So lately I've been experimenting with adding frozen veggies to my protein shakes, and I was wondering if mixing them into a protein shake would somehow diminish the nutritional value of the veggies.
I remember in nutrition class, that my professor said something like "when considering smoothies, the nutritional value will be lesser". However, I never understood if she was referring to store bought smoothies, loaded with sugar, or if this applied to homemade smoothies (where you know what's going into them) as well.
Is there some sort of diminishing effect since the vegetables will be in liquid form? Perhaps they won't be as filling.. something to do with fiber?
I'm planning to have a protein/veggie shake during my next semester of college rather than making a meal with vegetables separately (to save time), so I want to know of any downsides before I replace some of the solid veggies in my diet with "liquid" veggies.
Thanks for reading,