Not sure how many of you will be familiar with Smoothie King. I know they are New Orleans based and are all over down here. I think they're in a lot of other states as well, but just not sure how common they may be in other areas of the U. S.
But to those that know them: I have been CRAVING a smoothie so bad for a while. But I stay away because I figure they're probably not nearly as healthy as they seem. So I decided to go online and check some nutrition info. I figure I can ditch a meal one day and enjoy some nice cold smoothie goodness on a hot day. Some of them are pretty high in calories and such, but others don't seem too too bad.
In particular the lo-carb flavors have high protein content (39g for 20oz smoothie) and I think the total calories were around 288 or something... I don't remember the rest (you can get it from their web site) Muscle Punch surprised me with a paltry 5g of protein...
But then I noticed a smoothie flavor I'd never seen before. The Gladiator. 180 calories, 45g of protein for 20 oz. I don't know if it's an actual smoothie, I think it may just be an additive. I may find out today if I go over to the nearest location. Also don't know what kind or the quality of the protein. Apparently you can also buy it in powdered form. Not sure how it compares to ON Gold Standard. I think it's a whey/egg blend. But honestly I don't know much.
Just wondering what people thing about Smoothie King in general and whether some of the higher protein content smoothies may be a good thing post-wo. I'm a fat guy trying to get my weight down while working on lifting. I do want to bulk, but I need to work on severely de-bulking first I think.
So whaddaya think? Keep my tubby ass away from the smoothies and eat an apple?