Generally, when you think of smoothies you assume you are making a healthy choice for yourself. Smoothies, especially those at large chain smoothie and coffee shops, can contain 80 plus grams of sugar (some over 100 grams which is more than 3 sodas…come on!!) and are loaded with preservatives. This is fine if this sugar bomb smoothie is your occasional treat, but let’s hope that your occasional treat is not a smoothie, but rather something chocolate based from a dessert menu. They are trying to convince you that these “healthy” smoothies are actually good for you by showing cross fit athletes, yogis and runners with six packs on their website. We understand the power of marketing, but don’t be fooled and please know there is a BIG difference in smoothies.
We really really love our smoothies over here at Nourish. We are always experimenting (i.e. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie) and adding maca, bee pollen, spirulina, chia seeds to get the most nutritional bang. I think half of our staff gets the Coconut Matcha daily. But we get it...most of these Superfoods are foreign and intimidating. Let us wellness junkies break them down for you.
It all started in the parking lot of Yoga Sol when Kimber gave me a sample of her homemade healthy chocolate