How to properly use?

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Eric S.
Joined: 5/19/2013

I went to my nearest health food store and found some cacao nibs, goji berries, and a mix of cacao, maca, and hemp seed.

 

I have been using chia and hemp seed, not together though.

 

In a normal blast, i will generally use kale or spinach, and either a mix of fruits or veggies, and pick either chia or hemp seed.

Can i mix a bunch of super boosts into 1 blast?  For example, can I use the caco/maca/hemp AND Chia seed or goji berries?  Or is it better to use one super boost per blast?

 

 

 

Feel free to use more than one. We actually have a Superfood Superboost made up of our four top superfoods (cacao, chia, goji, and maca). Just remember that maca should be rotated so that you continue to see the benefits without having to increase the amount consumed. It is recommended to start off small (maybe 1/4 - 1/2 tsp and work your way up). Also, it is most effective when not used for a long period of consecutive time. I'd suggest 4 days use and 3 days off or use it a week or two and take a week off... Here's some benefits you'll see from maca: http://www.nutriliving.com/ingredients/maca-powder http://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/herb/maca You will probably feel the increase in energy. I know I did!
So, if am multiple boost's and seeds, how much should I use.... a teaspoon, tablespoon, 1/2 a tablespoon? And how much Maca should I work my way up too? Thanks!!!
Nancy1124 wrote: So, if am multiple boost's and seeds, how much should I use.... a teaspoon, tablespoon, 1/2 a tablespoon? And how much Maca should I work my way up too? Thanks!!!
For most boosts, I'd recommend a Tablespoon. For maca, I'd start with 1/4 tsp, then 1/2 tsp and work your way up to 1 tsp. I personally don't like the taste of maca so that is where I stop, but some people have done up to 1 Tbsp. However, if you alternate it, your body should not have to rely on that much to see benefits. Please keep in mind that this is food and there are no prescribed amounts that are recommended....especially for things like cacao - if you like more chocolate, then add more :) In one Blast we say about 1/4 cup of nuts/seeds/boosts...you can use that as a guide!
I am a multiple boost adder. I have wondered if you can add too much and whether their are combinations that compliment each other or are redundant. Generally, I add a heaping tablespoon of each (with some exceptions). My additives today are: seeds (chia, flax, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower), raw nuts (walnuts, cashews, almonds, pecans), other boosts (cocao nibs, maca powder, acia powder, camu camu, goji berries, mullberries). I usually include chia, flax, a nut and one or two other boosts in the morning, and cocao nibs, protein power, and three or more non nut choices in the afternoon, after my workout. Is this overdoing it? And I combining in a sensible way?
Amateur Barbarian wrote: I am a multiple boost adder. I have wondered if you can add too much and whether their are combinations that compliment each other or are redundant. Generally, I add a heaping tablespoon of each (with some exceptions). My additives today are: seeds (chia, flax, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower), raw nuts (walnuts, cashews, almonds, pecans), other boosts (cocao nibs, maca powder, acia powder, camu camu, goji berries, mullberries). I usually include chia, flax, a nut and one or two other boosts in the morning, and cocao nibs, protein power, and three or more non nut choices in the afternoon, after my workout. Is this overdoing it? And I combining in a sensible way?
The way I always suggest is to add about 2-4 boosts in your Blast on top of the fruits/veggies. Foods that are similar can be alternated - for example - flax and chia are similar nutritionally so I'd just add one per Blast (then you can switch it up and do the other the next time!). Generally, one nut, one seed, a dried berry and one powder should you you well. While it would be hard to overdo it since you're not adding large amounts in each Blast, it's always best to switch it up and rotate your ingredients.
Hello: a total newbie here. I noticed the hardcopy recipe book names individual boosters (like SuperReds). Where do I locate recipes specifically for the "Superfood Superboost" product that I purchased?
Shrimpkins wrote: Hello: a total newbie here. I noticed the hardcopy recipe book names individual boosters (like SuperReds). Where do I locate recipes specifically for the "Superfood Superboost" product that I purchased?
Click on the recipes tab and then you can search by ingredient, just type in the Boost you would like to use in your recipe and you can search by that specific boost.