2nd October 2019


How long does it take for a fruit smoothie to digest?

Water is digested immediately followed by fruit and vegetables which are generally digested within 40 minutes. If you added oats and nuts or seeds it may take up to 3 hours to digest. However this assumes you are only drinking green smoothies in your entire diet.

Consequently, are smoothies considered a meal?

A smoothie is considered a liquid meal. It's really both a drink and a food, blended up for optimal digestion. Of course, if it's healthy depends on the ingredients blended up. If it's not something you usually chew, I consider it a drink.