05 Jan Are smoothies good for you?
In fact, I love smoothies and I think they are great, but often times, it’s the ingredients we put in them that can be costing us our health!
I often have clients tell me how I’d be so proud of them because they whipped up a delicious smoothie for breakfast. When I ask what they put in their smoothie, I hear things like – “bananas, strawberries, yogurt, orange juice and milk.”
Well, there’s a problem with that.
Those ingredients will cause a spike in your blood sugar. They are way too rich in sugar and should not be in your smoothie!
You see, fruits are great and high in antioxidants and vitamins, but they are sweet and rich in fructose (fruit sugar), so having too much fruit can cause blood sugar issues and insulin sensitivity just the way a bagel or donut might!
This is a problem because it will make PMS worse, make you moody, cause you to age faster (argh!), cause you to gain weight (rather quickly) and drain your energy levels.
In the meantime, if you’re a smoothie lover and making them regularly, be sure to start minimizing sugary ingredients.
In fact, start to minimize sugar in general. If you’re eating too much fruit, find yourself snacking on treats everyday or snooping around the kitchen after 10pm looking for a sweet fix, that’s a sign that your blood sugar is imbalanced.
Minimizing or eliminating the sugar will improve your health dramatically!
You can download my favourite smoothie recipes here by signing up to my FREE body reset plan. It will also show you a way to tackle your sugar cravings and how to really achieve your health goals in 2017.