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Tips for Making a Healthy Smoothie

Smoothies are an incredibly useful health snack. If you just finished working out, a protein smoothie can help your body recover. Trying to lose weight? Drink a filling smoothie as a meal replacement. When you’re crunched for time in the morning, a smoothie is a great grab-and-go breakfast option that you can drink during your commute.

Needless to say, smoothies are a great snack for all kinds of occasions. But not all smoothies are made equal. Some of your favorite blended beverages are loaded with sugar and other unhealthy ingredients. Check out these tips for making a healthy smoothie:

Choose Almond Milk over Orange Juice
Orange juice is a common ingredient in smoothies, but it can add serious sugar to your drink. A typical cup of orange juice carries 21 grams of sugar! For a less sugary option, use unsweetened almond milk. You can find options in your dairy aisle with zero grams of sugar.

If you’re worried about leaving orange juice out of your smoothie because of its great vitamin C content, then try incorporating strawberries into your recipe. One cup of whole strawberries contains 141% of your daily value of vitamin C.

Add Whey Protein
Protein isolates like BiPro easily mixes with smoothies, adding 20 grams of protein to your drink. Whey is a necessary addition to a smoothie, making it much more filling and giving your muscles the protein they need to stay healthy. Many of the world’s top athletes choose BiPro as their protein supplement because of its natural ingredient list, zero grams of sugar and delicious flavors.

Go For Greens
Adding greens like spinach or kale to your smoothie might not sound appetizing, but vegetables can make your drink much more nutritious without compromising taste very much. One cup of raw spinach carries 56% of your daily value of vitamin A, which plays a major role in maintaining healthy vision. Combining greens with sweet fruits and BiPro yields a smoothie with healthy vegetables that tastes like delicious fruits.

Ditch the Ice Cream
There’s a difference between a smoothie and a milkshake! While it sounds appetizing, adding ice cream to your smoothie essentially turns it into a milkshake. Ice cream makes your smoothie somewhat unhealthy, because it can carry extra sugar and fat.

Head over to BiPro’s recipes page to find protein-packed smoothie and beverage recipes. Alright, time to start blending!  

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