Suddenly, they just appeared: your Instagram feed is full of beautiful and colorful smoothies, like out of nowhere, and you just don’t get why. The truth is this trend has a few good reasons to exist, and you should be sipping on them too. Keep reading to know all the benefits!
- Very practical
You have to admit that eating a bagel in front of your desk or on the way is just not practical. Instead, you could just have all your breakfast in a jar, put a straw on it and just drink it on the subway, or walking or, even better, while you work. It is just easier.
- Healthy and low in calories
If you’re on a diet, consider smoothies your perfect breakfast, since they give you all nutrients you need with half the calories! They also make you feel fuller for a longer period, so it’s a win-win.
- A perfect way to consume all your fruits and vegetables
Yeah, we’ve all heard the rule of eating 5 portions of fruit and vegetables throughout the day. But, unlike vegetarians, does anyone even do that? With a smoothie, you can have up to 3 cups of fruits and vegetables in just one meal, which is pretty awesome and lets you indulge a bit on other meals.
- They have a lot of nutrients
Of course, the main reason experts recommend eating a lot of fruit and veggies daily is that they’re full of good for you nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
By just adding a banana and the juice of an orange, you have pretty much the potassium and Vitamin C you need in a day. If you want it to have more protein, you can add cereals like oats or quinoa, or just add some protein powder. They are so versatile!
- They’re simply delicious
It’s almost like eating dessert for breakfast. You can add cocoa powder to have a chocolate smoothie; instant coffee to have a Frappuccino; even some yogurt, cream cheese and berries for a cheesecake smoothie. You can’t say you won’t like it because you can make it just the way you like it.
- Pretty aesthetical, duh
You have to admit that sipping on a smoothie at your workplace would make you feel fancy, like a real millennial, and don’t even mention how many like would get you on Instagram!