The smoothie seems to have become the symbol of healthy food. In most cities, you can't walk more than a few blocks without finding a smoothie and juice bar. Now, even a lot of grocery stores have started putting them in. We're always looking for a quick fix for our health, and smoothies seem to be that vitamin-packed panacea.
While their claims about vitamins and nutrients aren't wrong, smoothies are actually often terrible for you! It's true that we don't eat enough fruits and veggies, but trying to cram all of your fruits into one meal means a sugar overload.
That's not to say smoothies can't be made healthy. It just takes some work, and may mean making them at home more often than not. But if you keep your recipes within these basic guidelines, you can make an easy-to-drink nutrition powerhouse.