By Lauren Burdge / November 1, 2018 10:23:31 A new crop of vegan and organic food is making the transition to fresh, organic foods.
But a vegan smoothie recipe made by a vegan chef may leave you with a whole lot of carbs.
According to a New York Times article, a vegan bird eye vegetables smoothie from Brooklyn Vegan Kitchen in Brooklyn, New York, contains about 2.8 grams of carbs per serving, a number that’s more than twice the amount found in traditional smoothies.
The smoothie is made with fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs, which are usually high in sugar and calories.
The recipe includes a vegan coconut milk and soy milk substitute, which is supposed to make the smoothie more digestible and also lower blood sugar.
But the amount of carbs in the recipe is way off the mark, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The researchers found that the amount from the ingredients alone is about 2 percent of the total amount of carbohydrate in a serving of vegetable smoothies sold in the U.S. according to the USDA.
While the research does not definitively link the amount in the bird eye smoothie to the amount absorbed by the body, the researchers found there was a significant increase in absorption when the smoothies were made with the vegan substitute.
The amount of carb in the smooth-ie is actually about 25 percent higher than in a traditional smoothie made with sugar and dairy products, according the study.
The team of researchers at the University of Southern California found that when the protein source was vegan, the amount gained was about 50 percent lower than when the animal source was included.
The difference in absorption was even more pronounced when the vegetarian smoothie was made with a non-vegan source.
This was also true when the study used a vegan-friendly serving size of 1.5 ounces.
But this is not the only study to find an increase in the amount people gain from vegetarian smoothies when they include vegan protein sources.
A 2016 study found that a vegetarian smoothy made with rice, beans, lentils, peas, or tofu absorbed more carbs when it was made from a vegan source.
The vegan smoothies in this study, however, did not contain soy milk or milk alternatives.
In other words, there is no evidence that the plant-based smoothie can be made without the added carbs.
While a vegetarian or vegan smoothy may have more carbs than a typical smoothie with a meat-based source, it’s important to note that most of the added carbohydrate is in the protein-rich vegetable and fruit components, not in the fiber.
The takeaway: The best vegan smooth-foods are made with protein and vegetables and are not necessarily higher in carb content.
The new study is a reminder that if you’re looking for a healthy, natural way to eat, plant-strong foods like birds eye vegetables are a great choice.
If you are vegan or vegetarian, there are plenty of options out there to make your smoothie taste like a smoothie.