Smoothies are a sure-fire way to pack a whole host of nutritional delights into one simple elixir. Not to mention they are absolute saviours for manic mornings and the ‘on-the-go’ lifestyle so many of us seem to be living. With endless recipes on tap, smoothie boredom is far from impossible. We love mixing it up- not only with the veggies and fruits we include, but with the health boosting powders + superfoods we add too. Next time you take to your Nutribullet, we recommend giving these smoothie pimpers a whirl.
1.INNERMOST’S ‘THE HEALTH ONE’
There are vegan proteins and then there’s Innermost’s The Health One. A vegan blend of pea and brown rice protein giving a balanced amino acid profile combined with ingredients backed by evidence-based research to support your immune system (Japanese mushrooms) and provide an antioxidant rush (three different kinds of dark berry). Not only do you get your protein but an impressive range of superfoods that transform your smoothie into an elixir of good health. Stocked in many of our favourite London studios including BLOK, F45, Dig Me, 1Rebel, Sweat It, Fitness Space and also internationally, if you haven’t seen Innermost around by now the question is where have you been hiding!
2.NEAL’S YARD REMEDIES’ ‘RADIANCE’ BLEND
Packed with ten super berries including açai, goji berries and blueberries for a boost of antioxidants, this super dreamy superfood spiked blend is ideal for immunity and glowing skin. We love using it to make the most energising smoothie bowl in the morning or for when we need a little afternoon pick me up. Rich in Vitamin C, this fruity fruity blend helps to support the formation of collagen aka the key to supple skin for life. NYR’s Naturopathic Herbalist Tippy says that ‘This time of year can take its toll on our skin, easily becoming dehydrated and dull with weather extremes and central heating. I love adding a scoop of Organic Radiance Blend to a smoothie, it’s bursting with radiance enhancing vitamin C from highly absorbable plant sources – just one scoop of this antioxidant packed powder gives you 50mg! Whilst chia seed and goji berry (often called the elixir of youth in Tibet), contain polysaccharides that help to keep you moisturised from the inside out, in turn keeping your complexion fresh and youthful.’
3.WILD NUTRITION’S ASHWAGANDHA PLUS
Not all supplements were created equal, and this is something Wild Nutrition are incredibly passionate about communicating. It’s time people became more conscious of what’s in the supplements they’re mindlessly knocking back on the daily. With many of us relying on them to boost our nutritional intake and support various components of our health, the reality is most tend to be incredibly cheap synthetic materials which the body simply cannot absorb. In Wild Nutrition’s Food-Grown supplements, the active ingredients are highly bioavailable and concentrated, so smaller doses are far more effectively absorbed. This incredible blend is made up of 500mg of ashwagandha root with Food-Grown® Magnesium to support the body through challenging times. Ashwagandha is an exceptional Indian herb traditionally used to support the body’s resilience to physiological and psychological demand. Ideal for busy bees, those prone to ‘burn out’ and the many amongst us who struggle to sneak in as much down time as they’d like.
4.RHYTHM HEALTH’S 50 BILLION LIFE SHOT
Fancy yourself a smoothie loaded with probiotic goodness? Look no further than this epic life shot with 50 billon live cultures. Did we mention it’s dairy free too? Just a few drops of this super active product in your smoothie and HEY PRESTO- you have a biodynamic smoothie that’s vegan + loaded with dairy free kefir cultures from Bifidobacterium and Acidophilus through to Paracasei and Rhamnosus. A sure fire, easy way to give your gut the love it deserves!