鈥淵ou聽are what you eat, from your head down to your feet.鈥 Everyone鈥檚聽favorite 鈥80s throwback PSA Time for Timer had聽a聽catchy tune and lyrics that got us through many a pop quiz in health class, and the message remains on point today. That鈥檚 why we love our聽superfoods! Superfoods are the foods experts recommend we聽load up on to slow聽aging and prevent聽disease. With all the hype out there, there鈥檚 no shortage of healthy聽inspo聽in our feeds. We鈥檙e going to break it down for you with the top seven superfoods on Pinterest, plus聽recipes that make it easy 鈥 and tasty 鈥 to get some every day. For even more delicious eats, check out Pinterest鈥檚 Superfood Smackdown board.

Turmeric

Turmeric is a yellow curry spice聽with聽a long history of medicinal use in traditional Chinese medicine and聽Ayurvedic medicine. One of its bioactive ingredients, curcumin, is a powerhouse due to its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and聽anti-cancer properties. Turmeric tastes聽great in聽curries, soups and broths.

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1.聽Turmeric Glow Lemonade: Sipping this luscious and lemony elixir聽is like hopping into a time machine. Remember lemon Warheads candies?聽It鈥檚 like that, only good聽for you. The cayenne pepper makes聽the turmeric more effective and the pure maple syrup makes it taste delicious.聽(via The Glowing Fridge)

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2.聽Turmeric Broth Detox Soup: This聽fragrant, healing broth calls for聽rice noodles, kale, chickpeas and cilantro 鈥 making it perfect for a healthy reboot. Non-vegans can add chicken for a heartier meal. (via Feasting at Home)

Acai Berry

The acai is a small, reddish-purple berry found around the Amazon River in聽South America. The berries have聽properties that may聽help prevent arthritis, inflammation, obesity, erectile dysfunction, neurological diseases and allergies. They鈥檝e also been used traditionally to treat聽diarrhea, parasitic infections, hemorrhages and ulcers.

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3.聽Berry Acai Bowl: Acai powder elevates this already healthy breakfast bowl. It鈥檚 a copycat of the Jamba Juice acai bowl, but without all the sugar. (via聽Lean Green Nutrition Fiend)

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4.聽Matcha, Raspberry & Acai Macaroons: These gorgeous raw coconut macaroons get their color from raspberries, acai berries and green tea. They鈥檙e as delicious to look at as they are to eat. (via Raw Manda)

Matcha

Matcha is a bright green powder made from pulverized green tea leaves. Dr.聽Mercola advises that the聽best Matcha comes from Japan and has up to 17聽times the antioxidants of wild blueberries and seven times more than dark chocolate.聽Green teas are rich in natural chemicals called catechins, which are much more potent than antioxidant vitamins C and E.

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5.聽Iced Coconut Matcha Latte: When you need a break from coffee, you can鈥檛 get any healthier than this聽coconut matcha iced latte. A nutritional powerhouse, it not only tastes delicious, but it fills you with energy and keeps you satisfied all morning.聽(via Sprinkle of Green)

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6.聽Matcha (Green Tea) Banana 鈥淚ce Cream鈥: This low-fat聽soft serve聽is made from frozen bananas and gets its luscious coloring from green tea. To make it dairy-free (and even lighter), substitute almond or coconut milk for the condensed milk.聽(Oh, How Civilized)

Chia Seeds

Naturally gluten-free, chia seeds are used in cereals, breads, cookies, yogurt, salads, salad dressings and protein shakes. They鈥檙e high in protein and contain a number of valuable amino acids, antioxidants and flavonoids. High in聽fiber and omega-3s, they can enhance digestion and cardiovascular health and lower type-2 diabetes risk. Chia seeds are a great Paleo and vegan hack聽to thicken puddings, smoothies and spreads.

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7.聽Kiwi Coconut Chia Popsicles: These kiwi coconut chia popsicles are a satisfying treat. You could also have them for breakfast on a hot summer morning instead of the usual chia pudding bowl. They鈥檙e made from coconut chia pudding with kiwi slices. (via聽The Little Epicurean)

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8.聽Three-Ingredient Strawberry Chia Jam:聽Wondering what to do with the abundance of summer strawberries right now? This jam has just three ingredients: fruit, honey and chia seeds. You get all the flavor of home-canning without all the hassle.聽(via聽Well Plated)

Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds contain a balanced 1:3 ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids聽鈥斅爉ore than any fish and most fish oil supplements. They can help reduce inflammation, improve brain function, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, lower risk of stroke and heart disease and increase energy and potential weight loss.

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9.聽Garlic and Dill Hemp Cheese: This creamy vegan cheese is made from blended hemp seeds, flavored with garlic and dill. It makes a great cheese substitute in dairy-free dishes, but it鈥檚 also delicious to eat as a dip if you鈥檙e avoiding聽beans and聽missing hummus. (via聽Connoisseurus Veg)

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10.聽Hemp Seed Hummus: This quick and easy hummus聽is vegan, low carb and contains healthy fats. It makes a聽tasty dip for聽raw veggies or pita chips and adds oomph to any wrap. (via聽dieT Taste)

Goji Berry

Fresh goji berries can contain up to 400 times more vitamin C than oranges. They are chock-full of聽amino acids, vitamins and essential fatty acids and聽also contain micronutrients like calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, copper, selenium and riboflavin (vitamin B2) and聽trace magnesium and chromium.

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11.聽Chickpea, Goji & Wild Rice Salad: Dried gojis聽provide a聽little burst of sweetness and textural contrast to the grains and beans in this salad. Pro tip: Soak them in warm water for 20 minutes before using them so they plump up deliciously. (via聽Coconut and Berries)

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12.聽Island Mango Goji Berry Sunrise Smoothie: This vibrant fruit and veggie smoothie is聽full of antioxidants and gets its sweet flavor from mango and beets. The natural sweetness brings out the best in goji berries. (via聽Half Baked Harvest)

Flax Seeds

Flaxseed was common in cereals and breads during聽the Middle Ages and is gaining recognition as a modern-day superfood. It鈥檚 rich in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Some of its聽purported benefits include聽improved digestion, clearer skin, lower cholesterol, reduced sugar cravings, balanced hormones and possibly weight loss. It鈥檚 a great substitute for anyone on a grain-free diet.

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13.聽No-Bake Energy Bites: These little no-bake energy bites taste like peanut butter oatmeal cookie dough. With super satisfying protein and fiber, they make a great on-the-go breakfast for rushed mornings. Pack a few for work for those mid-afternoon munchies.聽(via聽Cooking Classy)

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14.聽Vegan Flaxseed Paleo Tortillas: If you鈥檙e聽looking for a聽grain-free聽wrap聽that isn鈥檛聽made mostly聽of聽tapioca or almond flour, you鈥檙e going to love these flaxseed tortillas. Yes, you can make聽a thin, pliable tortilla that鈥檚聽low carb, grain-free, egg-free and dairy-free! Paleo peeps who allow seeds will also love them. (via聽Oh, The Things We鈥檒l Make!)

If you鈥檙e salivating over these superfood recipes, there鈥檚 more where they came from! Follow us on Pinterest.

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