Bombshell: Smoothies from stores and fast-food joints can actually rival—or surpass—the calories in a Big Mac and sugar in a regular soda, a new survey has disclosed.
Though the original data was dug up by Australia’s LiveLighter health program, we did some snooping right here in the U.S. and found similar mind-blowing stats.
Click through the following slides to see for yourself. For reference, a Big Mac [named Mickey D's "No. 1 Best Main Item" by healthy-eating guide Eat This, Not That!] has 540 calories/9g of sugar, and a 21-oz Coke has 200 calories/55g of sugar.
1. Smoothie King
20-oz Piña Colada Island Smoothie: 600 calories/98g of sugar
2. Planet Smoothie
22-oz PBJ Smoothie: 710 calories/64g of sugar
3. Dairy Queen
25-oz Tripleberry Smoothie: 480 calories/105g of sugar
16-oz Mango Pineapple Smoothie: 260 calories/56g sugar
5. Naked Juice
15.2-oz Double Berry: 420 calories/55g sugar
16-oz Strawberry Smoothie with 2% milk: 300 calories/41g sugar