I know what you're talking about. They do look pretty good.
Buuuuuut. They are v. expensive. That gives me pause. And also, these drinks always have more sugar and less fiber than whole fruit. So if whole fresh fruit is better for you and less expensive, why not just get that and make your own smoothies? Less preservatives and shizz that way, too.
I think I'd make a bit more of an exception for those mega-greens type. They usually have a whack of green seaweeds and so forth in them, which is stuff that most people wouldn't get otherwise.
But eh, why not just get into veggies? Raw veggies are really good once you get in the habit of eating them, promise.
Whether these Bolthouse things are primal or not (I'd say no, just because they're packaged and somewhat processed) is kind of beside the point. I think it's more that they're overpriced and they really aren't that good for you.
But they really aren't THAT bad for you either. Better than coke or ice cream or those commercial Jugo Juice-type smoothies that are- I checked- MEGA-sugar bombs.
But I don't think it's efficient to waste your treats/20% on something you're doing to try to get phytonutrients. Get the real thing. Then use your 20% on something that you want to eat just for the hell of it. I'd recommend just buying veg and fruits and having a beer instead. Cheaper AND better for you.
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