We are always looking for more, craving for more, we want to feel more, to move forward, to learn and to get more experiences. This is something what it is in our nature as humans. And the same is with smoothies. Smoothies? Thank you for asking, no I don’t have a fever. Keep on reading to find out what I’m talking about.
Who is already into smoothies knows that just bananas and plums in the smoothies isn’t that exciting. And pretty soon you are looking for that next step what will lead you to superfoods.
In the beginning you get to know the seeds like pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds and flax seeds. Testing out the tastes and figuring out what tastes the best with what. With seeds your smoothies become more nutty and you are truly enjoying the process of discovering your new favorites.
You know that hemp seeds are great source of amino acids, proteins, minerals and healthy fats like omega-3 and omega-6. These are all essential for our body. More flavor, more benefits.
I remember a study where they said that fiber from flax seeds suppress appetite, improve metabolism, regulate blood sugar and insulin, enhance digestion and increase thermogenic fat burn. From another study you can read that no food supplement or chemical vitamin can be absorbed like natural food. It’s getting interesting, move on!
Words like antioxidants, fiber and fatty acids are becoming more and more interesting. And the next thing you find yourself shopping for chia seeds, spiraling and maca. Your smoothies are becoming so much more healthier and rich in nutrients. Other than having just bananas and berries in your smoothie you now have natural power sources for essential vitamins and minerals.
Soon you discover that chia seeds are rich in calcium what is required to strong bones and teeth, omega-3 and omega-6 are healthy for your heart and high level of fiber will improve your digestion. Chia seeds have three times more antioxidants than blueberries, two times more potassium than bananas, three times more iron than spinach, five times more calcium than milk and two times more proteins than any other seeds or nuts. Your smoothies have become a true healthy nutrient bombs and you wonder how you didn’t know about smoothies before.
You find out that maca is a source of protein, fiber, B1, B2 and C vitamins, amino acids, magnesium, calcium, sodium, potassium, copper, zinc, iron and manganese. Holy cow, this list of vitamins is way too long and it isn’t a bad thing.
In the end of all you will have a kitchen drawer filled with 10-12 packages of different superfoods, from where you need to use them separately, it gets all dirty and dusty there pretty soon and this superfood area becomes a huge mess. All these superfoods have different tastes, health benefits and nutrients. There is so much to discover how and where to use them. How much you need to use with what and what fits and what doesn’t. Everythime you start to make your smoothies, you end up being a true superfood chemist with all these different powders and seeds. And this is why we made Boost Yourself. Because there is nothing easier than to put just a spoonful of superfood in your blender without all the mess and confusion.
And you should always strive for more, not less.