I have been shopping at WholeFoods for about a year now. My girlfriend put me on to buying stuff from there. While perusing through, I discovered they have some great organic lotions and soaps and I really like their Fair Trade and non-GMO products. The earthy atmosphere they provide is also very inviting. Yeah, I’m somewhat of a hippie. Anyway, I recently went on one of my routine shopping trips to my local WholeFoods and encountered something I had never seen before. An entire wall of BoltHouse Farms beverages in a variety of flavors and sizes. As my eyes glanced from left to right at the super colorful outer packaging of the BoltHouse Farms bottles, I noticed an array of delicious looking smoothies. There was “Strawberry Banana,” “Berry Boost,” “C-Boost,” “Blue Goodness,” and “Green Goodness.” The images of peaches, berries, kiwi, apples and many other delicious fruit sent my taste buds into a frenzy. My curiosity to find out what one of them would taste like combined with a sudden urge to drink healthy brought my eyes to the “Green Goodness” fruit smoothie. Looking at the outside of the bottle I thought to myself, “It has kiwi and apples. It has to taste good.” So I spent the four dollars and some change and bought the thirty-two ounce bottle of “Green Goodness” and went home.
This is where it gets weird. When I got home I immediately shook the bottle up as its packaging instructed, twisted the green cap and took a sip. Suddenly, my taste buds were being taken through a roller coaster of flavors. I was tasting kiwi, apple, and oddly enough…grass. Yeah, that’s right. I tasted grass. And not like your ordinary run-of-the-mill grass. This was fresh cut yard grass. But it gets even stranger because I found that after the initial palette shock of drinking some kind of rabbit-brew, I actually liked the stuff. No, Not liked it. I loved it. I couldn’t put the bottle down. My mind started racing as it attempted to decipher the many other fruits and vegetables my tongue tasted after every sip. After minutes of getting nowhere, I decided to actually read the bottle for the ingredients and what I discovered blew my mind.
Inside every bottle of Green Goodness there are: 3 Apples, 1/2 Pineapple, 1 Mango, 1 Banana, 1 Kiwi, Broccoli, Spinach, Green Tea, Barley Grass, Wheat Grass, Blue Green Algae, Echinacea, Garlic, Jerusalem Artichoke, Nova Scotia Dulce, Spirulina, Chlorella, Lemon Bioflavanoids, and tons of vitamins, good acids and other healthy stuff your body loves. So basically this stuff is some kind of miracle drink. Not only is it tasty, but it is very healthy, and at 560 calories a bottle you get a little over a quarter of your daily calorie intake (based on a 2,000 calorie diet). And since it is thirty-two ounces or the equivalent of about four glasses (eight ounces per glass), you can actually pour yourself a glass of it during lunch and save the rest for dinner. This is especially beneficial to people on the juicing or liquid diet. While this drink boasts a price tag of about four dollars plus tax per bottle, I think it is well worth it considering its great taste and great health benefits. Plus, as an added bonus it is Gluten Free, Preservative Free, GMI free, and has no artificial colors or flavors. So yes ladies and gentleman, that incredible hulk looking drink really is incredible. I am glad I stumbled across this weird stuff in WholeFoods. Now I am going to try their other flavors. I hear their Vanilla Chai Tea is amazing!