10 Smart Ways to Supercharge Your Shake
You could make a protein shake with your eyes closed… pour some almond milk, add in a scoop of frozen fruit, sprinkle in some protein powder, and bada bing, bada boom, your shake is ready. Boring! If you’ve been whipping up the same drink for as long as you can remember, it’s time to add some excitement to your blender. Here are 10 easy add-ins that turn your shake into a super smoothie…
Matcha Powder • Gives you a subtle boost in focus and energy (without the jitters),and is packed with antioxidants, catechins, and L-Theanine.
Maca Powder • Said to be a staple in the diets of ancient warriors for its energizing effects, maca comes from a root vegetable and is rich in many beneficial nutrients. Maca is easily digested and just a teaspoon or two is enough to enhance your shake.
Hemp Seeds • Contains all of the necessary amino acids needed to form a complete protein, making it a plant-based protein. Hemp seeds are include e omega fatty acids and magnesium.
Bee pollen granules or powder • Packed with amino acids, proteins, minerals, vitamins and enzymes. Start by adding just a few granules at a time (to make sure there is no allergic reaction) and build up to 1-2 tablespoons per smoothie.
Turmeric • Argued to be one of the most powerful herbs for fighting and possibly preventing diseases. The anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin (the main active ingredient in turmeric) have also been studied as a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
Cinnamon • Contains anti-inflammatory properties which may help reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, and brain function decline.
Chia Seeds • Strengthens your endurance levels while boosting energy! In the Mayan language, chia means “strength,” and runners would use chia seeds as fuel for battle.
Flax Seeds • Improves digestion, skin clarity, cardiovascular health, cholesterol and hormone balance while reducing sugar cravings.
Avocado • Packed with monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) which have been shown to reverse insulin resistance and regulate blood sugar levels. And, they’re good for the heart and the brain! Adding just 1/4 of an avocado makes your smoothie extra creamy.
Ginger • Promotes feelings of satiety while also improving cognitive function and attention, regulating blood sugar, lowering LDL cholesterol levels, and raising beneficial HDL cholesterol levels.