10 powerful smoothie-boosters

Smoothies seems to be having a revival in New York. Here are ten ways to make them even more beneficial.
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Maca powder

This ancient Peruvian superfood has been used for nourishment and healing for thousands of years. It is a powerful source of nutrition that contains over 20 amino acids (8 essentials), over 20 fatty acids, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals.

Goat colostrum

We first saw this used in the Malibu-based Sunlife organic’s “The million dollar smoothie”. Sometimes referred to as ‘liquid goal’ people use goat colostrum for its positive effect on skin, tissue and muscle growth and its high-level of antibodies. It is also suppose to help with anti=aging and weight management.

Camu powder

Camu is another powder from the Amazon rain forest. It is made from the Camu berry, which is often called ‘the natures vitamin pill’ because of it’s extremely high level of vitamin C (60 times more than an orange) and antioxidants.

Spirulina

This blue-green algae is an up-and-coming superfood that is packed with vitamins and minerals.  The powder is suppose to be detoxifying and energy boosting. It promotes the growth of ‘good bacteria’ in your intestines and also helps manage your weight.

Collagen

Supposedly collagen powder can improve your hair, skin and nails, reduce inflammation and regulate metabolism, to mention a few benefits.

Coconut butter

The coconut-craze seems to be a lasting trend. Coconut butter is really just stone ground coconut meat, which is packed with the fat and fiber of the coconut. An added benefit is that it conceals the not-so-pleasant flavor that comes with some of the popular powder-boosters.

Coconut oil

Gives the smoothie a healthy fat boost of medium-chained fatty acids. Coconut is loved by the wellness-movement for being alkalizing, anti-fungal and anti-viral. Supposedly it helps with weight-loss since these fatty acids burn quickly as energy. However, many dietitian are skeptical of the claims and worry about the high calorie content. Probably best used as a once-a-week booster.

Raw almonds

Often called ‘the worlds healthiest food” almonds turns your smoothie into a filling meal. Almonds are nutritional power packs of fiber, good fat, antioxidants, vitamins and trace minerals.

Chia seeds

Chia is a true ‘whole food’ that is here to stay. The little black seeds are a nutritious addition to any smoothie with their mix of fiber, protein, antioxidants, omega-3’s and calcium.

Flax oil 

This oil can help promote healthy hair, skin and nails, plus help with more serious health issues. It is packed with fiber and beneficial omega oils.


Feel good. Look good.


 

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