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7 Best Superfood Powders to Include in Your Daily Nutrients

by Vickie Chin on Mar 02, 2023

Back in the day, our founder Jerry Zeifman embarked on a mission to help people achieve lifelong wellness, prevent disease, regenerate their health, and attain longevity through the power of superfoods.

Today, the importance of superfoods and regenerative health is becoming more widely recognized, but Organic Traditions has been ahead of the curve for decades.

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At our core, we're all about helping people achieve greater wellness and vitality through the healing power of traditional foods from around the world. Our mission is to inspire you to take control of your health and experience a newfound level of wellbeing, using the amazing healing potential of these time-honoured foods.

In this helpful guide, we're looking at superfood powders that you can easily incorporate in your daily routine and unlock the amazing health benefits rooted in traditions from around the world.

Many people are struggling to incorporate enough superfoods into their diets due to limited availability and time constraints. The standard American diet is lacking in essential nutrients, and it can be difficult to eat large quantities of superfoods every day.

Strawberry superfood smoothie

One solution to this problem is to incorporate superfood powders into your daily diet. These powders contain concentrated amounts of essential vitamins and minerals, making it easy to get all the nutritional benefits of superfoods in a convenient and efficient way. Superfood powders can be added to a wide variety of recipes, making it easy to incorporate them into your daily routine.

By adding superfood powders to your diet, you can easily and conveniently supplement your diet with essential vitamins and minerals. You no longer have to worry about eating large quantities of food or searching for hard-to-find superfoods. With a wide range of superfood powders available, you can easily incorporate them into your daily meals, such as breakfast smoothies, baked goods, and other dishes, and reap the amazing health benefits.

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There are a lot of different superfoods to choose from. Here are the 7 best superfood powders that you can start using today to up your intake of antioxidants and micronutrients.

They are all generally considered safe unless you have an allergy to one of them. As with any new food, you will want to pay attention to how you feel after consuming it for the first time.

All of these seven items have been and are still used as food, and therefore they are not considered to be medicinal—and yet, each has particular nutrients that are known to have a positive effect on our bodies and minds.

Here are seven of the best superfood powders to start with.

1. Cacao Powder

Cacao Powder Superfood

Unsweetened dark chocolate powder is a heart-healthy food! This is great news for those of us who sometimes feel like everything that tastes good is bad for us. The high antioxidant content of cacao supports healthy blood pressure, heart, and brain function. And it puts us in a better mood! It's a good source of calcium and iron with some potassium and magnesium, too.

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How to Use This Superfood Supplement

Chocolate smoothie with baru seeds

Chocolate makes a lot of things better. It's a flavor that goes well in all kinds of baked goods and desserts. It turns a plain cup of coffee into a special mocha drink. You can add it to smoothies and hot breakfast cereals...use your imagination.

Some Southwestern recipes even use it in chili or rubs for barbequed meats. If you only add one of these powders to your diet, cacao might be a great one to have on hand.

2. Chlorella Powder

Chlorella Powder

Chlorella is a type of freshwater algae that's related to seaweeds and has a reputation for protecting cells from damage caused by free radicals. It's sometimes used as a detox agent, and is said to reduce inflammation and improve overall health. It's very high in iron, chlorophyll, and beta-carotene, with good amounts of other vitamins and minerals. 

How to Use This Superfood Supplement

Green juice with chlorella powder

Chlorella powder is generally mixed into green drinks, smoothies, and juice drinks. Sweet fruits or the addition of a natural sweetener will cover up the slightly bitter taste. You can also just stir the powder into a glass of water with a little honey and lemon juice for a brilliant, bright green drink.

Since chlorella is best used in its raw state, you won't want to add it to hot drinks or dishes. It can be added to uncooked energy bars or bites, and it's a nice sprinkle for popcorn.

3. Spirulina Powder

Spirulina powder by organic Traditions

Spirulina is in the blue-green algae family and has many of the same benefits as chlorella. It also contains all the essential amino acids and essential fatty acids needed by the body.

It could be the best superfood for detoxification and is said to have important benefits for heart, lung, and eye health.

How to Use This Superfood Supplement

Spirulina powder

Spirulina powder can be a bit strong tasting, so it's often mixed with fruit or vegetable juices. It's a perfect addition to a green smoothie.

Spirulina powder can be sprinkled on foods or added to your favorite energy bite recipe. Try mixing a little into plain hummus to add flavor (and a deep green color) to a vegetable dip. Other ideas are to add a little to scrambled eggs (green eggs and ham day anyone?) and you can make green pasta by adding a bit of the powder to your dough.

4. Camu Camu Powder

Camu Camu Powder

A relatively new organic superfood powder, Camu Camu berries come from the Amazon. The dried powder form is the only way to transport the fragile berries any distance.

Camu Camu berry powder

Containing the most vitamin C of any food, Camu Camu is great for heart health and building up the immune system. It's high in anthocyanins and flavonols which are also known to contribute to heart and eye health. 

How to Use This Superfood Supplement

camu camu smoothie

This sour-tasting berry is a nice addition to fruit smoothies, fruit salads, and desserts. It's quite good mixed with yogurt, which can be used as a sauce or dressing. Or use it in a vinaigrette recipe for salad dressing with a tangy flavor.

You might also add it to an overnight oats recipe or energy bars for a different taste. You can add camu camu to any recipe that can handle a little sour taste.

5. Turmeric Powder

Turmeric powder by Organic Traditions

Long used as a spice, a cooking ingredient, and a powerful anti-inflammatory, turmeric is one of the better-known superfood powders. The rhizome of a plant related to ginger is popular in East Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine. As such, it's more familiar than some of the other superfoods.

Turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for centuries,

It's the source of a bright yellow dye. You will need to be cautious with it because turmeric will stain countertops, clothing, and skin. This link will take you to the product page.


How to Use This Superfood Supplement

Turmeric superfood nutrition

Turmeric is another versatile superfood powder. Use it as a spice in traditional Indian, Thai, and Moroccan dishes. Add turmeric powder to smoothies and juices, or soups and curries.  Golden milk is a traditional bedtime remedy to help you sleep better. Combined with ginger, it makes a tasty tea. Turmeric is fast becoming a kitchen staple.

There's a Lebanese Turmeric Cake called Sfouf. And recipes for Turmeric Chicken, Turmeric Rice, and turmeric honey paste. In fact, there are so many ways to use turmeric in the kitchen that you won't ever run out of new ideas. The internet is a huge resource for recipes.

For a more medicinal use, make one of the Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Bar recipes or a Ginger-Tumeric shot. Both are rumoured to relieve arthritic pain. There's a lot of information about the use of turmeric in Eastern medical traditions, and you may find an answer to your aches and pains by using a traditional remedy.

6. Matcha Powder

Matcha, or green tea powder, has been used as a ceremonial drink for centuries in China. Buddhist monks prize it. It's made by powdering the green tea leaves that have been protected from the sun. The tea ceremony is serious business, and there are special tools for the event. You may have seen the small bamboo whisk, called a chasen, which is used to whip the tea to give it the proper consistency.

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There's a fair amount of caffeine in a cup of matcha, but the L-Theanine content is a powerful stress reducer, and moderates the effects of the caffeine. High amounts of antioxidants also provide health benefits for the heart and brain.

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How to Use This Superfood Supplement

matcha latte

The obvious choice is to enjoy a cup of matcha tea by whisking a teaspoon of powder into 1/3 cup of hot water. That's going to make a thicker beverage than the typical cup of hot tea. You can also go for a less traditional Matcha Latte, perhaps made with almond milk.

It's also a great addition to smoothies and can be added to baking recipes, or mixed with yogourt or other foods. You can make matcha cookies, ice cream, pudding, cakes, and even cheesecake. The delicate green colour of these treats seems perfect for spring parties.


7. Maca Powder

Maca Powder by Organic Traditions

The Maca root, grown high in the Peruvian Andes mountains, is an adaptogenic superfood. It's eaten as a traditional dish by the natives of the area. It's said to help them thrive at high altitudes.

While rumoured to be an aphrodisiac, it has been used for both male fertility issues and menopausal symptoms in women. Although it's not related, it's been called Peruvian Ginseng for its effects on the hormonal system. But we can't make guarantees about its ability to increase your libido.

Maca is said to help manage stress and boost endurance and energy levels. It gives a general sense of well-being.

The gelatinized form is more digestible.


How to Use This Superfood Supplement

Maca powder as an adaptogen - with or without the addition of cacao powder - can be mixed with hot water for an energizing morning beverage. Try adding a little milk or creamer of your choice. You can use it in lattes, or add it to your morning pancakes or oatmeal.

It works well in smoothies and as an addition to energy bar recipes. There are recipes for both sweet baked goods and savory dishes. Search out those for Maca Chia Pudding, Sweet Potato and Maca Soup, and a variety of Maca Truffles, energy bites, and brownies.

Because of its energy-producing qualities, you probably won't want to enjoy it past the morning hours.

How to Choose the Best Superfood Blends and Powders?

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You might have to search a bit for the best superfood powders. It's not likely that you will find all of them at your local grocery store. It's important not to settle for inferior products. Fortunately, there are companies that will ship them right to your door. But how do you know the company is reliable and that its products are legitimate?

Here's how you can always choose high-quality superfood brands.

  • Always check the ingredients! The only thing in your superfood powder should be that one superfood (or combination).
  • There's no need for added ingredients like preservatives, fillers or artificial sweeteners and flavourings.
  • Look for certified organic superfood powders.
  • Seek out products that are sustainably grown and harvested.
  • Make sure the products are properly processed. You will want gelatinized Maca powder, for instance.
  • Ask if the company respects the traditions and the cultures that the superfoods come from.
  • Does the company offer education on the products and tell you how to use them?
  • Do they back up their claims with research and documentation?
  • Check out the company's customer satisfaction ratings. Not every review will be a 5-star rating, but there should not be a lot of negative reviews for the products or the services.
  • Do they have an active social media presence? It's not a red flag if they don't, but comments on social media can tell you a lot about how the company treats its customers.
  • Is the website secure and safe to order from? Are the prices fair? Do they have a guarantee?
  • Can you easily find a customer service phone number, email, or contact form?
  • Do they ship promptly and communicate about backorders or out-of-stock items?


There are a lot of great reasons to add superfood powders to your diet. You don't need to use them all every day. You might choose a few and rotate them throughout the week. Giving your body a variety of healthy vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and micro-nutrients helps to build a strong immune system. You'll stay healthier and feel better.

Be adventurous when trying new products and recipes. You'll soon find your favourite ways to enjoy these supplements. Some people like to have a different smoothie every day. Others prefer to start the day with a hot breakfast. Most of these 7 superfood powders can be used in multiple ways, so experiment and have fun. The health benefits are substantial, and it doesn't have to be boring.

Here are some suggestions to get you started: