28
Mar

in love!

I am so totally in love.

I went to Wal-Mart two days ago to stock up on h.e.a.l.t.h.y and ran past the frozen department. I usually get 2-3 boxes of Dryers frozen strawberry bars. There are c.h.u.n.k.s of strawberries in them. They only have 80 calories and NO added sugar. They have gotten me through plenty of tough times in the evenings when hubby is chowing down on tripple layer chocolate cake!

They had four new products, which, of course, I bought. Ohmygoodheck!

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The Pomegranate and Grape and Coconut and Pineapple and Blueberry —  divine. My old regulars, Strawberry and Lime are still way on top of the list, but the Creamy Coconut. Holy cow! Literally. [Oh, I guess that wouldn’t be literally.] It actually has a few too many calories [120] for it to be totally guilt free, but d.e.l.i.s.h!

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Daughter, Mikelle, called the other day to ask the nutritional information on the new McDonald’s fruit smoothie.

According to calorielab website, the total calorie count for 1 serving of a fruit smoothie is 278 calories and 42 g of sugar (yes for one serving that is a lot of damn sugar). So depending on the size someone orders, they could be reaching in upwards of 800 calories and 120 g of sugar. I think it is absurd to believe that just because there is fruit in something makes it healthy.

Here are the ingredients: [From Calorie lab.com — McDonald’s Real Fruit Smoothie Nutrition Facts]

Milk, sugar, maltodextrin, vegetable gums, mineral salt, sugar, thickener, gelatine, emulsifier, maltodextrin, flavours, salt, vegetable gum, mineral salt, food acid, colour, apple juice, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, flavour, vegetable gums, food acid

LOTS of added sugar. No, this smoothie is not ‘good’ for you. Eat a bowl of strawberries and save 40 grams of sugar and 250 calories!

McDonald’s should leave fruit smoothies alone!