Global leader in natural ingredients, Nexira delivers the power of nature, using innovative Powders for Superfood Blends to create supercharged Smoothies.
Successful Superfood Blends keep the desires of customers top-of-mind
Food and beverage manufacturers know that when formulating a new healthy superfoods recipe, such as a supercharged smoothie or a superfood bowl, one of the most important things to consider is what their customers are looking for, and why. This necessitates understanding what’s trending in nutrition for consumers of many different ages and interests, across the U.S. and North America. Depending on which particular groups of consumers are interested in certain categories (i.e. sports nutrition, weight loss, enhancing gut health, etc.), research and development are always crucial in order to deliver the most effective products. When formulating a blend for a healthy superfood and recipe, it helps to start with natural ingredients.
Nexira, known the world over as a leading global supplier and manufacturer of acacia gum for more than 125 years, has recently introduced a powerful new range of natural sensory ingredients. POW(D)ER from Mother Nature are naturally charged superfoods in powder form, making it simple for formulators to infuse them into their healthy applications, such as smoothies and bowls. Easy-to-use for formulators and blenders, the natural properties of these superfood powders have been studied carefully by Nexira, resulting in a supercharged line of powerful, innovative ingredients.
Superfood powders make it easy to formulate superfood blends with your customers in mind.
A very popular trend which is currently inspiring many formulators is using berry powders for applications that provide beauty benefits. Packed with nutrients, thesecolorful little nutritional powerhouses are perfect choices for superfoods smoothie recipes. More and more, the “beauty-from-within” trend has seen these beautiful tiny dynamos making their way out of the traditional cereal or snack bowl and into products for skincare and haircare.
Consumers who prefer a sensory gastronomical experience that involves rich color and intense taste have maintained the demand for delicious, nutritious recipes, such as superfood smoothies. It’s easy to see why berries are an obvious place to begin when formulating such a recipe. High in antioxidants, (especially blueberries and acai) berries provide protection from free radicals, and can help to promote cell repair and growth, rejuvenating skin and giving it a lovely glow. This is now commonly referred to as “beauty from within”.
In addition to the wonderful antioxidants (such as anthocyanins, found in the deep-hued blue, purple, and black colors of these berries), the berry powders are full of vitamins in varying amounts, most notably Vitamins A, C, & E.
Formulate a berry blend
- Organic Superfood Blend
- Powerful mix of nature’s most delicious fruits and antioxidant-rich berries
- ACAI – ACEROLA – BILBERRY – BLACKCURRANT – CRANBERRY – MAQUIBERRY
- Packed with powerful nutritional punch
- Provides antioxidant for the protection of the body from free radicals
- Balanced taste with tangy and sweet notes
Suggestion for your finished product:
A Beauty from within powder
This delicious blend of berries frozen fruits provides health benefits thanks to all those powerful antioxidants. They help restore a youthful appearance and may slow down premature ageing by fighting off free radicals to help give the skin a healthy glow. Acerola contains 17% of Vitamin C which promotes the normal formation of collagen, providing elasticity and firmness to the skin.
One tangy, appealing combination would be to blend five or six of the berry fruit powders (Tropical ACAI, Sunny ACEROLA, Windswept BILBERRY, Celestial BLACKCURRANT, Cascading Cranberry and Visionary MAQUIBERRY). Obtain a magenta hue and sharp blend balanced with a naturally sweetened taste!
- Acai has one of the world’s Top 10 ORAC values
- Antioxidants protect the skin from external agressors, providing a luminous glow
- Powerful mix of natures most antioxidants-rich berries
- Berries help to protect the body from free radicals
- Acerola contains Vitamin C which promotes the normal formation of collaben, providing elasticity and firmness
- Hight-quality ingredients
Direction recommendations: add one teaspoon to two teaspoons of this berry blend, depending on the intensity of flavor desired, in a dairy (or non-dairy) milk/yogurt base, along with a banana, fresh berries of your choice, and vanilla extract to create an irresistible smoothie full of super nutrition.
In addition to all the benefits already discussed, nutrient-dense berries are known to support immunity by helping to strengthen the metabolism and prevent deficiencies in the body. Berries are top sources of vitamins, minerals and nutrients, and are truly among the healthiest foods on the planet. What’s more, they are safe to consume every day, so why not infuse them into your diet in one of the most pleasant ways possible, such as in a delicious, blended smoothie recipe.
One of our favorite berry smoothie recipes is the Maquiberry Smoothie, which blends Nexira’s Visionary Maquiberry Freeze-Dried Powder with 4 cups of fresh berries (such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries), ½ of a banana, almond milk, and vanilla extract. Nutrient-dense Maquiberry has been deemed a superfruit due to its high content of potent antioxidants, and this delicious smoothie recipe is one of the best ways to use it.
Green Superfood Smoothie Recipe
A very prevalent trend that many consumers are pursuing these days involves cleansing and detoxification of the body. The recipe for our healthy and delicious green smoothie uses three of Nexira’s powder ingredients: Organic, cleansing Dewy Alfalfa Juice Powder with its smooth, grassy taste, and lovely, vibrant green color; Ceremonial Matcha Leaf Powder, a natural detoxifier and energizer; and tangy Balanced Lemon Juice Powder with its fresh lemon juice flavor and an innate ability to help maintain pH balance. Using fresh fruits and vegetables along with the powders in your superfood recipe creates a green smoothie loaded with vitamins and minerals that are perfect for supporting the body’s natural detoxification.
Blend one teaspoon of each of the three powders with some almond butter, milk, a banana, a Granny Smith apple, 2 kiwis, and 2 handfuls of spinach.
What are the healthiest things to put in a smoothie? When creating a new healthy smoothie or recipe, there’s a few crucial steps to take before ever turning on the blender. It’s important to calculate nutrients and calories ahead of blending, in order to know exactly what the nutritional profile will look like. An excellent way to achieve the perfect balanced blend is by mixing and matching ingredients from Nexira’s POW(D)ER Range.
Featuring a wide array of superfood powders, each of which has a unique nutritional profile, there are nearly unlimited healthy combinations of powders to blend into your superfood smoothies. Formulators can choose fromfruit, juice, leaf, root or seed powders for the most efficacious superfood blends.
Build your smoothie recipes with super nutritious superfood ingredients
Looking to create a superfood smoothie recipe that provides the maximum amount of nutrition? You’d be wise to start building your smoothie by selecting the most nutrient-dense superfood powders.
It’s so simple to mix powders into superfood smoothies. Use nutrient-dense ingredients such as superfood powders to create products such as superfood smoothies with health benefits that are so important to consumers.For breakfast or lunch, before or after a workout, smoothies are incredibly quick and easy to prepare, and handy for those on-the-go. Superfood powders are a convenient way to include fruits, greens, and vegetables in your daily diet, making it simple to add vitamins, nutrients, and minerals to any other healthy smoothie recipes by using powder ingredients. For heightened sensory appeal, superfood powders also add rich color to any smoothie recipe.
Based on statistics provided by the CDC, most average Americans do not eat enough fruits and vegetables. Most consume just one serving of fruit, and two or less servings of vegetables per day. Mixing nutrient-dense superfood powders into your smoothie recipes is a fantastic way to add more fruits and vegetables to one’s daily diet.
Consumers seek superfood blends that help to support their immune health
According to a Mintel study, one of the main priorities of consumers in North America is to seek out products that promise to help strengthen or support their immune health. As we age, it is imperative to maintain a diet high in vitamins and minerals to help support our bodies and promote a strong immune system. Superfoods are rich in antioxidants, fiber, minerals, and vitamins – all of which are mandatory to eat healthy, in order to provide the proper support to the immune system.
Following the pandemic, boosting immunity is more significant than ever to consumers, and to help achieve this objective, they are seeking out more nutrient-dense foods, such as smoothies made with a blend of healthy ingredients.
Consumers continue to seek the best superfoods, with delicious smoothie recipes and superfoods that will help them with specific issues such as supporting immune health, cleansing and detoxification, or desiring to achieve “beauty from within” by improving the appearance of their skin. Fortunately, there are convenient and simple solutions available, with ingredients already blended to perfection: healthy, delicious superfood smoothie recipes.
Every superfood has unique nutritional qualities and specific health benefits that correlate to the properties of that particular superfood. These includerecognized benefits including boosting energy and vitality, enhancing digestion and gut health, and fighting free radicals in the body’s cells to protect the skin. Combining two or more superfood powders in the same recipe creates innovative flavors, and enablesconsumers to enjoy multiple health benefits from just one superfood with more delicious smoothie recipes.
Smoothies are easy to consume on a daily basis, and consumers find the wide variety of flavor combinations appealing, helping to stave off boredom with their everyday smoothies. The flavor combinations that can be created by blending different fruit, juice, root, leaf, and seed powders to satisfy the broadening palate of the health-conscious consumeris virtually endless.