Are you a super mom looking to amp up your daily dose of superfoods? Never fear—we’ve created a list of superfood recipes that are as healthy as they are delicious. From an acai smoothie bowl and homemade kale chips to a divine dark chocolate bark, comb through the ideas below for some super inspiration.

Guacamole Bruschetta

With perks like vitamin E, vitamin B6 and “good” fats, it’s no wonder avocado gets so much attention. We like how this idea goes beyond the standard avocado toast—you can even use other superfoods as toppings for an extra healthy kick. Learn more over at The View from Great Island.

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Crispy Kale Chips

Kale sports a ton of antioxidants, like vitamin C and beta-carotene, that will help keep you in tip-top shape and may even give your skin a beauty boost. The easiest way to get your fix? Kale chips! Go for homemade instead of store-bought with this recipe from A Little Yumminess.

Brie with Warm Honey and Toasted Walnuts

Psst! Eating just a handful of walnuts a day can help you lower cholesterol, boost brain power, sleep better, prevent heart disease and more. Sounds pretty good, right? We recommend this ultra-classy way to eat walnuts—complete with brie and drizzled honey. For the how-to, head over to Inspired Taste.

Superfood Chocolate Bark

This chocolate’s just for Mama! Not only does it give you a dark chocolate fix, it’s also topped with healthy nuts, seeds and goji berries, which offer beta-carotene, antioxidants and other immune-boosting perks. See? It’s your healthy duty to break off a piece of this bark. For the recipe, visit Choosing Chia.

Blueberry and Broccoli Pasta Salad

Ready for a superfood double whammy? Blueberries are a great source of antioxidants, phytoflavinoids, potassium and vitamin C. Broccoli is a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Combine ‘em both in this irresistible salad, and you’ve got a real winner of a dinner. Get the recipe from The View from Great Island.

Coffee Chia Pudding

Heads up, coffee lovers! This pudding fulfills your coffee craving and is positively filled with chia seeds. Those little black specks have an abundance of fatty acids, magnesium, iron and more. It’s the perfect reason to grab a spoon and dig in! You can nab the recipe from Nutritionist Meets Chef.

Brown Sugar & Bourbon Glazed Salmon

Oh my, omega-3s! Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which means you should definitely bookmark this recipe from A Healthy Slice of Life. The bourbon glaze adds a little something special, and the whole thing cooks up in about 10 minutes. Ready to try it? Get the recipe here.

5 Minute Spicy Chili Almonds

Almonds are the most nutritionally dense nut, with a high amount of fiber, potassium, iron, protein and more. The best way to much on this super snack? By tossing them with fresh cilantro and spices! Get the easy how-to over at Chef Savvy.

Creamy Avocado Garlic Quinoa Bowls

In addition to avocado benefits, these tasty bowls also offer all the perks of garlic. (Think: vitamins C and B6, manganese, antioxidants and more.) Combine all that with quinoa, and you’ve got a healthy meal filled with get-up-and-go. Find the recipe at Spirited and Then Some.

Spicy Seaweed (or Kale!) Popcorn

Seaweed is definitely worth eating for its antioxidants, calcium, and a wide range of vitamins—but if you’re looking to branch out from sushi rolls, why not use it to amp up your popcorn? This idea from Food to Glow has a little spice, sesame seeds, and seaweed flakes. You can also sub in kale! Learn more here.

Beet, Arugula & Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese

You can’t beat the benefits of beets! They offer vitamins A, B, and C, potassium and fiber—among other things. For an extra elevated sandwich, try combining beets and goat cheese—we guarantee it’ll be the tastiest, most grown-up grilled cheese you’ve ever had. Get the recipe from BS’ in the Kitchen.

photo: Lindsey Johnson

Green Goblin Smoothie

What’s the perfect smoothie for a mom-on-the-go? This green concoction, which includes a whole lot of fruit (hello, vitamins!) and iron and calcium-rich spinach. The creamy and lightly sweet flavor will even please the kids—if you feel like sharing. Get the recipe here.

Grilled Lentil Quesadillas

Love lentils? You should! They’re cheap, versatile and high in protein—not to mention, an excellent source of folate, potassium, and a bunch of antioxidants. Lentils make these quesadillas especially yummy, and since they’re pureed and mixed with salsa, they taste like refried beans. Get the recipe from Food Faith Fitness.

Kiwi Popsicles

Did you know that just one kiwi packs 107% of your daily vitamin C? And one cup provides more potassium than the same amount of sliced bananas, but with less sugar and calories. That means that these popsicles are a real healthy treat—they even include some sneaky frozen peas! Get the recipe by clicking here.

Blueberry, Peach & Pecan Smoothie Bowl

Is this easy smoothie bowl the perfect dessert? You tell us—it’s packed with fruit, almond milk and pecans and all the vitamins and minerals that come with those awesomely healthy ingredients. You can use a combo of fresh and frozen fruit and even customize with other add-ins. Get the recipe from Veggies Don’t Bite.

What’s your favorite superfood recipe? Share with us in a comment below.

—Abigail Matsumoto

 

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