There are smoothies available in the market today that are not really healthy
People now are becoming more health conscious and this has a direct effect in the demand of smoothies as they are believed to be packed with the needed nutrients of our body.
Smoothies also allow us to have access of the required dietary intake of fruits and vegetables in just one consumption. Health shops, fast food joints and other cafes are now offering various types of smoothies.
But are these smoothies good for the health?
Some of these smoothies have high concentration of sugars which defy the supposed health benefits it should give to humans. Here are some of the not really healthy smoothies.
Worst: Tripleberry Smoothie
Berries are lower in sugar than most fruits, so it’s a little confusing that Orange Julius’ Tripleberry is so sweet. The 16-oz medium has 390 calories and 86 grams of sugar—more sweet stuff than you’d get from four Snickers bars.
Best: Light Strawberry Banana Smoothie
This classic flavor has 200 calories and 42 grams of sugar in the same 16-oz cup—by far the best Julius offering.
Worst: Low-Fat Wild Berry Smoothie
Don’t put much stock in “healthy” claims like “low-fat.” This smoothie is the worst of Panera’s bunch, with 68 grams of sugar and 340 calories in a 16-oz medium cup. Part of the problem? It’s made with sweetened vanilla yogurt.
Best: Superfruit Power Smoothie with Ginseng
You’re way better off with this blend: It maxes out at 210 calories and 34 grams of sugar, thanks to plain Greek yogurt and a bit of the natural no-calorie sweetener stevia. Plus, it has more than double the protein of the Wild Berry flavor, so you stay fuller longer.
Worst: Kiwi Quencher Smoothie
This chain only serves one size (24 oz), so forget about portion control. If you choose this seemingly healthy flavor, you’ll ingest 254 calories and 100 grams of sugar—roughly the sweetness equivalent of an entire pint of ice cream.
Best: Detox Island Green Smoothie
This smoothie (made with spinach, kale, mango, pineapple, banana, and fresh ginger) clocks in at a far more reasonable 182 calories and 32 grams
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