I just ran across this cool article by Carly Graf (on shape.com) where she shares 7 “healthy” ingredients that can “turn your smoothies into junk food”. Avoid these in your healthy weight loss smoothie regime.

Not everything you put in a blender benefits your health. Find out which smoothie ingredients could be derailing your diet

She doesn’t go into a great deal of detail but concisely make the point for each item. Every one is something to take heed of in your own smoothie recipes.

Check out the article below and let me know if you find it useful too…

Here’s more from Carly Graf…

We love a good smoothie (even more so if it features one of these Super Boosters)—with plenty of protein and a good balance of nutrients, they’re a perfect meal replacement, and less substantial blends can serve as a satisfying on-the-go snack. But it’s easy to start throwing anything we think is healthy into our blenders without tacking it on to our mental count of nutrients and cals. If it’s in liquid form, it doesn’t count, right? Wrong.

 

LeAnn Weintraub, Los Angeles-based R.D. set us straight with some serious smoothie intel. Heaps of leafy greens, portioned dollops of nut butters, and low-cal fiber boosts like flax seeds get a thumbs up, but these common culprits can turn a good-for-you, tasty treat into a sugary, fat-ridden bomb more worthy of a spot on the dessert menu. 

Read on to Next Page for the 1st 3 “Diet Derailers”…

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