Careful with Those Smoothies
When summer starts breathing like a fiery dragon, many people start grabbing cool and frosty drinks in order to beat the heat. Nothing goes down better than a nice, cold, flavorful strawberry and banana concoction mixed right in the blender.
Fruity smoothies on a sweltering day can be very healthy drinks as long as you don’t get carried away. And the beauty of mixing your own drink is … you know exactly what’s in it. Another thing I love about making my own smoothies is the fact that I can experiment with different fruits when I get bored with my usual flavors.
If you decide to purchase your drink from one of the popular smoothie chains, make sure it’s not laced with extra sugar. Why use sugar when fruits have their very own natural sweeteners. Adding extra sugar and syrups defeat the “healthy drink” purpose and your waist will definitely respond. You may as well eat a slice of cake.
I had a chance to pick some strawberries at my neighborhood farm this season, so I have a few tasty strawberry smoothies in my future for sure.
This summer, please stay hydrated and stay healthy!