Feeling Fruity

Some disguised fruit drinks stack up the calories. A normal calorie count for an 8-ounce smoothie can be anywhere from 125 to 220 depending on the fruit and added yogurt and milk. Also size matters. Most serving sizes are three times the recommended amount.

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Freshens Smoothies (1 pint 5 ounces)
Pineapple Paradise
-331 calories
Orange Sunrise
-385 calories
Yogurt Smoothies Strawberry Squeeze
-313 calories
Peanut Butter Energizer
-474 calories
Low Cal Mango Beach Smoothie
-90 calories

Fruit juices are both healthy and great tasting. Some juices have added nutrients such as calcium and vitamin C, but they are already packed with healthy ingredients.
Fruit juices are also fat free and have anywhere from 60 to 80 calories per half cup. They have phytonutrients which contain disease-fighting agents. However, everything is good in moderation. Too much juice can result in excess calories.

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