Superfoods are super ingredients for a delicious and healthy smoothie. With the right kitchen equipment, you could combine super fruits and vegetables for an irresistible and nutritious drink.
If you’re looking to deliver maximum nutrients to your body in a natural way, superfood smoothies are the way to go. Packed with a generous number of vitamins, minerals, fibre, protein and other healthy goodness, it’s so easy to come up with a rich and filling drink: just put the ingredients into a blender or food processor, pulse and serve. Furthermore, looking for superfoods isn’t at all that a mystery. The grocery, your local health food shop or your local farmer’s market should have some goji berries, maca juice, cacao powder, spinach, almond milk, yoghurt and chia seeds available. Some ingredients can also be sourced online.
However, if you’re new to juicing superfoods, you might wonder what ingredients provide the most exciting experience for the taste buds. Here’s a roundup of some of the best ingredient combinations to ensure you get out the most of your superfood experience.
1. Fruity Spinach Combo
If you haven’t tried combining raw fresh or frozen spinach with a number of fruits, you really should. Taste-wise, spinach has the best rapport with mango and apple. Add in some plain yoghurt and ice and your smoothie is served.
2. Superfood Tropical Combo
This smoothie calls for a number of ingredients, namely papaya, mango, banana, apple, goji berry powder and maca powder, but every one of them is worth it. Use coconut milk to substitute plain water and add ice if desired. This smoothie makes use of a combination of superfoods that will no doubt bring a number of healthy benefits.
3. The Super Purple Combo
If you like to color-coordinate your ingredients, here’s a great idea for a purple smoothie. Use blackberries, radicchio leaves, pomegranate juice and some ice. It’s also great to add in some chia seeds into the blend or as garnish. Here’s a caveat: you might want to toast your chia seeds first on a ceramic cookware so they become more fragrant and tasty. You could also soak the seeds overnight or sprinkle them into the blend.
4. Simple Blueberry-Flax Combo
If you’re looking for other things to go with your blueberries, think of flaxseeds. Add in some baby spinach, almond milk and plain yoghurt. This smoothie is really very simple and requires fewer ingredients, but the health boosts it provides is enormous.
5. Chocolate-Date Combo
Smoothies don’t always have to taste like fruits and vegetables. Chocolate smoothies like this one can provide great amounts of nutrients for your body. What you will need is a banana, Medjool dates, cocoa powder, maca root powder, vanilla extract, water and cacao nibs. The result is an awesome chocolatey drink designed to help satisfy your sweet tooth while giving your body some extra nutrients.
6. Sweet and Spicy Combo
You wouldn’t exactly think of a smoothie to be spicy since we’re all geared to believe that they should just be sweet. But adding some chilli powder could give your drink the right kick and get you to jumpstart your day. For this smoothie, simply combine some chilli powder, sliced frozen mango, goji berries, lime juice, apple juice, hemp and chia seeds and some water. Then simply blend and serve.
7. Ginger and Green Tea Combo
Given that ginger and green tea has various health benefits, they should make your way into your smoothie at one point or another. Ginger is known for anti-inflammatory properties and ability to manage nausea while green tea has powerful anti-oxidants that fight free radicals. Now pair these two with some baby spinach, pomegranate juice, banana, blueberries and Greek yoghurt and you should be good to go.
8. Fruity Kale Combo
Like most spinach and fruit combos, kale works wonderfully with fruits too. You could add in some sliced pineapple and mango with kale and pour in some peach juice. Combine with spirulina powder, coconut water and apple cider vinegar for a truly nutritious drink.
9. Fruity-Protein Combo
This smoothie is great to have pre or post-work out, or even as a meal replacement if you’re looking to lose weight. For this smoothie, simply combine protein powder, avocado, honey, flaxseeds, baby spinach, cinnamon and almond milk.
10. The Ultimate Fruity-Veggie Breakfast Combo
This smoothie can stand on its own as your breakfast, or it could go along well with your preferred solid morning meal. In your blender, just put in sliced carrots, banana, kale, spinach, Greek yoghurt, blueberries, orange juice and strawberries. With the number and variety of ingredients, you’re in a good position to receive all the natural and healthy goodness this smoothie has to offer.
11. Cashew-berry Combo
Nuts are a great addition to smoothies, and cashews are an excellent choice. To make the most out of cashews in your drink, use cashew butter. Combine this with blueberries and strawberries; maca powder, vanilla protein powder, bee pollen and coconut water. The perfect way to cap this smoothie off is to garnish some coarsely ground cashew nuts on top.
12. Choco-Hazelnut Combo
Here’s another combo to give in to your sweet tooth guilt-free: make a choco-hazelnut smoothie. To come up with this drink, combine chocolate hazelnuts, cacao powder, a pinch of cinnamon, banana, bee pollen, blueberries, maca powder, goji berries and coconut butter.
13. Minty Veggies Combo
This smoothie is perfect when you’re looking for a refreshing drink that’s detoxifying at the same time. The ingredients are kale, baby spinach, swiss chard, apple, kiwi, celery, parsley, hemp seeds and a few sprigs of peppermint and of course some ice.
You might find that some of the ingredients in these smoothies are beyond your usual banana smoothie, but taking smoothie-making to the next level also elevates the amount and variety of nutrients your body will receive. These smoothies are great for your health, whether you’re trying to lose weight, remove toxins out of your body or complement with your work out.
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