The Benefits of Fortified Smoothies

The Benefits of Fortified Smoothies By Loveday Abbey Road’s Culinary Team 

Fortified smoothies are excellent for the elderly and those living with dementia. They provide essential nutrients, enhance immune function and improve digestion. Their easy-to-consume consistency ensures adequate nutrient intake, supports cognitive health, and boosts energy, aiding overall wellbeing and quality of life. We prioritise nutrition for our Members and ensure each individual is receiving adequate levels to optimise their health.

Fortified smoothies are the perfect way to start the day. These nutrient-enhanced beverages are made by blending fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and superfoods to create a drink that is rich in vitamins, minerals and other beneficial compounds. Unlike regular smoothies, fortified smoothies are specifically designed to provide a concentrated source of essential nutrients that can help support various aspects of health and we tailor these to support each Member’s needs.


Below are some of our favourite fortified smoothie ingredients:

Leafy Greens Leafy greens such as spinach, kale and chard are nutritional powerhouses, loaded with vitamins A, C and K, and minerals including iron and calcium. Low in calories, they are ideal for those mindful of their calorie intake. Adding them to smoothies enhances nutritional value and adds vibrant colour and a fresh taste.

Fruits: Berries, bananas and mangoes are rich in antioxidants, which combat oxidative stress and inflammation. Berries offer high fibre and are in low calories whilst bananas provide natural sweetness and potassium which is essential for heart health and muscle function.

Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, chia seeds and flaxseeds boost protein and healthy fats. Almonds provide vitamin E for skin health, while chia and flaxseeds offer omega-3 fatty acids, beneficial for heart health. These ingredients help keep you full and satisfied for longer.

Superfoods: Superfoods like spirulina and maca powder elevate smoothies with their nutritional benefits. Spirulina is rich in protein and detoxifying properties, whilst maca powder, known for its adaptogenic properties, help manage stress and boosts energy.


The combined nutrients from these fortified smoothie ingredients significantly boosts the immune system. Vitamins C and E, and minerals such as iron and zinc, are crucial for immune function, helping the body fend off illnesses and recover more quickly.

High-fibre ingredients like berries, chia seeds and leafy greens promote healthy digestion by regulating bowel movements and supporting a healthy gut microbiome, which is essential for the elderly. The balance of carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats in fortified smoothies provides steady energy throughout the day, which is crucial for combating the common onset of fatigue as the day progresses. Fruits offer quick energy, while nuts and seeds provide sustained energy, and superfoods like maca powder give an extra boost, helping maintain alertness and focus.

By regularly consuming these nutrient-dense smoothies, we can boost our health and add energy to every day.

Published: 5th of July 2024 by Loveday & Co

Tagged: Loveday, Nutrition

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