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4 Green Ingredients to Add to Your Smoothie

Filed Under: Nutrition,Superfoods at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
smoothieMama always said, “eat you greens.” Or in this case, “drink your greens.” By adding some of the ingredients below to your smoothies, you can easily reach your daily quota of 5-7 servings of green vegetables.  Try some of these amazing green superfoods below and enjoy the myriad of health benefits that follow.

Spirulina – according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Spirulina is a blue-green algae that is high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and protein. Spirulina is also know to support joint and brain function.  We add one tablespoon of this brand to our morning smoothie.

Chlorella – considered by some to be one of the most nutritious foods, chlorella is a green, single-cell micro-algae. It’s also higher in protein and vitamin B3 than it’s algae counterpart spirulina. It supports a  healthy hormone function, cardiovascular health, can lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and aids in the detoxification of our bodies.

Wheat Grass – one of the most potent leafy greens available, wheat grass gives you an antioxidant packed boost that alkalizes and energizes, leaving you with naturally increased and sustained energy. Plus, it’s a great source of leafy greens, vitamins and minerals.

Matcha  – is a finely ground, bright colored, concentrated green tea powder. Used in Japan for over 900 years, matcha provides over 5 times as many antioxidants as any other food. Other health benefits include relaxations, improved mental alertness and clarity, stronger immune defense and detoxification.




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