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Is a Smoothie a Complete Meal? Nutritionist Clarifies

Is a Smoothie a Complete Meal? Nutritionist Clarifies

Is a Smoothie a Complete Meal? Nutritionist Clarifies

The drink is made with fruits and even vegetables in some recipes and usually has a creamy consistency.

Prepared with natural ingredients, the smoothie It is a great option for those who like to consume fruit, vegetable or green drinks and want convenience in their daily lives. The name comes from the word “smooth”, which translates as “smooth” or “smooth” in English and represents the creaminess of the drink, which also tends to have a very refreshing and nutritious result.




There are many recipe options that have become trendy in different countries, especially in the fitness world and among people looking for a quick and substantial meal. But can it be considered a complete meal?

Contrary to what many people think and going against the recommendations found on social media and Internet pages, “a smoothie does not replace the main meals of lunch and dinner,” says the coordinator of nutrition and dietetics of São Cristóvão Saúde, Low Belt.

Nevertheless, the expert recommends the drink as a good afternoon snack. “There are many preparation possibilities, from milk, coconut milk, yogurt, etc., to fruit, depending on each person’s preferences. Normally the smoothie is served very cold and you can also use frozen ingredients in the recipe,” he specifies. Therefore, he recommends two recipes for everyday life!

Smoothie Recipes

Fruit milkshake

  • 200 ml coconut milk
  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • 8 medium strawberries, well cleaned
  • Ice to taste

Preparation method

Freeze the fruit and then blend all the ingredients in a blender until you obtain a smooth mixture.

Yogurt smoothie

  • 200 ml of natural yogurt
  • 200 g of fruit (banana and mango)
  • 2 Brazil nuts
  • 1 mint leaf
  • Honey and ice to taste

Preparation method

Freeze the fruit and then blend all the ingredients in a blender until you obtain a smooth mixture.

For other recipes, let your imagination run wild! In addition, you can increase the amount of antioxidants in the drink, including green leaves, as well as balance the sugar in the fruit with, for example, spinach or kale leaves. In addition, it will contribute to your daily intake of vegetables. After all, “a healthy diet can also be practical and delicious,” concludes the expert.

Source: Terra

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