with a lid and stored in the fridge up to 8-10 hours. Adults may consume up to 4 tablespoons a day. Young children can start with a quarter of a teaspoon and can progress up to one teaspoon and increase with age.|
Superfood Plus extra information and smoothie recipes:
You can just add Superfood Plus to fruit or vegetable juice (and shake) for the speediest drink! But if you want to make smoothies and add other ingredients alongside the Superfood Plus Powder then keep reading.
Smoothies can become a great part of an everyday healthy diet, so investing in a good blender or liquidiser can be good. Very cheap models do not tend to blend the smoothie as well (especially if you are adding nuts and seeds) but this doesn’t mean you have to spend hundreds and hundreds. We currently recommend a NutriBullet which retails at around £100 for the standard model. If you are looking to spend more, Magimix is also a good brand plus Blendtec and Vitamix (at the top end).
Smoothies can be consumed throughout the day, so having containers to take extra with you can be useful although they will need be refrigerated if you are consuming them more than two hours later. You will need a good container that does not leak. Have a look on our website for our Smoothie Drinking Bottles or you can keep glass jars of smoothies in the fridge at home. Smoothies can be a great way of boosting nutrients not just in the morning but also throughout the day if you are prone to ‘unhealthy’ snacking. An ideal snack might be a handful of nuts and a green smoothie.
Time save: put all the dry powder you want to have in a little air tight container, the evening before. All you have to do in the morning is add it to water, fruit and vegetables etc in the morning or when e.g at work or the gym.
Getting used to green (or purple!) smoothies:
Not everyone initially loves a green smoothie when they are getting used to it! If you haven’t tried Superfood Plus before then it can be daunting to go head first into total green smoothie land. More experienced smoother makers may find it easy to swig back the emerald liquid without a care in the world but we forget everyone has to start somewhere.
There is no use trying to make yourself start with a green smoothie with no fruit if you don’t think you can drink it. Some of our staff, customers and clinic clients started out like this and then over the years everyone gets used to a 'greener' approach (or even purple if you add some tasty fresh beetroot) and has either no fruit or less fruit.
A word about fruit:
While the nutrients within the fruit are good for you e.g. vitamin C and they offer you a source of fibre to support a healthy gut; fruit also contains fruit sugar called ‘fructose’. Lower fructose fruit includes: apples, pears, plums, peaches and berries. Try to choose these fruits when making a smoothie as these may have a lower impact on your blood sugar support you managing your weight. Sugars of all kinds (natural and less natural) may feed undesirable intestinal microbes.
Mango, banana and grapes are very sweet so either use only the smallest amount or don’t use at all (especially if you are trying to manage your blood sugar). Those getting used to drinking green smoothies might want wish to use sweeter fruits while they get used to the taste of blended vegetables. Over time, try to reduce the sweeter fruit you use. Starting children off on green smoothies can go better if you use sweeter fruit but very young children may not have developed much of a sweet tooth at all, so do not assume it has to be very sweet. Experiment! Some vegetables like carrots and beetroot can be quite sweet so they can also be used to add to the sweetness of a green smoothie.
We have also included some less sweet fruit and zero fruit recipes below.
Tip: smoothies often taste extra good with lashings of lemon juice, fresh ginger and cinnamon powder.
Wild Cinnamon Powder also provides a sweet-like taste to trick the taste buds. Cinnamon is also warming and studies show it be helpful for healthy blood sugar support.
What can I add if I need to sweeten a smoothie?
A little maple syrup, raw honey, pure stevia powder (not commercially produced stevia products) or coconut nectar sugar. But you should aim for smoothies that are not extra sweetened! Fruit should be enough. Be careful with dates as these are very sweet and even 1 date goes a long way. Cinnamon, carob and liquorice powder can all be used to give the idea of a sweet taste which may be especially helpful for those trying to cut down on sugar (of any kind) in their diet or manage a sweet tooth.
Green Drinks in the Winter:
How to make a green drink inviting when its cold outside?
Drinking green juices isnt always appealing in the Winter! So what do you do in winter time when its really cold (or even snowing outside)? Well you dont have to give up green drinks. We recommend drinking them alongside a warming bowel of porridge (try with almond milk, nuts and seeds on top and some cinnamon power mixed through). If you arent much of a big eater in the morning, then try a green drink alongside a warming mug of miso soup or a mug of fresh ginger root tea! You can also add a pinch of cayenne pepper and other warming foods like ginger and cloves to your green drink.
A little comment about lemons and limes:
Lemons (and limes) are a source of vitamin C. Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation, normal function of blood vessels, energy levels, reduction of tiredness and fatigue, the normal maintenance of the immune system and increases iron absorption. It also contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system and the protection of cells from oxidative stress. This is why we include their juice in many smoothie recipes we personally favour food sources over synthetic vitamin C. The juice also gives the recipes a pleasant refreshing taste to greener smoothies as well as complementing sweeter flavours. It works well with ‘earthy’ flavours to make them more palatable. Limes give you a more tropical taste work amazingly with fruit like papaya, for example. If you are using organic lemons or limes then you can also go one step further – you can try blending the lemon whole (pith, skin and juice). The pith and peel contain the most volatile oils and bioflavonoids (plant antioxidants) and the volatile oils have established (through research) antiseptic and antibacterial properties. We (and Dr. Schulze) think you can never have enough lemon in your life which is also why he uses the dry peel in the pre-mixed powder.
The “I don’t have time” Recipe:
These recipes are based on fruit juice or vegetable juice that is shop bought. Always look for those ‘not from concentrate’ and ‘no added sugar’.
you can use vegetable juice instead. Many health food stores sell 100 % carrot or beetroot juice in glass bottles which only have natural preservatives in them. You could also mix it with a little 100 % prune juice and water (this is especially helpful for those that wish to regulate bowel movements).
If you are travelling, we recommend purchasing the Superfood Plus Sachets. These can be emptied into any bottle of pre-made smoothies or juices (there are lots of better brand available now).
Simple Heaven Smoothie
Simple and ideal for beginners
Carrot and Baby Spinach Smoothie
Simple and ideal for beginners, and a little less sweet than ‘Simple Heaven
No Fruit, Garden Glory Smoothie:
Suitable For Vegans
No artificial colouring
No artificial flavouring