That said, the sheer amount of options can get overwhelming — there are just so many to choose from. How do you know which ones are the best? Well to start, naturopath and holistic health expert Dr. Nancy Steely, ND, MBA suggests including a rainbow of fruits and vegetables, to ensure you get the full spectrum of vitamins, etc. "Reds, greens, yellows, blues — these colors are all indicative of different phytonutrients in foods, and each offers their own health benefits," she says. "[Look] for a finished superfood powder product with a range of colors because they can take the nutrient content of your smoothie to the next level, providing support for a variety of body systems."
Though she advocates for mixing different superfood powders, Steely cautions users to be mindful about amounts, since too much can impact texture and taste... and at the end of the day, we want a smoothie that we don't have to down with a plugged nose. Keep reading to see some of our favorite superfood powders — that are nutritious and tasty.
Mint chocolate chip might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of superfoods, but Hum's vegan powder certainly makes a strong case for itself. It contains a staggering 39 superfoods, like organic wheat grass, broccoli powder and acai powder — plus, it's jam-packed with antioxidants and adaptogens, without any "artificials." Mix a scoop of powder into drinks and enjoy!
Never forget about the humble beet again with this non-GMO powder. It delivers all the benefits of actual beets, minus the pesky messiness and staining potential. It's boosted with two types of collagen to keep bones, hair and nails healthy and strong, and the formula is free of gluten and dairy (it's also keto-friendly). Additionally, the powder has a yummy natural cranberry-cherry flavor.
The vegan, gluten-free powder delivers the rainbow with proprietary blends of blue, green, yellow and red fruit and veggies. If you can imagine it, it's likely in the powder: It's got everything from purple sweet potato to pomegranate to pumpkin — oh, and don't forget about chlorella, spirulina, alfalfa grass and quinoa seeds. The plant-powered powder is sweetened with stevia and has no added sugars.
This adaptogenic blend could easily be mistaken for a makeup powder pot given the name and packaging, but this is beauty in ingestible form. The non-GMO powder mixes familiar superfoods like goji berry powder and ashwagandha root with other up-and-coming superstars like rehmannia root extract and schisandra berry powder, which help to preserve collagen and keep skin soft and supple. And it does it without GMOs, gluten and fillers. Another bonus? It pairs very well with coffee.