If you’re a big smoothie fan, you may be looking for some variation to your standard smoothie you blend up every day. And, even if you aren’t drinking a smoothie or protein shake daily, with warmer weather ahead, sipping on a refreshing smoothie is a great snack or even meal replacer on super hot summer days where nothing heavy sounds too appealing.
To help supercharge your smoothies, we are sharing our top eight superfood smoothie boosters. Plus, we’re talking about how to blend up the perfect smoothie because as it turns out, there actually is a “science” to blending that perfectly creamy smoothie.
Let’s start by looking at the ingredients you can toss into your smoothie to make it even healthier.
8 Superfood Smoothie Boosters
#1 Hemp Seeds: Hemp seeds are loaded with omega’s, fiber, and plant-based protein. They are also a great hypoallergenic option for anyone who may not be able to tolerate other nuts and seeds.
#2 Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are another excellent smoothie add-in option as they also contain plant-based omega-3 fatty acids to help combat inflammation, and are a rich source of dietary fiber to keep your digestive system running smoothly.
#3 Magnificent Mushrooms Powder: Pick one of our Magnificent Mushrooms medicinal mushroom blends to blend into your smoothie or protein shake. We offer a brain, athletic, and immune support blend, so there are options based on your unique health goals!
#4 Collagen Protein Powder: Adding some collagen protein to your smoothie or shake is a great way to up your protein intake while also supporting gut, muscle, and skin health.
#5 Coconut Butter: For some added fat, try adding a spoonful of coconut butter to your smoothies. It will also add some creaminess and a delicious coconut flavor.
#6 Dark Leafy Greens: Adding a handful of dark leafy greens to your smoothies is the ideal way to add a superfood punch. Try adding some kale or spinach for added fiber, iron, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory benefits.
#7 Probiotic Powder: If you are looking for an easy way to add a probiotic to your supplement routine, try out a probiotic powder that you can add right into your smoothie. This is a great way to make sure you are getting your daily probiotic in to support gut health.
#8 Almond Butter: If your smoothie is lacking a healthy fat, try adding a tablespoon of almond butter. Not only is healthy fat essential for overall health, but it will also help promote satiety and add some extra creaminess to your smoothie.
How to Make the Perfect Smoothie
Did you know that there is actually a “science” to making the perfect smoothie? The order you add your ingredients to the blender can actually make a difference in the overall consistency of your smoothie!
Here are the steps to making the perfect smoothie.
Step One: Add your liquid.
Step Two: Add your base which will be whatever is going to make your smoothie creamy like an avocado, banana, or Greek yogurt.
Step Three: Add your dark leafy greens.
Step Four: Add your fruit.
Step Five: Add your add in’s.
Step Six: Add ice
Step Seven: Blend!