smoothies???

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    DTR rex New Member

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    What is F&N's opinion on smoothies while cutting?

    I am cutting at ~ 1,800 cal's per day and just yesterday stumbled upon a very nice blender that was sitting in my basement. Brand new and with like 8 different types of settings like blend, puree, chop, etc....

    So I started to make smoothies. Now I know that smoothies are high in sugar because of the fruit, but if I am working out that today it will be ok right?
    I am using it as a meal supplement right now snacks. I usually add a couple pineapple chunks, half a banana, half cup of OJ, and tons of ice to keep the volume high but amount of sugar down.. It is filling and I can add my protein/creatine to it which helps as well.

    So I am still staying under maintenance even when having a smoothie, but I am worried about the high sugars.. I try to use more ice and less fruit/juice though and only have a smoothie on days when I plan to workout later to insure it gets burned off efficiently.

    Thanks.
     
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    Probably wouldn't be a bad thing to take... especially after you workout would be the ideal for this kind of thing
     
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    better to eat the fruit while cutting instead of drinking it
     
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    ice + whey + water + banana + honey = my smoothies :dunno:
     
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    what's the difference?
     
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    sugar from fruit is fine for you

    drink smoothies all day long as long as it fits in your calorie allowance
     
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    cool, thanks guys.

    Glad to hear it, it will be a bit easier to take in all that protein when I can just throw 2scoops into a daily smoothie.
     
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    it takes more time/energy to eat than to drink
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    i don't eat fruit when i cut
     
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    i thought fruit was pretty high calorie/carb, so i stopped making smoothies... but the other night, i looked at the label on the back of the frozen fruit bag and realized that it's not bad at all

    so now, i'm gonna start taking them again
     
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