If you're looking to boost the nutritional value of your smoothies, you might want to consider adding some superfoods to the mix. Superfoods are nutrient-dense foods that are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other beneficial compounds that can have a positive impact on your health. Some examples of superfoods that can be added to smoothies include maca root, spirulina, chia seeds, flax seeds, and cacao nibs. Here's a longer list of our favorite superfoods to add to smoothies.
First, let's talk about Maca root. This Peruvian root vegetable has been used for centuries for its energy-boosting and hormone-balancing properties. It's a great source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and it's also gluten-free and vegan-friendly. Maca root can be added to smoothies to give them a slightly nutty, caramel-like flavor. We love it for it's energy and sex-drive boosting power, which is why it's an important part of our sex-drive smoothie, Bangin' Banana Split.
Next, Spirulina, a type of blue-green algae, is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. It's packed with protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Spirulina has a slightly earthy, grassy flavor that can be a bit acquired, but it's a great way to boost the nutritional value of your smoothies. It's important to always pair spirulina with vitamin C to help your body absorb the iron from it, which is why our Green Mango blend helps boost energy so well!
Chia seeds and flax seeds are also great options for adding to your smoothies. Chia seeds and flax seeds are both rich in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants. They have a nutty flavor and can be added to smoothies to give them a thicker consistency and boost fullness. Chia seeds are in most of our smoothie cubes, and flax seeds can be found in our Magic Matcha smoothie blend.
Lastly, cacao nibs are a great source of magnesium and antioxidants, and they can be added to smoothies for a chocolate flavor or to help boost muscle relaxation, calming, and sleep. We love cacao nibs in our Thin Mint smoothie, since they give it an extra crunch!