For all the smoothie lovers out there, it is time to give your favorite beverage an upgrade with some special ingredients.

There is no denying the fact that a fruit and veggie-loaded healthy smoothie is an excellent way to start your day. 

But did you know that adding just a few pinches of spice to your daily detox smoothie can offer even more health benefits along with adding a whole new level of delicious flavor?

These spices are especially great for you when your immunity system is running low & stress is high; these spices offer concentrated doses of healthy nutrients that can work wonders on your body. Add in a teaspoon or two of some of these below-mentioned super spices into your smoothie to take it one notch up. And you will be glad to know that spices add in even more nutrition thanks to the large amounts of antioxidants they contain.

• Ginger:

Ginger is basically a healing root with a strong bite. It contains a component known as gingerol, which has many medicinal properties. It is known to inflammation and is rich in antioxidants. Ginger also helps in reducing nausea and gas, and it can also help in reducing weight. You can use fresh ginger roots in your weight loss smoothies, or you can use ground ginger powder

• Turmeric:

Turmeric is known as the king of spices, and for a good reason. It has natural healing properties that make it a keeper and should be used when you need to ease aches and decrease inflammation. Turmeric contains a main active ingredient called Curcumin, which has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. Curcumin is also known to lower your risk of getting heart disease.

• Red Pepper:

Ground red pepper is extremely potent and gives your smoothie a spicy kick, so use it sparingly. It also improves circulation, aid digestion, speeds up metabolism, and curbs your appetite. The active ingredient of red pepper is Capsaicin, which is known to reduce your blood pressure. It also has powerful pain relief properties. 

• Cumin:

Cumin is a member of the parsley family, and it has an earthy, smoky flavor. It is often used in making an Indian spiced yogurt called raita, and so it’s surprisingly tasty when used in smoothies; it enhances the taste of all the other special ingredients. Add few cumin seeds to make yourself a savory smoothie; it is perfect for a lunchtime meal or an afternoon snack.

• Fennel Seeds:

You can find a bowl of candy-coated fennel seeds at the exit door of almost every Indian restaurant as it aids digestion. Fennel seeds have an almost sweet, licorice-type flavor. Fresh fennel seeds go really well with fruity smoothies and add natural sweetness to them. Fennel seeds are packed with healthy fibers, and they also have antimicrobial & anti-inflammatory properties. It is also used in making Indian desserts. 

• Coriander Seeds:

Coriander seeds have a very mild flavor; they have a sweet, nutty flavor with subtle notes of lemon. Rather than using cilantro, you can use coriander seeds in your smoothie. They are full of antioxidants that demonstrate immune-boosting, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective effects. Coriander is also known to help lower blood sugar levels.

• Black Pepper:

Black pepper is one of the most commonly used spices worldwide. Freshly ground black pepper has a sharp bite to it and enhances the flavor of other ingredients in the smoothie. So if you are getting bored with your regular smoothies, try adding a small pinch of freshly ground black pepper for something a little different.


We hope that this post of healing spices to add to your smoothie helped you in making your smoothies a little extra special. 

If you are looking for an online store to buy these spices, check out Vasant Masala's online masala store. It has all the spices you are looking for and much more. We can assure you that the Vasant Masala spices are 100% authentic and freshly ground. 

Enjoy making smoothies- let us know your experience with these spices.