7 New Super Foods

Maqui

Maqui berries are a dietary staple of the Long-living Mapuche Indians of Chile. Brimming with age-avenging antioxidants, this deep purple super fruit is not shipped fresh to the United States. Instead, look for the freeze-dried power, processed to retain all the health-giving properties of its natural form.

Maqui Vinaigrette
Serves 4

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. macqui powder
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until well combined. Drizzle over your favorite greens.

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Chia Seeds

A staple of the ancient Aztecs and famously hawked as a novelty product to the tune of "Ch-ch-ch-chia!" the seeds are experiencing a renaissance. They are now a mainstay in the health food aisle for their copious amount of calcium, omega-3 fatty acids and dietary fiber--a whopping 11 grams per ounce.

Coconut Chocolate Chia Pudding
Serves 4

  • 2 tsp. instant espresso powder
  • 1 1/2 cups light coconut milk
  • 1 large banana
  • 5 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 3 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 8 tsp. cayenne (optional)
  • 1 8 tsp. sea salt
  • Raspberries (optional)
  • Dissolve espresso powder in 2 Tbsp. of hot water.

Combine this mixture with all ingredients, except for the raspberries, into a food processor and blend until smooth. Pour puree into a bowl and let sit in the refrigerator for two hours to thicken. Divide among serving bowls and top with raspberries if desired.

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