If you’re keen to get amongst some of those early morning energised feels, check out these 5 smoothie ingredients that’ll help put a spring in your step first thing:
Whether kale, spinach or silverbeet is your preference, a generous handful of greens in your morning smoothie is key for starting your day with energy and vitality. Packed with important vitamins; such as A, C, K and B-complex vitamins, and minerals; such as iron, copper and phosphorus, greens provide an all-natural energy booster. Add another serving to your lunch and dinner options for an extra booster.
2. Sacha Inchi Powder
Sacha inchi is the seed of a plant that grows in Peru and it has a lovely creamy, nutty flavour when added to smoothies. The nutritional content of sacha inchi is incredible, with high levels of anti-inflammatory omega-3s, “happy hormone” precursor tryptophan, iron, potassium, magnesium and calcium. This unique and powerful combination of nutrients found in sacha inchi stimulate brain function, calm the nervous system and provide energy and clarity.
3. Matcha Powder
Made from whole green tea leaves that have been finely ground into powder, matcha powder provides 10 times more antioxidants than regular green tea and therefore 10 times more brain power. Matcha has a unique way of providing a calm yet focussed energy, giving you a caffeine-like alertness minus the potentially negative side-effects (increased heart rate, anxiety, stress etc.). Matcha can be thought of as your mental superfood that will provide the energy boost you need without losing your cool. Ideal!
4. Maca Powder
Maca is our go-to superfood for energy, hormonal balance and endurance. It is a complete protein (contains all essential amino acids) and also contains an abundance of calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus. Maca works in your body to maintain homeostasis, allowing your body to better respond to external and internal factors, such as anxiety and muscle pain.
5. Acai Berry Powder
Acai berry is a superfood native to the Amazon and is considered one of the healthiest berries on the planet, primarily because of its super antioxidant content. It increases your overall blood circulation, providing energy throughout your body and your mind. Acai is also rich in ellagic acid and vitamin C, which together boost immunity.
To find delicious smoothie recipes that include these superfoods, head to the Recipes section of our blog xo