CHOICE puts the nutritionist's squeeze on popular 'health' drinks such as smoothies, juices and liquid breakfasts.
It's got fruit in it, so it must be healthy – right? Well, not necessarily. Juices, smoothies and liquid breakfasts are marketed as health drinks, but some are chock-full of sugar and pack more kilojoules than a meal. We can tell you which ones to avoid, and we also examine the health claims around coconut water and wheatgrass juice.
The food and drink team
Hear that? It's the sound of slurping coming from the CHOICE labs as our food experts put smoothies and juices through rigorous nutritional testing – and rigorous taste testing. Our experts don't pay much attention to the latest diet fads and exaggerated health claims; they prefer the cold, liquid facts.
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