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This Nutrient-Packed Fruit and Vegetable Juice From Bolthouse Farms Tastes So Good, You’ll Forget It’s Good For You

Getting your five servings of fruits and vegetables each day shouldn’t be difficult. But sometimes it is.  Although fruit juices count toward your “Five A Day”, they can be high in fruit sugars (fructose) and often don’t have the nutritional benefits of the whole fruit (especially when it comes to fiber.) Also, many bottled fruit juices are made from concentrate and don’t even contain 100% fruit juice.Picture of Bolthouse Farms Green Goodness Juice Smoothie

So I was intrigued when I ran across the Bolthouse Farms  line of fruit and vegetable juices at the grocery store. These 100% all natural juices had all kinds of cool names like Blue Goodness, C-Boost and my new favorite, Green Goodness. I’ve tried some of the Odwalla juices in the past and wasn’t terribly blown away, so I decided to give Bolthouse Farms a shot.

Green Is Good!

I was particularly interested in something called Green Goodness – a vegetable/fruit juice (actually it’s more like a smoothie) that had all kinds of interesting, healthy ingredients that frankly didn’t sound like they would taste very good blended up in a bottled juice. But being the healthy food adventurist that I am, I decided to spring for a bottle of Green Goodness just to see for myself. The worst that could happen, I figured, is that I’d be out a few bucks.

Bolthouse Farms Green Goodness is a blend of wheat grass, de-odorized garlic (curious as to how they do this), spirulina, spinach and blue-green algae. I told you it wasn’t going to sound very appetizing. But hang with me here. Bolthouse then adds in some pretty tasty fruit including apple, pineapple, mango puree, banana puree and kiwi juice. There’s also a bunch of exotic sounding ingredients like jerusalem artichoke, Nova Scotia dulce, dragon fruit juice, open-cell chlorella and even echinacea purpurea extract.

Oh, did I mention the broccoli and barley grass?




If this sounds revolting, I’m with you. The idea of all of these clearly-healthy, but kind of green veggies, grasses and algaes whipped up into a liquid beverage was a bit intimidating. But the idea of getting all of these healthy veggies and fruits in a single 8 oz glass of juice was strangely alluring.

And then I looked at the nutritional information and this sealed the deal.  This juice is LOADED with vitamins and minerals: 120% RDA of Vitamin A; 105% RDA of Vitamin C; 30% of your daily recommended folic acid; 15% of your Vitamin B6 and 30% of Vitamin B12; 150% Magnanese and 120% zinc.

But How Does Bolthouse Farms Green Goodness Taste?

Now comes the surprising part: the taste. I was expected that I would have to hold my nose to choke this drink down. But as soon as I opened it, I smelled not garlic and blue-green algae, but fruit and banana. I took a sip and was surprised at how good this actually tasted.

I’m not sure who deserves credit over at Bolthouse Farms for coming up with this wild juice, but they are part mad-scientist and part Julia Child. This stuff is really good. Who would have ever thought that broccoli, spinach, and wheat grass along with 21 other ingredients could be whipped up into a juice this tasty?

In terms of taste, the fruit is what really comes through — not the green stuff.  You should be prepared for the texture, however, which is more like a smoothie than a juice. I suppose when you blend broccoli and spinach up, it’s going to be a little thick.

Loaded With Phytonutrients and Spirulina

The drink is also rich in healthy green phytonutrients, which may have antioxident properties. It also contains spirulina, a blue-green algae with a wide-range of purported health benefits. Spirulina is loaded with Beta-Carotene, is a complete source of vegetable-based protein, and is naturally high in B Vitamins. Spirulina also contains Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid.

Other Bolthouse Farms Juices and Smoothies

In addition to Green Goodness, Bolthouse Farms also has an extensive line of more than 15 other juice and vegetable blends, including an amazing Clementine juice (which I have in my fridge now,) lemonades, and soy protein drinks. They also just recently introduced a line of Yogurt-based salad dressings, which I still haven’t had a chance to try.

Where to Buy Green Goodness

Because the Bolthouse Farms juices and smoothies are not canned, you’ll need to look for them in the refrigerated section at your grocer, not in the juice isle. They may also be located in the produce area in the cooler. Unfortunately, you can’t buy Bolthouse Farms beverages online, but the Bolthouse website does provide a store locator.

A 1 liter, four serving bottle of Bolthouse Farms Green Goodness is under $5 dollars.

Bolthouse Farms Green Goodness Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 8 oz (240mL)

Calories: 140
Total Fat: 0
Cholesterol: 0
Sodium: 25mg
Potassium: 470mg
Total Carbohydrates: 33g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 27g
Protein: 2g

Vitamin A: 120%
Calcium: 2%
Folic Acid: 30%
Vitamin B6: 15%
Manganese: 150%
Vitamin C: 105%
Iron: 15%
Riboflavin: 7%
Vitamin B12: 30%
Zinc: 120%

* Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Ingredients: Apple Juice from concentrate (water, apple juice concentrate,) Pineapple Juice from concentrate (water, pineapple juice concentrate,) Mango Puree from concentrate (water, mango puree concentrate,) Banana Puree, Kiwi Juice, Natural Flavor, Spirulina, Open Cell Chlorella, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid,)  Lime Juice, Zinc Sulfate, Broccoli, Green Tea, Spinach, Barley Grass, Wheat Grass, Blue Green Algae, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Odorless Garlic, Tamarind Puree, Dragon Fruit Juice, Lemon Bioflavanoids, Jerusalem Artichoke and Nova Scotia Dulce.

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  1. Gill Wallace (1 comments) says:

    I have been purchasing these smoothies since I saw them in Asda’s in Cardiff about three months ago. It appears that they may have stopped selling them and I would like to know where else they can be purchased in the Cardiff Area. I have recently be told that my Frolic Acid is very low and the green smoothy is very good for me also very tasty I must admit I enjoy the three flovours I have been able to get. (Red & Orange also). Please can you let me know as soon as possible. Thanks Gill Wallace

  2. Matt (194 comments) says:

    Gill, maybe one of our readers can help you out with finding this again locally. The Bolthouse Farms website does have a store locator, however, I think you are from the UK and their locator is only for the U.S.

    Bolthouse Farms Store Locator

    You might try contacting Bolthouse Farms directly using the contact form on their website. You can find it here:

    Bolthouse Farms Contact Form

    I don’t work for Bolthouse Farms, I just like their smoothie and juice products. However, I did send them an email to see if we can find out how you can get your hands on some Green Goodness.

    I’ll keep you posted.

  3. Yannick Le Minteir (1 comments) says:

    Matt,

    Thank you for you comments!

    We are indeed retailing in the UK; however we only have a few stores nationwide via Asda (Wal Mart) and many stores in London via Sainsbury and Waitrose.

    However I cannot confirm the number of stores near Cardiff at this time – but let your reader know we hope to be nationwide shorthly.

    Products retailed in the UK are Green Goodness, C-Boost, Berry Boost, as well as our Bomdia range: http://www.bomdia.com.

    Let me know if you have any other questions,

    Thank you

    Yannick Le Mintier
    Bolthouse Farms Europe

    • AMANDA (2 comments) says:

      Hi I live in portsmouth uk. Can you let me know where I can bug Bolthouse Farm products please. Thank you Amanda 

  4. Ross (6 comments) says:

    Id just like to say that you can purchase these products at Walmart for roughly $3.49 for a 1 liter bottle. These products compare to none other!

  5. Tokay Stevenson (1 comments) says:

    Hi,

    I was wondering if you could provide any specific shops in London where they sell Bolthouse farms products. I remember buying one in Sainsbury’s in Knightsbridge but it seems they have stopped supplying these since

    Thanks

  6. :) (1 comments) says:

    I’ve been drinking them for about a year now. You can buy them at Kroger grocery stores (organic section) too. Green Goodness is my favorite…i have to warn you though, don’t look at it while your drinking. It’s not easy on the eyes.

  7. Runlikeh3ll (3 comments) says:

    Sounds delicious… Expensive? I have a feeling that they are =/

  8. Nic (1 comments) says:

    I bought Bolthouse -one bottle -  1 liter for$ 3.99 at Key foods in Bklyn,NY.
    It was delicious.So i decided to go back and get 2 more..They were on sale for $3.99 each.It was a great deal.
    Considering Tropicana Orange Juice is now $3.99 and not totally Organic.
    I love the brand Bolthouse!!

  9. Naomi (2 comments) says:

    I’ve been giving this juice to my twin sons since they were about 1 1/2 years old.. they love it and I feel good giving it to them.  The trick is to start them on it early.. I called it monstor juice… as it looks a bit like pea soup.. but, it really is yummy!!!

  10. Taiji Williams (1 comments) says:

    WOW! im 12 years old and i love this greenhouse smoothie thing.i feel so good and healthy when i drink it. i started drinking this when my mom started buying them.my brothers dont like them but i loooooovvvvvveeeee them! okay BYE

  11. Omar (1 comments) says:

    I was wondering on the sugar content.  Are the 27g of sugar natural sugars? 

  12. Tina (2 comments) says:

    dude, i took your advice about green goodness..it’s Disgusting!!  omg, i really am holding my nose and drinking this!  i love their other flavors, but Green is gross.  at least it’s healthy!!

  13. Jerry Galbraith (1 comments) says:

    Do any of your juices contain caffeine?

    • Bernard Juneau (1 comments) says:

      How much caffeine in a serving of Green Goodness?  I avoid eating or drinking caffeine because I don’t want to get addicted like so many other people.  Thank you!  I do like the stuff!

      • Matt (194 comments) says:

        I don’t believe there is any caffeine in Bolthouse Farm’s Green Goodness juice. It’s juice. Juice does not naturally contain caffeine.

  14. Victoria Trujillo (1 comments) says:

    Hi,

    I’ve been drinking Bolthouse Farms juices for a few years now. I have tried other juices, but none really compare to Bolthouse. It just have such a natural taste and feel, not only the taste, but the packaging as well. The packaging definitely contains that traditional farmer’s feel, which just gives the product a more authentic sense. I feel like what I’m drinking is truly all-natural. I’d have to say I’m a loyal Bolthouse drinker :)

  15. Victoria (4 comments) says:

    Hi,

    I love Bolthouse Farms juices. I have tried several other types of juices, and this brand definately sticks to its all-natural ingredients. It is even conveyed through its packaging-it gives such a natural and authentic feel to the product. Definately a loyal Bolthouse drinker :)

  16. Victoria (4 comments) says:

    Hi,

    I have tried several kinds of natural juices that are out on the market. Out of all, I believe Bolthouse is the most natural, and the most authentic. Not only because of its taste, but also because of it’s packaging-it really conveys a sort of all-natural farmer’s feel, which gives the consumer a type of assurance of the natural products it contains. I’d have to say, I’m a loyal Bolthouse drinker.

  17. lindsay (1 comments) says:

    as a clean-eater with Ulcerative Colitis, this juice is a gem! with spirulina and jerusalem artichoke for digestive wellness I can’t find a better product. I can actually purchase a bottle for $3. 23 at Walmart! The vanilla spice chai is amazing as well- well shoot- they’re all amazing! love em. I”m so impressed that they took the time to find such quality rare ingredients to add instead of just using “natural” ingredients that are commonly available- they went above and beyond.

  18. my harvest america (1 comments) says:

    Great article… you answered some of my questions, thanks a bunch!

  19. Ashley (3 comments) says:

    I just tried this for the first time today and I love it! I was at walmart looking at the juices and this caught my eye. It looked interesting and I have to say that once I started reading all of the ingredients, I almost didn’t buy it. I was thinking, “wow I bet this is gonna be gross, let me put this back”. But there was just something about it that made me want to try it, so I got it. I’m so glad that I did because it tastes great. I will be a buyer from here on out and can’t wait to try other flavors!

  20. Kymystry (1 comments) says:

    I absolutely love it … it tastes so good I often have it for breaskfast with a handful of almonds … I am a loyal Bolthouse Drinker … I’ve tried Odwalla .. not impressed … I prefer the texture and taste of Bolthouse … it would be nice if they sold smaller 8 oz bottles and sold in packages of 4 … that way I can grab one for breakfast daily … Oh and issue coupons … lol

  21. Maketta (1 comments) says:

    I really like bolthouse farms beverages. I really like the mocha cappuchino, I also really like green goodness too. You would never guess that wheat grass is in it or spinach. The vanilla chai is really good it kind of tastes like a light shake too me. Their beverages are not loaded with sugar, and it really is something that the whole family can enjoy.

  22. APGamerZ (1 comments) says:

    I’ve been drinking this for years now, but I thought I’d look it up. No scam here apparently. I loved it the first time I had it, and am a bit addicted, drinking about 15 OZ a day.

    Great way to get fruits and vegetables. This has basically become my favorite drink.

  23. LMILAB (1 comments) says:

    I have had some trouble keeping pregnancies, and after faithfully drinking this Green Goodness I have kept one pregnancy! This Juice is based on Spirulina, Wheat Grass, Spinach and other good fruits for you and Very helpful if one is trying to concieve or support healthy pregnancy. I is great for anyone that eats on the go and still would like to consume veggies & fruits or just anyone who is health consio0us. This product looks pricey – however if you buy each item individually it would cost even more. I have juicer and attempted to do same however price skyrocketed and lots of veggies gone to waste.  I am proud that someone came up with such a GREAT Recepie for a Healthy Youthful Juice drink.

  24. Vicky (1 comments) says:

    Love, love, love this stuff! Have tried others as well but nothing compares… I am drinking this now instead of O.J. every morning! I feel that I am getting so many more vitamins and minerals when I drink Bolthouse Farms juices, smoothies! I am fortunate that I can buy them anytime at my local grocery store in Boca Raton,Florida… but at this point would probably go to the ends of the earth to find them! Thank you so much Bolthouse Farms for making a truly natural product that so many of us love and so many are still discovering!

  25. Dee (1 comments) says:

    My son who is not a big fan of fruits or veggies started drinking Green Goodness quite a few years ago when he was a young teenager. He likes the taste well enough and I’m all for him drinking such a healthy juice.   However, I wonder how Green Goodness stacks up to whole fruits and veggies in fiber content.  My son and I keep going back and forth on this…I think that whole fruits and veggies far surpass even this juice in fiber content.  I think using is as a supplement is good, but he uses it as a replacement for fruits and veggies and it concerns me. Any thoughts on fiber content vs whole fruits and veggies?
    Thanks!

  26. Nelia Tabbert (1 comments) says:

    Thanks for giving that excellent subject material on your web site. I came across it on google. I may check back again if you post additional aricles.

  27. Stephane Perras (1 comments) says:

    Thank you for your wonderful products it taste so good my favorite drink for sure.
    Your the only one i trust when it comes to my health

  28. Luke (3 comments) says:

    You stated:
    “Also, many bottled fruit juices are made from concentrate and don’t even contain 100% fruit juice.”
    However the list of ingredients all contain fruit from concentrate.  What gives?

  29. a&j (1 comments) says:

    Me  and my husband just started drinking this juice it has  a couple of weeks ago . We like it so  well that we bought another bottle of it . I think each week we will keep buying it

  30. stephanie buchanan (1 comments) says:

    even though the color looks yunky and i am not a big fruit drinker, i love this, it tastes great. Question: does it help with weight loss if  used as a meal replacement?

  31. Tshepiso (1 comments) says:

    Hi ther, I would like email contacts for boltfarm head offices. The “contact us” link on their homepage is not submitting my form.

    thanks

  32. Josette Sampson (1 comments) says:

    I am drinking the Green Goodness right now for the first time and I must say I’m VERY impressed with the taste.  My question is this:  Has anybody that added this to a rather not so great diet FELT a difference in their health and energy?

  33. Lukasz (1 comments) says:

    I compared this to “naked” and its not only slightly cheaper but also higher in nutrients. Tastes good but I would pair it with fruit. 1.5l/7$ at safeway. Gives you lizard shits if you have too much tho.

  34. Ms.Dee (1 comments) says:

    Hi green goodness is good for your bones joints

  35. Karielyn (1 comments) says:

    Hi..I was a loyal Bolthouse user until I realized the ingredients weren’t organic and that Bolthouse Farms is under the Campbell’s Soup Company which opposes GMO labeling and recently contributed a lot of money to defeat Proposition 37. This should be very important to anyone who is health conscious and concerned about what is in the foods they eat, no matter how good they taste or how nutritious they are. I was really upset to learn this myself because my son loved to drink them but I’d rather support companies that have organic products and ones that support GMO labeling. Plus, you can make your own smoothies at home for a fraction of the cost. This is a really good article, just wanted to make sure your readers had all the facts if these are issues that are important to them. Thanks! :)

  36. Rhonda (2 comments) says:

    I’ve tried the green drinks from Bolthouse Farms, Odwalla, and Naked.  Bolthouse Farms is my favorite by far!  :)

  37. Glenda Reid (1 comments) says:

    I have started drinking the Green Goodness juice and love the taste. I am interested particularly about the enzymes in the product?  Do they heat this product at all in the production Which would kill the enzymes?

  38. Christina (2 comments) says:

    I love Bolthouse! I used to stock up on their Bom Dia  juice but, sadly, i cannot find it anywhere any more. That’s why I decided to try some of their other juices. i just opened a bottle of green goodness less than half an hour ago and was AMAZED at the taste! I have a pretty strong stomach so choking and holding down some nasty drinks in the name of health is something I have become used to. BUT not this stuff! It is sooo good. I would def recommend this to any and everyone  :”D  The only thing I recommend is do not put it in a clear glass lol

  39. Lhea (1 comments) says:

    I just stumbled upon this  wonderful product while shopping at my local ShopRite. I must confess that I too was skeptical when I bought it, but I am a ‘fruitnista’ adventurous. I am originally from Brazil, so the sound of tropical fruits like mangoes, kiwi, pineapple is always alluring to me. Albeit, the veggie part was not, I really don’t like broccoli, and I have to really prepare myself mentally to eat a meager 1 oz of spinach and other veggies. Then I come across with the Bolthouse Farms Green Goodness Juice and decide to give it a try. I was expecting to taste gross, so when I got home, I put a tiny drop in a spoon and tastes it. I was amazed how good it taste it. I was hooked!. I usually mixt 1/2 serving in my protein shake and taste divine. Thumps up to the scientist/nutritionist from Bolthouse to come up with such incredible tasting product full of essential nutrients and delicious =)

  40. Don't Buy This Juice (1 comments) says:

    I loved this juice because it’s so delicious.
    Then I found this blog post: http://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/bolthouse-farms-green-goodness-fruit-smoothie/
    Bummer! 

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