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1/31/11 9:27 P

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I think that the zinc stuff is to make the smoothie really GREEN. It really does make it glow in the dark.
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I haven't found ANYWHERE that says that zinc sulfide is safe to eat. Yet it is CLEARLY there in the list of Bolthouse ingredient list.


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1/31/11 5:07 P

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You guys are correct, it is "Bolthouse" I didn't look carefully enough at the fancy font. Thank you for all of your feeback, it is helpful!

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1/31/11 4:21 P

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I agree with you Laura. Healthy trail snacks and lots of water. I did a lot of camping and hiking when I was younger when none of these new products were available and we certainly didn't starve on the trail. We made sandwiches with whole wheat bread for day hikes and for overnighters took oats and granola, carrots, bananas, apples, oranges dried fruits. Even scrambled eggs in a closed container, pancake mix that we made at home before we left---stuff like that. It was never a very balanced menu but who cares when you are out in the mountains?!
Oh, and of course, the ever popular chocolate bar (totally unneeded)

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1/31/11 4:15 P

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Yes, there is a "Bolthouse" brand of smoothies but there is also a "BOAThouse" brand as well...from what I can Google anyway.

And oops, I was reading the article on BOLThouse when I saw the fruit concentrate ingredients so as of yet I really don't know what the ingredients are in the BOAThouse smoothies. sorry about that.

Still, I don't think there are many liquid food stuff products (ready made or powder form) that are actually good for us. Also, I still can't find an ingredient list on the Boathouse website. And I still stand by my conviction that liquid nutrition can cause tummy upset for some people. Maybe swallowing a betaine hydrochloride capsule and/or enzyme tablets just before drinking might help but that's just a "might".

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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1/31/11 4:05 P

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I believe that Bolthouse juices need to be refridgerated before opening anyhow. I have always seen them in the refridgerated section of the produce department.
I think if I'm camping I would just try to minimize bringing things that didn't require chilling. There are some great recipes for homemade snack bars, granola bars, trail mix, energy & protein bars that can be made. That and lots of water! No cooler required.

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1/31/11 4:01 P

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Oh! BOLTHOUSE! lol. I used to buy Bolthouse Yogurt salad dressing.
i see it has ZINC SULFIDE in it. That stuff glows in the dark.
ANyhow. it is a lot of concentrated juice. I wouldn't drink it because of the zinc sulfide in it. But, I sometinmes take a little POM pomegranate juice (about 1/4 - 1/3 cup) and add to a smoothie of my own making... with milk, yogurt, whey protein, maybe a few fresh or frozen berries.

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1/31/11 4:00 P

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because, some people go camping and can't take a blender, or leave their lunch at home and have to make do, or a midrid of other good reasons.

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1/31/11 3:54 P

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Oh... it's a brandname...
Smoothies are so simple and fun to make. Why would anyone purchase some kind of smoothie concoction/mix, or wahtever this stuff is.
I like to BULK up my smoothies with fresh fruit and/or veggies. Add some Greek yogurt or cottage cheese. Some milk and whey protein from a grass fed cow! lol Add some ice cubes to make it thicker. Or better yet, frozen fruit.
Maybe some ground flax or flax seed oil.
I love looking around in the fridge to see what's availbale to put in my smoothies

It's a meal on the go!

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1/31/11 3:52 P

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Here is a link to some info for those who don't know what they are. http://www.answerfitness.com/148/bolthouse
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1/31/11 3:47 P

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I would avoid those kinds of packaged foods. Their website either doesn't want to expose their ingredients or they just make them hard to find. I got bored searching. Wikipedia shows their ingredients as mostly concentrated fruit juices (WAY WAY too much sugar for a liquid food!!) and a few isolated vitamins of unknown origin. Doesn't look like real or "clean" food to me.

That said...
Any time you expect to get a lot of food or nutrients in a liquid or smoothie form you risk digestive problems. Some people can handle this better than others. The reason for the digestive upset is that when we chew solid food very important digestive things are happening in our mouths making the whole lump MUCH easier on our stomachs.

Don't get me wrong, I often slam down something liquid to get some food in my body. It's an inferior way to feed oneself. But...

So, mixing these two problems 1) way too much sugar with 2) chugalugging our food as a liquid it's no surprise a bloated, uncomfortable tummy will follow.

If you insist (as I do) on getting some meals this way PLEASE make your own with whole fruits and veggies adding a spoonful of spirulina or chlorella powders if you like and maybe some GOOD QUALITY protein powder (did you get that? "Good Quality"), and go ahead and chug it. You are on your own after that!
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1/31/11 1:28 P

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Hmmm.. what is a Boathouse Smoothie?

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1/31/11 1:19 P

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I take them or naked smoothies camping or on road trips when its harder to get the veges/fruits. If you have tried making smoothies, you might copy the ingredients from theirs to make your own as well.

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1/31/11 12:48 P

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What are your opinions on these drinks? I tried making homemade green smoothies on my own a few months ago, and I felt huge and bloated. It seemed like my body wasn't able to digest such a large amount of veggies at once. I noticed the Boathouse Smoothies at the store the other day and I picked the most "green" looking one that said it had vegetables as well as fruit. I am drinking a little of it each day. What, if any, benefits can I expect?

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