Spinach Smoothie Review

 

Moss green is my favorite, but as a lumpy liquid .. no!  You almost expect a zombie hand to come up out of that.

Moss green is my favorite, but as a lumpy liquid .. no! You almost expect a zombie hand to come up out of that.

So I may have mentioned that I let some gal measure me at the gym and she is going to do it again in 6 weeks so I am trying to smarten up and fly right now. Today I decided to try the Booster Juice “Spinach Is In It” smoothie ‘cause I am looking for things I can pick up to eat when I am in a bind and have nothing at the office. This is a prime time for me to binge on chocolate.

I bought the 710ml size because I do that. I always order more than I can handle. Hey, I am only trying to deal with one of my issues at any moment. I’m eating some vegetables and my mom is nowhere near me waving a fork in my face! It’s a miracle!

The Booster Juice sign says this drink made of spinach, parsley, acai, apples and mangos and I ask for no boosters. If you know this chain of stores they want you to pay them to dump stuff that looks and smells like crushed weeds and dirt in your drink for a boost. I’m not ready for that! Baby steps here! The flavor is fruity with a grass clippings after taste and hints of tree bark. Not too bad. I would do this again but not the large size. That is way too much.  I wonder what my breath smells like!

Look at that my first healthy food review. Can I get a WHoot! Whoot!

Oh I paid for my drink and am giving Booster Juice a review for free so I’m stealing their nutrition info from their web site. Seems more than fair to me!

Yep that's Nessy or Nessie rising from the green depths!

Yep that’s Nessy or Nessie rising from the green depths!

Nutritionals

710ml

355ml

Calories

278

139

(kcal)

Fat

1.6

0.8

(g)

Saturated Fat

0.3

0.15

(g)

Trans Fat

0

0

(g)

Cholesterol

0

0

(mg)

Carbohydrates

68

34

(g)

Fibres

8

4

(g)

Sugar

56

28

(g)

Protein

3

1.5

(g)

Vitamin A

40%

20%

%DV

Vitamin C

151%

75.5%

%DV

Thiamine

15%

7.5%

%DV

Riboflavin

13%

6.5%

%DV

Niacin

8%

4%

%DV

Vitamin B6

22%

11%

%DV

Vitamin B12

0%

0%

%DV

Folate

46%

23%

%DV

Vitamin K

597%

298.5%

%DV

Pantothenic Acid

7%

3.5%

%DV

Vitamin D

0%

0%

%DV

Vitamin E

0%

0%

%DV

Sodium

41

20.5

(mg)

Calcium

9%

4.5%

%DV

Iron

19%

9.5%

%DV

Copper

15%

7.5%

%DV

Magnesium

21%

10.5%

%DV

Phosphorus

5%

2.5%

%DV

Potassium

21%

10.5%

%DV

Zinc

4%

2%

%DV

Caffeine

0

0

(mg)

Glycemic Index

34

34

(GI)


Comments

Spinach Smoothie Review — 15 Comments

  1. You could have made your own in your new nutri-bullet. Not sure why you would need to bother with Booster Juice???? I guess you had your reasons?????

  2. Whoa, way too much sugar in that drink to be considered healthy, for the 355 ml drink, the 28g of sugar is close to 6 teaspoons of sugar, compare that to a 355ml can of coke or 7up the amount of sugar there is a little over 8.4 teaspoons, so I would say that Spinach Smoothie is not so great with respect to watching your sugar intake,a major contributor to weight gain

    • Yeah I admit I have no sense of what is too much or too little when it comes to sodium, carbs and sugar. I put the numbers in my phone app and if it is happy with my daily consumption then I am as well. Sodium is the one I have trouble with. I often go over the limit set for me in my app. It is soo invisible and in everything.
      Well I guess it is good I could not finish the drink. Thanks for the heads up!

    • The sugar in the drink is from NATURAL sugar that comes from fruit. even if you make the same smoothie at home it will have the same amount of sugar in it.
      I work at booster juice and I know exactly what goes in it and believe me there is no sorbet / ice cream / anything added to it in addition to pure fruit.

      • Natural sugar or not – a large amount of sugar in an easy to digest form like a smoothie will do a number on your glucose levels which can quickly lead to weight gain and other issues. Sugar is sugar, whether it comes from a bag of white powder or an organic apple – don’t let marketing fool you!

        • Consuming sugar in a diet composed of the proper amounts of fruits and veggies you are inevitably going to consume x amount of sugar. Consuming a drink/meal this rich in vitamins and minerals with that amount is sugar is favourable to having a lunch high in trans fats, carbs, and excess sodium. Nutrition is a game of give and take.

  3. The Sodium level is extremely high in this smoothie too. And to top it all there is hardly any protein to compensate for the high salt and sugar content. Seriously make your own, this is not a good substitute for anything. Maybe take a look at the app. as i can’t understand why it would be happy with these results. But you’re on the right track when all is said and done. Proud of you…..

  4. Well yeah, there are healthier smoothies out there, but the important thing is you are on the road to incorporating more veggies! Eventually you will come to prefer the ones you make yourself because you can customize and get more of the flavors you like, better nutrition, and less sugar. I use whole foods vanilla whey powder for protein, some frozen blueberries or other fruit, a bit of carrot juice, water, kale, and a crapload of spinach and, because I have a sweet tooth, I also add a little extra stevia for sweetness. But everyone finds they have their own favorite blends.

    Mine grosses everyone out but low cal, full of nutrition, and sweet.

    Congrats for moving more towards veggies!

    • Crabby,

      Thanks for the ingredient ideas!

      I confess this experience has reminded me that I do tend to believe the advertising on food and don’t have a good grasp of the numbers. I can be easily fooled into thinking I am eating something nutritious and then find out I wasn’t getting exactly what I thought. This drink wasn’t too bad considering the alternative would probably have been chocolate at the time.

      Soon I should have a new review of my attempts at a nutritious but really gross looking drink made by yours truly!

  5. I love the “Spinach is in it.” White sugar does a number with my brain cells and I don’t feel good. I never have this effect with natural sugars that comes from fruit balanced with fiber, like in this smoothie. It keeps me on an even keel. This has always been the case with the “Spinach is in it.” One of my all time favorites. I’m impressed with the fact they take 2 whole apples and make the fresh juice to go in it with fresh spinach….. nice!!! 🙂

    • I would just prefer if they used no fruit juice in the drink and used all real fruit for the flavor. It would not be as sweet tasting but I would be fine with that. The thing is that nobody would buy the drink made my way.

  6. I love how people think all sugars are the same. The sugar that is bad for you is the kind derived from sugar cane. It is then crystallised and completely refined into white sugar, which is 99.95% sucrose. The process is not natural and it will make you fat and has a host of other unhealthy side effects. There is a huge difference between naturally occurring sugar and processed refined sugar. Hands down this smoothie is better than nothing if your in a bind/hungry and need lunch on the go.
    Do your research before you speak and put something down. Thats my thought.

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