Health-conscious people don’t leave the house in the morning without their smoothie. When preparing the vitamin drink, however, there are a few things to consider so that the positive health effect does not turn negative. For example, frozen fruits and fruit stones are taboo for smoothies.
No fruit pits for smoothies
Not all ingredients for fruity smoothies are healthy – the right choice makes the difference! For example, no fruit cores such as those from apples, cherries, or plums should be put into the blender, as the North Rhine-Westphalia consumer advice center is now warning.
During the digestion process, the nuclei form hydrocyanic acid. This in turn can lead to poisoning, shortness of breath, vomiting, or cramps in large quantities. The fruit stones should therefore be carefully removed before adding them to the smoothie mixer.
No frozen fruit for smoothies
Frozen fruits like strawberries, raspberries or blueberries are popular ingredients for smoothies. After all, the goods are fresh from the field, where they are shock-frozen directly. On the one hand, this means that a lot of vitamins and minerals remain, but on the other hand, the burden of pathogenic noroviruses can also be high.
The virus can be killed with heat. For this, it is necessary that the frozen fruits are not used directly from the freezer or thawed, but are heated to at least 90 degrees before consumption. If possible, smoothie lovers should use fresh, seasonal fruit from the region and only occasionally switch to frozen goods.