[–]justpastrychefthings 20 points21 points22 points 1 year ago (0 children). In most cases, veggie-based smoothies can end up being too low in calories and protein. Lots of fiber from veggies and water from fruit help keep me going because they sit on the stomach so lightly, unlike a lot of meat. I figure the sugar content you're referring to is eating all the fruit at once. Your current recipe is a lot of sugar. Some smoothies, especially the ones you make at home from whole fruits and vegetables, are high in vitamins, minerals, and many other beneficial nutrients. Now about HFCS, it is a man made chemically engineered sweetener. This'll help balance it out a little bit. soda and even hot dogs). Wiki - Data / Info Sources usually the majority of fruit in there are the frozen strawberries. Currently Im reading the work of Loren Cordain, and even he suggests plenty of veggies and fruits to supplement meat. im scared that this is not as healthy as it sounds, that im just having a bunch of sugar, resulting in me undoing anything i do at the gym. But spinach seems ok. All I have to say is that I don't pay 13,000 to 15,000 per semester to learn what you called at the beginning BS. moderators will remove comments or users who just sow discourse and do not add to the healthy discussions. Are smoothies actually good for you?Ask ECAH (self.EatCheapAndHealthy). Please message the moderators if you are unsure about a potential post. For me, nutrition is not a one sided story, certain diets work better for others and generally its up to the individual to decide which one they want to do. [–]Oh_LovelyAllisonMS Nutritionist & Clinical Nutritionist 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (2 children). If you favor smoothies with more sweetness or tartness, you can … As much as I love almond milk, it really isn't that great of a source of protein. Is my "healthy" smoothie "bad" for me? I skip the protein powder and go straight to the unprocessed (but hulled) hemp seeds because I believe they are more nutritious and don't have a lot of added other mystery ingredients. Why? [–]macandsierra 8 points9 points10 points 1 year ago (1 child). Anonymous says: [–]MikeyBGeek[S] 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). Nectars are a type of non-carbonated soft drink made by muddling the flesh of fruits. CHART FOR DETERMINING WHEN BEST TIME TO BUY FRUITS/VEGETABLES, Separate chart for Texas and shopping from the Rio Grande Valley. (I see that OP has single-serve one, which tends to be not as powerful as full-size one). The article I've added below provides reasoning as to why HFCS is a man made product. That is the thing with keto, your body would adapt to all the meat and fat, it does take a few weeks for it to happen. There is no one right way to eat for all people and all budgets, and there is always room for improvement. Here's an article to clarify what I've been saying the difference between fructose and HFCS is: http://www.fructose.org/high-fructose-corn-syrup.html, [–]BrotherBringTheSun 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). Fructose is a monosaccharide and an isomer of glucose; sucrose is a disaccharide of fructose and glucose. I switched from regular yogurt to skyr. Natural sugar always beats processed sugar. [–]shaynami 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). This smoothie contains carrots, strawberries, and bananas, as well as various fruit juices. Cows milk is a much better source of protein. To use greens in your smoothie you just need to steam them first. [–]blonderson 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (13 children). But having more than one serving or adding sugar can contribute to weight gain. Smoothies, and especially green smoothies, are good for you because they combine all the health benefits of juicing, with a bonus, the dietary fibers. Bulk out your healthy green veg smoothie with some protein – like yoghurt, whey protein or a vegan pea or rice protein – and healthy fats like avocado. I also vouch for adding spinach, I put spinach in as it does not affect the taste, it kind of gets overshadowed by anything else with a flavour, so for me it just makes my banana milkshakes healthier & green (literally). As for the mango nectar, the brand is foreign, so it doesnt say how much "sugar" it has. The thing about straight fruit smoothies is that it's all sugar, with little of the nutritional value that you get from veggies, which absolutely NEED to be a staple of your diet, no matter what kind of diet you're doing. Is it filling? [–]ASlowBee 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (1 child). Banana does a great job at masking the flavor of the spinach. [–]willdabeast99[S] 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children). Except much healthier for you. Something like a unflavored protein put spirulina. Dietetics intern here! [–]Oh_LovelyAllisonMS Nutritionist & Clinical Nutritionist 3 points4 points5 points 5 years ago (4 children), Hello. Look up easy recipes on youtube and practice NOW so you have some things you can make once you move. 450 calories is not a lot from a smoothie, in fact this is a good amount because you are not only meeting your fruit intake for the day, but a large portion of your daily calories should come from breakfast. Usually, we make smoothies when we are on the run. I can taste kale and spinach, but find chard tasteless. a client of mine if I was to become a clinical nutritionist) had fatty liver disease, then obviously I would not recommend they consume fruits regularly. But while smoothies may sound like a healthy treat, sometimes theyre anything but. French Toast Crunch. Smoothies are often touted as a diet food and a way to detox the body. You are on the right track! While we encourage new content we also want the bloggers and people who just post external links to interact with the community. Problem is, many of us opt for the largest size when ordering and we tend to say “yes” to unhealthy add-ons. I'm afraid this is simply BS. As others have said, add protein. What I meant by sugar content is that pretty much every resource I've looked at online says that the reason smoothies would be bad is due to sugar content. But to clarify, juicing removes the fiber, not blending. © 2020 reddit inc. All rights reserved. A smoothie with a lot of sugary fruits and not much else is going to taste great but not contribute a lot to your other macronutrients like fats and protein. Do you have studies showing links between whole fruit and vegetable consumption with negative health effects? I definitely need to put more spinach in mine at home. I've heard of people putting kale in them and even cauliflower but it always scares me that it would be overpowering. I've recently started drinking smoothies and I really like them so I wanted to start getting into making my own. Robyn, are you aware of the green smoothies that are being sold by Jamba Juice in California? High fructose corn syrup, is for the second time, a man made chemically engineered sugar. Hateful or abusive comments or repeated incivility will result in a temporary or permanent ban at the discretion of the moderation team. This is the kind of thing I'm interested in. While it has slightly more calories for a 20-oz portion than the ones listed above (278 calories), it definitely packs the most nutrients. [–]chulbert 4 points5 points6 points 5 years ago (2 children), [–]BrotherBringTheSun 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (1 child). Quite right and I was not suggesting they do. Im not so sure myself but i can vouch for putting spinach in a smoothie! It helps me to view the different perspectives from another angle., [–]blonderson 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (0 children). Look for the new subreddit feature posts: /r/Nutrition is a place to discuss all aspects of nutrition science, food, and diet. Without the smoothie, they likely won’t consume any fruits or vegetables. smoothies can still cause glucose spikes, which is what I was talking about. Additionally, this person my advice was directed toward had originally asked whether consuming these fruits is bad for their diet. You will not find HFCS in fruits, period. And no, one smoothie isn't "undoing" all your work at the gym, but be aware of the calories you're putting into the smoothie. I've decided on fruit smoothies as a portion of my diet in my effort to be more healthy and lose weight. If you are using it as a meal replacement then you need protein. But if you get the chance the lingonberry by Icelandic Provisions is pretty good! Other good resources to search are Exrx.net for exercise-related topics and Examine.com for nutrition and supplement science. It usually consists of frozen strawberries, with either banana or kiwi, and mango nectar. It says 53 kcal of "energy." I feel like if you find a good supplement to add to your smoothie it makes the sugar and calories worth it. Are fitmen cook's recipes nutritional values for the whole meal or just for the 100 grams each? I would try and get some protein in there as well. Please let your account age a bit while you get to know the subreddit and comment on other posts. i believe they are unsweetened. Unfortunately, some smoothies add refined sugar, which can make an otherwise healthy smoothie into one you should avoid. Smoothies contain the whole-food rather than the juice. [–]Oh_LovelyAllisonMS Nutritionist & Clinical Nutritionist 3 points4 points5 points 5 years ago (11 children). [–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). Fruit smoothies are healthy for you when made with whole foods and no added sugar. However, that is why I pointed out that said person should not have anymore fruits for they day BECAUSE they met their intake for sugar and fruits during breakfast. Next time can you please just down vote my advice and move on? I guess i could try the kale thing. If someone (e.g. And is my current recipe just sugar?!? If you're like me who hates veggies, then smoothie would be the way to go. The 6 Healthiest Smoothies and Snacks You Can Get at Jamba Juice, According to a Top Dietitian ... Well+Good decodes and demystifies what it means to live a … [–]MikeyBGeek[S] 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (0 children). Also, you presumably went into ketosis after examining the evidence that carbs are bad, correct? One of the first things my co-workers said to me was to not drink too much of the straight fruit juice. I would also like to point out that I've taken both intro to food science and advanced food science and both micro and macronutrients. Just frozen fruit blended up with a little milk. THANK YOU. in that case then getting your fruit intake could be done easily with a smoothie. Wiki - Research post format info Since you've met your recommended fruit intake through breakfast I do not recommend eating anymore fruits throughout the day, so stick to vegetables with your other meals. Submitting the following types of posts and comments will result in their removal and will likely also result in an instant ban. Alternatively, I might choose to add whey powder. If you like a shake, have one, but if you feel good without eating, that's fine, too. [–]cheesecrystal 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). they are as good as what goes in them: a smoothie could be made from fresh vegetables, or they could contain honey, cream and lots of sweet and acid fruits which are extremely high calorie and bad for dental health. Though fruit is a healthy smoothie ingredient, you can get too much of a good thing —i n the form of calories and carbs. Find some recipes online that fit your goals and give them a try. If a smoothie is the only way you're going to get fruits and vegetables into your diet, don't go overboard and watch out for added sugars. Anyone who is not able to verify their user flair status when asked to do so, may be banned. [–][deleted] -3 points-2 points-1 points 5 years ago (4 children). I also do not see that you are a dietitian or nutrition science student? Also, Im a marathon runner. 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