Superfoods are amazing for your health! They are all natural and chock full of nutrients that our bodies don’t otherwise receive. We’re big fans of incorporating superfoods into your overall wellness plan, so let’s go over the 5 superfoods you absolutely must have in your smoothies!
Chia seeds are absolutely a smoothie staple! These super-seeds are great for your brain as they have a high content of omegas that help healthy brain function. They have also been proven to be good for your heart by fighting heart disease. These seeds contain an amazing amount of nutrients-- protein, fiber, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, iron, calcium, and antioxidants. Just throw in up to 3 tablespoons of chia into your smoothie for a thick consistency and sweet flavor.
Trying to lose weight? Then coconut oil is essential for you. This superfood contains fatty acids that fights body fat by boosting your metabolism. Use one tablespoon of coconut oil in your smoothie and you should shed those pounds in no time!
Flax seed is amazing and best known for its fatty acids and high fiber content. Need omega fatty acids? This powder stands up to the test, supporting proper cardiovascular and immune system health...as well as brain function, joint function, soft skin and much, much more.The fiber content in flaxseed is especially effective with eliminating toxins from your body. One tablespoon of ground flaxseed (you can even use whole seeds).
One of the best treats ever! Goji berries are known for their healing strength. The nutrients that the Goji has include antioxidants and amino acids...but these superfoods also contains more than 20 vitamins and minerals. Gojis have been used for centuries in Eastern cultures to improve eyesight, fight against viruses, balance hormones and increase longevity of life. Just throw ½ cup of Goji Berries into your smoothie.
Superfoods aren’t always amazing berries, however. Sometimes superfoods can be found in pond algae. Specifically, Spirulina. The taste isn’t the most palatable, but it has a high content of protein and omega fatty acids more than make up for it. Just throw one to two teaspoons of this superfood into your daily smoothie.