3. Fruit Overload
Fruits, by nature, are good for you.
They are rich in fiber and nutrients and have natural sugar, which is much better than artificial sugars and sweeteners.
However, that seven-fruit concoction might end up being more than 500 calories!
Not to mention, your body begins to burn fruit sugar quickly, making you feel hungry soon after eating.
Balance your fruit smoothie with filling protein like soy/almond milk, nuts or yogurt.
4. Added Sweeteners
It’s understandable if you don’t want your green smoothie to taste like greens, but a single tablespoon of honey can add over 60 calories!
Added sugar can be found in flavored milks, fruit-on-bottom yogurt and canned fruits in syrup.
Avoid the extra sugar by going for unsweetened milk and plain yogurt. Any fruits you use will be sweet enough!
5. Too Much Of A Good Thing
Yes, fresh juice is good. So are nut butters, oats, avocados, fruit and many other healthy things.
But, putting them all together in one smoothie can definitely be too much of a good thing.
Those calories will add up! Eat up – just in moderation.
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