Appetizers

Bolthouse bottles a medley of produce

Veggies and fruits meet in sweet and tangy flavors.
Veggies and fruits meet in sweet and tangy flavors. apierleoni@sacbee.com

Bolthouse Farms has plenty of ways to help you drink your fruits and veggies. Its many juices and smoothies are sourced from produce grown in the San Joaquin Valley, and brim with antioxidant vitamins.

We sampled a trio and liked what we tasted ($2.80 for 15.2 ounces). We found it especially refreshing that Bolthouse’s beverages combine multiple veggies and fruits, going far beyond one-note flavors.

Its Daily Greens is made from kale, spinach, Romaine lettuce, cucumber and celery, with a squeeze of lemon. It’s tangy and smells like a cutting board covered in chopped produce.

Daily Roots is a blend of beets, purple carrots, purple sweet potato, lettuce, watercress, spinach and parsley. Tastes like a truck carrying fresh beets collided with a produce stand.

The more viscous Stone Fruit mixes juices from nectarine, apricot, plum, peach, banana and and vitamin C-rich acerola cherries, a.k.a West Indian cherries. Fragrant, sweet ‘n’ tart. If you’re a smoothie fan, this one’s yours.

Allen Pierleoni: 916-321-1128, @apierleonisacbe

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