Is Your Smoothie As Bad as a Big Mac and Soda?


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.

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1. Smoothie King

20-oz Piña Colada Island Smoothie: 600 calories/98g of sugar

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2. Planet Smoothie

22-oz PBJ Smoothie: 710 calories/64g of sugar

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3. Dairy Queen

25-oz Tripleberry Smoothie: 480 calories/105g of sugar

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4. McDonald’s

16-oz Mango Pineapple Smoothie: 260 calories/56g sugar

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5. Naked Juice

15.2-oz Double Berry: 420 calories/55g sugar

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6. Starbucks

16-oz Strawberry Smoothie with 2% milk: 300 calories/41g sugar

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