Have you started on the smoothie craze?

Have you started on the smoothie craze?

If you’ve checked out YouTube or any health blog recently, you’ve no doubt seen someone blending up some fruits and vegetables as part or all of their breakfast.

Is this a passing fad or the future of healthy eating?

People have been juicing and making smoothies for decades as a way to get more fruits and vegetables into their diets, but the craze really started to take off when high-powered blenders began popping up. The more popular blenders, like Vitamix® or Blendtec®, can cost hundreds of dollars, but with that high price tag comes an efficient and powerful blending machine that will turn everything from soft blueberries to rock-solid carrots into a delicious liquid drink.

The reason why smoothies are so popular is really a reflection on modern society: people are much more informed about the importance of eating lots of fruits and vegetables every day, but due to lack of time find it difficult to consume all the produce we should.

But by throwing a few handfuls of spinach, a banana, two carrots, blueberries and some oats in a blender and drinking it all up, you get a convenient and filling way to drink your nutrition. And smoothies are much better than juicing because you get the high-fiber roughage that juicers discard when they extract the liquid from produce.

So get out there and start making smoothies!