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Monday, July 8, 2019

Seven Superfoods That You Need To Add To Your Smoothie

Smoothies are a great way to add great nutrition to your diet.

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 Smoothies are my favorite way to to get some great nutrition into my body. I like drinking a smoothie for breakfast as it is my way of getting some superfoods into my daily eating. I don't drink smoothies as a way to lose weight but rather a way to get superior nutrition. The smoothies that I make are delicious and are filled with protein, fiber, and superfoods. I have my favorite vegan protein powder that I like to add to my smoothie and I also have a mixed of superfoods that I add to this drink so I get the nutrients that I desire into my body. Smoothies make a delicious healthy breakfast and are super easy to make. I find that healthy smoothies give me great energy and help me to stay full all morning.

Take your smoothie to the next level

 When a smoothie is made with healthy foods and does not contain added sugar, they are a terrific way to pack nutrients into a delicious drink. I like to make my smoothies at home so I can make it with healthy ingredients. Did you know that those smoothies that you buy at the store and restaurants can have a lot of sugar in them and very little nutrition? You have to be a label reader when buying smoothies so you can be informed about what is in that so-called healthy drink. The best smoothies are made with protein powder, fruit and superfood powders.

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My favorite smoothie ingredients

 There are many superfood ingredients that can be added to smoothies and I have some favorite ingredients that are always in my kitchen. My go-to smoothie ingredients are frozen fruits like blueberries, mangos, and strawberries and plant-based protein powders. So you will always find big bags of frozen fruit in my freezer as frozen fruits give my smoothie a sweet taste without having to use added sugar. I like frozen fruit over fresh fruit as it has more nutrients. Fresh fruit tends to lose nutrition from the moment it is picked while usually frozen fruit is picked and frozen on the same day. I also have a couple of different vegan protein powders, in different flavors in my pantry so I can make different flavors of smoothies. The plant-based protein powders that I use for my smoothies are ones that I have discovered to have the best flavor and texture. I love using protein powders in other healthy recipes like Dairy Free Vegan Chocolate Protein Pancakes, vegan black bean brownies, and Dairy Free Protein Chocolate Donuts. I also have a variety of superfood powders that I add to my smoothies for different nutrients and flavors. Below is a list of superfood powders that I like to add to my daily smoothies.

My list of superfood smoothie powders

 If you are just discovering superfood powders for smoothies, I recommend that you only use one to three superfood blends at a time in your smoothie as too many can make your smoothie taste nasty. More is not better when using superfood powder so look at the flavors of the superfood powders first and then add to your choice of frozen fruit to get the best taste. One benefit that I like about using superfood powders is I don't have to add vegetables to my smoothie. These unique nutrient-dense superfoods have the nutrients that are found in veggies but not the taste or texture. 

 One of my must-have smoothie superfood ingredient that I always add to my smoothie is Matcha. This green tea powder is loaded with antioxidants and the power of green tea. This is the ingredient that is in green tea lattes and matcha is great for keeping the wrinkles away. This green tea powder has an earthy taste by itself but when mixed into a fruit smoothie the fruit covers up the taste. Matcha has also been shown to boost one's metabolism.

 If you tend to have muscle aches after running, then turmeric is a good superfood for your smoothie. This orange powder is also great for inflammation and heart health. I add turmeric to my daily smoothie as turmeric is great for older runners like me.  I also love using turmeric in many recipes as it adds great flavor to my Turmeric Cinnamon Roasted Cauliflower

Flax Seed or Chia Seed
 I like to add the power of omega 3's to my smoothie and will alternate between flax seed or chia seed as they are both great sources for omega 3's. These seeds are also great for fiber and digestion. I recently started using a Sprouted Chia/Flax superfood powder in my daily smoothie so I could get the benefit of both seeds.  This organic superfood blend is packed with fiber to supports healthy digestion. Since the mix has been sprouted it allows for greater absorption of  Omega 3’s. This superfood blend tastes great in all smoothies including my Tropical Coconut Mango Smoothie.

Green Blend
 I love adding some type of green superfood powder to my smoothie as green veggies are packed with so many vitamins and minerals. I recently discovered a Super Five Grass Blend which is a blend of alfalfa, barley, kamut, oat, and wheat grass. These greens are packed with an abundance of chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, vitamin A, and vitamin K. I love mixing this superfood powder in a pineapple smoothie.

Fruit Powder
  Fruits are always a good source of vitamin c and antioxidants. So I like to maximize their benefit with a unique fruit blend superfood powder that has Macqui Berry in it. This purple berry is loaded with vitamin c, fiber, and plenty of antioxidants. The Macqui berry adds a nice purple color and delicious taste to my smoothies that I make with a frozen berry blend.

 I recently discovered a superfood powder that has a sweet maple syrup and citrus taste. Lucuma Powder is made from a South American superfruit and it is a wonderful source of Fiber and Potassium as well as a host of other nutrients such as Iron, Zinc, Calcium, and Antioxidants. I love using this delicious sweet superfood powder with frozen mangos and chia seeds for a smoothie that tastes like a dessert. Get the recipe for my Tropical Coconut Mango Smoothie HERE!

 Plant-Based Omegas
    We all know that omegas are great for heart health but if you are following a plant-based or vegan diet you may not like that they are derived from fatty fish like tuna and salmon. So I discovered a delicious plant-based oil that is loaded with Omega-3 and Omega-6. This unique smoothie supplement is better for our ocean and can be eaten right off the spoon. Ahiflower® oil has up to a 3-4 times greater EPA conversion rate than flax seed oil and it can be mixed into your daily smoothie for an abundance of omegas. I also love mixing this rosemary oil into my homemade salad dressing.

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 These are my favorite superfood supplements that I like adding to my daily healthy smoothie. I like using superfood powders along with my protein powder and frozen fruit as they give me a wealth of nutrients to keep my body healthy. I usually have a smoothie for breakfast during the week and on the weekend when I have more time for breakfast, I enjoy a bowl of oatmeal that I add things like spinach, beans, and avocado too. I tend to enjoy savory foods for breakfast and this oatmeal is so delicious. I used to eat my oatmeal with cheese, I know it sounds weird but it is so good, but when I discovered that a dairy allergy was causing my asthma symptoms, I had to eliminate dairy from my diet. So now I am following a plant-based diet most of the time with the occasional meal that has seafood or eggs in it. I try to eat healthy most of the time as I like the way I feel but I am human so my weakness is cookies. Head over HERE to see what a typical day of eating looks like for me.

What superfoods do you like to add to your smoothies?


  1. Ooh I love smoothies and I am always looking for new ways to make them even healthier. I need to start adding Matcha and plant derived omegas to my smoothies. I also love that plant-based omegas are better sustainability wise so I need to look into them!!!

  2. This so perfect for me! I love smoothies. I have one every day for breakfast. I can't wait to make them even healthier.

  3. Smoothies are cool specially when they come in varieties of flavors.

  4. I already take a turmeric supplement every day, but I didn't know there were so many ways to ramp up a smoothie. Definitely going to look into these for my daily smoothie. Thanks!

  5. I have yet to try matcha or lucuma, super curious now! I've heard about how great matcha is.

    1. Matcha is awesome it is like drinking several cups of green tea

  6. I drink A LOT of smoothies, so I am excited to start adding these to some of my next smoothies!! Sounds great.

  7. I love smoothies and I really love making them for my breakfast! I need to try some of these super food powders to really change it up a bit!

  8. I love smoothies any time! They make such a great meal and you don't feel bloated. I need to try the Matcha!

  9. Wow that is a lot of awesome stuff to add to smoothies! I have always wanted to try drinking smoothies, but never knew where to start before! This is a great place to start, thank you!

  10. These sound great for me to incorporate into my low carb lifestyle. I like all the different flavors they offer!

  11. I love to experiment with my smoothies. All of your mentioned ingredients are awesome.

  12. i will add flax or chia for sure to my smoothies. Lucuma is another good one.

  13. What a fantastic list of healthy ideas for smoothies. I need to get some Matcha.

  14. I have been wanting to make smoothies in the morning. I will keep these in mind.

  15. A lot of new things for me! I've never heard about lucuma but it sounds great!

  16. Toni | Boulder LocavoreJuly 9, 2019 at 4:16 AM

    These are great recommendations! Thank you! I will try all these with my favorite smoothies!

  17. I do enjoy smoothies and I would like to try the Lucuma, Green blend, Fruit powder, Tumeric, Flax seed and Chia seeds at some point. Of course, not all at the same time but one each day of the week. They all sound so amazing.

  18. Great list, I gotta try to work some more of these into my smoothies! Right now I usually do flax seed and a greens/plant protein powder, which is chocolate flavored and SO good haha!

  19. I love to add match and chia seeds in my smoothies! These are all super healthy additions:) awesome healthy ideas!

  20. I don't drink smoothies very often, but when I do, I try to add chia seeds in them. I know they are very healthy.

  21. My family loves smoothies. but, yours look incredible. I am going to have to look into the powders...they look good and satisfying. Thaks for sharing!

  22. I can only enjoy smoothies that taste like dessert haha but the acai berry powder would be a great addition to my fruit smoothies! Thanks for sharing!

  23. I like smoothies in the morning or for lunch. It is a good way for me to get nutrients in when I am in a hurry.

  24. This is such a terrific idea! I hate adding veggies to my smoothie. This is a great alternative to get all the nutrients without actually adding vegetables. Thanks for sharing!

    Candace Hampton

  25. I love eating even healthier options to my smoothie! Can't wait to check these out!

  26. I will definitely going to try all this ingredients next time

  27. Thank you so much. I love my morning smoothies. I need to try this fruit powder too. I love to add lots of seeds in my smoothies.

  28. Who wouldn't love their smoothies healthier right? These are all awesome and super fine ingredients to add. I like all of them.

  29. Thanks. See more about superfoods (in spanish) at Mi Parafarmacia en casa miparafarmaciaencasa.es


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