What if I told you that you could have a smoothie that delivered a good dose of necessary fruit but also packed in amino acids and iron, but helped your muscles fix themselves—what would you say?
You’d probably say, “Yes, please, sign me up!” And you’d be smart to say that, because that smoothie add-in—hemp protein—is just one of the powerful superfoods that can make a real impact in how your body functions and recovers, especially from physical stresses. And this group of superfoods is also extraordinarily easy to add to crowd-pleasing foods such as smoothies.
Take bee pollen: This ever-so-sweet add-in is actually the male seed of a flower; it’s good not only for your tummy but for your cardiovascular system, too. Even better? Adding it to a smoothie gives you amino acids, vitamins, and minerals.
Every superfood add-in works well, but some work better with certain ingredients than others. Find out what you should look for and what you should combine in this graphic.