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Smoothie weather is here! As warmer months approach than with a fresh, delicious smoothie?

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While they may be superb for cooling down with on a balmy day, these nutritiously packed smoothies are delicious enough to enjoy year-round. Featuring  superfood smoothie blends macaspirulina and chlorella, boost your daily nutritional intake with options that help you feel good.

What’s more, these vibrant and  antioxidant-rich smoothies are deliciously zingy and make a wonderful snack idea. Top with your choice of seasonal fruit and you’re good to go!

The Three Superfoods: Supergreens, Cacao and Nootropics

Supergreens:

While some foods contain a complex range of nutrients, supergreens are regarded as one of the best for fueling our bodies with. Unlike what you may expect, supergreens are a small group of greens that make up  algae and cereal grass like spirulinawheatgrass, and chlorella. Wheatgrass and chlorella contain high levels of chlorophyll and protein, while spirulina is rich in antioxidants like phenolic acid and beta-carotene.

Cacao:

Recognised for its earthy flavour profile, cacao powder is made by cold-pressing raw cacao beans that are unroasted. When compared to cocoa, cacao concentrates that rich dark chocolate flavour further while cocoa is made using beans that have already been roasted and processed at a much higher temperature. Raw cacao is a great source of  magnesiumironcalcium and potassium, which are fantastic for daily energy.

Nootropics:

Add brain food to your daily diet with a superfood rich in  amino acidsminerals and antioxidants. Favoured by athletes, busy professionals and wellness minded individuals, nootropics are easy to incorporate into any diet and taste delicious in smoothies.

Since it’s always great to have plenty of options to choose from, I’ve shared three of my favourite go-to summer smoothie recipes made with ingredients your insides (and tastebuds) will love.

For more summer-inspired recipes, try our  Build A Summer Salad recipe and Green Smoothie with Oat Protein Crumb – tasty and satisfying options that are especially great for those with sensitive dietary requirements. 


Green Goodness Smoothie

This deliciously zingy and refreshing green smoothie is packed with fresh greens, seeds, and  Matakana Supergreens Powder to kickstart your day. Feel free to add proteincollagen or spirulina powder to give it an extra nutritious boost.

Ingredients:

Optional add ins:

+ any other favourite superfoods for a nutritional boost

Method:

1. Add all smoothie ingredients to your blender and blend together on high speed until smooth.

2. Enjoy straight away in your favourite glass.

Makes: 1 serving | Total time: 5 minutes

Nutritional Information Per Serving*

  • Servings: 1
  • Calories: 237
  • Total Fat: 9g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 34g
  • Net Carbohydrate: 22g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Sugar: 10g 

Cacao Peanut Butter Smoothie

For chocolate and peanut butter lovers alike, this comforting cacao smoothie will hit the spot. With maca for an added boost of energy, this smoothie is loaded with protein to fuel your day. It’s also the perfect snack for any pre- or post-gym workout.

Ingredients:

Method:

1. Add all smoothie ingredients to your blender and blend together on high speed until smooth.

2. Enjoy straight away in your favourite glass.

Makes: 1 serving | Total time: 5 minutes

Nutritional Information Per Serving*

  • Servings: 1
  • Calories: 374
  • Total Fat: 10g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 43g
  • Net Carbohydrate: 34g
  • Protein: 33gg
  • Sugar: 16g 

Super Berry Smoothie

This super berry smoothie provides a sweet, yet tangy berry hit, loaded with  antioxidants and nootropics to support mental clarity, and beauty-boosting collagen. A refreshing and satisfying option to enjoy any time of the day.

Ingredients:

Optional add ins:

  • ½ banana
  • ¼ cup rolled oats

Method:

1. Add all smoothie ingredients to your blender and blend together on high speed until smooth.

2. Enjoy straight away in your favourite glass.

Makes: 1 serving | Total time: 5 minutes

Nutritional Information Per Serving*

  • Servings: 1
  • Calories: 144
  • Total Fat: 1g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 16g
  • Net Carbohydrate: 16g
  • Protein: 13g
  • Sugar: 12g

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