Last night, I tried a Yoplait Frozen Smoothie mix in Strawberry Banana. The bag comes with balls of frozen Yoplait yogurt as well as pieces of frozen strawberries and bananas. All you have to do is add ice and blend. The bag claims that the mix makes two drinks, which is not true. When I made this last night it made two glasses half way full, a little disappointing when trying something new.
I am not a big yogurt eater as I have an unnatural fear of the bacteria in yogurt even though it is a natural substance in the body. What was even more disappointing than not getting a full two glasses of smoothie was that the overall taste was not that great. It had a bitter aftertaste that was not strawberry nor banana. It was hard to distinguish and I had to drink a bottle of water afterward to get rid of the taste.
The drink was not chunky but overall was very light and watery as if it was missing something that should have been there. It was not as thick as you expect a smoothie to be.
I originally tried this product after seeing it on the Biggest Loser. I have never disliked any of the products that they endorse so I thought that this would be no different. I was really wrong as I did not like it at all. For one drink, there is only 110 calories, 15 of which come from fat. There are only 80 grams of sodium and only 15 grams of sugar. I thought that something nice and healthy like this drink should at least taste like the yogurt. It didn’t even taste like that.
The smoothie mix was only $2.50 at my local grocery store, a small price for two smoothies. However, if the other flavors taste anything like this one does I will gladly spend my money on a more expensive smoothie with things like real fresh fruit that I know I like.
I was a little surprised in the small amount of protein, and vitamins and minerals that this smoothie has as well. There are only 5 grams of protein, 4% vitamin A, 30% vitamin C, and 15% Calcium. Not a very nutritional drink when you consider how few nutrients are actually in the drink.
Overall, I suggest saving your money for a better smoothie. The strawberry banana is not that great and will leave a bitter taste in your mouth.