Dr. Smoothie Review

Editor's Review: 2.6 / 5.0

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Dr. Smoothie is a brand of smoothie products that are not marketed specifically as diet products. Instead, they are marketed as a healthy product and an excellent way to make sure you are getting enough fruits in your daily diet. The company was created in 1997 with a focus on creating delicious and all natural fruit smoothies. It has since expanded to include supplement powders to enhance health, a variety of snack bars and sports beverage mixes. We will take a closer look at how these products can help dieters.< p>

List Of Ingredients

The various products offered by Dr. Smoothie have different lists of ingredients. All of the fruit smoothies are dairy free and made from fresh fruit.

Product Features

The goal of Dr. Smoothie products is to enhance health through all natural fruit smoothies and an assortment of other products. While there are a few products that are not liquid, or added to a liquid, for the most part the emphasis is on liquid nutrition. The difference with the liquids offered by Dr. Smoothie is that they claim to taste better and to be a healthier choice for dieters and non-dieters alike. There are numerous drink mixes that claim to provide a variety of health benefits and also some mixes that can be used as complete meal substitutes.

  • Emphasis on fruit drinks.
  • Relies heavily on powdered dietary supplements.
  • Deprivation not encouraged.
  • 100% fruit option
  • No forbidden foods.

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Advantages

  • No high fructose corn syrup.
  • No artificial colors or flavors.< li>
  • Numerous options< li>
  • Many popular flavors.< li>
  • Shelf stable.< li>

Disadvantages

  • Not organic.
  • Not a specific weight loss plan.
  • No guidance for exercise given.
  • Emphasis on nutrition through liquids.
  • No money back guarantee.
  • May be difficult to locate.

Conclusion

While Dr. Smoothie does have numerous advantages such as offering 100% fruit drinks and supplements that may improve overall health, it is not an ideal diet plan. It would be most useful in introducing additional fruits to another diet plan rather than as a standalone plan. Most liquid plans require a severe reduction in calories, which is why they are effective. However, once a normal diet is resumed weight usually returns rapidly. In the case of Dr. Smoothie, there is not even a recommendation for restricting caloric intake, so it would be less effective than most liquid diet plans. While the company does offer meal replacements, in addition to the smoothies and drink mixes, it does not include recommendations for how to incorporate them into a weight loss plan. Overall these products may be incorporated into a healthy weight loss plan but would not be effective by themselves.

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Editor: Paul Blake

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