8 Smoothie Additives to Avoid

Smoothies are a terrific snack when you need something quick, easy, portable, and nutritious, especially when you prepare them at home and have greater control over the contents.

fat-free or low-fat flavoured yoghurt cups

Yogurt is a popular smoothie component for creaminess. Greek and Icelandic yoghurts are high in protein and low in sugar. 

Canned fruit

Canned fruit is the fastest, cheapest, and most convenient way to add your favourite produce to your smoothie, but most types are packaged in syrups that increase your sugar intake.

Nutella-chocolate-hazelnut spread

Hazelnuts include vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and good fats like other nuts. Antioxidants in cocoa provide chocolate health advantages. 


After adding your smoothie components, you want extra sweetness. Instead of sugar, you choose honey or maple syrup. 


Like flavoured yoghurt, fruit juice adds sweetness to your smoothie. First, avoid store-bought "genuine juice" fruit cocktails.

Sugary juice

Blending alcohol

Technically, a smoothie with alcohol in it is probably simply a daiquiri, but any way, it's wiser to restrict your intake of alcoholic, frozen fruit beverages and reserve them for rare occasions.

Too much of a good thing

Nut butters, avocados, and coconut oil are healthful smoothie ingredients that pack a nutritional punch. Smoothies might be "too much of a good thing," so check your portions.

Ice cream

Yes, we realise it might be tempting to put in your favourite ice cream or frozen yoghurt to make that smoothie extra sweet and creamy. 

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