Is Costco Fruit Smoothie Good For You?

As many of you are already aware Costco has recently replaced the Berry Smoothie in their food courts with a new Fruit Smoothie – much to the chagrin of loyal Berry Smoothie fans. This new smoothie is touted as having:

Fruit smoothies are good for you as long as they don’t contain a lot of sugar and don’t cause you to exceed your daily calorie needs. What’s in a Fruit Smoothie? A fruit smoothie can make a healthy breakfast on the run or a nutritious midafternoon snack.

But this so-called β€œhealthier” smoothie comes at a massive 106% price increase. The beloved Berry Smoothie cost a mere $1.45, while the new Fruit Smoothie costs $2.99. And according to the nutritional information card, at 15.5 ounces the new Fruit Smoothie is actually .5 ounces less than the old Berry Smoothie, which was a full 16 ounces.

The difference is that when you eat the whole fruit, you also get fiber and nutrients your body needs for good health, which offset the sugar content β€” but they don’t offset the calorie content. If you’re concerned about the calorie content of your fruit smoothie, it’s a good idea to choose fruits that are lower in sugar, such as:

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