Whole Foods Smoothie Recipe Review

I am obsessed with Whole Foods.  I am like a bee to honey at their smoothie + juice bar.  Drinks taste so much better when the magicians behind the bar make them for me. #amiright

I spend like 3 minutes staring at the menu every single time I order a smoothie and end up going with either the Green Goodness or the C-Breeze (recipes below).  I feel pressured when I get to the front of the line, so I end up going with my faves.  I wanted to break down the smoothie option list for you based on the nutrients, sugar content and popular choices.

Let's start with my two love potions...GREEN GOODNESS + C-BREEZE

Green Goodness (this buddy is awesome because of it's variety.  It's an immunity booster, just make sure you replace the juice with coconut water for electrolytes + inner cellular hydration.

  • Apple juice (replace with coconut water)
  • Banana
  • Kale
  • Lemon
  • Ginger

C-Breeze - this little beauty is higher on the sugar content with the strawberries + pineapple, but it tastes like a Caribbean dream + I like the clean vegan protein.

  • OJ (replace with coconut water)
  • Strawberries
  • Pineapple
  • Vega One Natural protein powder
  • Mint leaves
  • Ginger

Continuing on to 6 other fan favorites...

Cloudy Chai - I haven't tried this one for fear of liking it too much, but I did do some research on the chai protein powder and found that each scoop contains less than 1 gram of sugar!  I don't know if the iced coffee is just that or there's some flavor added, also not sure if they use unsweetened coconut milk so that might be something you want to ask next time you're there.  But, the banana and dates make this a medium to higher sugar content smoothie.  I don't know how many dates are used either. 

  • Iced coffee
  • Banana
  • Hemp hearts
  • Coconut milk
  • Cinnamon
  • Dates
  • Vega One Natural Chai protein power

The Nutter - my husband's favorite drink (besides beer + whiskey). This smoothie is packed full of healthy fats from the almond milk + butter, but again, I would ask (if you're curious) about how many dates they use and is the cocoa unsweetened or regular? If you make it at home, try cacao powder and see how it tastes.  The banana and dates will even out the cacao bitterness.

  • Almond milk
  • Almond butter
  • Cocoa
  • Banana
  • Dates
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Mondo Berry - just like it sounds, berries + well, berries. The antioxidant power house, electrolyte dance party mix! This one doesn't have enough pizazz for me, kind of like a plain Jane, but still delish.

  • Apple juice (replace with coconut water)
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries

Strawberry Hempster - every hippie is birkenstock slumping towards the counter. "how 'bout one of those, hempster's?" The hemp protein powder can be a little grainy, but a clean mean delicious machine!

  • Hemp milk
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Hemp protein powder

Matcha - the coffee alternative. Did you know that one serving of matcha tea is equivalent to 10 cups of green tea? WHAM BAM! Matcha also burns calories + boosts metabolism AND lowers blood sugar. "Can we have the check?"

  • Vanilla soy (you can ask for coconut/almond milk/coconut water)
  • Matcha
  • Dates
  • Bananas

Blue Monkey - berries, milk, bananas and the super star aka spirulina. Did you know that spirulina is the most nutrient dense food on the PLANET!? It's 65% protein and amino acids including the essential GLA. If you're a health nut like me, read more here.

  • Vanilla soy (you can ask for coconut/almond milk/coconut water)
  • Blueberries
  • Bananas
  • Spirulina

Want to know the coolest thing ever? I was talking to the smoothie gal about how I wished the Nutter catered to people with nut allergies and offered like a sunflower seed butter and coconut milk option and she said, "Did you know you can buy something from the store and we can replace any ingredient for you?" INSERT GIANT SMILE!  How awesome and accommodating is that!?  Next time, I am heading in with my army of friends (aka sun butter + coconut milk) and we're going to have a party.  Now I know I could just make these smoothies at home, but that would defeat the purpose of having a Whole Foods interaction!! Some may say it's my second home. And I might even imagine what it would be like to work there sometimes.  And okay sometimes I talk to the employee's like their my besties. #noshame