:: Split it ::
Even the smallest size is too big for between-meal-snacks for most folks. And if it’s for a meal, better to pair a mini smoothie with say, a half a sandwich, since your body can blow through a liquid lunch pretty quick. Ask the smoothie shop to divide the 16-ouncer in half or the 24-ouncer in thirds, giving each person a tidy eight-ounce portion.
:: Boost it ::
Add soy or whey protein to the smoothie to offset the sugar. The protein will increase satiety longer than just fruit and juice.
:: Watch the sugar ::
Best choices are bulked up with yogurt or soy milk rather than juice, sherbet or frozen yogurt. The Protein Berry Workout, Tropical Probiotic and Bright Eyed and Blueberry are all good bets at Jamba Juice.
:: Opt out of artificial sweeteners ::
Some of these places cut calories by slipping Splenda and other artificial ingredients into their smoothies. Read the labels.