Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Super Sweet Scoop for the Calorie Counting in all of us

I've got some good news for all you smoothie lovers out there. In an effort to win over the calorie-counting audience, smoothie makers are increasingly churning out sugar-free blends. While some are simply blending up fruit and juice, others are keeping the treats sweet by adding Splenda. Executives at several of the top smoothie companies say the low-sugar offerings are gaining a significant following. I don't know about you, but on a 100-degree day like today, a low-cal smoothie sounds like a dream come true!

Here's an example of a sugar-free drink now sold at Jamba Juice. The Strawberry Nirvana -a blend of strawberries, bananas, apple-strawberry juice, Splenda and more - runs about 150 calories for a 16-ounce cup. Sounds like the perfect treat on a muggy summer day.

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