TOP 4: Summer Smoothies & Add-Ins

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A.M. Acai & Superfood Smoothie A.M. ACAI & SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE

The perfect way to start the day is a breakfast smoothie packed with the benefits of acai berries and superfood supplements. Did you know acai berries are chock-full of powerful antioxidants that fight free radicals and boost skin health? Acai berries also have a high-fiber content, which may aid in weight loss. Combine that with a superfood supplement bursting with vitamins A and C, fiber, protein, omegas and fatty acids and you’ve got the makings of a successful morning meal replacement!

Try This! – Blend together 1/2 cup frozen acai berries, 1/2 cup fresh blueberries, 1/2 vanilla Greek yogurt and 1 serving powdered superfood supplement. Add milk or dairy alternative and ice to achieve desired consistency.


MATCHA PRE-WORKOUT POWER SMOOTHIE

Matcha Pre-Workout Power Smoothie

Before your next workout try a smoothie enhanced with energizing and metabolism-boosting matcha. Matcha, a green tea powder, is rich in antioxidants, amino acids and vitamin C. It may also help lower cholesterol and naturally detoxify the body.

Try This! – Prepare 1 teaspoon matcha powder with 1/4 cup hot water. Blend together with 1 avocado, 1/2 cup frozen berries and one serving vanilla whey protein. Add milk or dairy alternative and ice to achieve desired consistency.


Maca & Supergreen SmoothieMACA & SUPERGREEN SMOOTHIE

Mood-boosting, brain-boosting, fatigue-combating—is there anything maca can’t do? Maca, a root grown in Peru that is similar to a radish, can increase strength, energy and stamina. Besides the powder form used to boost your smoothies, you can also find energy-boosting maca in capsule form at Sprouts. The good news is, this superfood will serve as a complement to your diet no matter how you choose to take it!

Try This! – Blend together 1 sliced kiwi, 1 banana, 1 cup spinach leaves, 3 teaspoons maca and 2 teaspoons honey. Add coconut water and ice to achieve desired consistency.


SWEET AS HONEY HEMP & MANGO SMOOTHIESweet as Honey Help & Mango Smoothie 

A complete protein, meaning it contains all nine essential amino acids, hemp packs a significant source of protein! It’s also chock-full of vitamin E, iron, magnesium and omegas. Perfect for those of us on the go, hemp delivers a continuous source of energy.

Try This! – Blend together 1/2 cup frozen mango, 1 banana, 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt, 2 teaspoons honey and 1–2 servings of hemp (protein powder or seeds). Add coconut water and ice to achieve desired consistency.

Remember to check with your physician before trying a new diet or supplement regimen.