Not all smoothies are created equal! In fact, many sneak in some pretty high calorie, fat, and sugar-rich ingredients—despite the healthy misnomer.
Depending on what you blend into your morning or post-workout smoothie, one frothy glass can quickly turn into a smoothie saboteur if they feature these high calorie-, fat-, and sugar-ridden ingredients…
1. Whipped Cream
I hate to point out the obvious, but any smoothie topped with a thick dollop of whipped cream or Cool Whip isn’t a healthy snack—it’s an indulgent dessert! Not only is whipped cream high in bad fat, sugar, and calories most whipped toppings that you buy in a can are full of unhealthy hydrogenated vegetable oils and high fructose corn syrup.