The dream is to eat what tastes good, and for it to be good for your body!
Boost Juice have created a new range of smoothies that allow people to indulge without guilt lingering in the back of their minds.
The ‘Black Label’ range is under trial exclusively to only four stores nationwide in Melbourne, Sydney Airport, Bankstown and Chatswood, NSW.
The company, which is known for its popular juices and smoothies, have taken the current health trend and ran with it by incorporating the new range promoting “an abundance of nutrition”.
The range consists of four different smoothies with an array of flavours to ensure that most customers will be satisfied.
Being prone to picking up a chocolate bar over a fruit salad when given the choice, I was delightfully shocked at the response from my taste buds when I tried the smoothies for myself.
I began with the ‘Red Royal’; this was the most appealing smoothie to me as it was filled with berries and an array of fruit and yogurt. The smoothie tasted similar to the ‘Gym Junkie’ Boost protein smoothie. It delivers a burst of tropical flavour mixed with berries and much to my surprise, the beetroot and basil were untraceable to my pallet.
Onto the second tasting, the ‘Protein Supreme’; the sweet punches of cinnamon and honey continuously roll between the taste of banana and dates, leaving an after-taste not dissimilar to banana bread. This smoothie is something a gym junkie will thrive on when looking for an extra source of protein.
‘Exotic tropic’ is exactly what you would expect, a fresher, thicker version of tropical juice and an ideal breakfast smoothie. Despite the fact this smoothie is nothing exciting, it’s always good to have a product you know you will enjoy every time.
The final smoothie is ‘Pure Eden’ which is an all-green drink. It contains mint, cucumber, celery, spinach and even green grapes. It’s the healthiest of the new range and, although it wouldn’t be my first choice, I can appreciate the flavours and automatic rush of goodness the smoothie projects throughout your body. If you enjoy the ‘Lean Green’ products from Boost, and in particular ‘Mint Condition’ juice, you will love ‘Pure Eden’.
Usually when something is this tasty, it will cost you; Boost is no exception.
While it’s not ‘OMG get out of here’ pricey, it is more than you would pay for your regular boost juice off a menu. For a large Black Label Boost, you’re looking at $9.00 in comparison to a regular large Boost juice’s $6.90.
Recipe developer and self-published nutritionist, Megan Yonson, expressed her support for the new smoothie range to The Newsroom, “It’s fantastic to see boost adding more whole foods to their products.”
“The new smoothie health range contains some pretty great ingredients. I love the addition of greens like spinach, celery and mint; these are incredibly nutrient dense greens and are full of energising elements.”
Ms Yonson also notes that just because the smoothies contain lots of fruit and veg, it’s worth recognising the high sugar content of the drinks. “The Red Royal contains six serves of fruit as well as sugar containing yogurt, so this particular smoothie should be consumed with this in mind.”
Ms Yonson suggests that the drinks should be consumed no more then 3-4 days a week.
The Black Label range is a great asset to Boost and from what I’ve experienced, I think it would do well if a national release was made.
Rating: 3.5/5 – Lucy Wise-Chalker
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