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Sweet Potato

You may think of sweet potatoes as fries rather than as smoothie material, but the sweet flavor and smooth texture make cooked sweet potato perfect in your smoothie bowl.

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A, with half a sweet potato providing 150 percent of your daily requirements. Vitamin A helps keep your immune system strong and your eyes healthy. Pro tip: The richer the orange color of your sweet potato, the more vitamin A it contains.

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Matcha

Matcha green tea powder has more than 10 times the antioxidants of regular green tea because you're getting the whole tea leaves instead of just water with tea steeped in it. In particular, matcha contains triple the amount of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an antioxidant linked to heart health, compared to regular green tea.

Green tea is packed with antioxidants called catechins that may help prevent and fight cancer. It may also help you lose weight by boosting your metabolism to help you burn more calories.

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Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds, also called pepitas, are an excellent source of magnesium: 1/4 cup gives you about half of what you need in a day. Magnesium is essential for the growth and maintenance of bones and for nerve and muscle function. It also helps move stool through the intestine.

Pumpkin seeds contain different types of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that helps your body fight off viruses and bacteria. Take that, cold and flu season!

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Watercress

Kale and spinach are on a regular rotation in your smoothie bowls, but now there's a new green on the scene. When you look at nutritional value per calorie, watercress gets a perfect score of 100, putting so-called superfoods like kale (score of 49) and cauliflower (score of 25) to shame.

Watercress is also rich in nitrates, compounds that can lower blood pressure. Another bonus: This leafy green is rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, phytochemicals that help preserve your eyesight for better window shopping.

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Maca

This Peruvian root was used by the Inca people as an aphrodisiac and energy booster. Maca is rich in B vitamins, which promote a healthy metabolism and help convert your food into energy. It's an excellent source of vitamin C and iron, which is a perfect pairing because vitamin C boosts iron absorption. Add maca powder to your smoothie bowl (and your man's) and you could boost your mood and get some potential benefits in the bedroom.

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