These 24 Smoothies Have More Sugar Than A Coke

Do you love smoothies but worry about the sugar content?

If you drink any of the 24 smoothies noted below, you should probably run scared. But as you'll notice, Maui Wowi is NOT on the list. That's because our smoothies are 100% natural - no added colors, flavors or preservatives. They are 'onolicious!

Labels containing the word “fruit” or the name of a fruit can often be deceptive. They frequently convince customers to ignore the nutrition information and believe the product they’re about to consume is healthy. Behind the smoke and mirrors, however, lies the fact that many of these seemingly healthy options actually have more sugar than a can of Coca-Cola.

To be sure, many fruit juices and smoothies are healthy — providing valuable vitamins and minerals. Unfortunately, many processed versions of these products lose their healthiness somewhere along the production process.

To see which juices and smoothies have more sugar than your standard 12-oz., 39 grams-of-sugar can of Coca-Cola, the experts at HealthGrove crunched the numbers from the ESHA nutrition database. The 24 items on this list are ranked from least to most sugar-laden.

Note: HealthGrove looked at all small drinks in order to best match the size of a can of coke. In the case of ties, the item with more calories is ranked higher (worse).

24 fruit juices and smoothies with more sugar than Coca-Cola

#24. Tim Hortons: Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Total Sugar: 43 grams
Serving Size: 1.0 small beverage (335.52 grams)
Calories: 210

#23. McDonald's: Mango Pineapple McCafe Smoothie

Total Sugar: 46.2 grams
Serving Size: 1.0 small beverage (347 grams)
Calories: 218

#22. Dunkin' Donuts: Minute Maid Orange Coolatta Blended Drink

Total Sugar: 51 grams
Serving Size: 1.0 small beverage (443.2 grams)
Calories: 205

#21. Starbucks: Caramel Apple Spice Drink

Total Sugar: 53.0 grams
Serving Size: 1.0 small beverage (354.84 grams)
Calories: 290

#20. Red Robin: Groovy Smoothie

Total Sugar: 55 grams
Serving Size: 1.0 beverage (450 grams)
Calories: 326

#19. Panera Bread: Lemonade

Total Sugar: 56 grams
Serving Size: 1.0 small beverage (473.12 grams)
Calories: 225

#18. Auntie Anne's: Wild Cherry Lemonade Mixer Drink

Total Sugar: 56 grams
Serving Size: 1.0 small beverage (378 grams)
Calories: 240

#17. Einstein Bros Bagels: Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Total Sugar: 56 grams
Serving Size: 1.0 beverage (510 grams)
Calories: 310

#16. Noah's Bagels: Blackberry Lemonade

Total Sugar: 58 grams
Serving Size: 16.0 fl. oz. (528 grams)
Calories: 230

#15. Panera Bread: Strawberry Paradise Purity Organic Juice Drink

Total Sugar: 64 grams
Serving Size: 1.0 bottle (499.73 grams)
Calories: 260

#14. Denny's: Groovy Mango Smoothie

Total Sugar: 64 grams
Serving Size: 1.0 regular beverage (488.8 grams)
Calories: 270

#13. f'real: Mango Smoothie

Total Sugar: 67 grams
Serving Size: 1.0 beverage (473.12 grams)
Calories: 290

#12. Cold Stone Creamery: Mango Pineapple Smoothie

Total Sugar: 67 grams
Serving Size: 1.0 small beverage (496 grams)
Calories: 390

#11. Manhattan Bagel: Strawberry Lemonade

Total Sugar: 70 grams
Serving Size: 1.0 regular beverage (425.25 grams)
Calories: 350

#10. Jamba Juice: Orange Dream Machine Smoothie

Total Sugar: 71 grams
Serving Size: 1.0 small beverage (496.8 grams)
Calories: 350

#9. Tropicana: Grape Juice

Total Sugar: 72 grams
Serving Size: 1.0 bottle (449.46 grams)
Calories: 290

#8. Tropicana: Strawberry Kiwi Cyclone Twister

Total Sugar: 73 grams
Serving Size: 1.0 bottle (591.4 grams)
Calories: 300

#7. Red Robin: Hawaiian Heart Throb Smoothie

Total Sugar: 75 grams
Serving Size: 1.0 beverage (420 grams)
Calories: 426

#6. Long John Silver's: Strawberry Lemonade Iceflow Blended Drink

Total Sugar: 76 grams
Serving Size: 1.0 regular beverage (482 grams)
Calories: 320

#5. A&W Restaurant: Cherry Slushee Blended Drink

Total Sugar: 81 grams
Serving Size: 1.0 kids' size beverage (345.36 grams)
Calories: 337

#4. Caribou Coffee: Mango Orange Key Lime Smoothie

Total Sugar: 82 grams
Serving Size: 1.0 small beverage (550 grams)
Calories: 360

#3. Orange Julius: Tripleberry

Total Sugar: 92.4 grams
Serving Size: 1.0 small beverage (478 grams)
Calories: 467

#2. Baskin Robbins: Mango Banana Smoothie

Total Sugar: 96 grams
Serving Size: 1.0 small beverage (496.8 grams)
Calories: 440

#1. Smoothie King: The Hulk Strawberry Smoothie

Total Sugar: 125 grams
Serving Size: 1.0 small beverage (645.83 grams)
Calories: 964

This article was originally published in clark.com

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