Are you getting the most out of your smoothie? Smoothies are a fantastic way to pack in a lot of nutrients, especially if you’re short on time. But for anyone looking to up their nutrition game, boosting your smoothie with a superfood or functional powder may just help you get even more benefits from your usual morning blend.
From comfortable joints, healthy digestion, to glowing, bouncy skin, read on to find out how you can super-charge your smoothie with just one simple addition – whatever your health goal may be.
- When you want a beauty booster:
Smoothies are a great way to get in nutrients and water – both of which are important for healthy and hydrated skin. If your skin needs some extra bounce, try adding a collagen powder. As we age, the amount of collagen in our skin naturally declines which ultimately leads to fine lines, wrinkles and a less youthful appearance. Nature’s Sunshine Collagen contains collagen peptides plus a unique blend of electrolytes and trace minerals to help optimise skin moisture and elasticity, as well as support healthy hair and strong nails.
- When you need some joint support:
When it comes to stiff or tired joints, omega 3 fatty acids can help to support overall joint comfort and mobility. For those that are vegan or plant-based, getting in enough omega 3 can sometimes be challenging. Try adding in a teaspoon of VITUS Pure Plant Sourced Vegan Omega to your favourite smoothie recipe. With hemp seed, chia seed, flaxseed and Sacha Inchi powder, this high fibre blend is a convenient, all-natural and vegan-friendly way to boost your daily omega intake. Along with joint health, omega 3’s also work to support the immune system, mental focus and mood, so it’s a great all-rounder for total wellbeing.
- When 'regular' can do with support:
Moving your bowels regularly each day is extremely important for your overall health. If things are a bit slow or “backed up”, this can not only cause discomfort, but impact on things like hormonal balance and our gut microflora too. BioBalance Bowel Balance contains a well-researched blend of ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Chamomile and glutamine to support healthy and regular bowel motions. With added Turmeric and PreticX’s XOS – a special plant derived prebiotic fibre – it can also help to soothe digestive discomfort and support a good balance of healthy gut bacteria. With 100% natural strawberry flavouring, this is a delicious addition to any fruity smoothie.
- When you need good energy:
Could you do with an extra dose of energy in the morning? Radiance Organic Beetroot Powder packs a nutritious punch and is a simple, sweet tasting and antioxidant rich addition to any smoothie. Containing 100% raw, organic beetroot powder, it is a natural and plant-based source of iron, vitamins A, B6 and C, plus potassium and magnesium. For vegetarians, vegans or anyone who might not get enough iron or B6 through their diet, this is an ideal booster to help support energy, stamina and mental performance.
- When it’s time to focus:
Need some extra brain support? Designed for those under pressure, Ārepa Nootropic Smoothie Powder contains a blend of clinically researched ingredients to support neurological function and to reduce fatigue. With L-theanine, Enzogenol® New Zealand Pine Bark Extract and Neuroberry® – a unique New Zealand variety of blackcurrant – this vegan-friendly smoothie powder is perfect for busy professionals, students and anyone who needs support with focus and concentration.
- When you want a sustainable dose of protein:
Adding a dose of protein to your smoothie is great way to support energy levels, feel fuller for longer, and help with recovery following a workout. For a dairy-free option that’s also kind to the earth, try adding Hemp Farm Pure Hemp Protein Powder to your favourite smoothie. Low in carbohydrates plus a great source of omegas 3, 6, 9 and GLA, this organic, plant-based powder is easily digestible and a vegan-friendly, sustainable choice.
- When you’re following a high fat diet:
Perfect for those following low carb or ketogenic diets, Locako MCT Oil Powder provides a source of medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) including caprylic acid (C8) and capric acid (C10) from 100% coconuts. These types of fatty acids are metabolised slightly differently in the body compared to longer chain triglycerides found in other foods, and can help fuel the body and mind supporting weight management, blood sugar levels and healthy brain function. With a hint of natural vanilla, this is a delicious addition to any smoothie.