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Thursday, February 10, 2022

The Best Superfood Supplements For Smoothies

 Take your smoothies to a whole new level of nutrition with these amazing superfood supplements. Keep reading to discover my favorite superfoods that I add to my morning smoothie.

 I love smoothies for breakfast. I got on the smoothie thing about six years ago when I discovered that my body needed more protein to heal from an ankle injury. Long story short is my teen accidentally hit my ankle with a shopping cart. The X-rays showed no broken bones and several months of steroid shots and wearing a walking boot did nothing. While I could walk, my ankle was swollen and I could not run. So after consulting with Dr. Google, I discovered that protein and collagen might help with healing.

 So I tried a protein powder that had collagen in it and after a couple weeks, my ankle started to heal. My research led to discovering that I most likely injured my ankle joint tendon. So I continued to consume a protein shake every day to keep my joints healthy. I wanted to keep running.

 I enjoy running and I want to be that pink hair lady who is still running at 93!

 After several months of my morning protein smoothie and being able to run again, I began to notice that my flabby arms were starting to lose the flab. I did not change my exercise routine or my diet, I just added in that protein smoothie. So further research and I realized that my body was lacking protein. The 20 grams of protein that I was getting from the protein powder in my smoothie was helping my muscles. 

 So I made the decision to include a smoothie a day in my meal planning. At first, my smoothies were just protein powder and fruit, sometimes I added veggies. Then I started to change my diet for the better and added weights into my fitness routine. That is what turning 50 can do as one discovers that their body is turning on them. I started to consume my smoothie in the morning after I exercise and started to add superfoods to my blended protein drink. I wanted to make this protein drink super healthy. 

 Through trial and error, I discover superfoods that not only give me awesome nutrition but also make my smoothie taste delicious. So my morning smoothie drink gives me plenty of protein for my muscles and superfood supplements for a healthy body. My pantry is stocked with several flavors of protein powder and a wide assortment of superfood supplements. Food is my medicine and my pantry is my smoothie bar. Keep reading to discover my favorite superfood powder supplements that I add to my smoothies. 

My favorite smoothie superfood powders

 Below is a list of the superfood supplements and protein powders that you will always find on the top shelf of my pantry. Some of the supplements I add to every smoothie that I make and others I rotate depending on the flavor profile of my smoothie concoction. While superfoods are good for you, you may not want to overdo and combine too many superfood powders in your drink. The taste may not be appealing. So don't go crazy with adding supplements to your smoothies.

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1. Nuzest Protein Powder

 My superfood smoothies always start out with plenty of protein. Since I have a dairy allergy, I use plant-based protein powder. If you are confused about which protein powder is best for you, you need to read this article about protein powder. My favorite vegan protein powder that I always have in my smoothie mix-ins is a clean ingredient vegan protein that is also super allergy-friendly. Nuzest protein is free of the top 8 allergens like nuts, dairy, soy, and contains no gluten. This delicious protein is also low in carbs and comes in the best flavors like Wild Strawberry, Creamy Vanilla, and Coffee Coconut. 

 I find that Nuzest blends the best in any liquid and is the best protein powder for baking. Nuzest protein can be used just like flour in gluten-free recipes and even blends well into other recipes like pancakes. So my kids have no clue that I added protein powder to their pancakes. I made 4 Mocha Coconut Breakfast Cookies with Nuzest protein and they were so delicious.

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2. Matcha Green Tea

 My morning smoothies also always contain matcha green tea. We all know how healthy green tea is so matcha is green tea leaves made into a powder. So my smoothie is getting the power of several cups of green tea. Matcha Green Tea is the main ingredient in Green Tea Lattes. Matcha powder is great for the skin and for metabolism. Matcha is also great for lasting energy. So I look at this superfood as my anti-aging powder. A little bit goes a long way so I just add 1/2 teaspoon to my smoothie. Matcha may be green and taste like green tea on its own but when I add it to my smoothie along with fruit, I don't notice the taste.

3. Flax ~ Chia ~ Hemp Seed

 Another main ingredient that I always combine into my daily smoothie is some form of an omega-3 superfood. That omega ingredient may be chia seed, flaxseed, or hemp seed. Omega-3 is rich in essential fatty acids (EFAs) and fiber. These superfood omega-3 supplements are also great for healthy cholesterol. Not only do I add flax, chia seed, or hemp to my smoothies but they also make great vegan egg substitutes for replacing eggs in vegan recipes.

 I sometimes use all three of the above omega-3 superfood ingredients in my smoothies for super nutrition. So lately I have been using an amazing product that combines chia seed, flax, and hemp seed all in one bag. So I can just reach for one bag. BetterBody Foods Super Seed provides 5700mg of Omega 3 in every deliciously nutty serving along with 8 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein. So this superfood blend takes my protein smoothie to a whole new level of nutrition. These Organic Super Seeds are Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Kosher, and USDA Organic certified. This blend of healthy omega-3 also has an amazing taste and I love using it in baking and in oatmeal.

4. Beet Root Powder

 Beets have some amazing nutrition and health benefits. Beets are highly nutritious and loaded with health-promoting properties. Beets have plenty of fiber which is good for controlling your sugars. Beets are also great for blood pressure, inflammation, brain health, and even lung health. Since discovering that my lungs need healing from my many asthma problems, I make sure to add a beetroot powder to my smoothie a couple times a week. Beetroot is part of my lung healing from the trauma plan.

 I find that beetroot blends best in smoothies with fruits like strawberries, blueberries, and peaches. This red powder gives my smoothie a pretty purple color. Since beets are sweet, the beetroot powder also adds some natural sweetness to my protein smoothie. While making your own homemade beetroot powder is simple, it is also messy and makes your hands pink. I discovered that it is more economical to buy a bag of beetroot powder and I now purchase Alovitox Organic Beet Root Powder from Amazon. This bag of beet powder has 112 servings for an amazingly low price. I love that the bag is resealable. 

 Some people also swear by this red root superfood for energy to help energize their workouts. So I decided to mix the beet powder into a glass of water to make beet juice. I then drank the beet juice before I exercise and I felt more energetic while running on my elliptical. The beetroot powder has helped me through my fitness challenge of 9 miles a day. 

5. Green Juice Powder

 On the days that I don't use beet powder in my smoothies, I add a superfood greens powder in my smoothie blender. My greens juice powder is loaded with plenty of green veggies. So essentially a greens powder is a great way to add veggies to your smoothie without having to suck pieces of kale through a straw. Having some type of green powder in your pantry will also eliminate having to buy tons of green vegetables that usually go bad before you have a chance to use them. 

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 My favorite way to use green juice powder is in a chocolate-based smoothie. I find that the taste of chocolate overpowers the green veggie taste. I love to also add peanut butter to my chocolate smoothies. I also will add my green powder to my smoothies that contain pineapple or blueberries for the same reason.

6. Cocoa Nibs

 If you love the taste of chocolate in your smoothie but don't want the added sugar, you need to add Cocoa Nibs to your smoothie. Cacao Nibs are the rawest & nutritious form of chocolate. Cocoa nibs are also vegan. These pieces of chocolate add a great chocolate taste without adding carbs or sugar. 

 My favorite way to use cocoa nibs is in a chocolate mint smoothie. I use the above green juice powder, vanilla protein powder, and these Alovitox naturally sweetened cocoa nibs that I found on Amazon. These cocoa nibs are naturally sweetened with Yakon syrup so they have a way better taste when compared to regular cocoa nibs. These cocoa nibs taste great straight out of the package! Cocoa nibs are rich in flavonoids. Flavonoids have potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory effects. They are also keto-friendly and gluten-free!

7. Regular Girl

 I use my morning smoothie as a way to add awesome nutrition to my body. The protein is great for my muscles and the above superfoods add other amazing health benefits. I also use my morning smoothie as a high-fiber drink so it is like consuming a high-fiber cereal. Adding additional fiber to my smoothie helps me stay regular and avoided gut problems like constipation. It also helps me get my bathroom business done in the morning so I don't have to worry about having to go number 2 while I am out of the house.

 The best way to add fiber to a smoothie is with Regular Girl fiber. Regular Girl is a probiotic fiber supplement that has no taste. So you can add it to almost any liquid or soft food. This fiber supplement is different as it is not like those harsh fiber supplements that can upset your stomach. Regular Girl is made with clean ingredients that work with your body’s natural ability to get back in balance and keep it in balance. So you can have a healthy digestive system and not experience gut problems like constipation. Flight attendants love Regular Girl as it is not only easy to take but it keeps them regular in the bathroom department despite their crazy schedules. You have to try Regular Girl! Make sure to read all the Regular Girl reviews here to understand why people love Regular Girl.

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8. Collagen

 I recently started adding collagen to my smoothies for the skin, hair, and nail benefits. Collagen is also great for healthy joints. I used to add collagen to my coffee but I find it easier to just toss it into my smoothie blender jar. Collagen is a tasteless powder so it won't affect the taste of your smoothie. Collagen is sourced from bovine hide and is also rich in protein.

Since I drink my smoothie after I workout, I knew that the additional protein would be good for muscle recovery. I also lift weights 3 times a week so my body needs extra protein. I know that my skin looks younger due to adding collagen to my diet and also with my regular use of a facial laser device.

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9. Splendid Spoon Smoothies

 Sometimes life gets busy and you don't have time to make a smoothie. So rather than grabbing something unhealthy for breakfast, grab a ready-made smoothie from your fridge or freezer. I always have a stash of plant-based ready-made smoothies in my freezer. That way I can grab one out the door for a healthy breakfast.

 I am not talking about meal-prepping those smoothies that you have to still blend up. I am talking about stocking your freezer with delicious vegan smoothies from Splendid Spoon. These smoothies are so delicious and come in 18 delicious flavors. The plant-based smoothies are loaded with nutritious clean ingredients and low in sugar. My favorite Splendid Spoon smoothie is the Mint Java Chip. 

 Sundays are busy for me and I have to be out the door early in the morning for church. So I always grab a Splendid Spoon ready-made smoothie from my fridge. That way I have a healthy breakfast to eat while driving to church. I love Splendid Spoon as they are allergy-friendly and they list their ingredients on the website and on the smoothie bottles. So with my many food allergies, I know that I have food that is safe for me to eat.

What is your favorite superfood supplement?


Tammy said...

Matcha Tea and the Vital Protein collagen I've been using for some time now. Love them in my morning tea.

LisaLisa said...

This is the first time I have heard of any of these supplement brands. I would like to try the Beet Root powder and the Chia Flaxseed & Hemp also.

AiringMyLaundry said...

I will have to try these out. I haven't ever tried any kind of supplement before. I do enjoy smoothies!

Anne Marie said...

My daughter just got a Magic Bullet today. So she will definitely need some smoothie ideas!

LoriBosworth said...

I usually add spirulina powder to my smoothies, but I need to get some Beet Root Powder!

Elizabeth Neas said...

I have always heard great things about beet root powder. Organic super seeds are something that I have used in my smoothies though for a while.

alita said...

Matcha green tea are the best flavors. It's very healthy and I have to agree that its great for our skin

Brianne said...

I'm always looking for great smoothie flavors. These superfood supplements for smoothies are the best to level up my food intake.

Lindsey said...

I would love those super seeds! I add collagen to my coffee every morning, but have been thinking I should start making smoothies again. These look like great tips!

Angela Ricardo Bethea said...

We've been making some smoothies for quite sometime now since the kids suddenly had a smoothie fever and wanted to try a lot of recipes. Those are some great selection of supplements and we have a matcha one too.

Marysa said...

I have actually used a bunch of these products before. It is nice to have so many options and can be tough to figure out what is the best combination.

Becky Willis said...

I am loving all the options you can add to smoothies. Especially with aging I have found adding Vitamins to my daily intake has helped. A few of these should help even more.

Lavanda Michelle said...

Collagen is a must! I started adding it to my smoothies since the new year and I love it!

melissa cushing said...

These all ,ok and sound like wonderful additions to your smoothies ;) I do want to try to enjoy them more regularly than I do…. Will have to check some of the items out when I do. Thank you!

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