In an effort to give consumers what they want, McDonald’s has released a new all fruit smoothie. This is their angle at getting a healthier crowd into their restaurants. The real question is “how healthy” are these smoothies? Are they all your servings of fruit in a tasty treat or could they be the next sabotage for you weight loss plans?
Here’s the calorie break down … you be the judge.
Nutrition Facts (19.1 fl oz)
Sat Fat 0.5g
Carbohydrates 77 g
Dietry Fiber 4 g
Sugars 70 g
Protein 3 g
The average person would look at the calories first and think this wasn’t that bad of a choice. However, when you scroll down you notice that it contains 70 grams of sugar and 77 carbs. The average person should be eating less then 200 carbs per day. This is practically half your days worth of carbohydrates. Let’s not forget that anything eaten in excess (including carbohydrates) has the ability to store as fat.