Friday, July 18, 2008
I tried the new Starbuck's Banana Chocolate Vivanno Smoothie yesterday. I had them change the milk to Soy and I added a shot of espresso. It was tasty. Not TDF (to die for) tasty. So I doubt I'll get another.
From the Starbuck's web site: Banana Chocolate is made with a whole banana blended with our proprietary Protein & Fiber Powder, 2% milk (I changed this), mocha sauce and ice.
They also have an Orange Mango Banana Blend (I didn't try it)
Here's the nut info (with added espresso, no milk change)
Serving Size 16 fl. oz.
Amt Per Serving
Fat Calories 40
Total Fat 4.5 g.
Saturated Fat 2.5 g.
Trans Fat 0
Cholesterol 15 mg.
Sodium 160 mg.
Total Carbohydrates 42 g. (bananas will do this)
Fiber 5 g.
Sugars 26 g. (sugars are high - most natural from the milk/banana some not mocha sauce/protein)
Protein 20 g.
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 15%
Caffeine 90 mg.
If you are a dumper I'd watch it with this one. I've only dumped 3 times in 2 years so I didn't think that would be an issue. It wasn't.
Here's my Post WLS Starbuck's Survival Guide.
I have a recipe for a Mocha Freeze... toss a banana 1/2 in it and you'll have the same flavors with waaaay less calories and sugars.
I'll stick to my SF Cinnamon Dolce Soy Latte with no whippage and eat a cheese stick... way more protein and less carbs.
Sorry Starbuck's. I know you are struggling to find your place in this new economic picture. My advice: quit adding new crap to the menu. Knock a $1 off the price of all your drinks and your issues will be solved. Oh and play some better music than that hideous jazzy crap that makes us want to run for the hills.
Apparently my word of the day = crap. Which seems appropriate since if you are a dumper and drink this that's exactly what you may do.
Posted by Michelle "Shelly" at 8:41 AM