I make myself a smoothie for breakfast almost every morning! There are so many new healthy smoothie bars popping up everywhere, which is awesome. But some of these smoothies can contain HUGE amounts of calories and sugar, even though they are supposedly healthy.
There a million different smoothies out there, so here are some tips on what smoothies to avoid to make sure you’re not eating a calorie bomb.
Avoid any smoothie that has a base made from fruit juice. It is highly likely that this fruit juice contains lots of added sugar, as most fruit juices do. If it is a freshly squeezed juice, then go for it! If not, avoid.
Added Granola / Toppings
I try to avoid smoothie bowls that add extra granola / toppings, just because this often adds a lot more extra calories that I don’t need. Smoothies already have enough calories and should enough to keep you full, without adding more.
Sweetened Coconut Water / Almond Milk / Soy Milk Etc
You don’t have to avoid these types of bases (I love using almond milk in my smoothies!). But make sure they’re using the unsweetened version. Some of these can contains LOTS of added sugar, so just beware.
Again with the sugar. Avoid any smoothie made with frozen yoghurt, as will likely contain a lot of sugar and calories.
I still have smoothies almost everyday, but I make them myself. I think they are a great part of any healthy eating plan and are included in my eBooks. For more info on my eBooks, click here xx