I am a big fan of smoothies. I drink at least one a day for a snack. Here are some healthy additions you can add to your smoothie to give it that extra punch.

Smoothie Boosters

Chlorella helps support a healthy immune system, and is particularly high in vitamins A, D and iron. Containing powerful antioxidant carotenoids such as the provitamin beta carotene, chlorella is also one of the most concentrated sources of chlorophyll in the world.

Coconut water Electrolyte and mineral replacement

Spinach, or other raw, leafy greens Greens add iron, calcium, antioxidants, vitamins, and mineral without changing the taste of the smoothie.

Berries (fresh when in season, or frozen) Adding a cup of frozen berries not only eliminates the need for ice, but also adds some of the most potent sources of antioxidants, as well as fiber and vitamin C.

Matcha (green tea) powder Loaded with powerful antioxidant polyphenols (catechins), and used for centuries as an energizer and digestive tonic, clinical studies suggest that green tea extract may boost metabolism. (Contains caffeine).

Cinnamon (1 teaspoon) Used traditionally for digestive disorders such as indigestion, gas and bloating, stomach upset and diarrhea, cinnamon provides a source of calcium and iron.

Turmeric (1 teaspoon) Curcumin—the active compound in turmeric—is a powerful antioxidant. Turmeric is used traditionally in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine as an anti-inflammatory to help relieve joint pain.

Raw Cacao powder Not only adding chocolate flavor without any sugar, cacao powder has potent antioxidants in the form of flavinoids and is a source of magnesium.

White chia seeds A rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, white chia is a complete protein that provides a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber* to aid in blood sugar stabilization. *Note: chia seeds are hygroscopic (meaning they absorb and retain water); chia acts as an emulsifier and will thicken up a liquid substantially, so drink your smoothie within 15 making after making if you add chia seeds.

Resource: Vega News Smoothieology 101 – March 2012