View Full Version : Smoothie King okay?
Sugar Snap Pea
03-31-2008, 06:25 PM
So I was late this AM and didn't have time to make my GS...went by Smoothie King to get one! I had never been there before, and was shocked to see no fresh fruits going into my smoothie! Juice, powder, maybe some frozen fruits! Who knew?? And then when I drank it (I was hungry!) I'm sure there was sugar in there! (Maybe it was honey.) I guess these smoothies are not for us? Anybody know?
03-31-2008, 06:30 PM
If it's unprocessed fruit and ice, should be OK for a pinch. I lnow it's frozen - just not sure if anything else is done to the fruit. Ask them not to put sugar in the smoothie, otherwise they do put in a lot of sugar/honey
As meal - no. Raw - depends on the fruit.
03-31-2008, 07:03 PM
Smoothie King obviously has a product that sells itself, once people are given a chance to try it. To maintain that quality, as well as the confidence of its customers, Kuhnau has strict controls about the ingredients that go into his smoothies. The company offers 36 different kinds of drinks, each made from a unique blend of fruits, natural juices, and other nutritious ingredients, such as protein powder, chromium picolinate, whey, electrolytes, immune builders and other special function foods or supplements. All of the drinks are low fat, and most are low calorie, as well (Smoothie King does offer The Hulk for those in need of extra calories - either for weight gain or to replace nutrients lost to illness or a workout). In recent years, the company has added beverages sized, designed and named to appeal to kids. These include Choc-A-Laka, Smarti Tarti and Gimme-Grape.
I used to go to Smoothie King all the time when I lived at the beach. Went back as a raw foodie not too long ago. I had to make some special requests, but they do have some real fruit there. :)
03-31-2008, 07:45 PM
Not all of them are low fat - some are made with ice cream. My favorites.
As for low calories, the sugar makes about 70% of the calories. When you get them without sugar, it's about 100 calories for a big drink.
03-31-2008, 07:49 PM
Um, I know someone who worked there, and though I have never been there myself, we had a whole conversation about how fake and sugary the smoothies are, and how many of the frozen fruits come replete with sugary sauces and what not... And what kind of name is "SMOOTHIE KING"... Makes me thing of that other little fast food chain called Burger King....
04-01-2008, 12:12 AM
i used to go to booster juice and loved them. now when i go... i only order their frozen fruit blended up... nothing added. does me in a pinch!
Sugar Snap Pea
04-01-2008, 08:20 PM
Okay in a pinch, I guess, but I won't be making a steady habit of it.
04-01-2008, 08:30 PM
i don't even know what Smoothie King is :confused: i guess they don't have those around Indiana? The only place i get smoothies from here and there is Jamba Juice (is that how it's spelled err)
04-02-2008, 04:15 PM
I know the Smoothie King at Penn Station (NY) uses fresh fruits in their smoothies.
But I only go there once in a while. Their beverages are expensive:eek:
04-02-2008, 09:52 PM
Yeah both Smoothie King and Jamba use sugar substitutes and sauces, including the peanut butter stuff they use for chocolate smoothies. The fruit is usually not fresh and if it's actual fruit it's shipped in from overseas generally. The sugar content in the large smoothies is the equivalent of the sugars in some of those monster soft drinks. I usually get the wheatgrass shots when I frequent Jamba Juice now.
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