Give your smoothie an added nutritional boost with this Smoothie Booster. Customize it to suit your needs.
I don't know about you, but I am always adding superfoods to my smoothies. Recently I realized how time-consuming it is to open up all the containers each time I make a smoothie.
I decided to save myself time by combining all of them into a mason jar so that I only have one container to open. Think of it as meal prepping smoothie addition.
The mixture below represents what I am currently putting into my smoothie, minus my all-in-one shake. I left it out because you probably use a different one or none at all.
I am constantly changing or tweaking what I put into my smoothie, as you probably do too. So this recipe is more of a guide to inspire you. You can omit or add whatever you like.
This is an overview of the ingredients. To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Cacao powder: Adds a chocolaty flavor. You could also use cocoa powder.
- Chia seeds: Adds protein and fiber. You could also use ground chia seeds or flax seeds.
- Mushroom powder: I like to use a mushroom blend. You could also use an individual mushroom powder.
- Maca powder: I love the flavor of maca, but you could leave it out if you don't like it.
- Matcha green tea powder: I used a blend of ceremonial grade and premium grade harvested matcha. It is a higher grade than a culinary grade.
- Ground ginger: Adds a spicy flavor.
- Turmeric: Adds a warm spicy peppery flavor.
Why These Ingredients?
- Cacao powder - for taste and antioxidants
- Chia seeds - for omega 3's, protein, and fiber
- Mushroom powder - for immune support
- Maca - for energy and stamina (also tastes great in a maca latte recipe)
- Matcha green tea - for the antioxidants, slow caffeine release, and numerous other benefits
- Ground ginger - for taste and anti-inflammatory properties
- Turmeric - for anti-inflammatory properties
The ingredients I've included in this recipe have many benefits. I put the main reasons that I take them.
You may want to do your own research on their benefits. I am not a doctor or in the medical field.
📖 Variations / Additions
- Protein powder or an all-in-one shake
- Flax seeds
- Hemp seeds
- Beet powder
- Probiotic powder (store in the fridge if using)
- Spirulina or chlorella
- Nutritional yeast (It adds a cheesy flavor - so don't use too much. I've used it recently. If you have enough fruit you can't really taste it.)
Mix cacao powder, chia seeds, mushroom powder, maca, matcha green tea, ground ginger, and turmeric with a whisk or fork to get out clumps.
- Use a wide-mouth jar so that you can get a scoop in and out.
- To figure out how much you'll be using per serving, just mix 1 serving's worth into a bowl and measure it. Then, add in each ingredient by multiplying by the number of days you want to have stocked up. (This may sound obvious, but I figured I'd write out my process just in case it isn't.)
👩🏻🍳 Recipe FAQs
Smoothie boosters are nutrient-dense ingredients to add to your smoothie to give them a boost.
You can add any of the ingredients that are in this smoothie mix or the whole recipe. My favorites are cacao powder, chia seeds, maca, matcha green tea powder, mushroom powder, ginger, and turmeric.
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For 1 Serving
- Mix all ingredients with a fork or whisk to get the clumps out.
- Store in an airtight container. To add to a smoothie, scoop out using a ⅓ cup measuring cup.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.