Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Smoothie King Tips

I love smoothies.  But, I also love to watch my carbs and sugar, and smoothies aren't the best option for that. I actually worked at a Smoothie King in college, so I know all the ends and outs of what goes into their products.  Beware that most of their fruit smoothies have 30 plus grams of sugar! Even when you “make it skinny”, which means to leave out the turbinado sugar, you are still getting a lot of carbs and sugar.  The ever popular Angel Food smoothie has 61 carbs and 52 grams of sugar, even when you make it skinny­čśÉ.

A smoothie here and there isn’t always bad for you.  Just be careful with drinking several a week, and always eating a meal with it. ALWAYS “Make it Skinny”. Asking for this option can cut out 50-100 calories and 11.5-23 grams of carbs, depending on the smoothie.


Here are some great lower carb/sugar options for you next time you visit Smoothie King: 


Chocolate Firm and Burn: This one is not on the menu, so you have to ask for this one, but it's my FAVE! Sometimes, the Smoothie King staff doesn't know this particular smoothie, but usually someone there knows how to make it. It has one scoop of Gladiator mix (super low carb) and one scoop of their Lean mix (lower carb) as well as some peanut butter. It has 36g of protein, only 6 grams of sugar, and 12 carbs.  It's delish and filling!

Coffee High Protein Vanilla - NO Turbinado: 24 carbs (minus 3 carbs for the 3 grams of fiber) 12 grams of fat and 110 calories

The Shredder Vanilla - 30 carbs, 2 grams of fat and 283 calories - any flavor has only around 5 carbs, as long as you don’t add a lot of sugary fruit

Green Tea Tango - NO Turbinado - 29g of carbs (minus 2 for fiber ), 182 calories, 3 grams of fat

Original High Protein Chocolate - NO Turbinado - 19 grams of sugar

Hope you enjoy trying some new smoothies!


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