Since 7 Eleven was on my way home, I decided to run in and treat myself to a diet drink of some sort. I like to stick to water most of the week, but once in a while, diet root beer is just so tasty!
OK… so as I approached the double doors, a girl walked out sipping on a giant slurpee. Ooooo Slurpee… if only they had a guilt-free, sugar free one?
Wait! They do have one!!! The spinning slurpee machine offered “SUGAR-FREE BANANA STRAWBERRY CRYSTAL LIGHT”
I grabbed a cup and started filling to the top! Of course I was all smiles as I skipped to the register with my treat. I paid the nice 7 Eleven guy and sipped my way out of there.
Two sips in and my mind started churning with thoughts… hmmmm… the crystal light packets that I dump in my water bottle contain zero calories, zero sugar and zero carbs. If this is a crystal light slurpee, then it should be somewhat close to the nutrition facts right? No more sips! Stop sipping until you know what’s going in your mouth Ghada!
Out came my Google phone and I voice commanded a search “7 Eleven crystal light slurpee calories”
As you can see, for a 16 oz cup, a slurpee comes in at 80 calories.
This is still a great low cal treat, but I just wanted you to be aware that it’s not calorie free.
Enjoy it, but just factor it in to your day