Smoothies sound like a healthy snack and meal replacement, and it can be – if you do it right. But because some of the smoothies contain more sugar than fresh and frozen fruits, yogurt, and milk, the ice is turned from angels to devils in a flash.
For example, just a store selling, a 20-ounce cherry smoothie with banana and papaya juice has less than 300 calories, while a 20-ounce peanut butter plus chocolate smoothie has more than 700 calories. The best smoothie is the type of calories that does not exceed 17 calories per ounce (that is, the 20-ounce 340-card smoothie), and no less than 4 grams of fiber per serving. If you want to use a smoothie for a meal replacement, you should have at least 5 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber per serving.