3 Energising Superfood Smoothies To Start Your Day

May 11 2017 - 10:57am

A smoothie is a great way to start your day with a nutritious vitalising punch!  Best of all it is quick and easy to make.  Not all smoothies are created equal though.  Did you now you can easily supercharge your morning smoothie by adding some superfood?  Superfoods are nutrient-rich foods that are especially beneficial for your health and well-being.  Some examples of superfoods are Maca, Quinoa, Blueberries, Chia, Kale, Green Tea, and Watermelon.

  1. The Double Whammy – Matcha & Blueberry Blast

Blueberries are packed with vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants, combine them with the immune system boosting, concentration giving, calm energy giving powers of Matcha tea and you have a double whammy power smoothie!

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Ingredients

250ml coconut water

A cup frozen blueberries

1 banana

A hand full of fresh kale or spinach

½ teaspoon of matcha powder

Prepare

Put all the ingredients together and blend until smooth.  Pour into a glass and enjoy.

  1. Almond Milk Maca Smoothie

Maca is a Superfood from Peru, made from the roots of a plant native to the mountainous Andes.  Mac is packed with healthy plant proteins and exceptional nutritional qualities. It is an excellent choice for vegans and vegetarians in need of a good protein source.  Maca provides energy, regulates hormones and is lauded as a mood enhancer.  Combined with the deliciously rich and creamy taste of almond milk this smoothie is a luxurious and deliciously healthy way to start your day.

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Ingredients

2 large frozen bananas

1 cup of almond milk

1 tablespoon of cashew nut butter

1 tablespoon maca powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Prepare

Blend all ingredients on high until smooth and serve.  Add some honey as an optional extra if you prefer a sweeter taste.

  1. Pistachio, Greek Yoghurt, and Maca Blast

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Thick and creamy, plain Greek yogurt is packed with protein and probiotics.  It is filling, improves your digestion and boosts your immune system.  Pistachios are not only delicious, but they are also high in fiber, protein, naturally cholesterol free and a great source of potassium.  With the added superfood nutrition boost from Maca, this smoothie is a surefire way to supercharge your day.  

Ingredients

One cup of Organic Plain Greek Yoghurt

One teaspoon of Maca Powder

Half a cup of Pistachios

Honey

Preparation

Blend the Pistachios and half of the Greek yogurt until smooth.  Add some honey to taste.  Add the rest of the yogurt and blend again.  Simple as that – now you are ready to pour into a glass and enjoy!

There is a myriad of superfoods to choose from.  Get creative and blend any fresh seasonal greens and fruits to find your perfect combination.  Coconut milk, almond milk, and plain Greek yogurt make a great base to start with.  Banana is wonderful to thicken and add some body to a smoothie. Maca and Matcha are both available in dry powdered forms, making it a really easy way to add extra nutrition to any smoothie.  

Let us know what your favorite Superfood Smoothie is.

 

Nada Stojilkovic has a degree on Greek and English philology and years of experience working as a teacher. She is also a freelance writer currently working on her first book. When she’s not holding her laptop, or grading tests, you can see her reading books. Through her love for the written word, she lives multiple lives at the same time.