Tropical Smoothie Cafe Isn’t Healthy As You May Think

32 teaspoons of sugar in one smoothie? | PLUS: 9 smoothie recipes you can make at home, packed with antioxidants

THE BROADCASTER – While smoothies may seem like a healthy alternative to milkshakes and sodas, they can pack just as much sugar and calories.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s smoothies average about 495 calories and 90 grams of sugar.

The highest amount of sugar is in the Mocha Madness, with a whopping 132 grams, or 32 teaspoons, in one smoothie. This exceeds the suggested daily intake of 7-9 teaspoons by 24.5 teaspoons.

The lowest amount of sugar in a Tropical Smoothie is 29 grams, in the Detox Island Green. While this may seem reasonable, it is still over the average recommended serving of 25 grams.

Any Tropical Smoothie Cafe smoothie is certainly a dessert, whether you get a superfood smoothie or an indulgent smoothie … READ MORE.

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe on IWASPOISONED.COM

You can get food poisoning from smoothies.

Nausea and diarrhea are the most commonly reported symptoms of Tropical Smoothie Cafe food poisoning and flavors cited as the cause of sickness includes detox, pineapple delight, orange ginger glow, strawberry banana, and acai berry boost smoothie.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Braddock Rd, Fairfax, VA 

  • Suspected food poisoning. Symptoms: Stomach Pain
  • Suspected source: The Mocha smoothie
  • Onset: Less than 4 hours
  • Duration: Less than 4 hours
  • Sick: Me
  • Additional information: I’ve been feeling like I need to throw up but couldn’t. Have been belching a lot | Symptoms: Stomach Pain

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Wilmington Pike, Centerville, OH

My 2 year old son and my 10 year old son have been sick since last evening, all night, into this morning, vomiting, diarrhea. I also was ill, diarrhea, nausea and headache.

My 10 year old had the good morning, good evening mango smoothie and my 2 year old had the chocolate banana kids smoothie. We also had ice water. I just had a Thai Chicken wrap. But I did take a few tastes of both of my kids smoothies.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Mud Lane, Louisville, KY, USA

Sunday, March 3rd A smoothie from Tropical Smoothie Cafe I had the Peanut Paradise smoothie | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea

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9 smoothie recipes you can make at home, packed with antioxidants

VITA-MIX – Make your own smoothies using a mixer you washed, fruit washed by you, in your own clean kitchen and reduce your risk for food poisoning

  • Triple Berry Smoothie – Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries blend with low-fat vanilla yogurt to create this sweet smoothie with a beautiful lavender hue.
  • All Green Smoothie – It’s so easy going green with this sweet and delicious combination of fruits, veggies, and leafy greens.
  • Banana Blueberry Orange Smoothie – Kids love the delightful purplish color of this refreshing snack! Just add ice to turn it into a delicious sorbet.
  • Berry Delicious Smoothie – Strawberries, blueberries and cranberries give this smoothie a bright lavender color, while banana and pineapple round out the flavor.
  • Glowing Green Smoothie – Kim Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothie filled with healthy greens like lettuce and spinach, and sweetened with apples and pears, is a great way to start your day.
  • Banana Raspberry Green Smoothie – Almond milk and bananas make this smoothie creamy without the need for dairy. Blend for the perfect breakfast treat.
  • Beet, Strawberry, Cranberry Smoothie – With its bright red color and sweet cranberry/strawberry flavor, this smoothie makes it easy to fit the long-neglected beet into your menu.
  • Strawberry Fig Smoothie – Granola makes this smoothie extra filling. Blend in the morning for a great start to your day.


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