Highlights

  • Keep your fruits to half a cup per glass; add veggies, nuts
  • Ramp up protein & healthy fats with nuts, yoghurt or avocado
  • Do not store a smoothie for more than 24 hours 

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4 common smoothie mistakes you need to stop making!

Smoothies offer a power-packed dose of nutrients when done right, but some common smoothie mistakes can take away from all the benefits. 

One of the easiest, most delicious and quick things to put together, smoothies are quite a popular snack. They can offer a power-packed dose of nutrients when done right, but some common smoothie mistakes can take away from all the benefits.

Here are some of the most easily forgotten smoothie mistakes that you should keep in mind while whipping up your next bowl.

TOO MUCH FRUIT

With so many delicious fruits to choose from, it is easy to go overboard with fruits in your smoothie. But fruits also pack in a lot of sugar. Keep your fruits to half a cup per smoothie and supplement with some veggies, nut butter and dairy.

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NOT ENOUGH FAT OR PROTEIN

A common mistake is forgetting the nutrient balance. Don’t make your smoothie just carb-heavy, integrate a serving of protein and healthy fats to stay full for longer. You can add nuts, protein powder, some yoghurt or avocado.

STORING FOR TOO LONG

Another huge mistake is making a big batch and storing it for the next few days. The best way to get all the benefits of a smoothie is to make it just right before you consume it. Do not store your smoothies for more than 24 hours as it loses their nutritional value.

NO PORTION CONTROL

Whether you’re eating smoothies for weight loss or to be healthy, portion control is key. Even a well-balanced jar of a smoothie can pack about 300 to 600 calories depending on your ingredients. Always consider the portion size of each ingredient and be mindful of how much you add.

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