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Smoothie Ingredients: Superfoods, Supplements & More

The concept of “superfoods” may be in flux, but there’s no denying that there are a lot of healthy, nutrient-packed, good-for-you things out there that you should try to incorporate into your diet.

Here are a few of my favorite smoothie ingredients and supplements – From roots to berries to algae! ūüôā

Maca ‚Äď This is a root from the Andes that has been used for thousands of years, but is new to Western countries like ours. It helps regulate hormones, energy levels, and boosts your immune system. I love the taste, it‚Äôs similar to a light, natural butterscotch. I add it to smoothies, oats, or chia seed puddings. While it is available as a supplement, I‚Äôve only ever tried the powder.

Goji Berries ‚Äď These little powerhouses are high in antioxidants, vitamins & minerals. I like topping oats, banana ice cream & smoothies with dried goji berries, or adding the raw, organic powder to smoothies. Note: The dried berries get VERY COLD when you add them to a smoothie, so be careful of your teeth.

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Noni ‚Äď This is an antioxidant rich fruit that helps boost your immune system and has been touted as having anti-aging benefits. You can find it in three forms: Noni juice, noni powder & noni supplements.

Chlorella ‚Äď This fresh water algae is packed with protein, Vitamin A, B2, B3, Iron, Magnesium, and Zinc, and helps with detoxification. Tastes AWFUL but this is seriously good for you. Comes in powder form or supplements. Most smoothies will mask the taste, but you can slowly increase your ‚Äúdose‚ÄĚ until you‚Äôre used to it. J Very similar to spirulina, another blue-green algae (which also comes in supplements or powder).

Wheatgrass ‚Äď High in vitamins & minerals, wheatgrass is also extremely rich in protein, contains 17 amino acids & has a huge amount of chlorophyll. This one also does not taste great, so I recommend the capsules over the powder.

A few other highly nutrient dense goodies that I always have around are ‚Äď Chia Seeds, Cacao Nibs, and Hemp Seeds.

What goes in YOUR smoothies? Do you have any superfoods you love to add to your meals?

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Health & Fitness:

Sweet potatoes are a great addition to any healthy diet so you should definitely try out some of these nutritious recipes from Shape Magazine – 10 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes.

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OhSheGlow’s Fall Detox Salad is a must try – Filled with Brussels Sprouts, carrots, apple, celery, sunflower seeds, and raisins, it’s as nutritious as it is delicious {also check out this salad as part of the Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up}.

Eating well and living a¬†healthy life doesn’t have to mean¬†giving up all sweets and desserts, you¬†just need to make healthier, smarter choices when you want to indulge – Try FitFluential’s¬†Five¬†Healthier Desserts¬†which include amazing choices like Raspberry Chocolate Chips, Dark Chocolate Nut Butter Pretzels, Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits, Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes/Muffins, and Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries.

Do you want model-worthy skin? Refinery 29 has the goods – The Surprising Secret To Model-Worthy Skin.

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Finding a great, healthy snack that you love and that’s easy to make is wonderful – One of my favorites recently is Choosing Raw’s Cinnamon Caramelized Cauliflower.

Fashion:

Interested in spicing¬†up your daily makeup routine? It’s always fun to see what other beauty products are out there and the sort of routines that women go through on a daily basis, so let’s check out how blogger Trop Rouge has¬†set up her makeup routine – Makeup Monday.

Top 9 at 9: A Model’s Must Haves with Lonneke Engel¬†gives you all of model¬†Lonneke Engel’s Fall 2012 picks – From workout gear to sweaters to what her favorite shoes are for Fall.

Ulyana¬†Sergeenko’s¬†dramatic, eye-catching¬†clothes are the perfect pieces for this¬†dreamy¬†Moscow-based photo shoot in the most recent Carine¬†Roitfeld Fashion Book issue –¬†Moscow Walk.

Oxblood is everywhere for Fall 2012 and if you’re not sure whether it’s the trend for you, trying beauty products and nail polish are great choices – 3 Chic Ways To Do Burgundy Beauty.

The Fall 2012 Collection for J.Crew is pretty phenomenal – It’s filled with great outerwear, fun, printed pants, and killer accessories. And none of those accessories are better than the¬†Lulu Frost’s Capsule¬†Collection –¬†Shop It Now: Lulu Frost For J.Crew Holiday.

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Health & Nutrition:

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Sometimes going to the gym sounds like the worst thing in the world. Sometimes the weather is awful when you were dying to go for a run. Well if you have a set of dumbbells (or you could easily use a kettlebell or weighted bosu ball) you can tackle this rainy day workout!

I’m always on the lookout for new and exciting smoothie recipes so when I was browsing Organice Your Life and saw this Raw Green Coconut Shake recipe I was thrilled.

Don’t think you have time for a full workout? Why not try this Women’s Health Get Fit In Only 15 Minutes: Skinny Jeans Workout which includes the very important squats & lunges or FitSugar’s BOSU Circuit Workout.

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In the mood for something sweet? Or do you want a treat for family or friends that’s healthy as well as tasty? Check out the super healthy and oh-so-simple¬†Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies over at Peas And Thank You or

I always get excited when I can add a fun new¬†recipe¬†to my rotation of favorites. Something¬†quick, easy, and delicious. Well, if you’re like me, you’ll want to¬†try Choosing Raw’s Curried Quinoa & Aduki Bean Patties¬†– They’re¬†savory and filling, and easily adapted based on the ingredients you have on hand,¬†a¬†home run in my book.

Fashion:

Whenever I want a dose of inspiration one of my go-to websites is WhoWhatWear – From Style Stalker posts to reviews of new collections to street style breakdowns, they’ve always got you covered – Styling Tips For September.

Street style is a fun and evolving part of fashion and fashion blogging and I’ve been enjoying the pictures online for ages – From bloggers to fashion insiders to models to celebrities. It’s a great way to get inspired or to see what’s trendy and hot right now. And with four Fashion Weeks coming up, it’s time to give it a closer look – A Street-Style Primer For The September Shows. Or check out one of my favorite model street style blogs out there for up to date shots from the shows¬†– Altamira: Models Off Duty.

The accessories are probably my favorite part about dressing for Fall and Winter. Scarves, gloves, hats, outerwear… Swoon! FabSugar agrees¬†– Best Fall Scarves 2012: It’s a Wrap ‚ÄĒ Shop the Best Layering Scarves For Early Fall.

I love vintage-inspired styles and loved this post on finding some great pieces that are perfect for Fall and fabulously retro – Finding the perfect 1970s shoulder bag.

I’m a bun girl through and through so I was excited by all of the buns on the runways for Fall. If you’re of a similar mind, check out Harper’s Bazaar’s The Return Of The Bun¬†or Best Celebrity Top Knots: The Fun Bun Hall of Fame.

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Fashion:

There’s a new “It” beauty blog in town brought to us by the fashionable French “It” girls the Courtin-Clarins. So if you’re in the mood for some tips, ideas, and/or product reviews head over to Beauty Flash Blog for more!

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Project time! Want to create your own chic sunglasses rack? Frassy Life has you covered with this fun and oh-so-easy version that you can do with simple things you’ve probably already got on hand.

Rachel Zoe’s jewelry line is full of fun, funky, retro-inspired pieces that can work with just about any look or destination. Don’t believe me? The stylist put together some killer looks for her pieces just to prove it – Day, Night & Workwear.

Sometimes a fashionista’s gotta do what a fashionista’s gotta do! Essential Indulgences for Fashion Bloggers¬†– What are your indulgences and must haves?

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I love discovering designers or an exciting new esthetic that suits my personal style to perfection. And with Fashion Week Month just starting, now’s the time to keep your eyes peeled! Check out The Ones To Watch from Harper’s Bazaar or Olivia Palermo’s Lines We Love: Chinti and Parker¬†or Lines We Love: Anndra¬†Neen.

If you’re starting to think about your Fall 2012 wardrobe why not get some recommendations from the fashionable editors over at Harper’s Bazaar? Smart Shopoing – Cheap Designer Clothes & Accessories.

Health & Fitness:

You know me, I’m a smoothie girl¬†through and through. So was I ever excited when I heard that it was recently International Green Smoothie Day! PARADE! TICKER TAPE! Top 10 Green Smoothie Recipes:¬†International Green Smoothie Day.

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Desserts can be healthy. Or, just not as bad. So why not try something new and exciting like Persian Ice Cream, Sweet Strawberry Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce, or  РGo Cuckoo For Coconut Milk Ice Cream.

Snacking is a crucial part of my daily life. Making sure that my blood sugar doesn’t drop so I don’t end up cranky OR binging¬†and falling into a food coma is important. Need some fun new ideas to shake things up? The Hungry Hungry Hippie has you covered – Vegetarian Snack Ideas.

I love going to the farmer’s market but we all know the tragedy of fruits & veggies going bad before we get the chance to use them. Well, it turns out there are some tricks of the trade to help keep your Farmer’s Market fare from turning too quickly! 13 Tricks and Tips For Keeping Produce Fresh Longer.

Getting in shape isn’t just about hitting the gym and getting enough walking in, it’s about how you’re fueling your body. Afterall, you can’t out exercise a bad diet. Don’t believe me? Take it from Bob Harper of The Biggest Loser – Why Nutrition Is Number One For Weight Loss.

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Inspiration Saturday

Happy Saturday!

Why not start this weekend off with some beautiful photographs and inspiring words? The perfect way to prepare for a fun, fashionable day if you ask me. Enjoy!

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{Sources: Vintage Virgin, Champagne & Strawberries & Pinterest}

Hope you all have a great weekend!

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