5 Superfood powders to boost your Smoothie
We love a smoothie here at The Studio! If you struggle to get your fruits and veggies in, making smoothies is one of the quickest easiest ways to give your body the boost of health it needs! Adding a couple of teaspoons of one of these superfood powders to your smoothies and smoothie bowls can help to pack it out with health benefits. These are some of our favourites!
Spirulina is known as a nutrient-dense food as it is packed full of vitamins, including vitamins A, C, E and B vitamins (including B12, if you are vegan this is a great way to increase your intake!) as well as minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc and selenium. Vitamin C and selenium are both antioxidants and help protect our cells and keep us healthy!
This algae that gives it’s signature green colour to your smoothie, is also an excellent vegan source of iron, providing 2mg per tablespoon. Spirulina is also high in protein, with just 1 tbsp providing almost 4g of protein per serving. So add this to your smoothie for a superfood protein boost!
Recipe idea.. Try mixing your choice of milk with frozen mango, a handful of spinach, half a banana and a spoonful of spirulina powder for a delicious green smoothie!
Matcha powder is high in anti-oxidants keeping our blood and cells happy and healthy. It is naturally caffeinated giving us a boost of energy! Providing a healthy alternative to your morning coffee. Can be blended into a smoothie or drank as a tea. Mix the powder with your favourite milk and heat in the microwave for a warming healthy drink.
For all you sweet tooth’s out there. We have good news, this chocolatey powder might just cure your craving without indulging in a sweet treat. Cacao Powder is one of the best sources of magnesium, which is essential for energy production, a healthy nervous system and helps maintain healthy bones.
Recipe Idea.. Try mixing 2 teaspoons of cacao powder with your favourite milk, add one banana, 3 dates and a spoonful of almond butter and blend together. Just as good as a chocolate milkshake but definitely healthier!
Hemp powder has an earthy, nutty taste and is often added to smoothies to boost protein intake. The powder is derived from Hemp seeds which are an incredibly rich source of minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc and copper. Which help improve immune health, heart health and restore muscle tissue.
Hemp is a high-quality vegan protein, containing all nine essential amino acids, plus fibre, healthy fats and minerals, making this the perfect post workout powder to add to your smoothie!
Why not get inspired by this recipe and try adding it to Steph’s Post Workout Smoothie for an extra boost!
Wheatgrass powder is one of the most popular superfood powders. Known for being high in healthy plant protein and rich in iron. Maintaining healthy iron levels helps to reduce feelings of tiredness and fatigue. It is also a great source of Copper and Vitamin E which improves skin health, metabolic processes and skin repair.
What’s your favourite smoothie? Let us know in the comments below!
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