By: Text: Maureen Callahan, RD
Photo: John Autry
Feeling smug about the health benefits of a medium serving of green tea laced yogurt you cap off your Asian treat with 2 scoops of mochi (glutinous rice cubes.) Yes, the yogurt delivers 8 grams of protein and 20 percent of your daily calcium needs, and maybe a few benefits from the green tea. But there’s nothing Zen about the mochi; each scoop harbors a tablespoon’s worth of sugar. And the medium portion is a whopping nine ounces. Total calories: 413. Total carbs: 94 grams. Can you say sugar rush?
Yogurt Shop: Pinkberry
Instead, combine mango, pineapple, and shredded coconut for a 50-calorie Tropical Treat topping.