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Trendy foods and drinks to steer clear of – and the Skinny on nutritious trade-outs!

May 11th, 2017

PJ's Coffee of New Orleans

From Instagram-famous Unicorn Frappuccinos to Miracle Green Juices, trendy foods are taking over our social media – and our store shelves.  Some of these of-the-moment foods may be fleeting but many are here to stay.  Today we’ll cover three foods that may be infiltrating your social media feed as well as your grocery cart – and easy trade-outs to save hundreds of calories and several days’ worth of added sugar!

Instead of S’mores Frappuccino Blended Coffee at Starbucks
  • Per 16 oz: 490 calories – 73 grams carbs – 67 grams sugar – 5 grams protein
  • Ingredients include milk, coffee, Frappuccino syrup, marshmallow whipped cream, chocolate sauce, vanilla syrup, graham crackers.
  • The word “sugar” shows up 7 times in ingredient list + corn syrup + molasses + honey!
Trade it Out For: PJs Eat Fit Protein Velvet Ice (can add SF flavored syrup)
  • Per 16 oz: 230 calories – 22 grams carbs – 8 grams sugar (3 grams added sugar) – 21 grams protein
  • Ingredient include milk, coffee, MoCafe sugar-free vanilla frappe powder, EAS 100% whey protein
  • Nutritional Improvement: 53% fewer calories, 70% less carbs, 89% less sugar, 4x more protein