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Did You Know? That Smoothie Combo Might Be a No-Go

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Hold on, smoothie lovers! Turns out, that blending certain ingredients can turn your healthy mix into a bit of a nutritional nightmare. Believe it or not, some combos can zap your smoothie’s superpowers! Want to know which combos to ditch? Read on…

Wait, what? How can a smoothie be bad for you?

Seems like our favorite smoothie ingredients might not always be best buds.  According to an Ayurvedic health coach, fruits have enzymes that clash with other food groups, including veggies!  This surprising combo can lead to digestion issues and even skin problems. So, next time you’re whipping up a smoothie, be mindful of what goes in the blender.

Okay, so how do I smoothie safely?

Don’t worry, there are still ways to enjoy your favorite smoothie fix. Here’s the lowdown:

Fruits:

  • Stick to single fruits or similar fruits like berries or citrus.
  • You can also have a solo fruit smoothie made with stewed or raw fruit.

Veggies:

  • Go for cooked, steamed, or raw veggies. Soups are a great option too, especially for easy digestion.
  • Veggies juices are trendy, but talk to your doc before guzzling them down regularly to avoid any long-term issues.
  • Carrot and celery juices seem to be the safest bets.

Yogurt: Think Outside the Smoothie

While yogurt is packed with gut-friendly bacteria, it’s surprisingly considered a heavy food in Ayurveda. This means mixing it with fruits can slow down digestion. Don’t ditch the yogurt just yet! Skip the fruit mix-ins and explore other options. Spice things up with a dash of cinnamon or honey, or simply enjoy yogurt plain alongside your meals.

Safe Smoothie Combos You Can Actually Drink

Don’t ditch your blender just yet! Here are some green (and safe) smoothie combinations:

Fruits:

  • Nut milks (like almond or coconut)
  • Dry fruits (like dates or figs)

Veggies:

  • Yogurt with spices
  • Grains with spices

Other:

  • Milk with dry fruits and spices
  • Yogurt with dry fruits and spices

Smoothie Bowl Goals? We Got You!

These safe combinations are perfect for a healthy and delicious smoothie bowl or a refreshing on-the-go drink. So blend away and enjoy your guilt-free smoothie goodness!  Remember, when in doubt, always check with a healthcare professional for personalized advice.

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