Smoothies make for a great on-the-go breakfast or snack. They’re also incredibly versatile in that you can play with recipes and add-in’s as much as you want – from fruits and veggies, milk bases, yogurt, and other add-ins, the options are endless! Here are four smoothie powder add-ins to try out – for beauty to energy boosts!
Collagen makes up a large part of skin and promotes skin elasticity and a smooth, glowing, youthful look. But as we age, collagen production starts to slow down, to the point that by 30, it starts to become visible in skin – from wrinkles to dull skin. Fortunately, by eating collagen-rich foods or supplements, we can help prevent and even reduce signs of aging.
That’s where CORREXIKO’s CLOSE-UP Collagen Booster comes in. It’s an easy way to take collagen on a daily basis. Plus, it contains a skin-boosting complex of hyaluronic acid, MSM, pomegranate and green tea extracts, and skin ceramides, many of which help to increase the skin’s hydration levels. Here are some of the benefits:
- Increases the body’s natural creation of collagen
- Protection from long term natural collagen breakdown
- Plumps and smooths out fine lines and deep set wrinkles
- Improves skin’s elasticity and thickness
- Firms sagging skin
- Enhances skin glow and moisture
- Prevents dry, flaky skin patches
- Also helps prevent cellulite & arthritis
For a protein boost, try adding whey protein to your smoothie. An average scoop provides around 25 grams of protein, along with essential amino acids needed to help support lean muscle growth, energy, strength, and stamina. Whey protein is also fast-absorbing, making it great for immediate recovery post-workout, plus some studies suggest that it may even help boost the immune system and lift your mood!
Favorite: Pure Protein 100% Whey Powder in Vanilla Cream (This doesn’t clump like other powders I’ve tried, plus it adds a yummy yet subtle vanilla flavor to my smoothies!)
For an energy boost, add Matcha Green Tea Powder to your smoothie. It offers more (& healthier) energy than a cup of coffee, giving you an energy boost without the jitters or crash. The amino acid L-Theanine helps calm and relax, and in the long-term, also helps our bodies combat stress and anxiety.
But the benefits don’t stop there. Matcha powder is said to promote better skin by providing anti-aging benefits through a high dose of antioxidants and improving our skin tone and glow. It also helps with weight loss by boosting our metabolism, especially when taken before a workout (1)!
If you struggle to fit fruits and veggies into your diet, green powder supplements are a quick and easy way to help fill that void. Their main benefit is the alkalinizing effect they have on your diet, but they are also known to help energize the body.
Green supplements are essentially made up of powdered remains of fruits, vegetables, and herbs that have either been freeze- or light-dried. For example, my favorite – the Amazing Grass Green SuperFood – is packed with organic wheat grass, organic barley grass, organic alfalfa, organic spirulina, organic spinach, organic chlorella, organic broccoli, organic carrot, organic beet, and more.
Are smoothies part of your everyday routine? If so, what are your favorite smoothie add-ins?
*This product was sent to me for review consideration.