5 Delicious Superfood Smoothies you have to try this Summer!

Smoothies are the ultimate on-the-go snack or breakfast, packed with nutritious ingredients that can help your skin glow and boost your immune system.

You may have heard the word “superfood” before and wondered what makes a food, well, super?

According to Health.com, “superfoods are nutrient powerhouses that pack large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals”.

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This means that adding superfoods into your diet can help prevent premature ageing and boost your body’s natural ability to fight disease.

Since most superfoods can be damaged by exposure to heat, consuming them in your favourite smoothie is a great way to ensure that you achieve the maximum health benefit for your body.

We’ve created 5 exceptional Superfood Smoothie recipes for you to try, and each smoothie is enhanced with at least one Superfood that benefits your body in a specific way.

Vegan or avoiding dairy? We’ve got you covered! For recipes that call for milk or yoghurt, simply substitute for your favourite brand of almond milk or vegan yoghurt.

1) Anti-Aging Antioxidant Smoothie

Pink Anti-oxidant smoothie

Anti-aging Antioxidant Smoothie

Great for: preventing premature ageing
Superfoods: Acai Berry Powder and Goji Berries

Ingredients:
1/2 a big banana, or 1 small banana
1 tbs acai berry powder
1 tbs goji berries
1 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries)
Stevia or honey to taste (optional)
1/2 – 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk/water

Tip: if you use coconut milk/water, you can add one scoop of vanilla whey/pea protein powder to add thickness to your smoothie

2) Green Queen smoothie

Superfoood green smoothie

Green Queen Smoothie

Great for: detoxing and revitalising
Superfoods: matcha green tea powder, spirulina powder and kale

Ingredients:
1/2 tsp matcha tea powder
1/4 tsp spirulina powder
1 cup baby spinach
1/2 cup kale
1 pear or apple, cored
Stevia or honey to taste (optional)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk

3) Glam Glow Beauty Smoothie

Glam Glow Beauty Smoothie

Glam Glow Beauty Smoothie

Great for: promoting a glowing, youthful skin
Superfood: chia seeds

Ingredients:
1 orange, peeled
1 x kiwi, peeled
1/2 freshly sliced mango or 2 whole nectarine
¼ cup full cream yoghurt
1 tbsp collagen (if Vegan, substitute with 1 scoop vanilla pea protein powder)
1 tbsp chia seeds
¼ tsp vanilla extract

4) Decadent Dark Chocolate Smoothie

Decadent Dark Chocolate Smoothie

Decadent Dark Chocolate Smoothie

Great for: easing PMS and improving mood
Superfood: Organic cocoa powder

Ingredients:
1/2 banana
1 – 2 tablespoon organic cocoa powder
2 medjool dates (or substitute with stevia or honey for sweetness)
1 tsp psyllium husk
1 tbsp almond or peanut butter
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 – 2 scoops chocolate whey or pea protein powder

5) Instant Immunity Smoothie

Instant Immunity Smoothie

Instant Immunity Smoothie

Great for: boosting your immune system
Superfoods: turmeric powder and chia seeds

Ingredients:
1 cup almond milk or 1/2 cup full cream yoghurt + 1/2 cup water
1 large ripe banana
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1/2 to 1 tsp organic turmeric powder
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 tbs chia seeds
1 tbs raw honey
Juice from half a lemon

Smoothie-Making Instructions:

Superfood smoothie ingredients

Smoothies are quick and easy to prepare.

To make a delicious, nutritious Superfood Smoothie, simply choose a recipe that you feel would most benefit your health today, and blend together the ingredients in a high-speed blender. Pour over into a big glass and sip through a (preferably reusable ) straw.

Viola! Heaven!

Tips: For more of a “slushy” feel, you can add 4 ice cubes into your smoothie prior to blending. You can also add cold water to dilute your smoothie to get the perfect consistency.

Are you loving smoothie BOWLS as much as we do?

Superfood smoothie bowl

Convert your favourite smoothie into a smoothie bowl by adding healthy toppings.

Each of these smoothie recipes can easily be converted into a delicious smoothie bowl with a couple of tweaks.

– Reduce the liquid component of the smoothie recipe to achieve a thicker consistency – how thick depends on your preference.
– Pour the mixture into an attractive bowl.
– Top your bowl with a few slices of fresh fruit like strawberries and banana.
– Add additional superfood toppings such as chia seeds, buckwheat grouts (fantastic crunch!), toasted coconut shavings and shaved almonds.
– Drizzle a little bit of honey for sweetness.
– Take a photo for Instagram

And there you have it: the perfect smoothie bowl!

Closing Thoughts

When it comes to making smoothies, pick ingredients that do more than just taste good.

Delicious superfood smoothies packed with healthy ingredients and superfoods.

Always include one or two superfoods to enhance the nutrient load of the smoothie, and to ensure that your body will benefit from as many vitamins and antioxidants as possible.

Don’t be scared to throw in wild card ingredients like broccoli, avocado or nuts, because the variety gives your taste buds a delightful surprise!