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2/2/19 9:50 P

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I love the drinks but too many calories!

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1/22/19 12:05 P

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I tend to stay away from prepared drinks, so I had to look up what Bolthouse Farms was!

You'd be better off throwing together a smoothie with some fruits, veggies, and plain nonfat Greek yogurt for protein, but check the protein - some so-called "greek" yogurts are actually just regular yogurt that's been thickened. True strained Greek yogurt should have protein in the 18-25g range for 1 cup of plain yogurt.

A little flax meal would help with the fiber, too!

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1/21/19 11:49 A

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Bolthouse drinks are quite tasty and a lot of them are also very high in sugar! Read those labels. There’s only 11g of protein (aka 44 calories from protein), in that drink and I’m pretty sure most of those drinks have next to no fat in them.

11 g protein
x 4 calories per g of protein
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44 calories from protein


240 calories total for your drink
- 44 calories protein
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196 calories from carbohydrates
Divided by 4 g per calorie
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= 49 g of carbohydrates per serving

Now that number in itself isn’t a big deal if your metabolism is working perfectly however if you are insulin resistant, prediabetic or diabetic then that’s a crap ton of carbohydrates aka sugar. Plus most of those carbohydates are coming from juice minus the fibre which would have at least slowed down the digestion of the sugar.

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I do like Bolthouse’s berry goodness but the only time I drink it is I when I’m on vacation riding my mountain bike every day for 4+ hours a day and I need to wake up and do it again the next day. Then I need the sugar but on a regular day that would send my blood sugars through the roof!



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1/19/19 12:19 P

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1/19/19 10:20 A

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One thing that helped me get my protein into line was to take the calories in my meal and divide by the grams of protein. If the resulting number was under 30 it was a workable amount of protein. If that number was over 30 I needed to rework part of the meal to get that number down. 240/11 = 21.8, which is doable. Chips are 150/2 =70, which need work. So if your 339 calories of oats and nuts and fruit aren't getting you at least 11 grams of protein, tweaking that meal will help you achieve your goals.

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1/19/19 9:21 A

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Discovered product and was happy to see the 11 oz serving boasts 10 g Protein!!! It is a daily struggle getting enough Protein and Fiber among other nutrients. Wasn't too happy that it is 240 cal though. My range is 1290-1640....that is a big chunk of that. After having 339 cal in breakfast Steel Cut Oatmeal which includes some apple, blueberries and walnut...I only have 711-1061 calories left for day! Hmmmmm emoticon



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