McDonalds Smoothies

Question from Counselor Kristen: I was wondering what you think of the Mcdonalds “real fruit smoothies” .. would this be a healthy choice to get or is avoiding fast food always the best way to go???

We’ve been hearing a lot about these “real fruit” smoothies that McDonalds is advertising. So what’s the deal? Are they full of added sugars or made with mostly real fruit like they claim?

Turns out they are mostly fruit with a little bit of added yogurt like they claim!

Verdict: For fast food, it is a decent menu choice. Stick with a small smoothie and pair it with some protein – a slice of toast with peanut butter or a hard boiled egg so you aren’t hungry a half-hour later.

If you can make your smoothies at home you know exactly what goes into them. Anytime you get a smoothie from Jamba Juice, McDonalds, etc. chances are that there is a lot of added sugars that aren’t necessary. Fruit is sweet enough!

Have you tried them? What did you think?


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