why people love smoothies:

"The best thing about smoothies is their ability to turn a coffee drinker into a superfood drinker!"—Paul

"Sometimes work is so busy I hardly get a chance to eat. Smoothies provide me with quick source of healthy nourishment that I can easily fit into my day."—Darlene

"A multi-dimensional burst of nutrition in a glass!"—Larissa Lamson

"Tastes like dessert when it hits your lips without showing up on your hips."—Lorraine

"I love how quick and easy smoothies are to make. They’ve been a lifesaver these past couple of days with work!"—Christy

"I am now adding chia seeds and cacao nibs to my smoothie. Wow, a powerful punch, I’m lovin’ it!"—Jeanette

"Love the taste and the superpower ingredients. Feel healthier already."—Joyful Eats

"Easy to make, pack ‘em full of good stuff, and easy to transport in a sealed jar/mug!"—EMC

"Easy to make, nutritious and filling!!!"—Monique</cite

"I really like the Good Morning Mocha!"—Dana A.

"Conveniently delicious!"—Donna H.

"Newbie to regular Smoothies and looking forward to reaping the benefits!"—B. P.

"Wahoo! I am detoxing for 14 days and we are smoothies only for breakfast! I love Navitas products, esp. the cacao powder and mulberries. Yummy!"—J. B.

"We are looking forward to an exciting way of getting our nutrients."—C. L.

"Perfect way to start a detox!"—I. M.

"I looooove this idea! I make smoothies all the time and am excited for some new ideas!"—A. M.

"This is really exciting! I am a huge fan of smoothies. I love to experiment and create my own smoothies using different fruits and vegetables. Thanks for putting this together."—M. S.

"Easy to make, pack ‘em full of good stuff, and easy to transport in a sealed jar/mug!"—EMC

"Easy to make, nutritious and filling!!!"—Monique

"I use Goji berries but I also add Papaya, kiwi and blueberries which help fight infections among other things. The more SUPERFOODS, the better we are able to run this race and fight against the illness, stressors, pollution and mineral free food society is trying to put on us."—M. B.

"Camu and Goji are my go-to C sources. I also use grapefruit and kiwi sometimes. Greens pretty much always."—B. M.

"Just recently I had the honor of making my 5 year old cousin’s first smoothie with her assistance. Not only did we have a great time, the picture of the huge green smile shocked her grandmother into a grin."—K. P.

"With my first green smoothie and I had the typical “hey-that’s-better-than-it-looks” reaction. It was enough to make my husband give it a try, and we’ve been having one a day ever since."—S. O.

"Thank you for a new avenue to nutrition."—T.A.

"I wish I could drink smoothies all day, every day, for the rest of my life!"—K. A.

"I’m definitely looking forward to putting together some awesome smoothies. They’ve got all the ingredients I love to consume, all packed into a supercondensed, superdelish, superfood…and portable too. I’m sure Julie’s recipes will be fantastic, and I might just tire out my blender by the end of the year!"—B . H.

"I am now adding chia seeds and cacao nibs to my smoothie…wow, a powerful punch. I’m lovin’ it!"—Jeanette

"I love how quick and easy smoothies are to make. They’ve been a lifesaver these past couple of days with work!"—Christy

"My smoothie alarm goes off first thing in the morning – I like to make them extra thick, pour them in a bowl, top them with a little something crunchy (cacao nibs, nuts, pumpkin seeds)…and voila! Breakfast of Champions."—Jessie

"Great and easy to digest nourishment after breaking a sweat!"—Veronica

"I’m a Newbie to regular Smoothies and looking forward to reaping the benefits!"—B Pilon

"Wahoo! I am detoxing for 14 days and we are smoothies only for breakfast! I love Navitas products, esp. the cacao powder and mulberries. Yummy!"—J. Bouley

"I looooove this idea! I make smoothies all the time and am excited for some new ideas!"—A Maree

"Perfect way to start a detox!"—I Miller


Energy

Finding enough energy to get us through our busy days can be an ongoing effort. Replacing a meal with a superfood-charged smoothie can provide us an easily digestible protein-rich source of pure plant energy that can help to power us through our day. Get the most energy from your daily smoothie by adding energizing superfoods ingredients rich in healthy fats, natural sugars and potent vitamins, minerals and amino acids.

Some days you just need a little something extra to get the spring back in your step. Not to worry: creating a smoothie packed with powerful energy foods is an easy feat in the world of superfoods, and quick ticket to the long-term energy train. There are two ways to get energized: stimulants and nourishments. Stimulants, like green tea or coffee, are an “instant gratification” form of energy, offering needed energy fast, but rely on borrowing energy from the body rather than providing it. Nourishments, such as superfoods like maca or chia, work to balance the body’s state of homeostasis, allowing us to perform at our best and feel energized long term. In today’s busy world, it’s easy to see why both have their place, but a reliance on nourishment is always better!

Cacao Powder/Nibs/Beans — Undoubtedly a top tier superfood, cacao is actually both a stimulant and a nourishment food. It contains a small amount of caffeine (only a fraction of coffee), but primarily provides energy through its potent antioxidants which promote blood circulation and oxygenation in the body. It also offers notable quantities of several “good mood” phytochemicals (plant based chemicals) that increase the activity of beneficial neurotransmitters and endorphins, enabling us to feel better mentally. In it’s natural, raw form, the active compounds are much more accessible and recognizable by our bodies. It’s so nutrient-dense that despite us thinking of chocolate as a candy or treat, the cacao bean is actually one of the world’s healthiest foods!

Maca Powder — A classic South American energy food, maca works as an adaptogen, which helps to balance stress and maintain a state of biological equilibrium. Since it supports the adrenal glands and helps regulate hormones, it enhances energy without being a stimulant. Maca is one of the planet’s most unbelievable food sources. It grows high in Peru’s Andes Mountains—at a higher altitude than any other food in the world! No wonder it’s so special. And, Maca Powder contains vitamins, minerals, proteins, and natural sugars that increase stamina and energy so effectively that Incan warriors used it in preparation for difficult journeys and battles.

Maqui Powder — Profoundly rich in polyphenol antioxidants, maqui works to energize the body by promoting healthy circulation, allowing the body as a whole to function more efficiently and quickly.

Additional energizing foods include fresh fruit juice, dates, whole grains, nuts and seeds such as almonds, chia seeds, coffee (stimulant), green tea (stimulant), Yerba mate (stimulant), wheatgrass, chlorella, hemp, acai fruit, coconut oil and mesquite powder.

ready to try?

Watch these episodes of 60 Second Smoothies, and learn how to make an unbelievably delicious and extra energizing Good Morning Mocha Smoothie or satisfying Chocolate Almond Energy Shake.