You are on a roll! Eating better, making fresh smoothies, doing things “right”. But to your surprise, you step on the scale and the numbers aren’t going down.
They might even be going up! What part of the game is that?!
Turns out, making a smoothie may not be as simple as just making a smoothie.
These common smoothie-making mistakes can actually add pounds and sabotage your #TeamHealthy progress.
If you find yourself doing these five things, stop immediately and adjust accordingly!
1. Not Enough Fiber
Fiber makes you feel fuller longer, helping you eat less throughout the day. How’s that for easy weight loss?!
Getting more fiber into your diet also helps keep you regular by moving waste out of your body.
For fiber-rich smoothies, add kale (has 2x the fiber of spinach), avocado, pear and flax seeds. Aim for at least 10 grams of fiber in your smoothie.
2: No Protein
Are you still making smoothies with ice cubes and a bunch of fruit? You are missing an easy opportunity to get more energy-sustaining protein in your life!
Curb those midday munchies by giving your body the protein it craves.
Try using greek yogurt (which has more protein than regular yogurt) or almond or soy milk as a base for your smoothie instead of ice.
Other good sources of protein you can add are nuts, nut butter and protein powder.