About eight years ago I would have considered a smoothie a healthy snack or breakfast. It didn’t really matter what type of smoothie, at that point I lumped them all together in the “health” category. I know I’m not the only one because smoothie bars are popping up everywhere and patients are often reporting smoothies as part of their regular diet.
From working out to eating breakfast on the run, you probably have been encouraged to have smoothies as part of your daily routine. It is an easy way to increase your protein intake, which is necessary for muscle growth. What could be easier? Add protein powder to some blended fruit, yogurt, and/or fruit juice. After some investigation I now know this could be a huge problem and here’s why: [Read more…]