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Smoothies… bad for you, right? Wrong! Smoothies get a bad rap for being high in calories and sugar (which can be true) but if you’re making them with the right ingredients and for the right reasons, they can be very good for you. There are key ingredients that can be used in smoothies to boost your metabolism, aid in weight loss, give you a boost before a workout, and help restore you after a workout. The key is knowing which ingredients to use.

Yogurt: good for protein, calcium and probiotics
Bananas: rich in potassium, vitamin B, and other nutrients. Bananas add a sweet element to smoothies!
Milk: A great source for calcium and other nutrients
Berries: add a sweet element and pack a ton of healthy benefits
Whey protein: gives you a boost of protein
Teas: different types of teas offer all different kinds of health benefits and a different flavor to your smoothie
HEALTHY fats: like flaxseed oil and avocado help keep you full

Check out this infographic for smoothie recipes for all kinds of situations!