One very important superfood that I add to my everyday smoothies every day is Chlorella.The heavy duty superfood is most known by us who use it as the most practical way to remove Mercury, and other heavy toxic metals from the body.
It's impressive resume of benefits includes cleansing the blood, detoxifying the body, helping with optimal blood pressure, and so forth.
I use a teaspoon daily in my smoothies. When I first tried it, I had an extremely noticeable digestive cleanse, very smooth, very natural, very refreshing (hope that is not 'too much information').
A good source of protein, Chlorellea is available in powder or pill form.
I can't say enough about Chlorella.
If you want to purchase right away, I would recommend the brand I use which is Source Naturals Chlorella in both pills and powder. Source Naturals uses the Yaeyama strain of Chlorella, supposedly prized for it's purity and high quality. If you can't find Source Naturals, then the company Jarrow uses the same Yaeyama Chlorella, is highly recommended also. I think these two are the best value for the money, if you will be using everyday in smoothies.
The best brand I think of them all is Sun Chlorella, but it is super expensive and doesn't come in powder, thus I can't use Sun Chlorella in my smoothies. Another very good brand is Chloressence, from a company called Sequel that makes VERY high quality products. Quite expensive also. You are getting a good prouct with any of the ones I have mentioned on this page.
The way to evaluate quality Chlorella is check the ratio of Chloroyphill and Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF), the active ingredients, per gram. Source Naturals is not as high as Sun or Chloressence, but has very good Chloryphill and CGF per gram numbers, and the price point is right because I use it every day. Be careful, because several brands that I initially tried were poor quality such as the Whole Food brand. The Whole Foods brand, upon inspection, is not that "deep deep" green color. As a general rule, the deeper the green, the better.~dw~