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Lorena Smalley

Smoothies are a great way to get lots of fruit and vegetables in your diet when you don’t feel like making a full meal.  We have shared some great smoothie recipes that we have found online so now, we thought we would share some articles that explain WHY these smoothie recipes are asking for things like Acai berry, cacao nibs, spirulina and nut milks. First up…..Part 1 of our SuperfoodS For Smoothie Series.

Debunking Labels: What to Look For When Buying Nut Milk – Tess Patrick on June 23, 2020

You wouldn’t be crazy for thinking nut milk is the healthiest option on your shelf. With trends towards plant-based lifestyles and a nasty hangover from the low-fat marketing movement of the decades past, we’re blindly reaching for nut milks like never before. But with a long shelf life and an affordable price tag, it can’t be all positives – food is still a big business after all. Many of our staple ‘healthy’ alternatives are actually playing host to ingredients nastier than dairy or fats.

In this article, there are some tips to help you choose your plant-based milk:

  • Sweetened VS unsweetened
  • What percentage is actually nuts?
  • Check out the thickeners & additives
  • Macronutrient content varies between nuts
  • Where have they cone from & how were they grown

CLICK HERE to visit Food Matters to read more of this article!

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