Marvelous Magnesium {Part 2} // Food, Supplements, & Recipes for Optimal Health

Marvelous Magnesium Infographic~Health, Food & Supplements // The Spicy RDA couple of weeks ago I shared WHY magnesium is so important for optimal health, {congrats to my SuperSeedz Pumpkin Seeds Giveaway winner Vunda Vall!} and this week, I’m excited to share HOW to make sure you are getting enough magnesium in your diet with food, supplements if needed, and delicious magnesium recipe ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

And, as the saying goes, sometimes a picture is worth more than a thousand words, so I created the Marvelous Magnesium infographic above to share my top food sources of magnesium {hello leafy greens, seeds, nuts, legumes, and whole grains!}, suggestions for magnesium supplements if needed, and a recap of why magnesium is such a nutrient superstar.

Oh, and then there are all the healthy and delicious magnesium rich recipes for you to enjoy…

Dig in!

Magnesium Rich Breakfast Recipes

Warm Tropical Wild Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast SundaeWarm Tropical Wild Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Sundae

Warm Tropical Wild Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Sundae {Quinoa + sub macadamia nuts for cashew nuts & add pumpkin seeds if desired}

Chai Spice Pumpkin Seed Almond Muesli {Pumpkin Seeds + add in sunflower seeds if desired}

Blissful Buckwheat Granola Clusters {Buckwheat, Sunflower Seeds} from Oh She Glows

Nourishing Muesli {Quinoa, Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds} from Nutrition Stripped

Chipotle Black Bean & Rice Skillet {Quinoa, Black beans, Spinach} from Naturally Ella

Magnesium Rich Lunch & Dinner Recipes

SuperSaladMain2Super Duper Raw Power Salad

Super Duper Raw Power Salad {Edamame , Sunflower Seeds+ Try Spinach or Swiss Chard in place of the Kale}

Acorn Squash Stuffed w/Pumpkin Seed and Cherry Quinoa Pilaf {Pumpkin Seeds, Quinoa, Almonds}

Miso Quinoa Broccoli Salad {Quinoa, Sunflower Seeds}

Mango Avocado Black Bean Quinoa Salad Chili {Quinoa, Black Beans} at Jeanettes Healthy Living

Black Bean Quinoa Chili {Black Beans, Quinoa} at Food to Glow

Black Bean Enchiladas w/ Roasted Pepper Cashew Cream {Black Beans, Cashews, Pumpkin Seeds} at Oh My Veggies

Roasted Garlic, Spinach & Coriander Rice w/ Feta & Cashews {Spinach, Cashews, + try Quinoa in place of rice} at Deena Kakaya

Asian Style Winter Greens {Spinach, Swiss Chard, Sesame Seeds} at Teaspoon of Spice

Hearty Vegetable Bean Soup w/ Greens {Beans, Spinach, Swiss Chard} at The Lemon Bowl

Magnesium Rich Snack & Dessert Recipes

Homemade Chocolate LollipopsHomemade Chocolate Lollipops

Homemade Chocolate Lollipops {Add pumpkin seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Cashew Nuts}

Buckwheat Cashew Puddin’ {Buckwheat, Cashews} at The Healthy Apple

Black Bean Chocolate Chip Cookies {Black Beans, Buckwheat, + add Cashew Nuts} at Eat Good 4 Life

Pumpkin Seed Power Bars {Pumpkin Seeds, Cashews} at Lexie’s Kitchen

Quinoa Crackers with Seeds {Quinoa, Sesame Seeds, Sunflower Seeds} at Gluten Free Girl and The Chef

Which of these magnesium rich foods do you eat regularly?  Do you think you get enough magnesium in your diet?  Do you supplement with magnesium to help with any health conditions?  Which of these recipes would you most like to try???

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  1. I love that this post is bursting with colour, sweetness and magnesium! That breakfast in particular looks so inviting x

  2. Great information EA – thanks for taking the time to putting this together (and for including one of my recipes)!

  3. Yes! Magnesium is one of those mineral that we don’t hear enough about, everyone is so focused on calcium that it gets pushed to the wayside.

  4. Great follow-up post on an unsung nutrient. And I am so glad that you, like me, are a real food advocate instead of recommending supplements. Time and place for sure but so much tastier and better absorbed (usually) from quality real foods. Cheers for including my little ol’ recipe among these fabulous and incredibly tempting ones. I am in sterling company. Your good self included xx

  5. So happy to see my beloved quinoa on the list!! But I have to say it’s that tropical blueberry quinoa breakfast dish that totally caught my eye. #awesomeness

  6. Great post! Magnesium is so important and can cause a host of problems if the body isn’t getting enough.

  7. Thank you for nice recipes and ideas.


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