Superfood Smoothies for Super Health
10 Feb

Superfood Smoothies for Super Health

Everyone loves smoothies. Delicious and healthy, your smoothies blended by Vitamix ensure you get the daily nutrition you need, no matter how busy you are.

What if you could make your smoothies even more healthy? When you add a superfood supplement to your favourite smoothie, your body will thank you. Packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, superfood supplements improve your diet and health without fuss.

Each smoothie can become a super-smoothie, but which supplements should you choose?

Sip your way to health and energy: choose superfood supplements with care

Popular superfood supplements include calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, wheatgrass, barley grass, spirulina, chlorella, and omega-3. However, not all supplements are equal. It’s important to choose those which are natural and organic, rather than synthetic, and sourced from pure environments free of contaminants. We’ll cover a few below.

Vital: before you choose a supplement, read the label.  Not all supplements offer the same benefits—ensure you select natural (non-synthetic) and organic supplements from clean sources. Green Nutritionals is a trusted supplier of high-potency, pure source, organic and vegan-friendly supplements which are harvested and packaged sustainably.

Calcium: essential for overall health and wellness

Not only is calcium the most plentiful mineral in your body, it’s essential for every cell, including the cells in your heart and brain. Most of your body’s calcium is in your bones and teeth. Children need calcium to grow; adults need calcium to maintain healthy bodily systems and strong bones.

The most recent Australian Bureau of Statistics Health Survey reported that three-quarters of Australian females (73%) and half of all males (51%) didn’t receive adequate calcium in their diet.

A calcium supplement can assist every member of your family: add calcium to your smoothies.

Vitamin C: the flu fighter, stress-reducing vitamin

Like calcium, vitamin C is essential for your body’s overall health. It’s found in citrus and other fruits, as well as in vegetables such as cabbages and peppers. This antioxidant super-nutrient boosts your immune system. Studies show good levels of vitamin C in your body are a strong indicator of your overall health.

When you’re looking for a vitamin C supplement, avoid synthetic sources—aim for vitamin C developed from organic, vitamin C-rich foods.

Barley grass: vitamin-rich, it contains plentiful minerals too

Barleygrass is the young, leafy barley, harvested before barley matures. It’s packed with nutrients of many kinds. Long popular as a superfood supplement, barley grass alkalises and cleanses your body, and as a complete food, it’s an ideal dietary supplement for health and energy.

When choosing a barley grass supplement, ensure that it’s derived from the complete plant, rather than in the form of “barley grass juice powder”. Only when it’s dried from the complete plant will you gain the full health benefits.

Spirulina: nutritious, healthy greens from the ocean

Known as the king of superfoods for their powerful health benefits, spirulina is derived from blue-green algae. When considered by weight, it’s packed with an amazing quantity of nutrients – it contains more concentrated organic nutrition than any other known food. Spirulina contains protein, vitamins, and many vital minerals, trace elements and enzymes. An ideal food supplement for people of all ages and lifestyles, spirulina supplies a powerhouse of nutrients that are lacking in most of our diets, aiding overall health and well-being.

When you’re choosing a spirulina supplement, read the labels carefully to ensure that it’s derived from pristine, pollution-free sources.

Chlorella: another nutritious algal superfood

Like spirulina, chlorella is made from algae—green freshwater algae and is the ultimate natural, multi-vitamin. At the heart of Chlorella’s health benefits is its ability to cleanse and detoxify. It’s recognized as a superfood because it’s so nutritionally dense. Protein-rich, it’s a complete protein source, containing all nine essential amino acids: this makes it perfect for vegans and vegetarians. Additionally, it contains a wide range of vitamins and minerals, as well as omega-3 fats.

As with spirulina, read the label when you’re looking for chlorella so you know it’s grown in pollution-free areas.

Magnesium: essential for every beat of your heart

Magnesium is a mineral that is essential for over 300 metabolic actions in the human body. Not only is it involved in numerous muscle and nerve functions, it also supports healthy neuro-muscular, blood pressure, insulin and glucose functions and bone integrity. Research shows that magnesium is also vital for a healthy heart: doctors give magnesium to heart patients to ensure a regular heartbeat.

Foods containing magnesium include nuts like almonds and peanuts, as well as avocado. Meat and fish also contain some magnesium. Despite this, most adults do not consume the RDI for magnesium (310-420mg).

A magnesium supplement offers many health benefits and helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue.

Omega-3: the good oil for your entire body

Long established as a superfood, omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats—commonly found as “fish oil”, because they’re often derived from fish. Vital for health because they help form the cell walls of every cell in your body, research shows that the benefits of omega-3’s include heart, brain and eye health. As our bodies don’t make Omega 3 fatty acids we have to get them from the food we eat.

If you’re a vegan or vegetarian, look for omega-3 supplements made from marine algae. As with all superfoods from an algal source, please read the label on the supplement to ensure it’s grown in pollution-free areas.

Add superfoods to your daily smoothies to feel and look better from the inside out

When you blend delicious smoothies in your Vitamix each day, you’re boosting your health. Make your smoothies even more nutritious by adding a convenient superfood supplement.

Here are some of our favourite superfood smoothie recipes from Green Nutritionals’ Superfood Snacks and Smoothies ebook.

Recipes for Super-Smoothies

If you’re wondering which superfood supplement to add to a smoothie, be guided by your health needs and the taste. If you’re replacing a meal with a smoothie, add a protein too: yoghurt, nuts, or protein powder.

Making a smoothie couldn’t be easier. Toss all the ingredients into your Vitamix and blend to achieve your desired thickness.

Apricot Dream

  • 2 apricots
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup goji berries
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon Green Nutritionals Green Superfoods powder (this supplement contains several organic superfoods including spirulina and barley grass.)

Immune-Boosting Smoothie

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup goji berries
  • 1/2 red beetroot
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Green Nutritionals Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina

Nutty Berry Smoothie

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 + 1/2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Green Nutritionals Green Calcium power

Sunflower Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 banana
  • 1 orange
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon Green Nutritionals Australian Organic Supergrass powder (this supplement contains organic barley grass and wheatgrass.)

Resource Citations

  • Calcium:
  • Government survey: calcium:


Author Bio

Green Nutritionals is a renowned supplier of the World’s Best Superfoods. All Green Nutritionals’ products are ethically and sustainably sourced from the world’s purest sources, providing outstanding nutrient quality and potency, and sustainably packaged with 100% recyclable glass and metal packaging. The original quality and potency of the nutrients are protected and preserved by LOCTECTM oxygenless technology.