There are a variety of vitamin supplements that can be added to smoothies that have all sorts of healthy properties. These ingredients can all be purchased at your local whole foods store or through natural supplement websites.
- Brewers Yeast: A great source of selenium, chromium, potassium, magnesium, sodium, copper, manganese, iron, and zinc.
- Bee Pollen: Contains high concentrations of vitamin B-complex and vitamins A, C, D, and E.
- Green Tea Powder: The potent antioxidants in green tea have been said to help reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and high cholesterol.
- Spirulina: Contains over 60% all-digestible vegetable protein with a high concentration of beta carotene, vitamin B-12, iron and GLA, an essential fatty acid.
- Wheat Germ Oil: A rich source of vitamin E and essential fatty acids.
Check out this smoothie recipe, which offers a healthy and tasty balance of protein and carbohydrates to keep your engine running throughout the day! Bananas, which are an excellent source of potassium, dietary fiber and Vitamin B6, provide a rich and creamy base, and soy milk is a great source of isoflavones which aid in the prevention of many cancers, heart disease and osteoporosis.
TROPICAL TREAT - Serves Two
- Place all ingredients in a blender:
- 6 ice cubes
- 2 medium bananas, sliced
- 2 scoops vanilla soy protein powder
- 1/2 cup chunked cantaloupe
- 1/2 cup chunked canned or fresh pineapple
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 cup vanilla soy milk
Place lid on blender, and pulse until ingredients begin to mix. Set blender on "blend" for about 30 seconds and then move to "ice crush" or your highest blending button for 20 to 30 more seconds. Pour, and enjoy this quick and healthful smoothie – a taste of the tropics!