10 Superfoods You Should Be Eating - Simple Green Smoothies

10 Superfoods You Should Be Eating

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Superfoods are a quick and easy way to get some serious nutrients into your body. Yet stepping into the world of superfoods can be a little intimidating. We get it. We’ve been there!

“How much will this cost me?”
“Do they taste good?”
“Which ones do I use?”
“Why do I need those weird things anyway?”

In short, superfoods are great for your body and great for our world. They are all natural and are filled with many nutrients that our bodies crave but don’t receive. And because they are all natural that means they are coming from hard working farmers who take care of their crops and the earth in sustainable ways. So, to help you transition into becoming a superfood user we made a list of the top 10 superfoods we love in green smoothies.


 10 Superfoods You Should Be Eating

chia seedsChia Seeds
If you are looking for a green smoothie staple then you have come to the right place. These do-it-all superseeds are good for your head with their high content of omega fatty acids that increase healthy brain function, but have also proven to be good for your heart by fighting high cholesterol and heart disease. They even boast a wide variety of nutrients, such as: protein, fiber, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, iron, calcium and antioxidants. Use up to three tablespoons of chia seeds in your smoothie for a thick consistency and a mildly sweet flavor. Buy chia seeds.

coconut oil smoothiesCoconut Oil 
If you are exercising for weight loss then coconut oil will be an important ingredient for you. The fatty acids in this superfood fight body fat by converting into energy that boosts metabolism as opposed to saturated fats that add body fat. Use one tablespoon of coconut oil in your green smoothie for breakfast and you should notice less of yourself in the mirror in no time. Buy coconut oil.

flaxseed smoothiesFlax Seeds
Flax seed is best known for its fatty acids and fiber. When talking about omega fatty acids it is better ask what they can’t do then what they can. This powder plays its part in proper cardiovascular and immune system health, brain function, joint function, soft skin, and more. The fiber in flax is also good for many things, but especially effective with eliminating toxins from your body. Add just one tablespoon of ground flaxseed or try whole seeds to your smoothie for a subtle, nutty flavor with more than subtle nutrition. Buy flaxseed powder.

goji berries smoothieGoji Berries
Perhaps one of the tastiest top ten treats, goji berries are known for their healing strength. The nutrients included in these berries are antioxidants and amino acids, but the real strength lies within their more than 20 vitamins and minerals. These precious nutrients have been used for centuries in Asian cultures to strengthen eyesight, fight against viruses, balance hormones, and even to assist with the longevity of life. Not feeling the best? Sweeten things up with 1/2 cup of these berries in your smoothie! Buy goji berries.

spirulina smoothieSpirulina
Of course, superfoods aren’t always made from glamorous plants. Sometimes they are made from pond algae, like Spirulina. Though its taste may be subpar, its high content of everything nutritious makes up for it. Spirulina’s top two ingredients are protein and omega fatty acids. We highly recommended it to anyone who has recently taken on the challenge to eat vegetarian. Use anywhere from one to two teaspoons of spirulina in your daily smoothie. Buy spirulina here.

cacao smoothieCacao Powder and Nibs
Cacao is filled with two things that we love: antioxidants and chocolatey flavor! The antioxidants boost your immune system which helps to resist those nasty colds and sickness. The rich, chocolatey flavor is delicious and dessert-like which helps to resist those sugar cravings while still satisfying your sweet tooth. Blend two to four tablespoons of cacao powder with your daily smoothie and enjoy the warm flavors. Or sprinkle some cacao nibs on top for just a hint of goodness. Or both! Buy cacao.

We always have avocados on our counter. They are a big part of our diet. We toss them in smoothies, make guacamole and constantly eat them by themselves. These green gems contain almost 20 vitamins, minerals and beneficial plant compounds that will boost your smoothie real fast and make it extra creamy. They are loaded with heart-healthy fats that will keep your skin glowing and your tummy full longer.

hemp smoothie

Hemp Protein 
At times it can be difficult to receive the proper amounts of protein and fiber that our bodies need in a healthy way. Hemp protein powder makes it a little easier boasting a whopping 50% protein content and much higher levels of fiber than soy-based protein powder. The hemp content is also kid friendly, as it encourages childhood growth through its amino acids. Athletes can also turn to this superfood for its ability to repair muscles. You can add one to four tablespoons of hemp protein, which has a much stronger taste. You can also buy hemp hearts and sprinkle one to two tablespoons of top of smoothies or add to your salads for a nutty, protein packed punch. Buy hemp hearts and hemp powder.

camu smoothieCamu Powder
Camu is all about the “C” that it starts with… Vitamin C. Camu berries come from the Peruvian river regions and are packed with more vitamin C than any orange you’ll ever eat. Vitamin C has been linked with stronger immune systems and protection against viruses helping you fight off those nasty colds, and may even help to keep your skin healthy and vibrant. Camu powder’s tart taste works well with all kinds of fruits. You only need to add one teaspoon or so to your smoothies to achieve that perfect combination of tart and sweet. Buy Camu powder.

acai smoothieAcai
A-what? This smooth superfood is popular for its mispronunciation (uh-sigh-ee), but even more popular for keeping you fiery and full. These Brazilian berries are loaded with antioxidants that boost your body’s energy and ability to focus. Their protein and fiber will also keep you feeling full making the Acai berry (or powder) a weight fighting superhero. Acai has a wide range of possibilities. Its creamy consistency and almost chocolatey flavor works well with both sweet and savory flavors by adding just one tablespoon to your smoothie. Buy acai powder.

Bringing superfoods into your green smoothies is really all about knowing how to use them and knowing what you need in your diet. It is important to find superfoods that enhance the flavor and consistency of your smoothies, and work with your mix, but just as important to incorporate the superfoods that give you the nutrients you are looking for. Nothing beats finding that perfect combination of taste and nutrition to help you eat healthy and help our world.

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198 Responses to “10 Superfoods You Should Be Eating”

  1. Emily 8.20.2014 at 4:56 am #

    Hello Ladies!
    Just writing to say I’m obsessed with your website! I have always been a green smoothie lover and maker, but your recipes streamline everything and so far, every one I have tried is better than the last. Thank you soo much! At the moment, after a summer of not so careful eating, I am using green smoothies to jump start weight loss. Can any of you comment on the caffeine habit situation? I have a strong cup in the morning and am not so willing to give it up. Do any of you have coffee? Do you think it is a necessary thing to give up?

    Happy Smoothie Making!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 8.20.2014 at 8:11 am #

      Hey Emily!

      So glad you are enjoying Simple Green Smoothies. Our smoothie recipes make about 4-5 cups (32oz – 40oz). Jadah drinks at least 2 cups (16 oz) everyday in the morning as a breakfast meal replacement. Jen drinks hers for lunch or sometimes as a mid morning snack Since green smoothies are full of fiber, they keep us both full for a while. If either of us needs afternoon pick-me-ups, we have been known to make another green smoothie later in the day instead of drinking a caffeinated beverage. Jen loves a cup of coffee every once in a while. The only time we ask to give up coffee is if you participate in the Fresh Start Cleanse. :) Hope that helps.

  2. Andrea S. 8.19.2014 at 3:27 pm #

    Hello to all you!
    I stumble on your website very early this morning because yesterday I started my green smoothies to help lose weight. I was going to take a quick look but I was on for almost 2 hours. I want to tell this is awesome and great recipes. I just had to tell you that how you did the super foods list is excellent. I love chai seed but I was looking to learn more about the others. This is great and one of thing I was wondering about coconut oil, but not now I am going to buy some to use in my smoothies.
    Thank you for doing such a great job and looking out for all of us who are trying to go green…

    You all Rock Big Time!!
    Andrea S.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 8.19.2014 at 4:24 pm #

      AWWW! Thanks so much Andrea!!!

      Do you have any recommendations for new post we could do? Anything you are interested in us answering?

      Thanks for checking our site.

  3. linda 8.12.2014 at 1:10 pm #

    can you tell me if soy is harmful to you i am also using a drink with soy protein.thank you

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 8.12.2014 at 1:31 pm #

      Hey Linda! We prefer to avoid soy and animal products, but that’s just our personal preference; if you enjoy these foods, feel free to use them in your green smoothie creations. We recommend staying away from highly-processed soy products which can interfere with nutrient absorption and leach nutrients from your body. Small amounts of organic, non-GMO soy are fine. Hope that helps. :)

  4. Rachel 8.10.2014 at 2:17 pm #

    Hey have you found any adverse reactions to chia seeds? I was absolutely loving them for the first 3 weeks, but the last couple of times I’ve had smoothies I’ve been really sick with sharp stomach pains… struggling to think of anything that is different in my diet other than the chia! x

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 8.11.2014 at 6:53 am #

      Hey Rachel.

      Thanks for the question, Rachel. Are you adding the recommended about to your smoothies? I would suggest stopping using Chia seeds and ask your healthcare provider if they believe Chia Seed could be causing your stomach pain.

      Hope you feel better soon.

  5. Candice Bennett 8.4.2014 at 9:22 am #

    Hi I need the smoothies recipes for week one and two…I bought the ingredients but now the link is gone for the recipes

  6. Yesenia 8.3.2014 at 5:56 am #

    hello. I am new to chia and hemp seeds. for breakfast, I usually make a smoothie with blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, banana, and vanilla protein powder. all blended with unsweetened almond milk. would it be a good idea to replace the protein powder with chia and hemp seeds? this way I’m getting protein but not more than the body can digest in a single serving? thanks in advance!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 8.4.2014 at 7:24 am #

      Yes, that sounds like a good idea, and throw some leafy greens in there too, try 2 cups of spinach. :)

  7. Trey 7.31.2014 at 8:40 pm #

    Can I live off of these green smoothies or are they just snacks… Or how do you eat/drink these?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 8.1.2014 at 5:21 am #

      Hey Trey!

      Our smoothie recipes make about 4-5 cups (32oz – 40oz). Jadah drinks at least 2 cups (16 oz) everyday in the morning as a breakfast meal replacement. Jen drinks hers for lunch or sometimes as a mid morning snack Since green smoothies are full of fiber, they keep us both full for a while. If either of us needs afternoon pick-me-ups, we have been known to make another green smoothie later in the day instead of drinking a caffeinated beverage.

      Hope that helps. :)

  8. trish 7.27.2014 at 7:00 am #

    Hi there,

    Can I use these together or am I taking the benefit away if I make a smoothie with Spirulina and Hemp Hearts?


    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 7.28.2014 at 6:09 am #

      Hey Trish!

      Those are two great superfoods.It is important to find superfoods that enhance the flavor and consistency of your smoothies, and work with your mix, but just as important to incorporate the superfoods that give you the nutrients you are looking for. Protein, fiber, healthy fats and omega fatty acids is a great combination, just beware, spirulina can have strong flavor.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 8.1.2014 at 5:14 am #

      Hey Trish!

      Superfoods and Leafy Greens go great together! :)

  9. linda 7.25.2014 at 9:19 am #

    hello im wondering if some of these things can react with blood pressure and colesterol meds

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 7.25.2014 at 9:23 am #

      Hey Linda!

      Unfortunately, we are not doctors or nutritionists. Each and every one of us is different, which makes it hard to say what is right for you. We suggest checking with your healthcare provider that knows you better. You are more than welcome to tweak any of our recipes to fit what you need.

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