The great thing about smoothies is that the recipe combinations are virtually endless. However, the ingredients you include can make a huge difference in terms of helping you reach your fitness goals. For example, if you’re looking to build muscle, you’ll want to use calorie-dense foods, like peanut butter, olive oil, and oats. If fat loss is your main objective, you may want to try an opposite approach and limit those ingredients instead.
Fitness coach Max Weber posted an easy hack on Instagram, showing how you can customize your smoothie to fit your goals. The photo above features two smoothies that are nearly identical in ingredients but differ drastically in the number of calories they contain. See below.