Super Boost Green Smoothies with Natural Ingredients

Green smoothies are great any time of year but spring and summer are THE smoothie seasons. The refreshing blended concoctions not only taste good, they’re good for you too. From high antioxidants to omegas, and everything in between, these superfoods will have you feeling and looking your best. And, every one of them can be used in your next smoothie.

Green smoothies are great any time of year. The refreshing blended concoction not only tastes good, it's good for you too. From high antioxidants to omegas, and everything in between, these superfoods will have you feeling and looking your best. Pin it now and click through to http://jillconyers.com to read the full article and download the FREE printable.My husband and I have a small obsession with green smoothies. Our smoothie bar and pantry are stocked with super healthy smoothie boosters to make your smoothie a nutritional powerhouse of good for you ingredients.

Acai Berries The Brazilian super boost is packed with powerful antioxidants, anthocyanins and flavonoids, fiber and heart healthy fats. Reported benefits of Acai include encourages weight loss, good for your heart health, improves immunity, slows down the aging process, and improves sexual performance. Acai berries are now commonly found in the frozen section of some grocery stores and health food stores.

Bee Pollen Nutrient packed bee pollen contains vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, lipids, protein and amino acids. It may help the digestive system, boost the immune system, and support the cardiovascular system. Bee pollen is also reported to improve endurance and vitality and reduce cravings.

Cacao Naturally packed with antioxidants, cacao may help improve circulation and release the feel good chemicals, serotonin and endorphins. It’s heart healthy by helping to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Cacao contains calcium, magnesium, sulfur, zinc and iron.

Flaxseed Oil Also known as linseed oil, flaxseed oil is full of omega-3 fatty acids, alpha-linolenic acid and vitamin E. Add a teaspoon to your smoothie for boost of cardiovascular benefits, anti-inflammatory benefits, and digestive health.

Green Superfood Powder Green superfood is nutritional powerhouse, packed full of vitamins A, C and K; fiber; protein; thiamin; riboflavin; niacin; and omegas-3, -6, and -9. Plant sources include wheat grass, alfalfa grass, parsley, barley grass, oat grass and spinach. There are a lot of green powders on the market. We like Garden of Life’s Perfect Food Raw Organic Green Super Food Powder.

Matcha (Green Tea Powder) Green tea contains a large amount of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids, and may help boost metabolism. It also has relaxing qualities and can naturally detox the body.

Hemp Seed Hemp contains all nine essential amino acids making it a complete protein that’s also rich in iron, magnesium and omega-3s.

Maca Root Powder Maca, a tuber grown in the Andes Mountains of Peru, may help improve libido, enhance your mood, lower stress, help ease tension and increase energy. If I had to choose one smoothie booster it would be Maca. I’ve experienced the benefits personally.

Protein Powder [Plant based] There are a wide variety of protein powders to choose from to super boost your smoothies. We use Skoop B-Strong plant based protein that is 16 grams of USDA-organic certified brown rice and pea combine to create a complete protein with a complete amino acid profile. Skoop contains 50% recommended daily intake of vitamins and minerals, which aid in nutrient absorption, aids in digestion and contains prebiotic fibers.

Probiotics Probiotics have been shown to aid in digestion and boost the immune system.

Spirulina The blue-green algae is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, cartenoids, and antioxidants that fight off free radicals. It’s rich in beta carotene and is a super organic source of Vitamin B12 which may helpp decrease bad cholesterol, lower blood pressure, precent infection, and naturally cleanse your system.

Chia Seeds: These teeny seeds have a huge amount of fiber, which is why chia seeds plus liquid result in a pudding-like gel. One ounce (almost 7 teaspoons) has almost 10 grams fiber, 6.5 grams polyunsaturated (healthy) fats, about 4.5 grams protein and 140 calories along with smaller amounts of iron, zinc and calcium.

Camu Berry The camu berry is abundant in Vitamin C. It contains as much as 60 times more Vitamin C than 1 Orange. Native to the Amazon, this antioxidant-rich superfood is also a source of potassium, calcium, protein, beta carotene, amino acids, and powerful phytochemicals.

Coconut Oil Coconut oil is a heart-healthy food that can improve your health in many ways including weight loss, reducing cholesterol levels, anti-aging, hair and skin moisturizer, thyroid and blood sugar control. It also improves digestion and contains a natural antibiotic killing the bad bacteria without harming the good bacteria in the body giving you immunity against diseases.

From high antioxidants to omegas, and everything in between, these superfoods will have you feeling and looking your best. And, every one of them can be used in your next smoothie. Pin it now and then download the list at Jill Conyers | Fitness Health & Happiness.

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Sources: Dr. Mercola, Natural News, Very Well 

Have you started enjoying smoothie season? What smoothie boosters do you add?

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35 Comments

  1. CourtneyLynne says:

    Ooooo some great info here! I’m all about probiotics! My daughter and I take them daily.

  2. Great info…I see matcha in everything and. knew of most of the rest of them, but had no idea why they were supposedly good for you…. I appreciate the explanations !:)

  3. I really have been digging matcha lately. I need more energy and it seems to help along with all the green super foods! As always this was a very informative gotta love those greens!

  4. So important to have the right ingredients in a smoothie..otherwise you defeat the purpose of making that smoothie in the first place

  5. And I have a small obsession with acai berries too they are delicious. Green smoothies might not look appetizing but they taste great with the right ingredients!

  6. I always throw a pinch of chia seeds on top of my mornign smoothie. Gives it just a little something extra!

  7. I love smoothies and loading them up with quality ingredients. Maca has been one of my favorites lately!

  8. I love smoothies! I love this list. Thanks for sharing! xx Rebeka

  9. thanks for the printable list. I’ve seen many of these ingredients on the menu at smoothie bars, but I never thought to add them to my smoothies at home.

  10. I love making green smoothies – but i definitely need to switch up what I use more!

  11. I have not ever had a smoothie – but my friends swear by them. I don’t like thick drinks so I wonder how to solve this sometimes?

  12. This recipe sounds delicious! I have been on the hunt for awesome healthy recipes like this!

  13. Bee pollen has been on my list of things to try for awhile now. I always see it at my farmers market but I never thought to put it in a smoothie. Great idea Jill!

  14. Smoothies are a year round thing here. I will say that one thing I got recently was a yonana machine to make nice cream from frozen fruit, and I love pretty all the things you listed as toppings 🙂

  15. Oh yum! I always have lots of fresh pineapple on hand so I’m adding this to my rotation for sure.

  16. I’ve never tried bee pollen but would love to. I’m all about chia and ground flaxseed.

  17. You inspired my smoothie obsession! That is a great list! I need to find those acai berries in the store 🙂 TGIF!

  18. My kids and I love smoothies! I don’t have a powerful enough blender to make them right now. I need to do it soon while fruit is in season. Yum.

  19. This is such a great list. I’ll have to try adding the bee pollen to smoothies, we’ve been using local honey for allergies, I wonder if pollen would work better.
    I swear by probiotics!
    Pinned this 🙂
    xoxo

  20. I like to add in a few extras to my smoothies but I also encourage people to not go crazy adding in everything. We can’t create miracle foods.

  21. Jill I can’t wait to share this everywhere it’s a fantastic resource!!! I love adding bee pollen and hemp hearts to my smoothies. There are a few ingredients here I don’t have but need to try!!

  22. I love using a lot of these ingredients including maca, flax, cacao, and coco oil. I really want to try bee pollen though! I love using raw honey in recipes.

  23. Great info! I do love making smoothies but I am being more conscious on what exact I put in them to get certain beneficial results and nutrients! I want to start using more acai berries!

  24. I haven’t tried bee pollen, flaxseed oil, spirulina, or camu yet.

  25. I totally surprised myself by craving a green smoothie yesterday! It was a nice little craving 😀

  26. What a great list! And I love your images!! I have an on again off again relationship with smoothies… I go weeks where I make them every day and then can go months without one… BUT if someone made one for me every day, that would be awesome!! 🙂

  27. I’ve been making green smoothies all week for my son, who fractured his tibia. My goal was to prevent side effects from the narcotic pain meds he’s taking. But all the healing properties of the ingredients should help too!

  28. Ok, thats an awesome list! Im coming to your house for smoothies! Thanks for sharing and hosting 🙂

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