February 26, 2010

A welcome surprise

Today is what Tina over at Carrots N Cake would call Cookie Friday.

Instead of a cookie, I decided to treat myself to a Vivanno Chocolate Banana Smoothie from Starbucks and was surprised to find that it's a much healthier choice than I thought.

I'd ordered one a couple of times before, thinking I was doing real damage to my daily Points total. But when I actually took the time to ask about its nutritional stats, I discovered it's really not that bad: Made with skim milk, it has 250 calories, 2 grams of fat and 6 grams of fiber, for a Points total of just 4.

Bonus: It has 18 grams of protein, so it's a snack with staying power. Cool, huh?

Guess that's what happens when I track the way I'm supposed to — I find things I thought were bad aren't so bad after all.

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