Smoothie cafes and shops which offer them on the menu are very popular in many urban areas. Clearly, Westerners have fully embraced the idea that healthy smoothies make a great meal replacement!
Unfortunately, many of these commercially made smoothies contain a lot of sugar in the form of pasteurized juice instead of fresh fruit, and worse, unhealthy additives such as protein powder or greens that are usually quite rancid. Even the peanut butter used at one smoothie joint near me contains added sugar!
As a result, it is best to rely on several healthy smoothie recipes that you make at home and avoid the convenient and usually expensive commercial options. Prepare a few ahead of time and keep them in the refrigerator for grab and go if your schedule is particularly demanding.