Functional food: the cheat sheet

Fuel yourself right with this NYC-inspired list functional foods. Take your bowl, juice or smoothie to the next level.

 

Wellness? Immunity boost? Some anti-aging maybe?

Eating healthy is no longer about what you don’t eat. It is about what you add to your diet to give yourself what your body needs. So, not restriction. Addition!

The latest food report from Google search documents the rise of the so-called functional food – food that plays certain health=enhancing roles. It is worth a read: 2016 Food Trends on Google.

Make the concept effortless by mixing and matching these ingredients of your bowls, juices and smoothies.

Fuel yourself right with this cheat sheet!

Age Defying

  • Acai
  • Blueberries
  • Chili powder
  • Cocoa
  • Ginko Biloba
  • Ginseng
  • Goji Berries
  • Mango
  • Pear
  • Spinach
  • Whey protein

Weight Wellness

  • Apple
  • Basil
  • Broccoli
  • Cantaloupe
  • Celery
  • Collard Greens
  • Cucumber
  • Dates
  • Honeydew
  • Kale
  • Mint
  • Parsley
  • Spinach
  • Swiss chard
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon
  • Acai
  • Almond
  • Cayenne
  • Chia Seed
  • Coconut
  • Ginseng
  • Green tea
  • Lemon
  • Oat bran
  • Vanilla

Energy -boost

  • Almond butter
  • Bee Pollen
  • Coconut
  • Dates
  • Grapes
  • Matcha
  • Peanuts
  • Peanut butter
  • Almonds
  • Probiotic
  • Whey protein

Digestive Aid

  • Banana
  • Carrot
  • Probiotic
  • Tomato
  • Mango
  • Pear
  • Spinach
  • Ginger
  • Collard Greens
  • Mint
  • Nutmeg
  • Bee Pollen
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Honeydew
  • Beets
  • Cucumber
  • Pineapple
  • Blueberry
  • Grape
  • Lemon
  • Pat Bran
  • Chia seed

Immunity-boost

  • Blueberry
  • Broccoli
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrot
  • Celery
  • Grapes
  • Honeydew
  • Kale
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Mango
  • Orange
  • Pear
  • Pineapple
  • Spinach
  • Strawberry
  • Almond
  • Basil
  • Bee Pollen
  • Cashew
  • Cayenne
  • Cinnamon
  • Echinacea
  • Ginger
  • Grapefruit juice
  • Green tea
  • Honey
  • Mint
  • Oat
  • Parsley
  • Turmeric
  • Vanilla

Hearty core

  • Apple
  • Banana
  • Blueberry
  • Broccoli
  • Carrot
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Kale
  • Orange
  • Pear
  • Raspberry
  • Spinach
  • Strawberry
  • Tomato

Source: Mimo Blend

They organize their ingredients by benefit. We love that concept.

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