Are Smoothies actually good for you?

By: Tom McAleese, CPT, Apr 07, 2017
Health, Training, Fitness, Liquid, Energy

Or are they just an unhealthy fad?

Generally speaking, smoothies are good for you, as long as you stick with natural ingredients. You can put in anything you like – fresh fruits, berries, spinach, kale, etc. Depending on any food allergies you may have, there are many options for the liquid portion such as soy, almond or coconut milk or regular milk. 

There are hundreds of recipes online for making smoothies for all occasions – pre workout, post work out, energy boost, whatever. The key is using ingredients you are not allergic to (if you have any food allergies) and portion size.

Tom McAleese is a Can-Fit Pro certified personal trainer since 2009 and Transportation Technology teacher since 1997. He is now the owner and operator of Diamond Fitness Personal Training in Simcoe, Ontario. Tom can be reached at: 519-410-2713 or

Tom is a Can-Fit Pro Certified Personal Trainer. His life is dedicated to fitness and all aspects of a healthy lifestyle.  At 47 years of age, he has many years of experience in reaching personal performance goals.  As a client, he will assist you in reaching your maximum potential!

Tom is specializing in the following personal training:

weight loss
strength training
sports conditioning
cardio fitness

one-on-one or small group sessions in a private gym studio workout programs based on your home setup for long distance clients outdoor and swim workouts available (seasonal)

Certified in:

Current Trends in Performance Nutrition
Supplementation for Training or Performance
Advanced Strength Training