Funny how it says NO SUGAR ADDED, yet the label says 53 grams of sugar. When it comes to reading Nutritional labels, I've become a master.
Now, I'm not trying to rain on anyones parade because 10 years ago, I too was caught up in thinking that I was doing my body a good deed by drinking these.
I remember drinking one of these before a doctors appointment and my doctor informed me that my sugar was high. It scared the crap out of me! I still continued drinking them because they where advertised as healthy!
It wasn't until I made a smoothie myself, that it hit me. My smoothies tasted nothing like this. My smoothies didn't taste nearly as sweet! I knew that this was a scam to lure people in who know little about nutrition.
During my journey to become healthier. I've learned a lot about preservatives. Sugar and sodium are added to products for a longer shelf life which is why its loaded in a lot of PROCESSED FOODS!
I tried giving these smoothies the benefit of the doubt. "Maybe the sugar that's in it is from the fruit" "Maybe its okay for people to drink, its better than a soda" and etc.
But nope! All you have to do is make your own smoothie with the same ingredients and you'll see how your homemade smoothie is extremely more sweet than this processed smoothie. I can bet your that it is the puree blend that makes this super sweet!