Orange Juice, Mango, Bananas, Electrolyte Mix, Turbinado, Honey
These are the ingredients in a “Stay Healthy” smoothie from a nationwide smoothie outlet that you would recognize. While their brightly-lit menu board proudly displays these wholesome, all-natural, healthy ingredients, you must dig further to uncover the astonishing nutritional facts. This “small” size (20 ounce) smoothie packs 465 calories, a stunning 108 grams of sugar, and just 1 gram of protein. This is over 25 teaspoons of sugar, or the sugar in 2 ½ conventional soft drinks. And these nutritional facts are the rule, not the exception for other smoothies marketed to “get energy”, “shape up”, or “trim down”.
Best-selling author and natural health and nutrition expert KC Craichy builds on LivingFuelTV’s popular episode Juicing Do’s and Don’ts. Learn in today’s SuperHealth Podcast how to modify conventional smoothie recipes, transforming them from sugar-laden treats into nutrient-rich super meals.