Ever wonder how some supermodels can keep their shape all year? There’s lots of theories. From hard work to plastic surgery to fad diets, not eating and crazy herbal supplements. Maybe it’s a little bit of all of that and then some. Who knows. But what I do know is that supermodels don’t drink these shakes.
Ordered by Calories:
5. Baskin-Robbins Berry Pomegranate Banana Fruit Blast Smoothie (large)
- 1,020 calories
- 1.5 grams of fat
- 232 grams of sugar
You gotta wonder if they put Pomegranate in there for a later marketing ploy to say it’s healthy because of the anti-oxidant properties. Just my guess.
4. Cosi Gigante Double OHI Arctic
- 1,033 calories
- 35 grams of fat
- 177 grams of carbs (I’d guess mostly simple sugars)
3. Jama Juice Peanut Butter Moo’d Power Smoothie
- 1,170 calories
- 30 grams of fat
- 169 grams of sugar
2. Baskin-Robbins York Peppermint Pattie Shake (large)
- 2,210 calories
- 103 grams of fat (57 saturated)
- 281 grams of sugar
1. Baskin-Robbins Heath Shake (large)
- 2,310 calories
- 108 grams of fat (64 saturated)
- 266 grams of sugar
Source: Muscle & Fitness, March 2009; p.54
Should companies be allowed to produce such utter crap? I understand the freedom of choice but ONLY if the person choosing has a clear understanding.
My point is… if you told somebody you were going to get one of these shakes, they might know it’s “bad” for you but what they may not know is just how bad or that 75% of your daily calories are being consumed in a liquid form. You might know it’s not good for you but many people don’t know the degrees of bad.
It would be unfair to leave you without a good shake solution so here’s just one of my favorites that I think tastes really good, nice chocolate flavor and icy.
So here’s my alternative to any of the above options…
Chocolate Almond Mocha Blast
- 1/2 cup fat-free milk
- 1 level tablespoon instant coffee
- 10 unsalted almonds
- 1 tablespoon lecithin granules
- 2 packets (2 grams) stevia or other sugar alternative
- 1 cup crushed ice or 6-8 ice cubes
- 2 level scoops chocolate whey protein powder (or your favorite flavor)
How to Make It:
Step 1: Put everything except the ice and protein powder into a blender. Blend on high until fully mixed.
Step 2: With the blender on medium, add the ice and protein powder. Blend on high until fully mixed.
Makes 1 Serving….
Nutritional Facts for the Chocolate Almond Mocha Blast
Per serving: 393 calories, 47 g protein, 24 g carbohydrates, 10 g total fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 2 g fiber, 55 mg sodium
If you want other alternatives to the above and some really good bodybuilding meals, weight gain shakes and healthy meals that are super easy to make… I would recommend you take a look at this book.
Men’s Health Total Fitness Guide 2008 Muscle Chow
Before I found Muscle Chow, I kinda went from website recipe to website recipe. Or to overly complicated cookbooks that were not for bodybuilders trying to get lean or build muscle. Greg Avedon nailed it with this and wrote to the married guy or single guy who can’t cook but wants to cook something in order to build muscle. It was so incredibly simple to follow. I am not a cook or chef by any means. My biggest accomplishment was grilled chicken and burgers. This is so stinking simple to use. It doesn’t have a ton of ingredients and you’ll find that many of the recipes use the same foundations. Meaning, less big trips to the store. Many of them are only 4 steps. They taste great and are low in fat and sodium. Perfect for that lean look. Nutrition is 80% bodybuilding as Vince Gironda once said. Armed with this, I cannot go wrong. Awesome book. Changed my life in the kitchen. Check out Muscle Chow.
To Your Health,
“The NoBull Muscle Guy”