Fruit Smoothie and the Different Between Hypertonic, Hypotonic, Isotonic Drinks

I was craving a healthy fruit smoothie since I’m in winter and summer but all together!!
The last days, the weather has been completely variable and the temperature tripled in few days.
With the short summer you tend to delight with refreshing drinks and this one accomplished with its yummy mission.

Banana, Strawberry and Orange, an Easy Fruit Smoothie full of Vitamins
Banana, strawberry and orange, an easy smoothie full of vitamins with no-recipe to share, because is too simple to make it.
Certainly the alternatives are endless: smoothie with yogurt, chocolate and your imagination can add the rest of the ingredients. At the end of this post I’m putting more smoothie variants to your choice.

With these suffocating days, it came to my mind also what you can desire to drink. A cool beer, cocktail, cola, smoothie or plain water; but do you know what effects produce in your body, the different options? Let’s see them.

Hypotonic, Isotonic, Hypertonic Drinks

Hypotonic drinks are less concentrated than body fluids so are quick to replace fluids lost by principally sweating on hot days or during short exercise trainings. The proportion of carbohydrates (energy) is low around of 2%. Examples are low calorie drinks. As they’ve poor energy you can complement them with food, supplying the necessary calories.

Isotonic drinks can replace lost fluids quickly by sweating as well as glucose and electrolytes in comparable concentrations to the body. They take a little more to be absorbed than plain water and they supply a boost of energy through carbohydrates.
The concentration in glucose is around 6% to 8% and there’re many commercial brands available.
The principal use is as sport drinks for training and lately I’ve seen people drinking them normally in hot days. If you have spent several hours walking is fine but if not, you’re adding unnecessary calories that can rebound in your body weight!

Hypertonic drinks: Hyper means high concentration, more than body fluids. The absorption rate is very slow compared to plain water, then they can reduce the speed of fluid replacements, and potentially can cause dehydration! Usually they’ve large amounts of sugar or glucose, 8% to 10% or more.
They can boost your energy and warning, the daily carbohydrate intake! Examples sodas, alcoholic drinks, colas, fruit juices and …you get the idea. From time to time they’re delicious but not recommended as rehydrating drinks, because the water go out of the cells instead to enter to them.

Healthy Fruit Smoothies Recipes

I’m pretty sure that, every now and then, you enjoy some appetizing smoothie. Which are your preferred ones?
Have you felt the sensation of being thirstier after drunk some hypertonic drinks?


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The Healthy Apple

Great Post! I love smoothies…so refreshing!!


For us, breakfast is not complete without a smoothie – we have them every day. The base fruit is bananas and oranges but we love to add peaches, apples, pineapple, grapes, we usually just add a bit of soy milk so we can blend, but otherwise its mostly fruit.

I also love adding different herbs and a favorite is basil.

Thanks for the great info on the different types of drinks, I certainly had no idea.


Great info! smoothies is always welcome in my home. Thanks gera!


Thanks for the insightful drink info. I really enjoy fruit smoothies especially without ice cream. The natural sweetness from the fruit is plenty for me!

Chow and Chatter

great links and good post Gera thanks


I love smoothies! They are very refreshing!


Such great info for us! I hardly ever drink soda, it doesn't quench my thirst and actually makes me thirstier just like you said here. I love smoothies – always with bananas and sometimes berries or even dates if I have them.


ohhh I am a huge fan of smoothies, I try to keep them all natural by using fresh fruits and low fat yogurt and a little bit of pom or apple juice!

Rosa's Yummy Yums

A wonderful smoothie! Thanks for the links!




I don't like drinking a lot of dairy so a smoothie that is rich in fruit is perfect for me! πŸ™‚

Deeba PAB

Great post Gera. I love smoothies and am a no-soda person! My kids love smoothies too. Made a mango-yougurt-vanilla sugar smoothie/mango lassi over the weekend that they loved!


I enjoyed my visit here and the smoothies looks delightful, yum! yum!


Thank you for the info about the types of drinks. I love smoothies and they are among our favorites during summer. Generally we mix fruits of any kind with a little yogurt and some honey.


Great looking smoothie! Thanks for the explanation and recipes. We also recommend this list of Top 10 Smoothies!


I love smoothies!!! Thanks for the wonderful info and links!!!

Buen trabajo Gera πŸ™‚

Carolyn Jung

Wow, thanks for a real education about fruity drinks. I didn't know those terms before. Helpful info the next time I walk into Jamba Juice. πŸ˜‰


Love your smoothie with a touch of salt at the rim. I love isotonic drinks, opps I drink them even when I'm not exercising 😑 Thanks for the link ^^


Great info on the different types of drinks out there. I never drink sodas and can't remember the last time I had fruit juice (prefer to eat fresh fruit) but this will make me think more every time I think of hydrating.


hello gera!
great info! i rili vud love to try a banana and strawberry smoothie πŸ™‚ thanx for the links!


hello gera!
great info! i rili vud love to try a banana and strawberry smoothie πŸ™‚ thanx for the links!


@The Healthy Apple
Smoothies are pure sweetness πŸ™‚

More fruits more flavorful, with soy milk is extremely healthy πŸ˜€

The smoothies with low fat yogurt are one of my fav too πŸ™‚

No doubt about it, after saw all the baked things done by you πŸ˜€

Sometimes a little of ice cream can spice it up: D

@Chow and Chatter
Thanks Rebecca! πŸ˜€

Refreshing and you always want more πŸ™‚

@Cinnamon Girl aka Reeniβ™₯
Bananas and berries are great combo.
Sodas are hypertonic drinks, make you thirstier πŸ˜€

@Rosa's Yummy Yums
Thanks Rosa! πŸ™‚

@Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
Few dairy? So healthy fruit smoothies should be on daily basis for you πŸ™‚

@Deeba @Passionate About Baking
The smoothie/lassi with mango-yogurt-vanilla sound spectacular! πŸ™‚

Wow definitively agree with your choices πŸ™‚

@5 Star Foodie
Natasha you make wonderful desserts including awesome smoothies πŸ™‚

Happy you've enjoyed your visit here πŸ™‚

Smoothies with a touch of honey instead of sugar are great as well πŸ™‚

Thanks for the worthy link Hillary πŸ˜€

Thanks to you Erica, muchas gracias πŸ™‚

@Carolyn Jung
Glad you find these technical & scientific terms about drinks useful πŸ˜€

Isotonic drinks can supply extra kcals that without exercise, can be a great theme πŸ˜€

In very hot days to be hydrated should be done knowing really what to drink πŸ˜€

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Happy you like it Nora πŸ™‚


thanks so much for all this knowledge about smoothies and drinks! This is fantastic, and those are great tips for healthy, delicious smoothies!

Sippity Sup

Wow, so much information about a very confusing issue! GREG


try freezing those in an ice tray to make popsicles!


Homemade smoothies are sssooo good!

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