"If you make a smoothie that's made from fruit and juice, it becomes high in carbohydrates but doesn't offer the satiating fat or protein that can help balance blood sugar
The nuts work by triggering the secretion of a hormone that promotes feelings of fullness, researchers say. But too much of a good thing can make you fat because, it's densely caloric.
This juicy South Asian treat is a delicious fresh fruit packed with antioxidant vitamins A and C. Slice some on a salad, but keep them out of your fitness smoothie
"Avocado is beautiful in a smoothie if you want it creamy, but you're starting at 300 calories," Bananas are another smoothie staple that can quickly boost calorie content.
"The majority of calories and sugar in smoothies come through canned or frozen fruit, which has been packaged in syrup,"
Adding coconut milk or oil to a smoothie, warns Hultin. "Those saturated fat calories add up quickly and can easily exceed your daily intake in even a small serving.
"Flavored yogurts are loaded with as much as 10 grams of added sugars in just a small 6-ounce cup; that's just empty calories in your smoothie,"
Ask yourself, do you really need to squeeze honey or maple syrup into your smoothie? A tablespoon will add more than 60 calories. Sweeten with some whole fruit.
We don't have to convince you that protein can be a terrific muscle-building, satiating tool to use when trying to lose weight. But you can over-do it
You're just adding sugar when you add frozen treats to your smoothie. Remember why you are having a smoothie