Prepared correctly, smoothies can provide your body with essential vitamins and minerals. Done wrong, they can make you gain weight. We provide you with 6 easy ways to make your smoothie healthier.
The world has gone absolutely crazy over smoothies. You cannot ignore them, in the media, in cafes – smoothies are all around us and for a good reason. Depending on their ingredients, smoothies can be an easy way to nourish your body with essential vitamins, nutrients, minerals, protein and fibre. I have also joined in the craze and smoothies quickly became part of my morning ritual. I admit, they are great but it is very easy to overdo it.
Many people start out the day with a smoothie, throwing all kinds of ingredients in it and wonder why they are gaining weight drinking their “healthy”, fruit-packed, kale shake. The sad reality is that most smoothies are ridiculously high in sugar—in fact, some can pack as many grams of sugar as there is in a can of Coke. Yes, your smoothie is made from natural sugar only. Naturally occurring sugar is definitely preferable to the added kind. However, even though natural, it will still send your blood-sugar levels sky-high. This is not an ideal way to start your morning or end a great workout. Therefore you should have a general idea of how much sugar you are taking in each time you gulp down a smoothie.