Is Bolthouse Farms Juice Healthy?

Is Bolthouse Farms Juice Healthy?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!

4 thoughts on “Is Bolthouse Farms Juice Healthy?

  1. I’m glad you check this out. A colleague of mine just gave me some information about Naked Juice that make me want to puke. Apparently, there is a lawsuit pending against Naked Juice and PepsiCo, claiming that the product contains anything but 100% juice, What’s worse is that one of the ingredients is actually a synthetic calcium made from formaldehyde!! The case name is Sara Sandys v. Naked Juice Company and PepsiCo, Inc., Case No. 11-cv-08007, U.S. District Court, Central District of California. Check it out….

  2. Deboarah Dessaso,

    As much as Naked hiding ingredients is not okay, and a huge case of false advertising, the synthetic calcium from formaldehyde is a bit of a rumor.

    As unhealthy as it may be, it has no resemblance to formaldehyde whatsoever. Scientifically, we all know vitamins, nutrients, and poisons can be only a few molecules apart. That doesn’t make our vitamins any less healthy. A great example is carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide. Only one molecule apart, and one is a natural waste product of the human body, and another can kill you.

  3. I wouldn’t say they’re trying to kill us, but they’re definitely trying to make as much money as possible, and cutting corners or bending the truth is one way to do this.

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