The Low Down On Smoothie King Smoothies (Their Secrets Revealed)
Smoothie King is a popular smoothie place. Their first smoothie bar was created in 1973, and since then they have spread to many locations.
Smoothie King prides itself on the healthiness of their smoothies. Whether you should drink a smoothie instead of eating a meal is a question for a nutrition genie. (The answer is that is depends on your goals.)
Is Smoothie King Good For Weight Loss?
A lot of people who drink Smoothie King smoothies do so with the hope that they are drinking something healthy and it will help them loose weight. Fruits and vegetables tend to be lower in calories than other foods, so one may thing that a Smoothie King smoothie is good for weight loss.
Smoothies can help one loose weight. Smoothies are also healthy. They contain a lot of vitamins, fibers, etc. But homemade smoothies are probably healthier than those you purchase at Smoothie King.
If your goal is to loose weight, making your own smoothies is going to be a better idea.
Does Smoothie King Use Real Fruit?
A good healthy fruit smoothie should have high quality fruit. The only fruit that Smoothie King uses which is actually fresh are bananas. This is because bananas are easy to store and transport. They will not rot before getting to the store.
Smoothie King bananas are peeled by hand and left to ripen a little bit.
Most other fruits used by Smoothie King come in a big can and are filled with syrup. This is the same kind of syrup you get when you buy canned peaches and other canned fruit. The syrup helps the fruit from going bad.
Coconut is shredded and dried coconut.
So yes, the fruit is real fruit, stored in different ways. However, the syrup may have added sugar and is not the same thing as a fresh or frozen piece of fruit. This syrup add a lot of calories to the smoothies.