The 11 Best Smoothie Ingredients

The right superfood smoothie ingredients can energize your life!

March 13, 2013

Superfood Smoothies!

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A smoothie can be your best friend or worst enemy, depending on what you put in the blender. Mixtures whipped with sweeteners, sweet flavored yogurt, or even excessive amounts of fruit could have a sugar content close to that of a bowl of ice cream! That too-sweet situation could cause disease-causing inflammation in the body and depress your immune system--not exactly healthy.

On the flip side, the right smoothie can turn ingredients that might not be the tastiest yet are still highly nutritious into a delicious blend bursting with antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. Plus, they're perfect for on-the-go lifestyles. "Smoothies are a fast, portable, and delicious way to get a diversity of nutrients into your body," explains Navitas Naturals Chef Julie Morris, author of Superfood Smoothies: 100 Delicious, Energizing & Nutrient-dense Recipes.

So, in the spirit of true superfood smoothies, we call out 11 smoothie add-ins to have on standby as smoothie ingredients.

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