Kenna works with doctors and natural healthcare professionals. Her experience as a fitness instructor helps her share positive health tips.
Superfood Powder List
Making sure you and your family are healthy is overwhelming. Superfood powders are easy to consume and provide an added jolt of energy and stamina to our routines. The potent properties support the body whenever and wherever it yearns for it. Here are some of my choices to use throughout the day.
1. Lucuma Powder—Sweet Superfood
Lucuma is a Peruvian fruit. The low-glycemic sweeter of the powder holds a delicate sweetness. One of the benefits of taking this powder is the abundance of healthy nutrients: calcium, potassium, vital vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, dietary fiber, and healthy carbs. I take lucuma powder after a challenging game of racquetball. The superfruit powder replenishes nutrients for the body. I mix it with my tea or add it to a smoothie. I use organic powder from Navitas because it is non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegan.
2. Maca Powder—Restore Balance and Energy
Maca is considered a vegetable root where for over 3,000 years, it has been cultivated in central Peru within Andes Mountains at the high plateaus. The cousin of the radish has a light buttery, scotch flavor. The powder helps balance and support the energy of the body. I tried the powder but found it not as good as the others. There are organic brands, including non-GMO, gluten-free and vegan.
3. MCT Powder—Regain Energy
MCT comes from the organic coconut oil of young coconuts. MCT includes digestible fatty acids that supply sustained energy. The powdered oil is high in fiber and is easy to digest. The prebiotic acacia fiber in the powder improves and maintains gut health. People use the powder before their work out for a boost of energy. The powder is organic, non-GMO, keto certified, vegan, and gluten-free.
4. Mushroom Powder—Nerve Support
Mushroom Powder blend reportedly improves your thought process, helping focus and nerve health. The ingredients include prebiotics, enzymes, and amino acids. Om Lion’s Mane Organic Mushroom Powder is organic and is recommended for smoothies if you need an extra creative boost. The powder is gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, and fermented.
5. Turmeric Powder—Anti-Inflammatory
Turmeric Powder is the most effective nutritional complement. I add the powder to my morning oatmeal and my dinners when the recipe calls for curry. All curry seasonings contain turmeric. Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory because it contains bioactive compounds (promote good health in the body), such as curcumin. There are several products on the market that are organic blends that include turmeric. I prefer using the powder by itself.
6. Beetroot Powder—Improve Blood Circulation
Beetroot Powder is a superfood because it supports the body in so many ways. Most importantly, the powder contains nitrates, which cause vasodilation. Vasodilation is the widening of blood vessels. Blood circulation is improved for healthier blood pressure and improves erectile dysfunction. The blood flowing better stimulates female sexual experience.
The powder enhances athletic performance because it boosts the body’s stamina and blood flow through muscle and recovery. Beetroot powder is a powerful antioxidant and a tremendous supply of fiber, folic acid (B9), magnesium, potassium, zinc, and iron.
I take the powder every morning with my oatmeal or granola. Sweet tasting is my first thought as a substitute for sugar or honey.
7. Superfood Blend Powders—Normalize Body Functions
Superfood blend powders are rich in nutrition and benefit the health and well-being of the body. There are a variety of brands of superfood blends. Read the labels, try some sample packs, and pick your favorite. I tend to switch brands and go for the ones on sale. They boost your greens and plant-based protein intake, which is ideal for vegans. Superfood blend powders contain adaptogens (normalize body functions) from monk fruit, camu camu, and goji. The powders may also contain antioxidants, probiotics, enzymes, and minerals.
8. True Cinnamon or Ceylon Cinnamon—Ancient Medicinal Plant
Even though Ceylon Cinnamon or true cinnamon is an herb, I consider it a superfood powder because I take it in powder form. My massage therapist turned me onto the virtues of bringing this ancient medicinal plant. Milder than the cinnamon people use in recipes — true cinnamon is good for the heart. The powder controls blood sugar while helping to thin the blood. It works as an anti-bacterial method of keeping infections at bay. I take it in the morning with my oatmeal because true cinnamon is an anti-inflammatory.
9. HealthForce SuperFoods Powders
While shopping at Whole Foods, I discovered HealthForce SuperFood powders looking for a green powder to sustain me through racquetball, working, and being a mom.
The gentleman helping me pick my green powder strongly encouraged me to use the HealthForce Superfood VitaMineral Greens. Now, I use the VitaMineral Greens or the Greener Grasses Alkalizer. It depends on which one is on sale.
HealthForce SuperFoods is a leader in creating wholesome superfood powders. Their product begins with integrity making sure ultra-levels of purity and effectiveness. All their powders consist of vegan, gluten-free, organic, and kosher.
Vitamineral Green includes unique plants such as nettles, moringa leaf, and horsetail. The superfoods in the powder are not green such as amla berry, yacon, shilajit, and ginger root. All the ingredients help maintain the body in general.
Greener Grasses Alkaline is fertile with chlorophyll that helps the immune system, blood, and detox. The superfood powder is rich in nutrition with complex vitamins and phytonutrients, an antioxidant and immune booster.
10. Ground Flaxseed
I categorize ground flaxseed or flaxseed meal as a superfood powder because of all the health benefits. I baked with a flaxseed meal as an egg substitute and still do. I ran out of the seeds and went to the natural food store to replenish my supply. I located the ground flaxseed in the health and vitamin section to my bewilderment, not the baking section.
I researched and discovered that flaxseed is a good source of Omega 3 oils. Vegans and vegetarians, or those who don’t benefit from oily fish, have an alternative. Omega 3 maintains cognitive functions like nerves and brain cells, healthy heart and helps prevent diabetes. As a meal or powder, flaxseed is high in fiber, so it helps the digestive system without all the carbohydrates like other fibers.
Studies show that seeds prevent breast cancer because of lignans. These nutrients prevent the advancement of breast cancer. The studies report that lignans support fertility and maintain menstrual regularity and ovulation. Other reports state women who consume ground flaxseed complain less about hormone levels relating to hot flashes, headaches, mood swings, and sleeplessness.
Another benefit is healthy bones and density. Flaxseed contains trace vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. The brand I use and swear by is Barlean’s Organic Forti-Flax. It’s raw, cold-milled, and vegan with no GMOs.
11. Ola Loa Vitamins Drink Mix
I accidentally discovered Ola Loa energy powder at the local health food store. My daughter is a dancer, singer, and actress. She was performing in a play while rehearsing another show. At the same time, she worked part-time and went to college full-time.
She needed to keep her energy level up without drinking a lot of coffee or tea. Ola Loa turned out to be the solution to keep her functioning at optimum levels.
I started taking it and found it keeps my energy levels up at an even keel - no energy spurts and crashes. The packets contain very little sugar.
Ola Loa is an American-made energy powder that comes in individual packs. It's expensive but is effective with Methylation. Dr. Richard Kunin MD developed Ola Loa, hence Methylation.
Methylation is a primary trait of adaptation to the constantly changing aspect of life's physical and chemical states. It regulates cell energy, immunity, and healing based on the body's genetics. I included a video that explains all the chemical aspects of this superfood.
My daughter and I prepare the power with 8 ounces of water and stir with a spoon until mixed. The vitamin powder is potent, and any more water, it is too bulky to drink down in one sitting.
The packs come in a box of 30 or purchase individual packets to see if you like them.
12. Ginger Root
Ginger root powder may help alleviate nausea, indigestion, wards of cold and flu, and improve circulation. Ginger root originated from the East as a medicinal plant for centuries. The Indians and ancient Chinese applied ginger as a tonic to administer common ailments. You can take ginger as a capsule daily at meals, whether you're taking ginger root for indigestion, gout, or inflammation of the joints.
I make my capsules with the freshest ginger root powder I can find on the market. Ginger root is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Keep in mind the powder reduces inflammation in the joints, helps with digestion problems, gout, wards off colds and flu, improves circulation.
Spirulina powder may very well be the first supplement powder coined as a superfood because it is the maximum nutritious supplement on this planet. Even NASA recognizes and accepts it as a substantially reliable food source. Research supports taking gives your body nutritional value, antioxidant properties, anti-inflammatory advantages, and it assists your cardiovascular health. A free-floating microalga, spirulina thrives in alkaline waters where it grows and sustains, unlike other algae that cannot survive.
Scientific studies established that spirulina contains the highest protein matter than any other natural source on this planet, including fish, meats, dairy, nuts, grain, and so on. When the super powder is harvested establishes the higher quantities of protein, which is somewhere between 55 - 70% protein per 100 grams of spirulina. Furthermore, spirulina is easy to digest compared to other proteins, including 18 of the 20 non-essential amino acids and all nine essential amino acids. Spirulina also contains an extraordinary number of micronutrients that are vital for immune function, energy metabolism, cellular growth, organ function, and cellular differentiation.
14. Kale Powder
Kale is a very nutrient-dense vegetable. It includes 700 percent of the daily recommended serving of vitamin K and contains other vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Eating kale keeps you and your family healthy in many ways. But, not everyone likes the taste or can stomach the hearty vegetable.
That is where kale powder comes into play as a superfood powder. The powder is available as a dried and then smashed version of the fresh leaves. Some companies either freeze or air dry the vegetable.
As a powder, the kale is a more condensed form of the nutrient, with only four teaspoons equalling a cup of fresh kale. You can add the powder to smoothies, soups, and dips without no one knowing wiser.
Fresh vegetables are always better, but comparing the shelf-life of fresh kale to the powder version. You're looking at a week to a couple of years.
15. Watermelon Powder
Watermelon powder is a pretty pale pink color with nutrients maximized from the watermelon fruit through dehydration. So, you can take it as a supplement, which is full of phytonutrients, an excellent source of anti-inflammatory agents. The fruit powder also contains minerals, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. It promotes healthy hair and skin and replenishes the muscles after exercise, giving your body an abundance of energy.
It also has antioxidant properties, supporting your immune system and protecting the heart. Another positive aspect is the powder's anti-cancer compounds. Recent studies show specific elements in the fruit's power may lower the chance of you getting cancer.
Take Them On the Go
During the day, you never know when you might need a quick pick-me. Bring any superfood powders with you while you are on the go. Several manufacturers of superfood powders offer small packs of powder blends. Amazing Grass Green Superfood Organic Plant-Based Powder packs are easy to use. They come in ten varieties of powder. I keep the packs in my purse and even stash one in my workout bag. Others place them in their glove compartment. I tear a pack open and pour half of the powder into a juice. I drink it down and get my boost. The packs are easy to fold down and seal for later use.
Add Powders to Juices or Smoothies
You can mix the powders if you don’t have one superfood blend of powders. Try mixing the turmeric powder with the other powders like the maca powder. Whatever powders you decide to take, the next time you make a smoothie or drink a juice, add one of the above superfood powders and give your body a boost.
- Watermelon Juice Powder: Benefits, Side Effects & Dosage
Watermelon juice powder delivers nutrients like vitamins A and C, citrulline, lycopene and potassium in a concentrated form.
- Choroleeva University of Food Technologies
Extensive studies prove the value of taking lucuma powder after a workout or competitive sports.
- A Plant from Peru
Evidence from scientific studies shows the effects of Maca on nutrition, fertility and memory.
- Weight-loss Using MCT
Consumption of MCT as part of a weight-loss plan improves the process.
- Chemistry, Nutrition, and Health-Promoting Properties Lion's Mane
The culinary and medicinal mushroom in Asian countries has nutritional and health benefits.
- Turmeric as a Wound Healing Agent - ScienceDirect
Turmeric has for centuries been in herbal medicines to treat various ailments such as sinusitis, rheumatism, coughs, and diabetic ulcers.
- Blood Pressure-lowering Effects of Beetroot
Beetroot ingestion helps the cardiovascular system, based on a blind study.
- Influence of Cinnamon Intake on Inflammation
Administration of ginger and cinnamon in athlete women for six weeks showed a decrease in muscle soreness.
- Antioxidants And Your Heart
The treatment of coronary artery disease by low fat, low salt and cholesterol-lowering drugs is a scam. Nutritional support provides better results.
This fact sheet provides basic information about ginger—common names, usefulness and safety, and resources for more details.
- The Nutritional Aspects of Spirulina
Spirulina’s remarkable protein content and its ability to multiply in mineral environments attract the interest of both industrialists and researchers.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
© 2019 Kenna McHugh
Kenna McHugh (author) from Northern California on June 12, 2019:
Tam, Good point. I have plans to include nutritional yeast. I don't know why I didn't think of it since I take it every day.
Tam on June 12, 2019:
I use flaxseed and some of there green powders. You should include nutritional yeast.
Kenna McHugh (author) from Northern California on February 16, 2019:
Mohan, Beetroot is sweet but not sugary sweet. If you are going to try the other powders, it's best to try each one by itself to understand and determine the powders' unique benefits.
Mohan Babu from Chennai, India on February 15, 2019:
It was very informative. Barring turmeric powder and cinnamon, i have not tried the other six. Beetroot powder is interesting as a substitute for sugar, besides its other benefits.
Kenna McHugh (author) from Northern California on January 10, 2019:
Liz, Thank you for visiting. There are even more superfood powders and I plan on adding a couple of more in the near future - True Cinnamon and Beet Powder. Both of these I take, too.
Liz Westwood from UK on January 10, 2019:
This is a very useful and interesting guide. I have come across turmeric powder, but not the others.