What’s in my…pantry? As you can see, my pantry is full to the brim of “stuff”. In fact, this is just 1 of 2 pantries that I have. But, next to my fridge, this is my go-to place for most of my ingredients for smoothies and baking. I can’t possibly go through them all but I’ll try and breakdown my top favourite essentials.
Greens & Protein Powders
Greens and plant-based greens and proteins are a must for me. As you know, I’m a smoothie junkie and I often use smoothies as my breakfast meal or a pre/post workout meal. Here are my favourites:
:: Amazing Grass Raw Greens (plain & chocolate)
:: North Coast Naturals Daily Greens
:: North Coast Naturals Hemp Powder (seeds also but I refridgerate)
:: North Coast Naturals Chocolate Smoothie Infusion
:: North Coast Natural Fermented L-Glutamine
Superfoods is a term used to reference a food/ingredient that has unique and beneficial properties. Most of the super foods noted below generally land in either my smoothie or chia bowls. Here are my favourites:
:: Cacao powder & nibs, for a chocolate flavour of course! But, also high in magnesium.
:: Chia Seeds, for omega fatty acids and protein.
:: Acai Berry Powder, a high vitamin C supplement.
:: Camu Camu Powder, also a high vitamin C supplement!
:: Coconut Flakes
:: Maca, is the ultimate energy boosting ingredient. Great for hormonal imbalances.
:: Chaga Mushroom, which is known to be the highest in antioxidants.
:: Goji Berries, for natural sweetness and antioxidants.
(note: my hemp seeds, cholera and spirulina pills are stored in the fridge)
Salts & Sweeteners
Most of the sweeteners are used for baking or for my raw desserts and treats.
:: Raw Unpasturized Honey (always choose local)
:: Coconut Sugar
:: Sea Salt, fine & coarse
:: Himalayan Sea Salt
I used oil on everything from cooking/baking, beauty care and I even add it to my morning coffee.
:: Cold pressed Organic Coconut
:: Cold pressed Olive Oil
Teas & Other
I’m a huge tea lover and it makes for a lower caffeine or caffeine-free alternative.
Yes, an unusual list but to be fair, I haven’t been baking a lot. However, these are my favourites.
:: Gluten-free Baking Powder
:: Baking Soda
:: Xanthan Gum
:: Arrowroot Powder
:: Chickpea Flour
:: Mung Bean Flour
:: Gluten-Free Oats
Note: Almond Flour is my favourite but I do keep it in the fridge to retain its freshness.
Now its your turn. Tell me, what are your top 3 pantry items?