Smoothies are the perfect blend of delicious and nutritious — or so we like to think. Unfortunately, some concoctions can be a recipe for weight gain and excessive sugar consumption. But don't despair; there are a few guidelines that will have you serving up a more brilliant smoothie!
Smoothies vs. juices
Some people fear that when food is blended, it reduces or even eliminates the fiber content. Although there is some disagreement on this subject, many experts believe that most soluble and insoluble fiber isn’t lost through blending. However, Juicing does remove the fiber from fruits and vegetables. It's for this reason, I always opt for a smoothie. (Not to mention the enormous amount of work it takes to clean a juicer!)
* Although Cassia is the more common (and cheaper) cinnamon, it contains a large amount of a compound called Coumarin, which can be harmful if consumed in high doses. Ceylon has a milder, sweeter flavor too — so it’s definitely worth seeking out.
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