Are Smoothies Healthy? It All Depends on the Ingredients


If you are looking for a healthy smoothie, the first thing you should consider are the ingredients that it contains. At 3Natives, we make sure that all our smoothies use the freshest produce, with no additives. We are proud to make the best raw juices and smoothies throughout our locations in Florida.

How to Make a Healthy Smoothie

When you make the decision to drink a smoothie during the day, it is widely believed that you are making a healthy choice. Whether you are supplementing your fruit and vegetable intake or are drinking smoothies as a meal replacement, it seems like a health choice. However, finding a healthy smoothie can be more difficult than you think. There are many smoothie recipes that can do you more harm than good.

Many store-bought smoothies and smoothie chains add excessive sugar content and other harmful additives. These added sugars may make a smoothie taste better, but they become worse for you. Smoothies with too many additives or too much sugar are usually unhealthy and ultimately defeat the purpose of making a smoothie with fruits and veggies. In addition, some smoothie companies use fruit that is largely imported and not fresh from local vendors.

At 3Natives, we know how to make a healthy smoothie that tastes great! If you are making a smoothie at home, here’s how to do it:

  •  Fruit is a delicious addition to a healthy, antioxidant-rich smoothie. It is recommended that you limit servings of fruit in your smoothie to one cup. Fruits can be filled with carbs and calories and spike your blood sugar levels.
  • Sweeteners like agave, honey and other additions like nut butters, Greek yogurt and protein powder can add a great dose of fiber, protein, and sugars to your diet. Be careful to watch how much you put in the smoothie if you are trying to lose weight—the calories can add up quickly!
  • Green smoothies have grown in popularity in recent years because of their health benefits. Add an avocado or leafy green to your smoothie to boost your immunity and vitamin B intake.

If you are not in the mood or don’t have the time to make your own, come into 3Natives for a delicious, healthy smoothie or freshly pressed fruit juice. Here, you know you are getting the real thing.

3Natives Healthy Smoothie Ingredients

At 3Natives, we only use fresh local produce that is prepared daily. We source our smoothie ingredients and products responsibly and locally to ensure you get the best smoothie that Florida can make. We only use whole, fresh fruit that is sourced from local vendors. This means that any smoothie you order will only contain 100% fruit, vegetables, and greens with nothing added to it.

Get a Healthy Smoothie from 3Natives

Come into a 3Natives location today and see for yourself why our healthy smoothies are the best around town. Give us a call today or take a look at our menu!