Smoothie King's "THE HULK"....good or bad?!?!

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    Oct 08, 2009 2:52 AM GMT
    Hey guys-

    I'm 22, and pretty lean as you can see from my pics. I want to gain more muscle mass and of course need to intake more calories in order to do that. So I've heard good and bad things about Smoothie King's "THE HULK" shake with weight gainer in it and also about 900 calories. So was curious what you guys think....let's hear some feedback!!! icon_smile.gif

    Thanks everyone!

    Steven icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 08, 2009 3:08 AM GMT
    You should find out where the calories are coming from. If it's all sugar, then it may not be a good idea.

    Ideally you should try and eat actual food. Save the high calorie smoothies and shakes for immediate post-workout consumption.
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    Oct 22, 2009 3:53 AM GMT
    Smoothie King is a scam. Too much sugar and saturated fat in that drink.
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    Oct 22, 2009 4:21 AM GMT
    I LOVE the hulk. so goooooood
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    Oct 22, 2009 4:30 AM GMT
    http://www.smoothieking.com/smoothies/nutritional-chart.php

    The Hulk has A LOT of saturated fat. I would avoid it.
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    Oct 22, 2009 8:05 PM GMT
    out of like 50 drinks or so that they offer only about 12 have any real benefits and only about 6 give you all the protein with low fat and low sugar

    I think people go there and think that everything on the menu is healthy when most of the stuff is LOADED with sugar. At worst opt for anything with protein that is low in sugar
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    Oct 22, 2009 8:07 PM GMT
    gosh, that sounds disgusting. having read the ingredients, all i can say is sugar bomb. anything with 90g of sugar should be avoided!

    reminds me jamba juice. they act like it's so healthy when, in fact, it's nothing but sugar, sugar, and more sugar. stay away!

    as others have pointed out, saturated fat is high. if the source were coconut oil, for example, i wouldn't worry. but given that it's ice cream, etc., it's animal fat and, therefore, full of cholesterol.
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    Oct 22, 2009 8:13 PM GMT
    Doesn't the Hulk include two scoops of ice cream plus some additional sugar? It will cause weight gain, but not the kind you want.

    Get a blender and make your own smoothies. Take a scoop of ON whey protein, some fresh fruit and a handful of ice cubes and you've got a healthy meal without all the sugar.
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    Oct 22, 2009 8:35 PM GMT
    i tried smoothie king once...read the ingredients, dude...it's diabetes in a cup. what i do: make my own smoothie with all natural fruits and stuff icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 10, 2010 5:58 AM GMT
    Men's Health rated that drink as one of the top five worst drinks. I would say no.
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