Homemade frozen smoothies aren’t necessarily better or worse than shop bought, they’re different and each serves a purpose.
They both have their pros and cons which we’ll look into below so you can decide what’s best for you.
It’s worth mentioning here that what is best for you can change seasonally, daily and even moment to moment.
If your out with friends, why not order your smoothie while you’re out?
Tight budget this week? Then make a frozen smoothie for yourself at home.
You get it? Of course you do.
So now let’s look at some of the main benefits of making your own homemade frozen smoothies.
Convenience of a frozen smoothie
This will no doubt be one of the most important considerations to make when comparing the two smoothies.
Smoothies, in general, are quite a convenient meal and easy to use in your diet plans.
They’re quick to make, can easily replace meals, only require a little bit of clean up and they’re easy to travel with.
Store bought smoothies have the added advantage of requiring no prep time, clean up or even owning and cleaning your own blender.
Simply buy them and drink them.
For homemade frozen smoothies, we’ve made things easier for you by providing ready to blend smoothie cubes.
How about in your workplace?
Again, depending on the ingredients and what’s available in your workplace kitchen, it’s not always going to be convenient to make your ideal smoothie from scratch.
Using a ready to blend smoothie and a small blender is usually possible in most workplace kitchens, but if not, you could resort to a store bought smoothie.
Variety of ingredients
Making your own smoothie gives you the most possibility for variety.
Whether it be from scratch or using a ready-made smoothie there’s plenty of opportunity for variation.
Perhaps you want to go for local, seasonal produce or try out any of “those” new ingredients everybody is talking about.
Whatever the case, you have complete control over what goes in and what stays out of your smoothies.
You can tailor the smoothie to your current health, diet and most importantly, your taste desires.
Feel free to check out our recipes page to get a bit more fancy.
When buying out there is also the opportunity for variety.
You can try the different smoothie options they have, or add and remove different ingredients.
These extra additions can add up quickly though.
There is also the obvious issue with stock, if they don’t keep your favourite ingredients in stock, they can’t add it to your smoothie.
Cost of your smoothies
Even after taking the cost of the blender into consideration, making your own smoothies is much cheaper over the long term.
When you consider adding in the extras when buying smoothies, the difference becomes even more pronounced!
Taste of the smoothie
Store bought and ready-made smoothies are great in the taste department.
If you’re new to smoothie making or don’t yet have that trained chef’s palette then having it done for you is a great way to ensure flavour and make it easier to keep up this healthy habit.
This is not to say that smoothies made from scratch can’t also be delicious.
There are plenty of recipes to try online and even more for you to invent!
Even buying store bought smoothies can inspire different flavour combinations to make yourself.
Last, but certainly not least is the health aspect of smoothies.
What goes in and what stays out of your smoothie is super important when looking to improve your health.
This applies to both types homemade and store bought.
Some things for you to consider are:
- What’s in your smoothie?
- Is it serving my current health needs?
- How long has it been on the shelf?
- Does it use any preservatives?
- How much of each ingredient is in the smoothie?
- And many more reasons to have a smoothie
It is much easier to ensure these considerations above are met when preparing your own homemade frozen smoothie.
In regards to the above, with a store bought smoothie, with some thoughtful questioning and research, you can make sure you are buying the best smoothie possible.
What smoothie do you choose?
Are you someone who only goes shop bought or only the homemade smoothie option?
Or do you sit somewhere in the middle?
Hedging your bets by having bought smoothies when you’re away from home or the office and indulging yourself by making your own frozen smoothies when you’re at home or in the office.
We hope that after reading this you’re able to make even better decisions for your health and your tastebuds.