Why Smoothies are Making You Fat

Why Smoothies are Making You Fat


Smoothies – pure health, new secret weapon against fat destruction once and for all. They are nutritious, freshly made, paced with fruits. Nothing can go wrong here. You are having them daily so your weight should be dropping like crazy.


Is it?


Many smoothie lovers are disappointed with their result. Why?


Because instead of dropping pounds they either remaining the same or even getting higher.


The question is, can anyone actually make it wrong when it comes to smoothies?


Yes, most of us.


Without realising it you will make mistakes that will keep those pounds around your waist.


What are they and how to fix them-keep reading and see if you are doing it right?

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Smoothie mistakes;


  1. You are using sugar packed fruits


Yes there are fruits and fruits. Have you ever wondered why some of fruits taste better than other? Why you always reaching for the same kind?


Simple- they are sweeter than the others.

Let’s track the biggest defenders.


  • banana
  • any dry fruit
  • pineapple
  • grapes
  • apples
  • peaches
  • nectarines


Those are the higher in sugar.

I am not saying you have to eliminate them. Just use them less or switch with others.


Better options;


  • blueberries
  • strawberries
  • raspberries
  • kiwi
  • oranges
  • blackberries



Make sure in your smoothie you have good balance of fruits.

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  1. Your smoothie is too creamy


That is second big mistake. Creamy how?

To thick, to reach, to high in bad calorie high stuff.


Forget about full fat yogurts, creams, soft cheese.


Lower texture of your smoothie by choosing lighter base.



  • low fat milk like almond, coconut
  • low fat natural yogurt
  • coconut water


  1. You are putting to much in it


That saying les is better apply here. Just because you are making it out from fruits doesn’t mean, you have to put everything you can find in your kitchen.


Start with smoothie base- milk, water or yogurt.

Then decide- fruits, vegetables or both?


They taste the best if you combine two different fruit type with one vegetable.

Let’s say handful of blueberries, handful of cubed mango and few 1/3 of chopped kale.


That is enough. Add some protein source, like flax seed, quinoa or Chia and it is done.


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  1. Not enough of protein


Fruits and vegetables are good and healthy but for your body to burn fat and lose weight you will need good protein source in each of your smoothies.

Banana- yes it have some but not enough, and it is sweet.


The best options;


  • Chia seeds
  • Flax seeds
  • Linen seeds
  • Quinoa
  • Greek yogurt
  • Almond milk
  • Coconut milk


  1. Not enough fiber



Fibre and carbs usually go together. All those stories (horror stories) telling you to stop eating carbohydrates because they are making you fat is a big lye.


Carbs are your friend so is a fibre.


You need good source of fibre, as it will slow down your digestion. It means it slows down your food moving, allowing your digest system to absorb more nutrient stuff from it.


Fibre is also helps preventing problems like constipation. Everything will go smooth.



  1. They are all the same



Having exactly the same smoothie every day is boring and wrong. Where is the pleasure?


Try changing it every day. Moreover, if you are having the same kind of food everyday your body will never get enough good stuff.


You might be low on some vitamins and minerals. They are crucial for regulating your body functions, digestion, absorption, and metabolism.



  1. You are nuts freak


Including nuts in your smoothies is good, but overdoing it is harmful.


Few nuts will be fine. Few not a handful.

They are healthy, packed with good fats, but also with calories.

Nuts are good in moderation.

Really few is plenty.


Also, go easy on fruits that are high in fats and calories, like avocado.



Those are just basics but most common made mistakes. My advice, pick a glass for your smoothie first. Fill it with fruit, veggie, protein and nuts mix and you will create perfect nutritious meal/snack.


Go crazy and try something new every day.


Choose fruits that are in season as they are richer and healthier.


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