Superfoods – A Health Wonderland!

superfood latte

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A Superfood Beverage

Coffee is also considered a superfood due to the compounds and anti-oxidant properties of the much-loved coffee bean. 2 - 4 cups of coffee per day is generally thought to be good for you. But what if you don’t like coffee so much or if you are trying to cut back on stimulants such as caffeine? In this case, we meet here with the Superfood Lattes that have anti-aging, detoxing, immune-boosting and revitalizing properties - courtesy of red espresso®

Not too long ago, when people felt the need for a coffee break, they had to make a tough choice: do I drink something that is rich, flavourful and indulgent but packed with empty calories or do I get something that is healthy but tastes lame and stale? 
Luckily for us, there’s a revolution happening in the industry that is changing this norm. South African company red espresso® has been at the forefront of this revolution since 2005. 

“Our goal has always been to offer drinks that are both delicious and absolutely great for your body and mind. Our plant-based natural drinks are a treat for the taste buds while also offering countless benefits that are good for both the physiological and physical" Carolina Tristao, Head of US Operations, red espresso®

These efforts earned red espresso® six international awards, including Best New Specialty Product 2008 at the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s flagship show. Well, it’s no wonder that coffee-shops around the world are quickly embracing the Superfood Latte trend and consumers are loving it. Also known as Rainbow Lattes, not only do these drinks taste amazing, they also have an array of powerful functional health benefits. And if all this win-win isn’t enough, these colourful lattes are also probably the most Instagrammable beverages you've ever seen. It’s almost too good to be true, but Mother Nature manages to pull it off.
These lattes are made with 100% natural plant-based ingredients, offering you nature’s healing and rejuvenating superpowers in a cup! 

Superfoods are nutrient powerhouses packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to give your body a boost it needs. In latte form, they taste amazing! Flavors like turmeric and beetroot, which are generally associated with savory, have been transformed into delicious, sweet lattes with all their functional health benefits now derived in one delicious super drink. These beverages are great at any time of year, but through winter they can provide you with a vitamin boost to stay well! 

Here’s why red espresso® superfood lattes are so good for you:

Turmeric latte
Turmeric has been found to help improve digestion, reduce inflammation and combat viral and bacterial infections. It can also speed up recovery from a tough workout and improve blood flow. Meanwhile, cinnamon has been hailed for its antioxidant properties and been proven to help reduce the risk of heart disease. Ginger, commonly used to fight colds, flu, indigestion, and nausea, is also another powerful anti-inflammatory.

Beetroot latte
Beets are very high in antioxidants and Vitamin C. It’s the ideal drink after a hard gym session or if you feel like you’re starting to get a cold or the flu. Beetroot latte is also known to have benefits for heart health as it is rich in natural chemicals called nitrates which help to increase blood flow around the body and stabilize your blood pressure. It’s a lovely winter warmer! 

Red Tea Matcha latte
You’ve probably heard of or even tried the famous green tea matcha. For those who love the matcha flavour but are trying to cut back on the caffeine intake, this product is an exciting caffeine-free alternative that offers even more benefits than regular green matcha.

Made with Rooibos, instead of green tea, this red matcha has calming, revitalizing and rejuvenating properties. It's relaxing, detoxing and age-defying, and also helps strengthen your immune system.

It contains a powerful antioxidant called Aspalathin – found only in Rooibos – and flavonoids including a mimic of the super antioxidant enzyme Super-Oxide Dismutase (SOD). red espresso® Rooibos has a range of powerful health and psychological benefits which also include:

  • Aiding in weight-loss
  • Protecting your heart
  • Age-defying
  • Detoxing
  • Protecting your cells against diseases like cancer
  • Helps soothe headaches
  • Has a relaxing effect on the central nervous system
  • Has antispasmodic properties and alleviates insomnia and irritability
  • Acts as a digestive aid and helps with the relief of stomach cramps, ulcers, nausea, heartburn and constipation
  • It has antiallergenic and anti-asthmatic properties. It is believed to be helpful in the management of hay fever and eczema
  • Helps to calm infants and eases colic in babies
  • And even helps your hair shine!

red espresso® Superfood Latte Mixes are vegan (when prepared with dairy alternatives), non-GMO, naturally caffeine-free, nut-free, gluten-free, additive and preservative-free. All-natural goodness in a comforting and empowering drink!

Disclaimer: The information on this blog is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you are experiencing symptoms or need health advice, please consult a healthcare professional.

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Kirsty Reid

Kirsty, Monique’s sister, joined red espresso® in 2008 after years of graphic design and art direction on glossy magazines. In addition to being an incredible design talent who has had a fundamental impact on our brand’s look and feel, she has also championed our e-Commerce and Customer Service departments alongside Monique. This has made her a very familiar face to our many customers who have come to know and enjoy their time with her over the years! Kirsty also teaches yoga and volunteers part-time at the Ashia Cheetah Sanctuary in Paarl.