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Basics of nutritious smoothies

We and our customers are starting to put a lot of smoothies out into the world, so we thought now would be a good time to collect the most important goals and information in one place.

Key Nutrition Points:

  • Antioxidants. They help your body repair its own cells and thus help you live longer. They are important. They come from brightly colored foods like berries and greens.
  • Protein. Building block of cells. You need a 25% of your calories per day to come from protein. In smoothies, you can get it from a powder, or get it from yogurt, eggs, tofu, peanut butter, or nuts. For the most nutrient-rich smoothie, use a scoop of Vega 1 protein powder from our partners at Vega.
  • Low Sugar. Smoothies can be too sweet. This makes your body’s ph more acidic and causes problems for diabetics. Definitely be on the lookout for ingredients with added sugar. When you have a choice look for unsweetened things, like Almond Milk or yogurt. Consider sugar alternatives like Stevia or Stevia-sweetened ingredients.
  • Probiotics — Make your guts work better. They come from Yogurt and other foods.

Things to watch out for:

  • Spiking blood sugar.
  • Manmade ingredients, especially high-fructose corn syrup.

A flavorful smoothie should be:

  • Tangy
  • Sweet
  • Colorful — Colorful foods are more likely to be rich in antioxidants and minerals.
  • Smooth — careful of harsh textures like apple. Use blending textures like banana, avocado, yogurt, peanut butter.