Thanks to our spice guide, we’ve learned the benefits of adding a dash of spice to our smoothies. But that’s not the only way to punch up the flavor. Herbs offer another great way to pump up your smoothies and not just with taste, but nutrition as well. From the delicate herbs like lavender and rosemary, to the more fragrant herbs like tarragon and parsley, there is a flavor that will appeal to everyone. Here are some of our favorite herbs.
You may have come to know this herb based on its refreshingly piney fragrance, but rosemary does more than add an infusion of flavor. It’s also an excellent source of iron, calcium and vitamin B6. Ithas even been shown to improve digestion and enhance memory and concentration.
Taste this fragrant herb in our delicious Orange Rosemary Twist Smoothie.
Don’t let this delicate herb fool you; it may seem mild, but it really packs a nutritional punch. This herb is an excellent source of vitamin A, iron, manganese, copper, and dietary fiber. It is also a powerful antioxidant that aids in digestion.
It’s thyme travel with our Thyme Traveler’s Wife Smoothie!
The scent of lavender alone is calming, so it’s no wonder that eating it benefits the body too! It is rich in vitamin A, calcium, and iron all of which are essential for maintaining strong bones, improving eye health, and keeping skin healthy. Lavender also contains polyhphenols, a type of antioxidant which aids in digestion and eases bloating.
De-stress your body and mind with our Lavender Honey Smoothie.
This highly fragrant herb is rich in essential oils such as eugenol, citronellol, linalool, citral, limonene and terpineol, which are known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Basil is also believed to have anti-aging benefits due to its high vitamin A content, which help protect the body from free radicals. Basil is one potent herb and is also rich in vitamins K, C, magnesium, iron, potassium, and calcium.
Feel refreshed and rejuvenated with our Blueberry Plum Basil Smoothie.
An aromatic herb that adds a unique flavor, while also adding a healthy dose of iron and antioxidants known to neutralize free radicals. Tarragon may also help to reduce appetite, aid in digestion, and support heart health. Because it is rich in potassium and the Vitamin A, tarragon can assist in overall eye health. This herb is one heavy lifter!
You can really taste the tarragon in our Green Vanilla Pitzel Smoothie.
The flavor of sage is delicate, but it’s quite a powerhouse and boasts a plethora of benefits. It is rich in vitamins A and K as well as volatile oils and flavanoids. It is these oils that are responsible for sages anti-septic, astringent and relaxing actions. As if you needed another reason to spice up your life with sage, it has also been shown to be an outstanding memory enhancer.
Feel yourself getting wiser as you drink our Sage Pear Smoothie.
Parsley is a nutritional dynamo, containing anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients and flavonoids, proving it is way more than just a garnish. Parsley is also rich in chlorophyll, vitamins A, B, C, and K, folate and iron, making it a great herb for maintaining bone health and a strong immune system. It is also rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, vanadium, and zinc. It has also been known to improve digestion.
Taste the perfection of parsley in our Cucumber Apple Parsley Smoothie.
This flavorful herb is as rich in nutritional benefits as it is in taste! Cilantro is an anti-inflammatory and is loaded with essential antioxidants, iron, magnesium, vitamins A and K. Cilantro is also a powerful, natural cleansing agent and helps the body get rd of toxic metal. It has also been shown to have anti-anxiety effects and is a natural stimulant.
Taste the freshness and reap the benefits of cilantro with our Southwest Cilantro Smoothie.
With its strong, tangy taste and numerous nutritional benefits, dill adds more than just a zesty zip to dishes. Dill contains essential oils, flavonoids and vitamin B complex, which are excellent for digestion and curing insomnia. Dills calcium content makes it great for maintaining bone health. As an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, dill is rich in vitamins A and C, helping to reduce inflammation while keeping your immune system in check.
Feel healthy and strong as you sip on our Cucumber Dill Smoothie.
Mint adds a refreshing and invigorating flavor as well as potent antioxidants. It is rich in essential oils, potassium, calcium, iron, manganese and magnesium, as well as dietary fiber. All of these elements work together to control blood cholesterol and blood pressure. Mint also promotes healthy digestion, remedies nausea, and the scent alone is believed to be energizing.
Find out for yourself with our Peppermint Mocha Smoothie.
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