Do you like to drink smoothies? But don’t know exactly which ingredients can give your smoothie an extra boost without bringing in all kinds of bells and whistles? I have listed my 15 most favourite and healthy smoothie ingredients here for you. You don’t have to put all 15 in a smoothie at the same time, though, if you do, then leave a message to tell how it was! So have fun, make a delicious smoothie, enjoy and feel good!
My 15 Favorite Smoothie Ingredients
Avocado, you either love it or hate it, you cannot ignore it’s health benefits. I personally think the taste is very dominant, but the fact remains that avocados contain a whole range of healthy properties! Avocados also give your smoothie a wonderfully creamy texture so that you really have a dessert!
Bananas give your smoothie a sweet taste and soft texture. Bananas are high in fiber, potassium and increase your serotonin, so you relax and sleep better.
3. Egg yolks
Many people hate the idea of egg yolks or associate it with extreme bodybuilders who want to gain mass quickly. Yet an egg yolk is a superfood. It contains essential fats, lots of vitamins and minerals (especially if it is an organic chicken egg) and can be eaten raw as well. Although, if you are a vegan, this ingredient is not for you.
Spinach is a very mild green vegetable and therefore fits perfectly in a smoothie. It is primarily used in most smoothie recipes due to its various health benefits and being rich in some essential vitamins and minerals.
Macadamias are one of the most notable smoothie ingredients. Where other nuts still contain a lot of Omega-6, the macadamia has a better Omega-3 & Omega-6 ratio and is therefore very healthy for humans.
6. Red fruit
All red fruits are a great source of antioxidants, iron and other nutrients. Apples, pomegranate, and berries like strawberries are useful addons for smoothies. These fruits not only enhances the taste of your smoothie but also add essential nutrients.
Soured cow’s milk is generally very well tolerated by most people and, in addition to providing a wonderfully fresh taste, also contains calcium and supports the intestinal flora.
Turmeric is known as a strong antioxidant and anti-fungal herb. Add half a teaspoon to your smoothie for a beautiful golden yellow colour and extra health!
Cinnamon keeps your blood sugar levels up. For that reason alone you should add substantial amounts of cinnamon to every smoothie.
10. Coconut milk
Ideal for those who cannot tolerate milk products and still want that creamy, soft taste. Coconut milk is full of healthy fats, and you will be full of it for a long time.
11. Raw cocoa powder
Raw (unroasted) cocoa powder has an incredibly high ORAC value, which means that it attacks free radicals in your body. It has natural anti-virus, anti-bacterium and even anti-cancer properties.
Organic butter contains a lot of vitamins A, D and other fatty acids that are essential for brain development, vision, skin, immune system, intestinal function, lung function, hormones and many others.
13. Coconut oil
Actually, all edible parts of the coconut are very good for humans. This includes coconut oil, of course. It contains certain fatty acids that are fungicidal, giving the intestinal flora a better chance to recover or stay healthy.
14. Raw honey
The dark honey from buckwheat or manuka contains a lot of minerals, enzymes and anti-allergy substances. This type of honey is also bactericidal. Very essential against cold or flu. Add a tablespoon for a wonderfully sweet taste.
15. Green smoothie powder
A good quality green smoothie powder like Amazing Grass and Patriot Power Greens contains all the essential nutrients that a person needs. These green powders are combined with a number of the above ingredients to make you smoothie super healthy and handy.