It's pretty well-established that we are huge advocates of superfoods. Not only do superfoods contribute to your overall health, which is a serious plus, but they're extremely beneficial for optimal performance.
If you're looking to cool down and get your superfood fix this summer, you're in luck. We have picked out 10 delicious smoothie recipes, packed full of the most sought-after superfoods.
10 superfood smoothie recipes we love
Spirulina, a micro-algae, appears to be all the rage these days, boasting high nutritional value, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that promise to boost the immune system. Between working long hours this summer and trying to pack as much as possible into the late nights, spirulina has you covered for fast recovery. Enjoy this nutritious superfood by stirring a small spoonful into The Greenest Smoothie recipe featured on Bon Appétit.
Açai came into the scene in the early 2000s, but it hasn't lost its momentum or value. This antioxidant-packed superfood nourishes the body with fiber, healthy fat and weight-loss properties. Get your fix with this kale, berry and açai power smoothie featured by one of our favorite bloggers, Deliciously Ella.
It's no secret that health and fitness enthusiasts alike can't get enough of the green fruit—avocado toast, anyone? But avocado complements more than just your favorite bread, it's the perfect base for your next smoothie. Plus, it comes fully loaded with important nutrients that are essential to a balanced diet. Try one of our favorites—and Jason Mraz's too—featured on Eating Well.
Almond butter is a staple in a healthy pantry. Almond butter has an advantage over traditional peanut butter because it's packed with vitamin E, iron and Omega-3s, something that the popular sandwich spread is lacking. For a smoothie that is both healthy and delicious, try this recipe from The Chic Life.
Don't underestimate the size of this superfood. Chia seeds are loaded with antioxidants, minerals, protein and soluble fiber—making them the perfect ingredient or topping for your summer smoothie. If that wasn't reason enough, the tiny superfood is known for keeping cravings at bay. Try this banana, chia + spinach smoothie from What's Gaby Cooking.
Wheatgrass is another green favorite that boasts chlorophyll, amino acids, vitamins and enzymes that support digestion, improve energy-levels and detoxify the liver. While wheatgrass can be unsavory on its own, try this delicious Energizing Green Smoothie from In Sonnet's Kitchen.
We know what you're thinking: "Sweet potatoes? In a smoothie?" But you have to trust us, it's absolutely delicious! Sweet potatoes have always been an excellent source of calcium, potassium and vitamins, but now they're one of our favorite smoothie ingredients. Don't believe us? Enjoy the nutritious benefits of sweet potatoes in this immunity-boosting smoothie featured by Minimalist Baker.
Another superfood that is getting a lot of attention right now is coconut oil. From oil pulling to serving as a makeup remover, coconut oil has rapidly transformed from unsung hero to pantry essential. Research also indicates that coconut oil can improve thyroid function which leads to a faster metabolism and improved endurance. For a filling, delicious meal or snack try this delicious coconut-infused smoothie from The Kitchn.
Flax is another superfood that shouldn't be defined by its size. Studies indicate that flaxseed may help to fight chronic illnesses. What we know for sure is that flaxseed is rich in micronutrients, healthy fats and fiber. Plus, it's an easy ingredient to add to any superfood smoothie recipe. We have another recipe for you to try from Minimalist Baker.
While we admit it might be a little early in the summer to be thinking of pumpkins, this orange superfood is popular among health experts for its reputation of supporting a healthy heart, promoting fertility and serving as an excellent source of carotenes and minerals. Can't wait for fall to try a pumpkin smoothie? We're right there with you. Here's one of our favorite superfood smoothie recipes from Sally's Baking Addiction.