LEARN: What’s Special About Smoothies. Find out what makes them so popular.
It’s hard to pass by a shopping center or flip through a magazine without being reminded of one of today’s biggest food trends: the smoothie. Green smoothies, made from a combination of green veggies, fruits, and other add-ins, have become popular with both fitness enthusiasts and everyday people. You can find fruit-based smoothies, smoothies that include protein powder or yogurt, and even smoothies with fortified vitamins and minerals. Whichever you prefer, it’s not hard to see why they’ve become so popular! For the most part, smoothies are a nutritious food choice that are:
- Quick and easy to make
- Packed with fruits, veggies & protein
- Good for recovery when you’re not feeling well
- Add more veggies into your diet in an unexpected way
- Easy to alter for your health needs and taste
Smoothies are helpful and, they can be a key part to your diet. They’re particularly helpful for fitting in more fruits and vegetables, keeping you from skipping meals, and replacing less nutritious choices, such as soda or an unhealthy snack. Just remember to keep the ingredients list healthy (think low-fat dairy and no added sugar) and make sure you have a balance of carbs, fat, and protein as you would in any healthy meal.