Are Bolthouse Farms Smoothies Vegan

Are Bolthouse Farms Smoothies Vegan?

Bolthouse Farms smoothies taste great! They’re an easy way to incorporate more fruits and veggies into your diet. But are Bolthouse Farms smoothies vegan? Can vegans have Bolthouse Farms smoothies?

I’ve carefully studied the ingredients of every smoothie and reached out to Bolthouse Farms’ customer service. Here’s what I’ve found out:

Yes, some Bolthouse Farms smoothies are vegan. The following smoothies are suitable for a vegan diet: Amazing Mango, Berry Boost, C-Boost, Green Goodness, and Strawberry Banana. Out of 10 different flavors, 5 are entirely plant-based. 

It’ was impossible (for me) to figure out which Bolthouse smoothies are vegan just by looking at the label. There are so many ingredients that sound vegan but in reality, aren’t vegan.

Bolthouse Farms’ customer service was really helpful (and answered super quickly)! 

So, if you ever have issues finding out if a Bolthouse Farms product is vegan or not, just send them a message and they’ll get back to you in a hurry. 

I’ve learned a lot during the research for this article and there’s so much more to know about store-bought smoothies.

In a minute, you’re going to learn which smoothie ingredients aren’t vegan (even if they sound vegan) and what to look out for if you’re buying smoothies as a vegan. 

Also, I’m going to share with you which other Bolthouse Farms products are plant-based and how you can make sure your smoothies are 100% vegan.

Are all Bolthouse Farms smoothies vegan?

No, unfortunately not all Bolthouse Farms smoothies are vegan. You’ve got to study the ingredients carefully if you want to find out which flavors are suitable for a vegan diet. If you’re not a pro at this, just ask their customer service or search the internet. 

Bolthouse Farms fruit smoothies ingredients

Bolthouse Farms offers a wide variety of delicious fruit smoothies. Let’s go through all the different flavors and see if we can find any ingredients that aren’t vegan.

Bolthouse Farms Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Is Bolthouse Farms Strawberry Banana vegan?

Bolthouse Farms Strawberry Banana doesn’t contain any ingredients that might normally be of concern for vegans, except natural flavors. I’ll share my thoughts on natural flavors later, these can be tricky sometimes. However, Bolthouse Farms’ customer service assured me that the natural flavors in this smoothie are plant-based and the Strawberry Banana smoothie is 100% vegan. The ingredients are mostly fruit juice concentrates and fruit purees that give this smoothie a nice thick texture. 

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Ingredients:

Strawberry Puree, Banana Puree, Pear Juice From Concentrate (Water, Pear Juice Concentrate), Apple Juice From Concentrate (Water, Apple Juice Concentrate), Apple Puree From Concentrate (Water, Apple Puree Concentrate), Pectin, Natural Flavors, Vegetable Juice For Color, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid).

Is Bolthouse Farms Amazing Mango vegan?

Yes, the Amazing Mango smoothie is vegan. It’s mostly made from fruit purees and fruit juices. It also contains natural flavors which could be derived from animals. Unfortunately, manufacturers aren’t required to specify their natural flavors on the label, but Bolthouse Farms uses only plant-based flavors in this smoothie.  

Amazing Mango Smoothie Ingredients:

Mango Puree From Concentrate (Water, Mango Puree Concentrate), Apple Juice From Concentrate (Water, Apple Juice Concentrate), Orange Juice From Concentrate (Water, Orange Juice Concentrate), Banana Puree, Pineapple Juice From Concentrate (Water, Pineapple Juice Concentrate), Lemon Juice From Concentrate (Water, Lemon Juice Concentrate), Natural Flavors.

Is Bolthouse Farms Berry Boost vegan?

The Bolthouse Farms Berry Boost smoothie is vegan, as it contains mostly fruit juices and purees as well. 

Berry Boost Smoothie Ingredients:

Apple Puree From Concentrate (Water, Apple Puree Concentrate), Apple Juice From Concentrate (Water, Apple Juice Concentrate), Blackberry Puree, Banana Puree, Strawberry Puree, Raspberry Puree, Lemon Juice From Concentrate (Water, Lemon Juice Concentrate), Blueberry Puree, Natural Flavor.

Is Bolthouse Farms Blue Goodness vegan?

The Blue Goodness smoothie is rich in antioxidants but, unfortunately, it’s not vegan. Unlike other Bolthouse Farms smoothies, Blue Goodness contains added vitamins and that’s where the problem lies. The issue with this smoothie is the added vitamin B12, which is usally derived from animal sources. 

Blue Goodness Smoothie Ingredients:

Apple Juice From Concentrate (Water, Apple Juice Concentrate), Banana Puree, Blueberry Juice From Concentrate (Water, Blueberry Juice Concentrate), Lemon Juice From Concentrate (Water, Lemon Juice Concentrate), Dextrin (Soluble Fiber), Black Currant Juice From Concentrate (Water, Black Currant Juice Concentrate), Blackberry Juice From Concentrate (Water, Blackberry Juice Concentrate), Contains 1% Or Less: Natural Flavors, (Chicory) Root Fiber, Purple Carrot Concentrate (Color), Xanthan Gum, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl), Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B7 (Biotin), Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin).

Is Bolthouse Farms C-Boost vegan?

The C-Boost smoothie is vegan. In addition to fruit juices and fruit purees, Bolthouse Farms added vitamins and minerals to this smoothie as well, but everything is derived from plant-based sources. 

C-Boost Smoothie ingredients:

Pear Juice From Concentrate (Water, Pear Juice Concentrate), Apple Puree From Concentrate (Water, Apple Puree Concentrate), Mango Puree From Concentrate (Water, Mango Puree Concentrate), Acerola Puree From Concentrate (Water, Acerola Puree Concentrate), Contains 2% Or Less: Lemon Juice From Concentrate (Water, Lemon Juice Concentrate), Natural Flavor, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin A (Beta Carotene), Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate).

Is Bolthouse Farms Green Goodness vegan?

Bolthouse Farms Green Goodness Smoothie Bottle

Bolthouse Farms Green Goodness is probably the healthiest of all the Bolthouse Farms smoothies, as it contains vegetables as well. The Green Goodness smoothie is also vegan. It contains fruits and veggies, as well as green tea, spirulina, barley grass, and wheatgrass.

Green Goodness Smoothie ingredients:

Pineapple Juice From Concentrate (Water, Pineapple Juice Concentrate), Apple Juice From Concentrate (Water, Apple Juice Concentrate), Mango Puree From Concentrate (Water, Mango Puree Concentrate), Banana Puree, Cucumber Juice From Concentrate (Water, Cucumber Juice Concentrate), Kiwi Puree, Contains 2% Or Less: Natural Flavor, Spirulina, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Green Tea, Spinach, Broccoli, Barley Grass, Wheatgrass, Garlic, Jerusalem Artichoke, Nova Scotia Dulse. 

Is Bolthouse Farms Mango Pineapple Colada vegan?

The Mango Pineapple Colada Smoothie isn’t vegan. I don’t know why it shouldn’t be vegan just by looking at the ingredients, but I trust Bolthouse Farms’ customer service and they told me it’s not vegan. 

Mango Pineapple Colada Smoothie Ingredients:

Coconut Water From Concentrate (Water, Coconut Water Concentrate), Pineapple Juice From Concentrate (Water, Pineapple Juice Concentrate), Coconut Milk (Water, Coconut Cream), Mango Puree, Banana Puree, Lemon Juice From Concentrate (Water, Lemon Juice Concentrate), Pectin, Acacia Gum, Natural Flavors, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid).

Is Bolthouse Farms Multi-V Goodness Cherry vegan?

The Multi-V Goodness Cherry smoothie is not vegan. Bolthouse farms added additional vitamins and fiber to this smoothie. The added vitamin D3 is most likely derived from sheep’s wool.

Multi-V Goodness Smoothie Ingredients:

Apple Juice From Concentrate (Water, Apple Juice Concentrate), Apple Puree From Concentrate (Water, Apple Puree Concentrate), Cherry Juice From Concentrate (Water, Cherry Juice Concentrate), Banana Puree, Cranberry Juice From Concentrate (Water, Cranberry Juice Concentrate), Strawberry Puree, Cherry Puree From Concentrate (Water, Cherry Puree Concentrate), Dextrin (As Dietary Fiber), Blackberry Puree, Pomegranate Juice From Concentrate (Water, Pomegranate Juice Concentrate), Blueberry Puree, Chicory Root Inulin (As Dietary Fiber), Pectin, Natural Flavors, Vitamin A (Vitamin A Palmitate), Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol), Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate), Vitamin B7 (Biotin), Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin K1 (Phytonadione).

Is Bolthouse Farms Peach Parfait Breakfast Smoothie vegan?

Be careful when you’re in need of a quick breakfast smoothie. The Bolthouse Farms Peach Parfait Breakfast Smoothie is not vegan! It contains yogurt, milk, and whey protein, all of which aren’t suitable for a vegan diet. So, stay away from this one.

Peach Parfait Breakfast Smoothie Ingredients:

Water, Yogurt (Cultured Milk, Pectin, Carrageenan), Apple Juice From Concentrate (Water, Apple Juice Concentrate), Peach Puree, Cane Sugar, Dextrin (Soluble Dietary Fiber), Brown Sugar, Contains 2% Or Less: Carrot Juice From Concentrate (Water, Carrot Juice Concentrate), Natural Flavor, Whole Grain Brown Rice Flour, Whole Grain Oat Flour, Whey Protein Concentrate, Soy Protein Isolate, Pectin, Citric Acid, Calcium (Dicalcium Phosphate), Phosphorus (Dicalcium Phosphate), Magnesium (Magnesium Oxide), Vitamin E (Dl-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate), Niacin (Niacinamide), Iron (Ferric Orthophosphate), Zinc (Zinc Oxide), Pantothenic Acid (Calcium D-Pantothenate), Vitamin A (Palmitate), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxide Hcl), Copper (Cupric Oxide), Manganese (Manganese Sulfate), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B1 (Thiamin Hcl), Folic Acid, Biotin, Iodine (Potassium Iodide), Vitamin K (Phytonadione), Vitamin D (Ergocalciferol), Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid).

Is Bolthouse Farms Strawberry Parfait Breakfast Smoothie vegan?

The same is true for the Strawberry Parfait Breakfast Smoothie. It contains yogurt, milk, and whey protein as well and should be avoided if you’re a vegan.

Strawberry Parfait Breakfast Smoothie Ingredients:

Water, Apple Juice From Concentrate (Water, Apple Juice Concentrate), Yogurt (Cultured Milk, Pectin, Carrageenan), Strawberry Puree, Cane Sugar, Dextrin (Soluble Dietary Fiber), Brown Sugar, Contains 2% Or Less: Natural Flavor, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whole Grain Brown Rice Flour, Whole Grain Oat Flour, Soy Protein Isolate, Pectin, Citric Acid, Red Beet Concentrate (Color), Calcium (Dicalcium Phosphate), Phosphorus (Dicalcium Phosphate), Magnesium (Magnesium Oxide), Vitamin E (Dl-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate), Niacin (Niacinamide), Iron (Ferric Orthophosphate), Zinc (Zinc Oxide), Pantothenic Acid (Calcium D-Pantothenate), Vitamin A (Palmitate), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxide Hcl), Copper (Cupric Oxide), Manganese (Manganese Sulfate), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B1 (Thiamin Hcl), Folic Acid, Biotin, Iodine (Potassium Iodide), Vitamin K (Phytonadione), Vitamin D (Ergocalciferol), Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid).

How to find out which Bolthouse Farms smoothies are vegan 

Bolthouse Farms Green Goodness and Blue Goodness Smoothie

By the time you’re reading this, Bolthouse Farms may have come out with new flavors that aren’t listed in this article.

So, how do you find out which Bolthouse Farms smoothies are vegan?

Unfortunately, Bolthouse Farms doesn’t show on their label or website which smoothies are vegan. You have to check the label and ingredients yourself.

Some of the ingredients you want to avoid in smoothies as a vegan are:

  • yogurt
  • milk
  • honey 
  • pepsin
  • whey 
  • casein
  • beta carotene
  • vitamin A
  • vitamin D3
  • vitamin B12
  • cysteine
  • collagen
  • glucosamine
  • chondroitin
  • linoleic acid
  • tyrosine
  • castoreum
  • cultured dextrose

If you’re not sure if a product is vegan or not, just ask the customer service. 

Which other Bolthouse Farms products are vegan?

Bolthouse Farms’ customer service sent me a full list of their vegan products and I’m going to share it with you.

The following Bolthouse Farms products are vegan:

  • Amazing Mango
  • Berry Boost
  • Carrot Juice
  • Carrot Ginger Turmeric
  • C-Boost
  • Daily Greens
  • Green Goodness
  • Orange Juice
  • Organic Carrot Juice
  • Pomegranate
  • Raspberry Blood Orange
  • Raspberry Merlot Vinaigrette
  • Strawberry Banana
  • Superfood Immunity Boost
  • Tropical + Carrot

Keep this list with you the next time you’re shopping for Bolthouse Farms products.

A few words on natural flavors in store-bought smoothies

While some bottled smoothies are better than others, most store-bought smoothies are made out of juice concentrates. It’s a heavily processed form of juice compared to fresh fruit juice.

In order to get juice concentrate, you have to heat fresh juice to high temperatures to remove the water. This way, not only nutrients get lost (that’s why they add vitamins to their smoothies), but the juice also loses some of the flavors.

That’s the reason why Bolthouse Farms adds flavors to their smoothies to enhance the taste.

Sometimes manufacturers can hide animal-derived ingredients by labeling them as “natural flavors”. These flavors could be extracted from either plant or animal sources. 

Unfortunately, manufacturers don’t have to specify if their natural flavors have been derived from animals or plants. Natural flavors could be:

  • Fruit or vegetable juices
  • Plant materials
  • Dairy products
  • Eggs
  • Spices
  • or even seafood, meat, or poultry

I asked Bolthouse Farms which natural flavors they use, and here’s their answer:

“The term “flavoring” refers to the oils or extracts that are obtained from spices and herbs. Natural flavoring may also include onion or garlic derivatives, as well as flavor derived from fruits, vegetables and their juices, or edible parts of plants. Other sources may include meat, seafood, poultry or dairy products, whose significant function in the food is flavoring rather than nutrition.”

As you can see, I couldn’t really find out which natural flavors they use. They probably use a wide variety of flavors and customer support can’t give a specific answer to that question.

I’m glad, however, that Bolthouse Farms doesn’t use artificial flavors. Those flavors always contain man-made chemicals and should be avoided for health reasons.

While I prefer natural flavors, you can’t be completely sure that they’re vegan unless the manufacturer provides additional information… which in most cases, they won’t. 

How to make sure your smoothie is 100% vegan

Fresh Fruit Smoothies

The best way to make sure your smoothies are vegan is to make them yourself!

Fresh smoothies are not only more delicious than store-bought smoothies, but they’re also healthier as well. You control exactly what’s going in there!

Homemade smoothies also aren’t pasteurized, they contain all the goodness of the fruits and veggies you put in.   

If you’ve never made smoothies before, don’t worry. Making smoothies yourself isn’t rocket science.

All you need is a good blender comparable to a Vitamix and a few fruits and veggies. 

If you’re ready to start making your own smoothies, check out these almond milk smoothie recipes or frozen fruit smoothie recipes

Some of my smoothie recipes have Greek yogurt to make them creamy. You could easily substitute Greek yogurt with vegan yogurt. Or check out these healthy vegan smoothies that only contain vegan ingredients.

Additional Bolthouse Farms smoothies FAQs

Is Bolthouse Farms vanilla chai vegan?

No, Bolthouse Farms vanilla chai is not vegan, although it’s made with soy milk.

Are Bolthouse Farms smoothies healthy?

Bottled smoothies aren’t as healthy as fresh ones, but they still contain nutrients and are better for you than other sugary drinks.

Are Bolthouse Farms smoothies gluten-free?

Some Bolthouse Farms smoothies are gluten-free, and some aren’t. You can check out their website to see which flavors are gluten-free.

Are Bolthouse Farms smoothies organic?

No, Bolthouse Farms smoothies are not organic. 

Are Bolthouse Farms smoothies pasteurized?

Yes, Bolthouse Farms pasteurizes all of its smoothies and juices to extend its shelf life. 

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