We rarely go a week without making a smoothie
, and during the warmer months, our trusty Vitamix blender gets a daily workout. Just like with juicing
, my kids love helping out and trying different food and flavor combinations. In an effort to pack a nutritional punch and add some more variety to our smoothie flavor
rotations, I looked into some popular superfood ingredients. The term "superfood" gets thrown about without many rules or restrictions, and we realize that incorporating these ingredients into your diets won't necessarily mean immediate and amazing overall health. However, including ingredients such as spirulina, acai berries, hemp and flax seeds, chia, and goji berries, are a fun way to introduce your family to some new foods that offer a variety of nutritional benefits. Healthy smoothies like these can be a great way to keep kids hydrated
and help with digestion, and the ingredients are much less processed than those on your average cereal box or snack
container. The smoothie recipes, each of which makes one serving, can also be adapted to your taste: if you like your smoothies thinner, add another few tablespoons of milk, for example, or try making them with a little agave or honey or a different liquid sweetener. Have fun playing in the kitchen and whip up these superfood smoothies to sip on all spring and summer long!