I love smoothies, they are filling and have lots of vitamins, minerals, fiber and when made with vegetable (and they should be made with vegetables) they help get your daily vegetable servings in. If you have a to go cup they are super convenient.
When recommending them as a solution to clients/patients the only negative I hear is about the prep. Like all things that contain real food a smoothie will require some prep.
I am always on the lookout for ways to make healthier eating an option and when I find ways to make real food more convenient I like to pass it on.
I prep my vegetables and fruits ahead by putting them in freezer bags, one item for each bag. When I saw a pin on Pinterest where individual bags were set up; I thought the idea was brilliant for those of us who need just those extra seconds in the morning or have kids old enough to operate a blender.
Still requires some work but all the work is on the up front and convenience all week long. Buying in family packs can and often is more cost effective. It’s a great idea … pass it on!
Get idea, pass it on!