A smoothie can be breakfast, a nibble, or a pre-or post-workout refueling device. Whether you arrange from your neighborhood Whole Foods Market juice bar or shop for fixings and mix at home, these chilly drinks are a delectable approach to include additional supplements into your every day schedule. Perused on for our master tips, traps and smoothie shopping records.
Whole fruits and vegetables are great building blocks for your smoothies, but consider adding ingredients or supplement powders that offer up additional benefits. Some examples:
Adding protein to your blended drinks helps you feel fuller longer — especially helpful if your smoothie is the key part of your meal. Here are easy ways to add extra protein:
Add whole food sources of protein to your smoothie. Consider yogurt, kefir, nut butters, pasteurized egg whites, or silken tofu to bring richness and flavor to your glass. If you like a thicker, heartier texture boost your smoothie by blending in ground chia, flax seeds, hemp seeds or rolled oats.
Add a scoop of plant-based protein powder, which can derive protein from brown rice, hemp seed, peas or soy. A few of our favorites from our Whole Body department:
- Garden of Life Raw Organic Meal
- Vega Sport Performance Protein (Plant-Based)
- Amazing Grass Protein Superfood
Add a scoop of protein powder derived from animal sources like whey, egg whites or casein. A few of our favorites from our Whole Body department:
- Whole Foods Market Grass Fed Whey Protein Powder
- 365 Everyday ValueÒ Whey Protein Powder
- Iron Tek Essential Protein (Whey+)
Reach for superfood powders to boost your smoothie with extra nutrients. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Navitas Naturals Acai
- Navitas Naturals Maca
- Amazing Grass Detox and Digest
Try fresh or frozen spinach leaves, fresh or frozen kale leaves, carrot, cooked sweet potato, cooked winter squash and pumpkin, beet greens and cooked beets and/or cucumber. Arugula, dandelion and mustard greens are also excellent nutrient-dense greens, but can be too bitter for some.
Try berries, peaches and nectarines, pears and apples, banana, avocado, pineapple, mango, papaya, kiwi, citrus, figs, plums, melons and/or cherries. Almost all fruit can be used either fresh or frozen. (Find out why eating colorful fruits and veggies can help you make sure you’re eating