Superfoods are nutrient-rich foods considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being. Incorporating superfoods into your diet is a great way to boost your nutritional intake and improve your overall health.
Creating your own superfood mix at home is a great mason jar craft, which not only allows you to customize the ingredients to your liking, but it also ensures that you know exactly what’s going into your food. No hidden additives, preservatives, or artificial flavors – just pure, nutrient-dense foods.
This homemade superfood mix is a simple and convenient way to add a nutritional boost to your meals.
In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the process of creating a superfood mix with nine different ingredients. This Superfood Mix can be added to various dishes to boost their nutritional value. Overall, this is an easy and fun mason jar craft project you can do at home.
- Mason Jars + Lids: At least as many jars as you want to fill with Superfood Mix.
- Cornmeal: High in fiber and a good source of iron, magnesium, and selenium.
- Chia seeds: Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein.
- Oatmeal: High in fiber, especially beta-glucan, a type of soluble fiber that can help lower cholesterol levels.
- Brown flax: High in omega-3 fatty acids, lignans (antioxidants), and fiber.
- Golden flax: Similar to brown flax, golden flax is high in omega-3 fatty acids, lignans, and fiber.
- Hemp seeds: Great source of plant-based protein and rich in healthy fats.
- Sunflower seeds: High in vitamin E and selenium, which function as antioxidants.
- Walnuts: Rich in antioxidants and a super plant source of Omega-3s.
- Peanuts: Good source of protein, fiber, and monounsaturated fats.
If you were to add a 3-tablespoon serving of this superfood mix to your meal, you would be getting some protein, fiber, healthy fats, and various vitamins and minerals into your food.
Steps to Making Superfood Mix
- Preparing Your Ingredients: Grind up each ingredient separately. This will make it easier to mix them together later. If you have enough mason jars, you can store each ground ingredient in their own jar.
- Creating Your Superfood Mix: Once your ingredients are ground up, can start to add your ingredients to the jars. You can create layers with the different ingredients for a visually appealing effect, or simply mix them all together.
- Storing Your Superfood Mix: Transfer your superfood mix into mason jars and seal their lids. Store in the freezer; ingredients will oxidize and spoil if kept at room temperature.
- Using Your Superfood Mix: Your superfood mix can be added to various dishes to boost their nutritional value. Try adding it to baked goods, pizzas, and breads, or sprinkle it over your morning oatmeal.
- Cleaning Up: Once you’ve finished creating your superfood mix, clean up your workspace and store any leftover ingredients for future use.
Remember, the best way to enjoy superfoods is to incorporate them into a balanced diet. Feel free to experiment with different ways to use your superfood mix and discover what works best for you.
Superfoods are nutrient-rich foods considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being. Incorporating superfoods into your diet can be a great way to boost your nutritional intake and overall health.
Personally, I like to add my superfood mix to things like oatmeal, smoothies, pizza dough, and cookies. It really doesn’t impart any particular taste, aside from “earthy-ness”. Every time you have some of your personalized Superfood Mix, you’ll be improving your health for years to come!