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Is Booster Juice Healthy?

by
author image Susan Diranian
Susan Diranian is a writer for various online publications and magazines, specializing in relationships, health, fashion, beauty and fitness. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in nonfiction writing and editing.
Is Booster Juice Healthy?
Smoothies make a healthy alternative to fast food. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images

A healthy diet is key for optimal health and fitness. There are many different types of foods and beverages to choose from -- everything from diet fads to tropical smoothies. Many beverages claim to provide a healthy boost either before or after a workout. Booster Juice is one of them.

What is Booster Juice?

Booster Juice is a juice and smoothie bar franchise that started in Canada and has expanded internationally to include the United States, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the Netherlands. The franchise started when, in 1999, two friends went out on a camping trip and discovered there were no juice bars in Canada. In November 1999, the first Booster Juice location opened in that country. Since then, Booster Juice has opened up almost 200 stores worldwide.

Booster Juice Menu

The mission statement of Booster Juice is simple: to provide customers with a healthy alternative to fast food that tastes good and is nutritious. The franchise incorporates healthy, potent ingredients like acai berry, wheatgrass and herbal supplements into its smoothies, shots, shakers, juices and other products. Booster Juice also provides food offerings -- everything from breakfast wraps to quesadillas -- made from high-quality ingredients.

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Booster Juice and Nutrition

Every Booster Juice smoothie and juice bar provides a Nutritional Breakdown Binder so that customers can check the nutritional value of their selected item. If customers can't find the information they are looking for or need more information, they can contact the corporate offices.

Booster Juice makes its beverages with pure juice, frozen fruit and homemade yogurt. The chain provides warning labels on its sorbets and whey protein products for those who suffer from nut allergies as well as supplies alternative options. Booster Juice also says its juices and juice smoothies come gluten-free, with a few exceptions.

Is Booster Juice Healthy?

Booster Juice promotes its products as a healthy alternative for fast food or a quick snack. Smoothie drinks range between 200 and 500 calories while each Booster shot contains 2 or 3 calories, with a few exceptions.

Booster Juice claims almost all its smoothies contain four servings of fruit; this means the sugar content of Booster Juice drinks is noted to be fairly high. Yet, you may not find the same vitamins, minerals and nutrients in a sugary soda or energy drink as you would in a drink made from fresh fruit. If you are concerned about the amount of sugar or calories, either order a snack size or share your beverage.

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