Avoid smoothie pitfalls with these seven tips. By: Grace Elkus
Measure it out.
With the right blend of ingredients, a smoothie can be a nutritional powerhouse—full of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and protein. Just a few misguided add-ins, however, and you’ve got a high-calorie, sugar-laden dessert on your hands. To ensure your blend is both delicious and nutritious, follow these simple smoothie tips.
DON’T: Throw everything into the blender.
It’s easy to think of a smoothie as a free-for-all, tossing in handfuls and drizzles of various ingredients. But this carefree method is destined for danger, adding calories, sugar, and fat to your drink.
DO: Measure your ingredients.
Measuring ingredients will keep the nutrition stats in check, while also ensuring a good solid-to-liquid ratio.