Smoothies may seem like a no-brainer. Just fill a blender with fruit, ice and milk or juice, and let ‘er rip.
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But upset the smoothie balance, and you’re suddenly eating 1,000 calories instead of 400. Or maybe you’re crashing after a barely-there surge in energy.
“Smoothies can easily go from super healthy to calorie minefield,” notes registered dietitian Anna Taylor.
So what are the healthiest things to put in a smoothie? Taylor says these six smoothie staples will make a drink that’s delicious, nutritious and filling.
Fruit is a great source of vitamins, minerals and heart-healthy antioxidants. But women only need two to three servings per day, and most men need three to four….