When I saw the ad on tv about Macdonald’s offering smoothies, right away I knew that it was not healthy. Seeing that many people like smoothies for the sweetness. The sweetness the fast food joints use is sugar which is high in carbs and contributes more to obesity than fat or calories. Once your body burns the carbohydrates it begins to burn the stored fat. If there is an overload of carbs, the fat burning does not begin. Here is a comparison I did.
The Macdonalds Strawberry Banana Smoothie vs Homemade Green Strawberry Smoothie
(I did not add bananas because they are very high in carbs).
Green Strawberry Smoothies Recipe:
1 Cup strawberries
1 serving Stevia in the Raw
1 cup Almond milk unsweetened
1 cup fresh spinach
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat 3.2 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 205.2 mg
Potassium 589.7 mg
Total Carbohydrate 12.8 g
Dietary Fiber 5.2 g (7.6 net grams of carbohydrates)
Sugars 8.1 g
44/40 vs 7.6 net carbohydrates
What a huge difference!
If you are trying to be healthy, lose weight or cut carbohydrates.
Diabetics and obese individuals think sometimes that these commercial smoothies are “healthy” but they are not! It is better for your health to
make your own smoothies and keep track of the ingredients.
It is far more affordable to buy the ingredients and make your own. Why make Macdonald’s rich as they create products to lure the “healthy minded” patrons by offering seemingly healthy food, but in fact they are serving up
food (and I use the word loosely) that contributes to the obesity problem in America and the world.
Love yourself, love your body and love your kids and make more foods at home that are enjoyable and good for you too.
sugar is killing us VIDEO length 3:32 minutes
Stevia in the Raw – Stevia is a plant and it keeps blood sugars level
Coconut Palm Sugar – Made from coconut, keeps glucose levels even
These are ONLY SWEETENERS I use to cook and bake with.
This news story has saved me a lot of words. Just listen and see that we need to take our eating at church more healthy and seriously.