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You’ve probably heard the expression; “Your body is a temple.” It’s simple but it’s so true. Our body is made up of trillions of cells, and they’re all working extremely intelligently together. Our bodies carefully listen to our thoughts, which is why it’s so important to pay attention to our levels of stress. It’s a constant sponge that has the ability to detoxify itself if we prioritize our health and well-being. Eating well, getting in a good amount of exercise, and taking time to do the things we love and connect with our loved ones is what maintains the beautiful vessel that is our body.
In order to polish our temple and make it glow from the inside out, nutritionists have recommended certain foods that are excellent for kickstarting our health. Superfoods are essentially foods that are high in nutrients and can especially be beneficial for our health and well-being!
The more I’ve learned about superfoods, the more I found it absolutely essential to include them as ingredients in each and every one of Evive’s smoothies.– Claudia Poulin, Evive Co-Founder
Without further ado, here are the star superfoods and their main benefits found in our favourite summer smoothies:
Viva’s Superfood Ingredient: Hemp Seeds
Hemp seeds are an incredibly healthy superfood that provides our bodies with so many benefits! They are rich in healthy fats and essential fatty acids and are a complete source of protein which means they’re a good source of energy and helps us feel full for an extended amount of time. They also can reduce the risk of heart disease and help relieve dry skin! It was a no-brainer to include hemp seeds in the Viva smoothie.
Saphir’s Superfood Ingredient: Blue Spirulina
Ever wondered which ingredient gives our Saphir smoothie its gorgeous blue hue? It’s blue spirulina! Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that grows in both salt and freshwater. It may be one of the most nutrient-dense foods on earth, so it’s incredibly healthy! It has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and can even improve our bodies’ muscle strength and endurance! I’m so grateful that our refreshing Saphir is a best-seller and that so many people can benefit from this wonderful superfood.
Samouraï’s Superfood Ingredient: Chia Seeds
Chia seeds have become a popular superfood and it’s no surprise! Did you know that almost all the carbs in them are fibre? That’s amazing! It’s also been noted that the high fibre and protein content in chia seeds may help you lose weight. On top of that, they contain nutrients that are essential for our bone health. All in all, it was a must for me to include chia seeds in the Samouraï’s recipe.
Touk-Touk’s Superfood Ingredient: Turmeric
Our tropical Touk-Touk smoothie contains this ancient Indian superfood that is an important spice and medicinal herb. Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This means that it stimulates our bodies’ own antioxidant enzymes and neutralizes free radicals. It’s also so appropriate that this sunshine smoothie’s superfood can boost our brains’ neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine which has incredible benefits against depression!
If it’s the first time you’re discovering Evive’s smoothies, make sure to check out our current summer trial box that includes all 4 smoothies above! Wishing you a healthy and fresh summer full of superfoods! 😉 🥭