How Healthy Can A Sweet TReat Be?

Joyce Bridges and Dawn Hawkins are the proud owners of TReats, located in Travelers Rest. This mom and daughter duo are local women who wanted to share their passion for healthy treats with the community. TReats is the only smoothie and juice cafe in the area. All of the ingredients used are 100% organic meaning there are no chemicals, additives, or artificial flavorings. TReats offers a number of different fresh pressed juices and smoothies, as well as wheat grass shots and protein energy balls.

When I visited TReats I ordered the black-n-blue smoothie which consists of blueberries, blackberries, banana, spinach, kale, and almond milk. It was 222 calories of pure deliciousness. I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves tart smoothies. Plus they give students and teachers a 10% discount! 

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Photo taken by Ashley Trice at TReats

On my next trip to TReats I may be adventurous and try a wheat grass shot (no promises…) HOWEVER, I am absolutely going to try one of the protein energy balls. These are super simple to make at home, plus they are a great snack!

Ingredients:

  • oats
  • peanut butter
  • whey protein powder
  • chocolate chips
  • honey

All you have to do is mix up the ingredients and roll the dough into bite size balls, then refrigerate. Simple, right?

Now let’s talk carbohydrates.

When most people think of carbs, they immediately think bread, pasta, grains, etc, BUT, did you know fruit and vegetables are also carbohydrates? Carbohydrates are the most important source of energy for your body. Fruits and vegetables contain sugars such as fructose and glucose which are simple carbohydrates. These sugars are different from sugar found in processed foods. Fruits and vegetables are among the more nutritious sources to get your daily dose of carbohydrates.

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Smoothies Galore! Photo taken by Ashley Trice at TReats

Smoothies are a great option because not only are they super tasty, they are a healthy option that are easy to make yourself. All you need is a blender, fruit/vegetables, and a base (water, milk, yogurt, etc.) Smoothies are also great because you can always change up the ingredients and make a whole new creation!

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