Hungry Girl Goes… In Search of Shocking Shakes, Smoothies & Sips!
Summertime means a lot of things, including sun block, baseball, big floppy hats… and tasty frozen drinks!
Starbucks Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino Blended Beverage
We all know the drill when ordering at Starbucks: nonfat milk, no whip, and sugar-free syrup. But what if you decide to be a little crazy and order something daring and decadent? beware. This Frap with whole milk and whipped cream has practically a meal's worth of calories and way more fat than anyone needs to sip. And yet it looks bush-league compare to these next heavy hitters.
On Grande Frappuccino with whole milk and whipped cream has 410 calories, 20g fat, 2g fiber, and a PointsPlus™ value of 12.
Carl's Jr. Banana Chocolate Chip Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Shake
Imagine you're driving around on a hot day. You gaze out the window and see a Carl's Jr. advertising this chocolate-banana milkshake. In your exhausted state, you consider hitting the drive-thru for half a second. What should you do? Keep on driving, smarty… The stats for this thing are alarming (and somewhat offensive to bananas).
One shake has 780 calories, 38g fat, 1g fiber, and a PointsPlus value of 21.
Dairy Queen Mocha MooLatte
Clearly, a coffee drink can't be as calorically dangerous as a Blizzard or a sundae, right? Wrong! If you find yourself at a DQ — which seems to happen to us all at SOME point — avoid those MooLattes! The 24-oz. Mocha one has nearly as many calories as a medium Cappuccino Heath Blizzard! Chill out with a 60-calorie Vanilla Orange bar instead.
One 24-oz. MooLatte has 830 calories, 31g fat, 1g fiber, and a PointsPlus value of 22 .
Jack in the Box Raspberry Ice Cream Shake
Newsflash! Shakes and smoothies are so not the same thing. Just compare the Raspberry Smoothie with the Raspberry Ice Cream Shake at Jack in the Box. The regular-size shake has — holy cow! — over 500 more calories than the regular-size smoothie... and 40 more fat grams! The smoothie still isn't super low at 311 calories, but it's far better than the alternative...
One 16-oz. shake has 849 calories, 40g fat, 0g fiber, and a PointsPlus value of 23.
Dunkin' Donuts Strawberry Fruit Coolatta
It's probably pretty obvious that a large-and-in-charge Coffee Coolatta with Cream is gonna have a lot of calories (a medium has 600 calories and 35g fat!), but on a hot summer day, a frosty drink can be hard to resist. The fresh 'n fruity ones should be OK, right? Noooo! This thing is full of sugar, sugar, and more sugar, people. Skip it!
One 32-oz. Coolatta has 610 calories, 0g fat, 0g fiber, and a PointsPlus value of 16.
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