The best power ingredients to add to your smoothies

Posted by Anthea England on | Tags: Nutrition

Try one of these smoothie additions for extra benefits. Drink up!

smoothie ingredientsTurmeric
This golden spice is glowing with health benefits. “It’s a natural anti-inflammatory, has powerful antioxidant affects that neutralize free radicals and has been shown to improve brain function,” says THR1VE Nutritionist Shannon Young.

Pineapple
Tropical pineapple can help you power through the warmer seasons. “It boasts a ton of health benefits including a high vitamin C content to support the immune system. Pineapple is also anti-inflammatory and high in antioxidants,” Young says.

Chilli
This unexpected addition can really fire up your metabolism. “It helps boost the metabolism and acts as a detoxifier whilst increasing nutrient absorption,” Young explains. “Chilli also stimulates the brain to excrete endorphins and gives a sense of pleasure when ingested.” Spicy!

Matcha
Matcha is a green tea powder that can help you master your workday. “Matcha is packed with antioxidants, helps boosts metabolism, detoxifies, calms the mind and relaxes the body, enhances mood and aids in concentration,” says Young.

Raw Cacao
Turns out, this raw form of chocolate legitimately makes your heart happy. “The high antioxidant content in cacao can help protect the heart and help prevent cellular damage. Cacao is also a great source of magnesium and contains iron, copper, calcium, potassium, and zinc.”

MCT Oil
This one will give you the ultimate boost! “It can enhance the immune system, boosts energy, increases endurance, experience better digestion, balance hormone levels and improve your mood,” says Young.
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