Guest Writer for Wake Up World
Smoothies are one of the easiest ways to introduce ‘superfoods’ into your diet. Quick, simple to throw together and packed with nutrients, smoothies can be substituted for a meal or enjoyed as a refreshing, energy boosting snack. As an added bonus, smoothies have the ability to turn less appealing (yet incredibly healthy) foods into a delicious blend full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
Whether you’re new to superfoods or just looking for a way to incorporate some new tastes and textures in your smoothies, check out these 20 superfood smoothie recipes!
1. The Easiest Superfood Smoothie Ever
Made with only 4 ingredients, this superfood smoothie is basic yet effective.
The medium-chain fatty acids in the coconut milk are metabolized quickly, thus giving you a jolt of energy. Goji berries are rich in antioxidants and hormone-balancing compounds while the banana and strawberries combine to make a delicious flavor that even kids will love. Learn more about the powerful goji berry here!
2. Chocolate Caramel Superfood Smoothie
The combination of chocolate and caramel flavor in this drink will have you wondering if you’re sipping a smoothie or enjoying a sinful dessert. Packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, this smoothie tastes more like an indulgent treat than a superfood smoothie!
3. Blueberry Flax Seed Superfood Smoothie
Made with antioxidant-rich blueberries flax seeds for omega-3 fatty acids, this berry flavored smoothie gets an (optional) extra protein boost from full fat Greek yogurt. Enjoy this smoothie as a meal replacement or a quick post workout recovery snack.
4. Maca Matcha Magic Green Smoothie
Matcha powder is one powerful superfood. Known to increase metabolism, reduce joint pain and fight cancer, this power food is a great addition to any smoothie. Paired with maca in this recipe for an extra health boost, this recipe also contains a few hidden vegetables.
5. Cranberry Pomegranate Smoothie
Made with cranberries and pomegranates, this tangy yet sweet smoothie is packed with vitamin C and fiber. Add this smoothie to your diet when colder weather sets in and chase away those nasty colds with this vitamin C rich smoothie!
6. Superfood Chia Green Smoothie
This smoothie contains chia seeds, a tiny powerhouse of a superfood. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, chia seeds actually have more antioxidant power than blueberries do! The spinach and kale may give this smoothie a bold green color, but they also pack it with iron and plenty of vitamins.
7. Superfood Sunshine Smoothie
The perfect smoothie to wake up to, this citrus filled smoothie is like a supercharged dose of orange juice. Made with hemp seeds, known as the most nutritious seed in the world, this smoothie can help to lower blood pressure, improve organ function and also decrease inflammation in the body.
8. Carrot and Pineapple Smoothie
This beta-carotene and anti-inflammatory rich smoothie combines the tropical flavors of pineapple, banana and carrot together for a taste bud satisfying creation. This smoothie gets an added boost of omega-3 fatty acids as well from chia seeds.
9. Blueberry & Mango Superfoods Smoothie
The powerful superfood, bee pollen stars in this recipe providing you with rich protein and amino acids, vitamins and folic acid, helping to boost your metabolism, energy and immune system.
10. Avocado Superfood Smoothie
Don’t let the avocado in this smoothie chase you away! Avocado adds a rich smoothness to this smoothie, giving it a wonderfully creamy texture. Blueberries, strawberries and raspberries give the drink a tangy taste as well as added antioxidants and vitamins.
11. Almond Butter Maca Madness Smoothie
If you haven’t tried maca powder yet, this recipe is the perfect introduction. Rich in vitamins B, C and E, maca powder helps balance mood and hormones, increases energy and stamina, and can even help keep skin clear! Learn more about the benefits of maca powder here.
12. Quinoa Banana Berry Smoothie
Cooked quinoa stars in this smoothie, giving the drink some bulk as well as a heavy dose of protein. Quinoa is also high in fiber, antioxidants and minerals. Cook and chill your quinoa prior to making this smoothie so that it is ready to go when you need it!
13. Superfood Power Smoothie
This smoothie is a refreshing, nutrient packed drink that needs no extra sugar. Spinach, strawberries, and flax provide the superfood kick in this healthy two-toned drink.
14. Peach Raspberry Superfood Smoothie
A subtly tart but not overly sweet smoothie, this peach and raspberry smoothie gets its sweetness from just a touch of pure maple syrup.
15. Sweet Green Goddess Smoothie
Persian cucumber and pear make this a refreshing and light smoothie that is perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up. A full tablespoon of flaxseeds provides important omega-3 fatty acids important to fighting heart disease, cancer and even stroke.
16. Chocolate Superfood Smoothie
A delicious chocolate smoothie that is as thick and creamy as a milkshake, this drink has all the chocolate flavor and antioxidants you could want. Bonus: Kids won’t even know that they are drinking powerful antioxidants and healthy fats.
17. Extra-Thick Mint Chip Superfood Smoothie
This thick milkshake-like smoothie contains spirulina, a type of blue-green algae that boasts many healthy qualities. Loaded with anti-inflammatory properties, omega-3 fatty acids and high levels of chlorophyll to help detox the body, this superfood smoothie is a terrific addition to any diet. Learn more about spirulina here!
18. Blueberry Green Tea Smoothie
If you are looking for antioxidants, then look no further than this smoothie! Matcha powder, hemp seeds and spirulina powder are all included in this drink, as well as fresh blueberries, making this smoothie one powerful, free radical fighting drink.
19. Purple Superfood Smoothie
This beautiful purple smoothie gets its hue from pomegranate juice and fresh blackberries, along with a hidden leafy vegetable!
20. Big 5 Superfood Smoothie
Five ingredients are all you need for this superfood packed smoothie. This recipe opts for kefir, a yogurt like food packed with probiotics and calcium and gets its antioxidant punch from brewed green tea.
Do you have a favorite superfood smoothie recipe? Why not share it with us in the comments below?
About the author:
Jenny Travens is the author of the book Superfood Secrets – Unleashed and is a website author at Superfoodliving.com which is one of the greatest source of sharing health, fitness, and diet tips for people who want to live a healthy and happy life. It is also an online platform for those people who have an ideas and want to spread their words about health and fitness tips globally.