I Wish I Could Get Into Smoothies and Juice, but I Can’t

What I wouldn’t give for a green smoothie is something that I would rarely say. I absolutely love the juice and smoothie craze that has hit America for the last “X” amount of years, but I can’t seem to jump on the bandwagon.

You see I like to chew my food and that maybe the problem. I like flavor, texture, and to savor it not slurp it down in 5 minutes. I could have this all wrong; am I doing this right? I mixed my spinach, 1/2 banana, frozen fruit, and sometimes a little protein powder in the mix and I get a tasteless beverage. What am I doing wrong? Maybe I am just not a shake person.

Reasons why….

  1. I am NOT satisfied. I don’t feel full or happy about what I just consumed. I know it’s good for me, but I am still hungry.
  2. I really don’t want to waste all those carbs on a drink. I love the company Suja, but most of their juices are 20grams of carbs! I could eat something else that is way more satisfying, like GF Quaker Oatmeal, rather then sip a very bitter juice.
  3. Calories can be pretty high in nutritional shake shops as well as in the grocery store and to me it’s just not worth the waste in calories.
  4. There’s a lot of sugar in that 8 oz cup. Fructose is a sugar, although it comes naturally from fruits, it’s still a sugar and that’s why there is a serving size from the FDA. I just would rather not consume so much sugar in one sitting no matter where it came from.

Before the juice loving gods throw their lighting stick down out me let me say I know there are numerous benefits from juicing and some shakes like clearer skin, healthier digestive tract, reports of weight loss, and mental clarity, which is fantastic, but I can get that from other nutritional areas as well.

I am just saying that it’s not my thing. I would like to be a part of the trend, but I think I am tapping out to just having a juice or shake when I am craving it (like never). Is anyone with me on this?

If anyone has any helpful hints on how I can stop my dislike for the juice movement let me know!

XOXO,

E

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