Alyssa and I have been drinking smoothies on the reg for years, and the base always consists of unsweetened almond milk, leafy greens, frozen fruit, and plant-based protein.
However, lately we’ve been rethinking the whole fruit thing. We are both at the age where losing stubborn fat areas isn’t as easy as it was when we were younger. We eat healthy (hello), work out, walk constantly around the city, and it’s still a struggle.
So one day we were like “Shit, are we eating too much fruit!?” Then I’m obviously on google researching something along the lines of “does fruit make you fat,” and getting 97 articles with varying opinions. Some say cut fruit out, some say eat fruit only in the morning on an empty stomach, some say eat as much fruit as you want.
In my non-nutrionist thoughts, I know there are fruits that are much higher in sugar than others. Bananas, for example, are super high in sugar, but also tend to be a staple in smoothies because they make them so creamy and delicious.
So for the past week or so I’ve been making this Three Ingredient Creamy Chocolate Shake in the morning that contains zero sugary fruits. Instead, I’m throwing in a 1/4 of an avocado (realizing avocado is technically a fruit) which gives my smoothie the same creamy texture without the sugar.
Now, I’m not saying I am no longer eating fruit. I love it too much, and I don’t really think apples are the cause of my love handles. But I am trying to monitor how much of it I eat a day. If anyone has any thoughts or knowledge, please feel free to comment below. 🙂
- 12oz of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/4 avocado
- 1 scoop of chocolate plant based protein (we love Vega)
- Blend together until creamy.
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