Smoothie Superfood Boosters
Mon, 09/14/2020 - 10:16
HEMP & CHIA SEED BLEND
Both these potent little seeds give your smoothie an added boost of fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. 1 Tbsp is plenty. Simply mix a cup of each together into a container and pop 1 Tbsp of the mixture into your smoothie!
Cacao nibs bring not only a yummy chocolate flavor, but also a nice crunchy texture. Cacao nibs are a great natural anti-inflammatory food as well as an antioxidant powerhouse to help slow aging and stave off free radical damage. They have been touted with mood boosting phenylethyamine, which prompts the brain to release serotonin. 1 Tbsp is all you need.
This nutritious superfood is a great source minerals like zinc, iron, copper and magnesium. Plus, it also has tons of antioxidants flavonoids, carotenoids, quercetin, kaempferol and glutathione. There’s also research to suggest it can help reduce seasonal allergies help! 1 tablespoon is the perfect amount!
GREENS SUPERFOOD BLEND
Alaya Naturals Organic Greens Superfood Blend is my favorite. This product literally knocks out the adaptogens and antioxidants as well as probiotics and prebiotic fiber in one scoop. This monster blend has everything…Turmeric, Reishi, Ashwaganda, Maca, Matcha, Moringa… and so much more. I am obsessed with it.
PROTEIN POWDER (Grass Fed Whey or Hemp & Pea)
You can’t go wrong adding a little protein powder supplement to your smoothie. Not only does it help you feel fuller and more satiated for longer, it slows how quickly your blood sugar spikes from the fruit in the smoothie. Personally I use grass fed whey with branched chain aminos. This helps to maintain / build muscle mass, lower inflammation, reduce appetite, and increase energy. My fave brand is the Alaya Naturals because it’s all grass fed WITH branched chain aminos included so I don’t need to buy two products. If you are vegan or vegetarian check out their plant based protein powder options, which are also organic with no soy!