Which one of the following drinks has the most calories?
If you guessed the 40-ounce Smoothie King peanut power plus grape smoothie, you would be correct. The drink contains 1,498 calories. But the others also will make a similar dent in your daily caloric allowance. The McDonald’s 32-ounce shake has 1,160 calories, the Krispy Kreme chiller has 980 calories and the Baskin-Robbins ice cream soda has 980 calories.
Once you know how calorie dense these drinks are, they lose some of their appeal. An apple or a banana—each containing about 100 calories—looks like a real caloric bargain. And, as an added bonus, the fruit nourishes our body with needed vitamins and minerals