Welcome back to class! Please turn in your extra credit & take a seat.
ICYMI: Here’s the Smoothie School lesson plan…
Lesson 1 (last week): Smoothie Anatomy
Lesson 2 (this week): Smoothie Boosters
Lesson 3 (next week): Smoothie Combos
Best Smoothie Boosters
Here’s a list of 12 smoothie boosters!
Add a boost or two to your smoothie to match your needs/mood of the day.
1. CHIA SEEDS
Booster benefit: regularity
Chia seeds provide 5 grams of fiber in each tablespoon making them a great addition if you need some help going number 2.
2. FLAX SEEDS (ground)
Booster benefit: brain health
Ground flaxseeds provide 1.6 grams of plant omega-3 fat in each tablespoon making them a great addition if you’re looking to optimize brain function.
3. HEMP SEEDS
Booster benefit: muscle building
Hemp seeds provide 3 grams of plant protein in each tablespoon making them a great addition post-workout (protein rebuilds worn muscle).
Booster benefit: energy
Adding a teaspoon of matcha powder can help keep you laser focused and alert.
6. CACAO NIBS/POWDER
Booster benefit: mood boost
Adding one tablespoon of cacao nibs/powder may help you stress less and get happy fast.
Booster benefit: digestion
Adding one tablespoon of fresh grated ginger can aid digestion and reduce bloating.
Booster benefit: sports recovery
Adding one teaspoon of turmeric can help reduce exercise induced inflammation and pain. Be sure to add a pinch of black pepper to increase the power of turmeric by over 2000%.
Booster benefit: craving control
Adding one teaspoon of cinnamon may satisfy a sweet craving without sugar.
Booster benefit: stamina
Adding one teaspoon of spirulina, a blue-green algae, may help you exercise longer and harder.
Booster benefit: anti-inflammation
Adding 1/3 avocado may help decrease inflammation (thanks to MUFA’s) making it a great addition to a post-workout smoothie.
Get ready for next week’s lesson: Smoothie Combos.