A morning smoothie has to be one of the easiest ways to get in all of your daily essential nutrients. If you’ve never tried supplements before, try revving up your favorite shake or smoothie by adding a couple into your diet and you will seriously elevate the amount of vitamins and minerals you are consuming every day. You can easily pack in extra protein, fiber, antioxidants, amino acids, and other essential nutrients without a lot of time or preparation.
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1. Pure Hawaiian Spirulina Powder
If you want to boost your energy levels and immunity, this Amazon Pure Hawaiian Spirulina powder is of the safest and highest quality. Not only is it naturally grown in the United States, but it’s full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, and contains some of the highest levels of protein of any plant or animal source. Depending on the size you buy, the cost ranges from $15.39 to $39.19.
Bree says “Amazing taste. After buying tons of different Spirulina brands, I finally decided to take the plunge and splurge on this specific brands. I had received tons of raving reviews on this and I can attest this is the BEST Spirulina ever. The taste is amazing and it’s loaded with nutrients and vitamins. Especially loved the packaging- the bottle is glass and nice quality and the cap is similar the child-proof ones on medicine. Will purchase again once I run out.”
2. Anthony’s Organic Chlorella Powder
This Organic Chlorella Powder is certified USDA organic and is rich in chlorophyll with broken cell walls for easy digestion! Chlorella is a microalgae and is a powerful tool for detoxifying the body. This one is Organic, Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, and Vegan. This chlorella powder costs $12.99.
Green & Glowing says “Good quality product made obvious with the dark green color and the fine powder. Like that this product is broken wall to ensure full absorption. I mix this along with spirulina and other super reds into my morning green drink. Adding this to my morning green drink ensures I am getting protein to keep me full, highest known source of chlorophyll, and amino acids and vitamins. Mind you this is not going to taste like a candy bar but your body will thank you! I mix mine with carrot juice to add additional sweetness and beta carotene.If I ever get a slight headache in the middle of the day make a drink if this and within 20 minutes my headache is gone. I did my research and this company is great quality for the best price you can find! Will continue to buy.”
3. Terrasoul Superfoods Organic Gelatinized Maca Powder
This Organic Gelatinized Maca Powder is USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Vegan. Maca is a root vegetable that contains many vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Adding organic maca powder to your morning smoothie can work wonders for increasing and sustaining your energy throughout the day, as well as balancing your hormones. This Gelatinized Maca powder costs $12.49.
John P. Morin says “First some background. I love Bulletproof coffee and I typically add extras to jazz it up for greater effect. I’ve been adding Terrasoul RAW Maca for several months. Its flavor is very mild and I hardly notice it in my BP Coffee. Running out I opted to try Terrasoul GELANTANIZED Maca – this product. I wanted this version because a recent BP Post stated its more easily utilized by the body & less likely to contain mold. Win-win! However, a number of reviews on Amazon focus on the awful taste, so I was hesitant to try it – but I did. Heres the deal – It has a STRONG mushroom taste. If you like the taste of mushrooms (I don’t), you will like this product. If you don’t, you won’t. OR – you can try what I did. I added equal amounts of Ceylon Cinnamon & Raw Cacao along with a touch of stevia. Now I have a delicious BP Mocha Latte! As for the reviews that say its hard or clumpy – they must have gotten some moisture in the product because mine is a free flowing powder.”
4. Amazing Grass Green Superfood: Super Greens Powder
This Amazing Super Greens Powder supplement with Spirulina, Chlorella, Digestive Enzymes & Probiotics is all-natural. Its organic ingredients include organic wheatgrass, organic barley grass, organic alfalfa, organic spirulina, organic spinach, organic broccoli, organic pure acai, and organic chlorella to name a few. By adding this greens powder into your daily smoothie, you will benefit from a diverse mix of micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and antioxidants that you may be missing from your diet. This amazing grass green superfood powder comes in three flavors: chocolate, berry, and original. The cost ranges from $54.99 to $58.99.
Sasha says “Genuinely love this product. I add it into my protein shake in the morning. This is the recipe: 2 scoops Amazing Grass Green Superfood, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1/2 banana, ice, water. Truly, I love my green shake in the morning. It’s the best way to start my day. I have also gotten my boyfriend hooked on it. The flavor is not great alone, but I think that is how you know there is no bad sugar added to it. It’s great in my protein shakes. Anyone who has tried this product and is complaining about the flavor, should try mixing it with vanilla-flavored protein. It just takes like a green smoothie. Can’t complain!”
5. Spectrum Essentials Organic Ground Premium Flaxseed
These Organic cold milled ground flaxseeds are packed with heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids and are high in fiber, which is essential for healthy digestion. They have a great nutty taste and will give you a serious nutrition boost when added to your shakes or smoothies. The price of these organic ground flaxseeds ranges from $9.99 to $14.99.
Jeremy says “If you buy this, you’re obviously trying to eat better.. but who knew that this would actually become something I craved? I love this stuff. It’s like a nutty topping that you can put on oatmeal, yogurt, ice cream.. I even sprinkle some on my peanut butter and banana sandwiches. I’ll be eating this stuff for life! It’s great!
6. BetterBody Foods Organic Chia Seeds with Omega-3
These chia seeds are an omega powerhouse. In every serving of these chia seeds, you’ll find many nutrients, including omega-3, and fiber, making it a great bonus to any protein shake or juice. Since they have a neutral taste, you can add them to almost any smoothie or shake recipe without different flavors clashing. These Organic Chia Seeds are gluten-free, nut-free, low-carb, non-GMO, and cost $8.99.
Anne Dakan says “What can I say? They’re tasty little chia seeds and do what chia seeds do. I use them in oatmeal, smoothies and to mae pudding. Chia pudding couldn’t be easier to make. Just throw them into a liquid, add your cacao powder or other flavorings, like thawed, frozen fruit, some sweetener, stir and refrgerate over night. No cooking required. Works with any kind of milk, ecxept full fat coconut milk. The seeds stick to the solid coconut oil and it just makes a lumpy mess.
If you wan a good source of protein and Omegas, that’s low calorie, these slightly minty tasting little seeds are a power house of nutrients. Great for diabetics who count carbs. They fill you up and satisfy your hunger, without a lot of carbs, spiking your glucose and allow you to make sweet treats with a few drops of pure stevia extract, that you can actually have a large portion of, and not have to worry about sugar or chemical sweeteners, that may do more harm than good.”
7. Manitoba Harvest Hemp Yeah! Organic Max Fiber Protein Powder
This Organic Cold-Pressed Hemp Seed Protein Powder is unsweetened and packed with protein, and hemp seeds contain a blend of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, fiber, and minerals like magnesium, iron, and vitamin E. It is Certified USDA Organic, Certified Non-GMO, Vegan, and Dairy-free. Hemp protein powder is a great addition to any smoothie, and will help keep you feeling satisfied and full all day! This hemp seed protein powder comes in three flavors: chocolate, vanilla, and unsweetened, and costs $10.99.
Hannah T.S. says “I’m not a health nut, but I’m trying to improve in small ways. I bought this so I could easily get more fiber in my diet. Fiber has been shown to improve gut health by feeding the good gut bacteria. People that consume more fiber have a thicker mucuous layer in their intenstines. This helps protect you from inflammation, immune responses, and from damage to the intestinal wall. Anyhoo, the product came on time, it had 2 protective seals, and has a clear “made by”/”best by” date. The powder is dark green and fine. It has a slight nutty taste… slightly like cashew? The taste did not bother me. I put it in my vanilla soymilk. It says you can bake with it but I haven’t tried yet. I like that it has protein, so I can feel full in the morning or for a night snack.”
8. Navitas Organics Cacao Powder
This Organic Cacao Powder is made from USDA organic cacao beans—grown and processed to benefit its farmers, our planet, and help your body thrive! Cacao powder is full of antioxidants, magnesium, and a compound called theobromine, which provides a boost of caffeine. It has a deliciously rich, bold chocolate taste with no added sugar. Simply swap 1:1 for regular, unsweetened cocoa powder in smoothies, shakes, hot chocolate, brownies, keto and paleo treats, and more! The cost of this cacao powder ranges from $9.68 to $19.93.
Anna Maria says “The Navitas cacao powder tastes simply amazing, it’s organic and cold pressed, mixes well with almost everything… I’m simply hooked on it! When it comes to cacao and chocolate, for me it’s all about the darker the better; I don’t like the overly sweet stuff, give me the Dutch pressed, 95% raw stuff. The Navitas cacao powder has the flavor I look for: rich, bitter with hint of fermented cacao beans, indulgent, complex. The powder is not very fine, it has some heavyness (which actually adds more creamyness to whatever I add it to), but mixed well eventually. I use it in many ways, from oatmeal to hot chocolate, from pancakes to brownies, from microwave mug cakes to simply mixing it to yogurt or pumpkin puree. It mixes well with flours (even gluten free) and liquids (both hot and cold) as long as I stir it well. For pancakes and baked goods it’s 1:1 replacement for cocoa powder. For cooked or overnight oatmeal I use 5-10g, depending on how much chocolate flavor I want. For hot chocolate I like to use 10g and a little bit of xanthan gum, it’s very delicious and creamy.”
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