Top Smoothie Ingredients For Energy & Vitality
One of the best ways to feel strong and healthy is to eat whole foods that nurture your body from the inside out. Eating a rainbow of colours (think red, green, yellow, purple) provides a wide range of nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that will nourish your body to boost energy and vitality.
Some of our top choices are:
Green vegetables – kale, spinach and collards are rich in chlorophyll; a power-house antioxidant containing numerous health benefits including aiding to boost the immune system, fight infections and improving liver detoxification.
Berries are an excellent source of Vitamin C and insoluble fibre, they are powerhouses because of their phytonutrient compounds called anthocyanins, which reduce free radicals in the body shown to accelerate ageing. Blueberries and cranberries may help prevent urinary tract infections, improve vitality and promote healthy ageing.
Maca is rich in quality carbohydrates, which combined with other nutrients make it a great choice for sustained energy. Maca is loaded with bio-available plant protein that is easy for the body to assimilate. It also contains relatively high levels of cellulose and lignan, both of which stimulate intestinal function. Fibre is a key component to a healthy digestive. Additionally, the maca root is an adaptogen, which may help support and rejuvenate tired adrenal glands eventually resulting in greater energy and the ability to handle stress.
It’s rich in a vast array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants so it’s like taking a multi-vitamin. Spirulina is a food so your body recognises the nutrients, which means we absorb it so much better than a multi-vitamin tablet. Spirulina is amazing for skin health, energy support and reducing sugar cravings due to the phenylalanine content.
Wheatgrass and Barley grass are similar nutrient dense “living foods” which beneficially contributes in establishing the acid alkali balance of the body attributing to its super alkaline nature. They contain 90 minerals, including excellent levels of calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc; 8 essential amino acids with a protein content of 47.4% in wheatgrass and 45% in barleygrass.
Grasses and algaes both have numerous benefits including being antibacterial, antiviral, alkalising and detoxifying properties, nourishes the brain & nervous system, improves the body’s ability to heal wounds, promotes the growth of good bacteria and alleviates nutritional deficiencies.