Supercharge your juice or smoothie with one of these powdered extracts. Simple to add but big on benefits, find out what moringa, acai, maca, chlorella, baobab and spirulina can do for you...
Leaves of the moringa tree (native to Africa and Asia) are full of antioxidants, which improve cholesterol and can help to manage blood sugar. The nutty flavour works well in fruit smoothies.
Related to blueberries, dried acai berries from the Amazon are rich in antioxidants and have immune-supporting properties.
In its powdered form, this Peruvian root will boost your energy and help to keep hormones balanced. Other health claims include helping to reduce blood pressure and support fertility. It has a sweet, malty flavour.
Derived from algae, this powder is rich in carotenoids, which can improve skin, and studies have shown that it helps to lower cholesterol. It does taste rather ‘pondy’, so it is best mixed with other foods such as yogurt.
The fruit of the African baobab tree is high in fibre, antioxidants and vitamin C. It moderates the release of sugars, which keeps energy levels steady. It is also beneficial for your digestive health.
A blue-green algae, spirulina is high in protein, vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium and iron. Stir it into smoothies.
Try adding one of these to our smoothie recipes.
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