Energy levels low? Breaking out? Immune system weak? Looking for some smoothie inspo? Here’s the superfoods you need in your smoothie. Superfoods are packed full of vitamins, minerals and words we struggle to announce. Adding them to your smoothies is a super easy way to increase your dosage of nutrients and up your health game. Here are the superfoods you need in your smoothie, to keep your body feeling and looking your absolute best.
Before you vomit at the thought of drinking something green, it’s important to remember it’s amazing health benefits that make up for lack of appeal. Often referred to as blue-green algea, spirulina is loaded with nutrients that are incredibly good for you and can have powerful effects on your body and brain. In fact, a single tablespoon of spirulina powder contains up to 4g of protein, vitamin B1, B2, B3, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium and many more, the list is endless!
If you are a spirulina newbie, then best to add ½ tsp to your smoothie plus an extra banana to fulfil the taste. However, those who are superfood hardcore junkies, hold your nose and enjoy a shot of spirulina mixed with cold pressed apple juice or apple cider vinegar!
Bay – uh – bab originates from south Africa and has proven to be a mighty immune booster by its exceptional amount of vitamin C! What’s more is that it’s the only fruit in the world that dries on the branch, producing a natural superfood powder that is exceptionally nutrient-dense! It’s natural source of vitamin C and antioxidants supports a healthy functioning immune system, improves skin glowing complexion and maintains high energy levels. Furnished with a slightly sharp taste, perhaps add baobab is the perfect superfood powder to add an extra zing to your smoothie!
Often referred to as wolfberries, these little red gems are high in antioxidants and contains 18 amino acids, making it a great source of protein, contributing to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass. It’s candy floss sweet taste makes it a great healthy alternative to cure that sugar fix, blend with your smoothie or sprinkle on top for a decorative touch.
If only our favorite chocolates had amazing health benefits right? Queue, Nutriseed’s raw organic cacao powder, AKA your guilt free chocolate fix! Just 1 tablespoon contains 3 to 9 percent of the recommended daily intake of iron, manganese, magnesium and zinc! Adding cocoa to your smoothie will not only support your heart and reduce levels of blood pressure, but also leave your taste buds satisfied with its chocolatey taste!
Maca is a Peruvian plant based powder that is high in some essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, copper and iron. As well as balancing hormone regulations, boosting mood and supposedly improving memory, Maca has been heavily marketed as being effective at bettering libido in men and women.