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Six nutritious ingredients to add to your healthy smoothie.

Use this portable blender for your smoothies.

1- Dark and leafy greens

All veggies help support a healthy weight, keep bowel movements regular, fight inflammation and decrease the risk of chronic disease.

 2- Cruciferous Veggies

Researchers are exploring cruciferous vegetables because studies have linked glucosinolates to a lower risk of certain cancers. And one study linked broccoli intake to increased survival in bladder cancer.

3- Nuts, nut butter, and seeds

Veggies are vital in a smoothie, but protein will stabilize your blood sugars and keep you feeling full. Peanut butter, other nut butters, nuts, and seeds provide protein and they also provide heart-healthy fat.

4- Greek Yogurt and milk, milk alternatives

Dairy products are another source of protein, which can help make your smoothie a true meal replacement that keeps you satisfied.

5- Berries

Berries contain antioxidants, which research suggests may have cancer-fighting properties. And because they’re low on the glycemic index, berries won’t spike your blood sugars as quickly as other fruits do.

6- Spirulina

This sea vegetable, in dried powder form, is a nutrient powerhouse but it’s not for everyone.

  • Spirulina may interact with certain medications, especially immunosuppressant drugs. If you have rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus or another autoimmune disease, spirulina is not for you.
  • Anyone with the rare disorder phenylketonuria (PKU) should also avoid spirulina because one of the many amino acids it contains is phenylalanine.
  • Finally, if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before trying this potent sea vegetable.