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Old 05-18-2016, 06:18 PM
 
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A smoothie drink that I bought from a health food store is loaded with things such as broccoli, spinach, wheat grass, mango, banana, and more. So instead of eating greens do you think that I am getting sufficient food value from that smoothie. I realize that I am not getting the roughage.
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Old 05-18-2016, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Sugarmill Woods , FL
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Drink your veggies!
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Old 05-18-2016, 07:43 PM
 
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Just because a smoothie drink is from a health food sore and claims to be loaded with veggies, that doesn't necessarily mean it's good for you. The full ingredients list would have to be taken into consideration.
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:31 PM
 
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A smoothie drink that I bought from a health food store is loaded with things such as broccoli, spinach, wheat grass, mango, banana, and more. So instead of eating greens do you think that I am getting sufficient food value from that smoothie. I realize that I am not getting the roughage.
We have no way of answering such on this forum as this is about Food and Drink. Your thread is being moved to Health and Wellness.
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Old 05-18-2016, 09:37 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Most fruits and veggies retain more of their nutrients when they're less processed. So something that's been dehydrated, ground up and mixed into a drink powder might not benefit you as much as eating fresh vegetables.

Part of what veggies do for you is help you to feel full, and add fiber and moisture to what you eat to help your other food move through your bowels. You're probably not getting that from the smoothie. You should also look at how much sugar is added to the mix.
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Old 05-19-2016, 02:39 AM
 
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Is the smoothie made from fresh veggies that are cut up in front of you or is it some powder? A real smoothie would be good for you.
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Old 05-19-2016, 09:12 AM
 
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You are getting the roughage.

There is no difference between chewing and drinking pureed stuff, except that it is easier to down lots of calories quickly when drinking. If they're raw it's even better for you. But skip the smoothie shop and make your own, that way you can add exactly what you need and make sure it's not apple juice with half a broccoli floret. In my smoothies I have as much baby spinach as you'd find in a large salad, and you can't even taste it.
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Old 05-19-2016, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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But skip the smoothie shop and make your own, that way you can add exactly what you need and make sure it's not apple juice with half a broccoli floret. In my smoothies I have as much baby spinach as you'd find in a large salad, and you can't even taste it.

We bought a high speed blender for vegetable and fruit smoothies, and we are very happy with it -- it was well worth the high initial cost. Its important to us to know we're using fresh organic produce for our drinks, and blending them yourself allows that. Its also has become a bit of an entertaining contest between DW and I to come up with new recipes, using different ingredients.
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Old 05-19-2016, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Smoothies are fine in moderation. Sometimes they have excess sugar and calories.
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Old 05-19-2016, 10:12 AM
 
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Best bet is to buy a nutri bullet type blender and make your own smoothies. Many recipe sources on Google
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