Smoothie Screw-Up #1: Being Fuzzy on Your Slurp’s Purpose
Before throwing in ingredients and hitting “buzz,” consider your goal. Do you want your smoothie to serve as a meal replacement, an addition to your breakfast, or just as a snack? Your answer will guide what you add to your blender and in what amounts. “You’ll want to include more protein and slightly more fat if your smoothie is meant to be a meal, and smaller portions if you’re having it in addition to a meal,” says Kelly Jones MS, RD, CSSD, LDN.
For a post-workout smoothie, pack in more protein, in the form of Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, nut butters, and protein powder, and watch the fat content, she says. Don’t forget flax seed!

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