Being healthy, isn’t always easy but once you stay consistent and let new healthy habits get into your life, it will just become natural! Just like breaking away from sugar, it’s hard at first but the longer you keep sugar out of your diet, the more you don’t want it.
I have a suggested smoothie recipe at the end of this blog but I wanted to dive into different types of superfood so you can create your own superfood smoothie combo if you want!
- Spinach – Is pretty much tasteless and it’s packed with vitamins like Vitamin K, C and A. It is also packed full of manganese, magnesium, iron and vitamin B2. It’s a great food to add to smoothies (adding fresh/raw spinach is best)!
- Kale – Is a little more flavorful but it’s taste can still be easily hidden in most smoothies. Kale is low in calories, while being a powerful anti-oxidant with anti-inflammatory properties, and helpful for arthritis and autoimmune diseases!
- Blueberries – Packed with antioxidants and phytoflavinoids, blueberries are not only adorable and tasty, they are high in potassium and vitamin C. Many studies show they can maintain brain functions and improve memory!
- Strawberries – just one serving provides more vitamin c than an orange while being low in natural sugars, making them great for people suffering from diabetes. Besides vitamin C they are rich in potassium, folic acid (which helps your body produce and maintain new cells) and fiber.
- Greek Yogurt – Oh we have a whole blog on the benefits of yogurt! Check it out here.
- Cucumber – has a strong taste! So if you’re going to use this in a smoothie, keep that in mind! They are great for your body because they are high in nutrients and low in calories! For maximum nutrients, cucumbers should be eaten unpeeled!
- Lemon – Not your first thought when thinking of a superfood but they have a large amount of vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants, plus they can cover up the taste of any bitter greens you might be adding to your smoothie!
- Banana – Baking or making a smoothie, banana’s add a creamy sweetness that can’t compare to anything else! Because it’s sugar content is balanced with fiber, it can help maintain a healthy blood glucose level, making it okay for people with diabetes to use. Fun fact: a unripe banana is mostly starch but as it ripens it turns into a natural sugar with potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, Magnesium and more!
- Acai Berries – The Brazilian superfruit, has gained global popularity and improve cholesterol and boost brain function.
- Turmeric – is a flowering plant in the ginger family that is used as an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. It is also effective for skin conditions like acne.
- Ginger – aids in digestion and supports the immune system, it is often used to treat nausea because it reduces pain and inflammations. This also makes it great for arthritis and headaches.
- Chia + Flaxseeds – is rich in Omega-3 and fiber! It can help raise HDL cholesterol which helps protect against heart attacks and or strokes.
Don’t forget to add your S’moo, it might not be a superfood but it’s Ovary GOOD!
Total Time 5 minutes Makes 1 Smoothie
- 1 scoop of S’moo
- 2 cups fresh Kale
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- 2 cups apple juice
- 1/2 Cucumber
- 1.2 of a squeezed Lemon
- 1 Banana
- 1 tsp fresh Ginger grated
- 2 cups ice – add as needed until you love the consistency
Helpful hint: If you’d like to use less ice or no ice at all, try freezing your banana for this recipe. Just peel, slice in half, and place in a large Ziploc bag in the freezer overnight. If you’d like this smoothie to be even healthier, add more spinach and kale!