A Smoothie with No Added Sugar is Still As Tasty

Some people think smoothies are a great way to get a serving or two of fruit. Others criticize them for their high sugar content. It’s true, a lot of the smoothies you get at restaurants have a bunch of added sugar in the form of sucrose or high fructose corn syrup. Sugar, of course, is the enemy of anyone with ADHD who wants to get anything done. Sure, it gives you a quick burst of energy, but it’s followed a very short time later by a sugar crash, and you’re worse off than you were before. So try to limit your consumption. (BTW, I also try to avoid artificial sweeteners even though they’re supposed to be safe – just my own personal bias.)

Here’s a tip: At some places, you can ask them to not add any sugar to your smoothie. You don’t really need it, fruit already is sweet enough. Today I had an Island Green smoothie at Tropical Smoothie Café, with spinach, kale, mango, pineapple, and banana, hold the sugar please. Delicious! I didn’t even miss the (extra) sugar.