Starting The Day With A Breakfast Smoothie?
I’ve been supping down a smoothie each morning, diligently made by the boyfriend and packed full of fruit, berries, flaxseeds, goji and chia seeds. It looks good and it tastes good, but the jury’s out on whether it’s really good for me?
Juicing is the health term du jour at the moment, but stripping away the flesh and skins (which often contain the most fibre and nutrients) to break down the fruit to a few trickles of liquid, somehow doesn’t seem quite right. It’s better than a Full English I’m sure, but is it really just drinking a big sugary drink everyday or no more vitamin-packed than a Berocca?
The Nutri Bullet is the juicer everyone’s raving about at the moment and it is pretty cool, but it still ends up with the same result. I’ve done a bunch of juicing detoxes and I was asked by a reader recently whether they actually work, if I cheated and if I actually lost any weight? I said yes on all counts, they are bloody hard to stick to.
So, if you’re looking to trim down a bit are you really going to lose weight by swapping out breakfast for a smoothie? I’m undecided. But, if you’re a vege-hater (like the boyfriend) or lead a hectic lifestyle where you’re not getting enough vitamins on a daily basis, then a breakfast smoothie does seem like a good solution.