Pre-mixed smoothies—life is too short
Smoothies are a great when they’re mixed fresh and full of healthy nutrition-boosting ingredients. And then there’s the pre-mixed easy-for-chefs, lousy-for-you varieties. “Pre-mixed smoothies are usually full of sugar, and not at all healthy,” explains Paula and Gianfranco Sorrentino, co-owners of II Gattopardo Group. Save the smoothies for organic, or natural restaurants, revered for their healthy treats, and pour a glass of water at other types of restaurants, instead. You can also pull out the blender, and make some great smoothies for your at-home brunches.