Depending upon the conditions you use it for, smoothies can both be love and at the same time a huge pain. If you have certain goals to achieve like losing weight or gaining weight or simply having a more healthy diet then follow the path we lay out for you!
The Smart Smoothie Guide
The smart smoothie guide will give you an idea of what to add or how much to add or what to avoid in a smoothie!
A smoothie shouldn’t be just fruity and tangy. It has to be healthy too, this doesn’t mean you add a bunch of greenies to your drink but rather to watch your portions!
Following are the things you should consider when making yourself a smoothie, assuming you already have a blender. If you have have one yet, you’ll want to read more here and buy one before you begin:
Adding a little of greenies to your smoothies gives you a fresh face free of pimples and other acne. Also if you want to reduce weight then vegetables are the key ingredient towards it. Use bits of spinach or carrots or other such vegetables in your drink but watch your portions i.e. not too much and not too less. Keep in mind your goal and let your hands wander as such!
Fresh fruits are definitely the love part of a smoothie but a single glass of smoothie shouldn’t contain four to five portions of fruit. Granted fruits are extremely nutritious but if you’re trying to lose weight then too much fruit bring you back towards the same place as sugars. Even if you want to gain weight, then use just the amount of fruit you can handle. In other words, gaining will become lot easier and a bit overboard if you didn’t watch your portions!
Yes, you heard it right!
No sugar or other such powders which sweeten your smoothies. Allow the natural flavors to release their sweetness to the drink. That way, it provides you a healthy drink bursting with a variety of flavors each unique in their taste and very delicious!
Protein powder is a must for smoothie but avoid using the market ones filled with artificial chemicals. Try buying one from organic stores which contain natural flavors!
Trust me, you’ll thank us in the long run.
Fats are necessary for diet as well. A balanced diet is a combination of proteins, carbohydrates, fats and vitamins etc. excluding even one is not your way to a healthy diet. Hence add in a bit of fat and carbohydrates along with calcium to your drinks but again watch your portions!
As for the flavor, that is something you are aware of yourself. you know what you like and what you don’t so go ahead experiment!