SMOOTHIE MIXES – “AN EASY WAY TO ADD FRESH FRUIT TO YOUR DIET” ????!!!!
While in the produce department of my local supermarket this morning, I noticed a prominent display of “Smoothie Mixes”, pouches with very attractive photographs of fruit, and on the front were the words “quick and easy to prepare, our Smoothie Mixes are an easy way to add fresh fruit to your diet”. Let’s investigate:
So to get this straight, you’ll need this pouch, a banana, milk and ice. The mix contains sugar, corn syrup solids, natural and artificial flavors and xanthan gum. There’s nothing nutritious in the mix, in fact, there’s nothing but sugars, a thickener, and whatever those flavors might be. There’s more sugar in this than in a can of Coca Cola (about 1/4 cup of sugar). That’s nearly twice the recommended daily limit of sugar!
Instead of adding all that sugar and junk to a smoothie, why not get some fresh fruit, some ice, some non-fat organic Greek yogurt, and make a smoothie!!!