Not all smoothies are healthy, especially most commercial types, like the ones made by fast-food joints. Even if you are making them at home, there are some crazy recipes out there calling for ingredients that you really should not put in your smoothie.
Below is a contribution from freelance writer Jenny Holt. Jenny contacted me after reading one of my blogs and felt a connection. We’ve been chatting up since and she offered to write a piece that I could share with all of you. I totally agree with what she says on this topic. Check it out, and be sure to click her link to read more about the “why.”
Sometimes it seems like some people can just about put anything in a smoothie. It is a fruit and vegetable free for all and then some other things besides. However, many of these move away from the original idea of the smoothie – a fresh, healthy, and nutritious drink as part of your five a day or seven a day. So with that in mind, there are some things which are way too unhealthy for you and you should never put in your smoothie. And those three things are:
1. Dried Superfoods: Instant energy providers, but what your body really needs is fresh, long-term energy.
2. Shop-Bought Juice: High in sugar and low in all the good stuff rounded out with artificial vitamins, go for the real thing instead – squeeze!
3. Extra Oils: They just add fat, which you can pick up in your other meals. If you insist on oils, go for nuts, seeds, olives and other healthier options.
To read more about why these 3 things should be excluded, check out 3 Smoothie Ingredient Combinations to Avoid.
About Jenny Holt
Jenny is a freelance writer and mother of two. She loves nothing more than getting away from it and taking her pet Labrador Bruce for long walks, something she can do a lot more now she’s left the corporate world behind.