Want to take your smoothie (or overnight oats) from basic to badass? Add superfoods! Superfoods are super nutrient-dense foods that can add a ton of nutritional value and flavor to your meals and snacks. Here are our top 5:
Cacao nibs (or cacao powder) are packed with antioxidants and minerals. They have a dark chocolate taste without the sugar and add serious crunch when you add them on top of your smoothie bowl. You can also blend into your smoothie for added nutrients!
Chia seeds are known for their omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein. But they’re also a great source of antioxidants and magnesium! They’re great for energy and digestion. You can add them to salads, smoothies, oats, or energy bites or mix with coconut milk to make chia pudding!
Hemp seeds are an amazing source of omega-3 fatty acids and are a complete protein (meaning they contain all nine essential amino acids which is hard to come by in the plant world!). Hemp seeds are also packed with antioxidants and iron. They add a mild nutty flavor go great in smoothies or on top of salads!
Maca is one of our favorite adaptogens, meaning it has an amazing ability to bring your body back into balance. Maca is especially good for hormone support and is known to boost energy and libido. Almost sounds too good to be true, right? We throw maca into just about everything (why not?) including our coffee, smoothies, and banana n’ice cream.
Mulberries are basically raisins on steroids (the good kind of steroids). They are low in sugar and high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. We think they taste absolutely diving sprinkled on top of our smoothie bowls. You can also try goji berries on top of your smoothie bowls – they’re another one of our fave superfoods!
Who’s ready for a smoothie bowl?!