Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Here's what one of my friends told me happened in a very popular coffee shop.

A buddy of mine was in there, and we were commenting on how we see a lot of unhealthy people ordering a Venti Frappuccino with whip cream. Care to guess how many calories are in one of those?
590 calories and 22 grams of fat. This is for the Mint Mocha Chip flavor.
In fact, a recent study out of the University of North Carolina concluded that we consume 450 calories a day from beverages, nearly twice as many as 30 years
ago. That translates to an extra 23 pounds in a year which we either have to work off, or we carry around with us.
Here are 3 of the worst frozen coffee drinks you can get, even worse that the frappuccino. I found these while reading Mens Health.
In first place - an Oreo® ‘n Cookies Cappuccino Blast® from Dairy Queen packs 950 calories and 37 grams of fat.
Coming in second place is the large Caramel Blast at Au Bon Pain, with a whopping 760 calories and 21 grams of fat.
And not far behind is the large Frozen Mocha at Panera, which will set you back 670 calories and 26 grams of fat.
So if you get one of these, you are still technically eating (or drinking) vegetarian. But you’re not going to be a healthy vegetarian with those drinks.

But I’ve got a better alternative solution for you for a healthy frozen morning drink. This comes from Craig Ballantyne’s

It’s a Berry Protein Smoothie

1 cup blueberries
1 cup strawberries
1 cup spinach
1 tsp flax oil
1 cup almond milk
20 grams protein powder

You can get lots of recipies and more ways to enjoy a frozen drink as well healthy veggie meal plans at EASY VEGGIE MEAL PLANS