Do I absorb more sugar and calories when I drink fruits and vegetables in a smoothie as opposed to just eating them whole?
Source: Ask Well: The Downside of Smoothies – The New York Times
When I have a smoothie I consider it my meal. I add whey protein, peanut butter (if I use bananas) or spinach. I will not be hungry for a good 4 hours after. Roughly 250 calories it is all I need. No such thing as a downside in my book!