10 Seasonings for Smoothies
Smoothies are an easy and convenient way to incorporate veggies and protein into your diet, but sometimes the taste can leave something to be desired. Try adding these spices to your next smoothie to amp up the flavor and further enhance the health benefits!
Vanilla Powder: Our Vanilla powder is made from high quality organic Madagascar vanilla beans and organic sucrose. In addition to being delicious, it is a great way to add sweetness to a smoothie without a great deal of added sugar. The powdered consistency also dissolves very well.
Green Tea Powder: Green tea powder confers the same anti-oxidant benefits as its whole-leaf form, in a much more versatile package. If you aren’t a fan of drinking green tea, adding a few teaspoons to your morning smoothie is a great way to still experience the health benefits. Because of its mild flavor, green tea powder goes well with a variety of smoothie ingredients and flavors.
Honey Granules: Honey granules add a subtle sweetness and are a convenient substitute for liquid honey. These granules never crystalize and are a more portable way to sweeten smoothies at the gym or office.
Flavored Sugars: We have a variety of flavored sugars that are excellent compliments to smoothies. Our cinnamon sugar is perfect for fall veggie smoothies like carrot and sweet potato, as well as peach and apple. Vanilla bean sugar goes well with just about any fruit and veggie combination. Or try adding a little blueberry sugar or strawberry sugar to amp up the flavor of pre-mixed shakes and smoothies.
Apple Pie Spice and Pumpkin Pie Spice: Both of these seasonings are the perfect compliment to fall flavor smoothies, like apple & spinach or carrot & peach. Add in a little vanilla powder or cinnamon sugar for a smoothie reminiscent of apple and pumpkin pie!
Chia Seed: Although chia seed first gained its popularity by generating the “hair” for Chia Pets, it is actually a fiber and nutrient dense super food that has endless culinary uses. Chia seed is abundant in protein, essential vitamins and minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants. A one-ounce serving (about 2 tablespoons) actually provides more than 40% of the recommended daily fiber intake. Chia seeds have a mild, nutty flavor and taste, similar to poppy seeds when raw. It goes well in just about any smoothie combination.
Goji Berries: Goji berries are packed with antioxidants, 22 trace minerals and nearly a dozen essential fatty acids. They have a mild flavor similar to raisins. It is best to re-hydrate the berries before adding them to a smoothie.
Golden Flax Seed: Golden flax seed is high in essential omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and fiber. Research studies suggest that it helps reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. It is recommended that individuals consume 2 tablespoons of flax seed daily for maximum health benefits. Of the two varieties of flax seed, brown and golden, golden flax seed has a superior flavor that is mild and slightly nutty.
Spinach Flakes: Spinach flakes make a great substitute for fresh spinach, while providing the same benefits of this nutrient-dense superfood. They are an easy and convenient way to add spinach to an individual smoothie or shake. And they won’t turn into a soggy mess in your refrigerator!
Turmeric: Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory and high in antioxidants, making it a great addition to your diet. Its mild flavor works well with many different smoothie ingredients. However, be prepared for its vibrant color to turn your drinks yellow!