Souped-Up Smooth­ies

Make your smoothie work harder for your health with our top picks for im­mune sup­port­ing, en­ergy-boost­ing blends.

Clean Eating - - COMPLEMENTS - BY AN­DREA GOURGY

EN­ER­GIZER Om Cordy­ceps

A sprin­kle of ’shrooms will give any smoothie a su­per­food edge. Wide­spread in Eastern medicine, medic­i­nal mush­rooms are just re­cently be­com­ing com­mon­place in North Amer­ica – so much so that you’ll see them pop­ping up in ev­ery­thing from drinks like smooth­ies and lat­tes to baked goods. While there are many va­ri­eties of mush­rooms each with var­i­ous ef­fects, cordy­ceps is es­pe­cially suited to a morn­ing or pre-work­out smoothie be­cause of its en­er­giz­ing prop­er­ties. In fact, a 2010 study in the Jour­nal of Com­ple­men­tary Medicine showed that sup­ple­men­ta­tion with cordy­ceps in older adults im­proved ex­er­cise per­for­mance. This par­tic­u­lar brand is fer­mented, which helps in­crease di­gestibil­ity. $25, om­mush­rooms.com

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