RE: No smoothies??
Posted Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 8:32 AM
I'm enjoying this lively conversation. It brings to mind a post I made on the plant-based fitness blog about a year ago re: smoothies.
You'd think I'd asked people to give up their firstborn, the response was so dramatic! Though I clearly present the pros and cons of "to smoothie or not to smoothie" many readers became defensive of their smoothies!
As I say in the article concluding comments:
First and foremost, I'm interested in getting people to eat more plants. And if digestion is a problem, or someone for some reason or another is unable to chew well, green smoothies with some fruit may provide a valuable source of nutrition. It may serve as a way to draw children in to loving their greens (see Smoothie, the Movie). And athletes may benefit from the large calorie load and fuel replenishment you can get in the form of a blended plant drink.
But if weight, blood sugar, and insulin levels are a concern to you, then the answer to the question "to smoothie or not to smoothie?" may be clearer. Occasional? Sure. Every day? Maybe not.
Here's the link to the article:
To Smoothie or not to Smoothie
And the link to a smoothie movie for the kids, which is also in the article above:
Smoothie - the movie
Enjoy what you eat!