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


kid-friendly

When children develop healthy eating habits at a young age, they’re more likely to stick with them as adults. And especially here in the U.S., where 1 in 3 children are now overweight or obese, there’s no time to waste in teaching children how to make those healthy choices. Of course, the task is much easier when food tastes yummy. Berries and apple juice give this smoothie recipe a natural sweetness kids love, and Navitas Naturals Mulberries and Wheatgrass Powder give it the nutritional boost parents can feel great about. Kids maintain healthy eating habits when they’re actively involved in their food preparation from start to finish. Planting a food garden is an excellent way to get them excited about eating a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables.

Wheatgrass is a potent superfood that can be added to smoothies and shakes to boost their nutritional value, help to move out toxins, and provide a natural source of energy without the jittery effects of caffeine. It’s an especially great addition to a diet for someone who might not love the taste of vegetables yet (like kids!). The highly alkaline grass contains more than 70 vitamins and minerals, live enzymes, amino acids, antioxidants and protein. Navitas Naturals Wheatgrass Powder has a smooth and mild flavor that blends well with smoothies, shakes, fresh juices or water for a burst of energy and a healthy dose of nutrients any time of the day.

Mulberries are one of only a handful of fruits that are considered a source of protein (3 grams per ounce!). They also provide an excellent source of iron, calcium, vitamin C and fiber, along with the potent antioxidant compound Reservatrol.

Additional protein-rich plant-based foods include hemp, chia, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, legumes, beans and nuts.

ready to try?

Watch this episode of 60 Second Smoothies, and learn how to make a fun and tasty Kids’ Berry Bonanza Smoothie.