10 Green Smoothie Superfoods You Should Be Eating


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 non-GMO + organic 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.


And here’s why…

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 animal derived 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.


The Roundup: Top Superfoods

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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475 Responses to “10 Green Smoothie Superfoods You Should Be Eating”

  1. Teresa Escamilla 11.5.2016 at 12:21 pm #

    I am looking for a superfood powder that contains the top ten superfoods and protein. I would take it without the protein if it had only the top ten. Please help.

    Thank you

    • SGS Rawkstar 11.7.2016 at 6:31 am #

      Hi Teresa,

      Looking for a great superfood powder? Check out Mega Nutrition Organic Superfoods. We were introduced to it by Jadah’s grandmother, who first introduced her to green smoothies! We love it because it’s packed with superfoods without any yucky additives or added sugar.

      Learn more about it here…


  2. Suzanne Sleichter 11.4.2016 at 12:31 pm #



    • SGS Rawkstar 11.7.2016 at 6:33 am #

      Hi Suzanne,

      Oh no! We think you may have reached out to the wrong site. We don’t ship shakes, but we do provide yummy green smoothie recipes!

  3. Madalina Sasu 11.2.2016 at 12:31 am #

    For me Goji Berries, Avocado and Acai Berrys are the best. I recommend everyone to try them.

    • SGS Rawkstar 11.2.2016 at 1:22 pm #

      Three great choices, Madalina!

  4. Jay 10.28.2016 at 4:30 pm #

    This list can be the endless…
    By the way you forgot to write that using of flax seeds is very useful for stomach. I often used it for that reason…

    • SGS Rawkstar 10.31.2016 at 6:41 pm #

      Hi Jay,

      You’re right. We could go on and on about superfoods. These are just a few of our favorites!


  5. Peterroy 10.3.2016 at 8:21 pm #

    One of the best antioxidants is the Mangosteen Fruit. Nutrients called Xanthones are most prevalent in the mangosteen These Xanthones strengthen the cell walls, help fight against loose radicals and prevent infections from taking place. This process in turn enhances the immune system of the body and aids the metabolic activity. Xanthones may also help people maintain flexible joints and keep lungs healthy. The same anti-inflammatory benefits also contribute to reducing the problems associated with allergies. With Mangosteen Fruit Powder you get a concentrated amount without all the work of processing fresh fruit yourself and it’s great in smoothies. See royaltropics.com.

    • SGS Rawkstar 10.4.2016 at 7:47 am #

      Hi Peterroy,

      Thank you so much for sharing. We love learning more about our community’s favorite superfoods!

  6. Ry 9.21.2016 at 2:02 pm #

    These are all awesome superfoods, but how about Maca? I just recently started adding this into my smoothies and it gives a nice little added taste. Plus, it gives a good amount of natural energy. I love it!

    • SGS Rawkstar 9.22.2016 at 5:48 pm #

      Hi Ry,

      We love Maca Powder! In addition to the flavor, we love that it’s a natural energy and mood booster. We suggest adding 1/2 tsp to your green smoothie.


  7. Mary 9.20.2016 at 8:27 am #

    should my daughter use these super foods while pregnant?

    • SGS Rawkstar 9.20.2016 at 5:35 pm #

      Hi Mary,

      Thanks for reaching out! We’re green smoothie lovin’ rawkstars all right, but we’re not doctors or nutritionists. Especially because every pregnancy is different, we suggest your daughter double check with her doctor before adding new ingredients or recipes to her diet.

      Do check out our post on pregnancy + green smoothies below…


      Cheers to health + happiness!

  8. Heather G. 9.7.2016 at 11:06 am #

    Do you Melt the Coconut oil in the microwave before adding it to the blender?

    • SGS Rawkstar 9.7.2016 at 11:31 am #

      Hi Heather,

      YES! The secret to adding coconut oil to your green smoothie without chunks is to melt your coconut oil (not hot), just melted. Then once you’ve blended your entire smoothie, set your blender to its lowest setting and slowly pour in the melted coconut oil. This will ensure the oil fully incorporates into your smoothie.


  9. Terri Wickstrom 8.22.2016 at 9:23 am #

    I really like your website. One item you mention is using flaxseeds in your smoothie whole and if you look up information on them, they need to be grounded to get the benefit unlike chia seeds which can be eaten whole. You may know this but it’s not how it comes across in your article. I believe a lot oof people don’t realize this and they are put in foods anyways. They act as an insoluble fiber then and don’t have all the other health benefits as ground do.

    • SGS Rawkstar 8.23.2016 at 6:56 am #

      Hi Terry,

      Thanks for reaching out! You’re right, ground flaxseed will provide your body with more nutrients, as whole flaxseed may pass through your intestine undigested, which means you won’t get all the benefits.


  10. Rachel Palm 7.15.2016 at 7:36 pm #

    Can you ladies add these superfoods to your recipies for the remaining smoothie challenge this month? It’s hard for beginners to know which ones taste well together, how much, and honestly I’ll just forget if they’re not on the list.

    • SGS Rawkstar 7.16.2016 at 9:19 am #

      Hi Rachel!

      Thanks so much for reaching out. One of our goals for the 30-Day Challenge is to show people that making green smoothies can be super easy and affordable. Consequently, we don’t include super foods in our 30-Day Challenge recipes at this time :). This blog post may help in terms of how much of each superfood to add to your smoothie:


      For ones that aren’t listed (like flax seed or acai), I typically go with the 4 tablespoon rule for a 2-serving smoothie. Hope that helps :). Cheers!

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