You would think that it is very easy to make a smoothie, but many people really do know how to make a mistake when preparing one.
The next time you prepare a smoothie, try to avoid these common mistakes:
1. Not using green leaves
Green leaves are not only rich in nutrients but also regulate the level of sugar in the body, which can be increased due to sugar in fruits or other natural sweeteners such as honey. They are filled with vitamin K, C, A, Folic acid, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, chlorophyll and antioxidants.
You can not consume Vegetables? You will not even notice them in the smoothie. Start with a few small spinach leaves combined with your favorite fruit. Over time, you can do many more combinations.
2. Over-filling the cup
If you overfill the glass, overflow may occur, which in addition to a mess can damage the nutrition. If you have many ingredients that you want to combine, then it’s best to prepare 2 smoothies instead of 1. Never exceed the MAX line.
3. Too much fruit or fruit juice
Excessive amounts of sugar in any form over time can lead to weight gain. Fruits are full of fibers, antioxidants and other phytochemicals that are incredibly beneficial for the human body.
Fruits and fruit juice, by themselves, increase the blood sugar level, and over time, glucose and insulin can lead to diabetes. Also, if you do not burn the glucose molecules over time, they will turn into fatty tissue.
4. You drink too fast or too slowly
Some of us want to enjoy the taste, while others do not leave the cup until they drink all of it. If you fall into one of these groups, then you make a mistake. The longer the nutrients are exposed to heat, light and air, the faster they decompose.
If you prepare it for a while and leave it open at the work desk, it oxidizes and loses its nutritional features over time. Simply close it with a lid and it is best to store it in the refrigerator.
On the other hand, if you drink it in one breath, you will probably feel bloated, you will have a problem with acids, and may even have nausea and dizziness. When you drink it slowly, you give your body time to process what you drink.
5. Not cold enough
Smoothies are much more delicious when they are cold. Place frozen fruit or just a few ice cubes and enjoy it.
6. Not using quality ingredients
You drink what you use. If you do not use quality ingredients, do not expect to get delicious and quality shakes. Always opt for fresh, healthy ingredients, and organic, whenever you have such an opportunity.
7. Not using healthy ingredients
What you need to know is that preparation of a shake is something that should improve your health, so hold on to healthy ingredients. Avoid artificial sweeteners, whole milk and dairy products, orange juice, certain protein powders and herbs that are not recommended by your doctor.
8. Being afraid to change the original recipe
The possibilities are endless! Free your creativity. Combine the ingredients and enjoy the new flavors.
9. Too many ingredients
If you use too many ingredients, it may overflow from the glass. Also, the combination of too many different tastes may have a strange and not very pleasant result. It is best to have little green leaves of one type of vegetable, 2 small pieces of different vegetables, 1-2 fruits and 1-2 nuts. Add some water and enjoy your smoothie.