What Supplements Should I Put In My Smoothie?
By: Libby Darnell
Smoothies are a great way to flood your body with raw vitamins and minerals. They can serve as a meal replacement, snack, or post workout nutrient boost!
Here are a list of my favorite smoothie recipes that I’m sure will make you fall in love with this easy-to-make, nutrient packed meal.
Be sure to get started today on making one of your own and feel free to comment below to let us know which one of these smoothie recipes is your favorite!
As a bonus, I’ve also put together a list of the main supplements I use in my smoothies to give myself an even bigger nutrient boost. But don’t worry, you don’t need these to get started! Just start with what you have! When you are ready to kick it up a notch, my suggestion is to start adding the Bone Broth Protein powder to turn your smoothie into a full meal!
Supplement Addition #1: Great Lakes Collagen Powder: This collagen powder is great at providing the type of collagen used by your body for healthy skin and hair, to help with pain reduction, and even to prevent bone degeneration.
Supplement Addition #2: Revived Living Fruits & Greens: This organic, gluten free fruits and greens powder is a team favorite! We’ve tried everything on the market, and this is the highest quality we found that still tastes great! Helpful Tip: Put a scoop of chocolate powder in your child’s milk to make a healthy chocolate milk!
Supplement Addition #3: Systemic Formulas FBR: This organic fiber powder is great to add bulk to your smoothie. The sprouted seeds and grains in this powder supply a healthy nutrition boost, and keep your bowels moving.
Supplement Addition #4: Revived GI Support: This digestive powder supplement is perfect for those concentrating on healing their gut. It’s great for those dealing with leaky gut issues, as the marshmallow root and aloe vera work toward healing the digestive lining.
Supplement Addition #5: Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Protein Powder: This is by far the best protein powder on the market. Not only does it include a clean, high-quality source of protein concentrate, it does NOT include artificial colors, preservatives, or sweeteners like most protein powders do.
Keep reading below if you are interested in learning more about protein isolate vs concentrate.
Protein isolate vs concentrate: Most companies that produce protein isolate powders completely strip all the nutrients in the processing by using what is called “acid processing¹.” This is an extremely cheap way to separate the whey from the curd, which leaves the protein isolate devoid of any nutrients and fats. This can also cause your body to be overly acidic, and an overly acidic environment is one in which disease can thrive.
This is why we recommend using stevia to sweeten your smoothies, and as the main source of sweetener in your protein powder. Unlike a lot of the sweeteners out there stevia is 200 times sweeter than sugar, has no carbs, no calories, and does not spike your glycemic index! Look for stevia brands that have been cold processed and are non-GMO. If you want to learn more about dangerous sugars click here!
Remember, you do not need supplements in order to make a smoothie! Start with what is in your fridge, and branch out as you get more comfortable with your new habits.
Need more help at the grocery store picking out fresh ingredients for your smoothies? Download my Grocery Shopping Cheat Sheet to learn all of my tips and tricks to get the most nutrients out of your food!
Cheers to your health and happiness!
Feel free to add your favorite recipe to the comments below or let us know about your favorite nutrient boosting supplement.
- Whey Protein Isolate: The Protein Powder You Should Never Buy. (2011, May 11). Retrieved January 13, 2017, from http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2011/05/11/whey-protein-shown-superior-to-other-milk-proteins-for-building-muscle.aspx