I’m always looking for ways to save time, so lately I’ve been using Bolthouse Farms juice for smoothies in my morning shakes instead of buying and blending all the fruit on my own. It’s surprising how many fruits can be blended and poured into one of these relatively small bottles!
But my one concern with them was always whether they were healthy. A lot of these ready-to-drink “health” foods are actually packed with added sugar and salt to make them taste better. While you may be thinking you’re choosing something a lot healthier than a can of soda or Kool-Aid, it may only be marginally better for you.
Bolthouse Farms juice on the other hand contains a large amount of fruit per bottle. It’s actually listed on the side of the label exactly how many apples, bananas, pears, berries, etc. are in each bottle. If you look at the ingredients, you’ll see that puree of each of these fruits is in the recipe, along with some fruit juice as well. What isn’t added is sugar since this is naturally occurring in the fruit. This is precisely what you want to look for when choosing a juice for your daily shake.
I keep a variety of Bolthouse Farms juice for smoothies in the fridge at all times as they make it so much quicker to prepare a shake each morning. Depending on what I want on a particular day, I may reach for the Green Goodness (apples, kiwis, mangoes, spinach) or the Strawberry Banana as the base of my drink, adding in Hemp Force protein powder and a few handfuls of kale to take things to the next level. Delicious, quick, and healthy too!