Superfood ingredients for super-smoothies

July 30, 2018 6:10 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Want to make the world’s best smoothie? Then you need the world’s best ingredients! Take a look at Naturally Good Food’s Superfoods range: we’ve got just what you need to super-charge your morning smoothie.

Our superfoods range is full of great smoothie ingredients.

Use superfoods to super-charge your smoothie!

Each superfood brings a distinct and intense health benefit. A smoothie is a great way to incorporate them into your diet, especially if you’re not entirely convinced that you’ll like their individual taste.

We’ve recently expanded the range of ingredients in our Superfoods section, to include seeds and berries, as well as pre-ground powders. In this blog, we’re taking a look at the products you’re most likely to want to stick in a smoothie – and explaining just why you should do so.

  • Lucuma powder: made from the bright orange Peruvian lucuma fruit, this has a beautifully sweet, caramelish taste. It’s packed with antioxidants and vitamin B.
  • Acai powder: derived from the dark purple grape-like berries found along the banks of the Amazon river, this powder provides a concentrated dose of vitamin A and a wealth of antioxidants. It has a rich, fruity and slightly tart taste.
  • Maca powder: with a malty, caramelish flavour, this powdered root vegetable is renowned for boosting energy (and, some say, libido). It’s rich in protein, vitamins and minerals.
  • Baobab fruit pulp powder: made from the dried fruit of the intriguing baobab tree, this is an incredibly good source of vitamin C and a fine provider of fibre. It’s got a sweet, citrussy flavour, a little like a mixture of grapefruit and pear, with overtones of caramel and vanilla.
  • Camu camu powder: found in the flooded and swampy areas in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, the camu camu berry is intensely rich in vitamin C. The berries have an extremely tart taste and the powder should be mixed with other ingredients.
  • Raw cacao powder, butter and nibs: high in antioxidants and rich in minerals, cacao is a tasty raw product that brings a delicious smoothness to a drink.
  • Goji berries: rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, B vitamins and antioxidants, and packed with minerals such as zinc, copper, iron, calcium, selenium and phosphorus, these berries are rather like cranberries to taste.
  • Protein powders: we’ve got brown rice, hemp and pumpkinseed powders, along with blends from Warrior. They’re all ground-up sources of protein, perfect for recovery after a workout.
  • Inulin powder: this rich source of soluble prebiotic plant fibre is great for digestion.
  • Green powders: barleygrass, wheatgrass and moringa provide a blast of pure green goodness, from around the world.
  • Chia seeds: we have these whole and milled, as well as milled flaxseed. These seeds are a fine source of protein and are also useful for thickening purposes.

This isn’t an exhaustive list, of course: indeed, there’s almost no end to the ingredients and combinations you might like to stick in a super-smoothie. Why not choose one of these slightly more unusual superfoods and see if you can make it a standard part of your diet this month?

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