Use the following tips to guide you through the smoothie minefield:
DRINKING TOO MUCH
It is way too easy to over-consume when your meals are taken through a straw. Between the liquid format and the great taste, many people tend to pack too many calories when drinking smoothies.
Then there is the myth: ‘because smoothies are made from healthy foods, one cannot have too much’. These factors mean that many persons routinely have 500- or 600-calorie ‘healthy’ smoothies and remain puzzled as to why they are not achieving their fitness goals.
Tip: Whether you weigh or measure your ingredients, pay keen attention to the amount and type of foods you put into your smoothie, as well as the amount you are having in one sitting.