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Takeaway Tuesday: Planet Smoothie

Acai Gold
Acai Gold
Planet Smoothie

With the recent smoothie craze I would be remiss if I neglected to cover the trend. Although they can seem like a glorified milkshake; if you choose a store like Planet Smoothie that specializes in making them you will find that to be far from the truth. The other big concern with having a smoothie is that many of them can be calorie rich so just when ordering chose from the lighter variations, which still pack a vitamin rich, antioxidant punch.
Here are five of which won’t wreck your diet plans and they are gluten free as well.

Chose the Acai Gold if you are looking for vitamin blast.
Ingredients: Organic Acai, mangos, Pineapple, and Orange Juice

Calories 280
Total Fat 4.5 grams
Protein 3 grams
Calcium 8% DV
Iron 10% DV
Vitamin A 80% DV
Vitamin C 100% DV

Choose Chocolate Chimp for a quick afternoon pick me up.
Ingredients: Cocoa, Banana, Vanilla, and Honey

Calories 260
Total Fat 1 gram
Protein 15 grams
Iron 6% DV
Vitamin C 36%

The Lean Green Extreme is great all around because it is packed with vitamins, protein and fiber.
Ingredients: Pineapple, Mango, Banana, and Leafy Greens

Calories 260
Total Fat 1.5 grams
Fiber 5 grams
Protein 12 grams
Vitamin A 60% DV
Vitamin C 60% DV

Some days you really just need a Pina Colada. This is the next best to the real thing.
Ingredients: Banana, Coconut, Pineapple, Non-Fat Milk

Calories 260
Total Fat 4 grams
Fiber 3 grams
Vitamin C 30% DV

For the ultimate protein boost to help you recover after a workout choose Planet Pro Lite Strawberry.
Ingredients: Strawberries, Planet Pro Lite Protein

Calories 320
Total Fat 3 grams
Calcium 50% DV
Iron 25% DV
Fiber 6 grams
Protein 25grams
Vitamin 25% DV
Vitamin C 110% DV

* Please note that the DV translates to the daily value assigned by the FDA; meaning that if the label lists 20 percent for calcium, it means that one serving provides 20 percent of the calcium you need each day.

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