The best way to enjoy a smoothie? Make it yourself.
They’re refreshing, easy to sip on the go, and packed with health-boosting nutrients. But smoothies from grocery stores and quick-service chains often contain ridiculous amounts of sugar and fat. Some have more than 600 calories in one cup, and carbs could easily reach a day’s total. But the right mix of ingredients can serve up a powerful dose of nutrients and vitamins.
Use the following tips to whip up the perfect drink to flood your body with nutrition without adding pudge.
Healthy smoothies have plenty of ice.
A 2016 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that people who drank dense smoothies felt fuller than those who had a thinner version—even when the calorie counts were the same! The best way to thicken your smoothie without adding calories? Ice. Get started with these healthy breakfast smoothies.