FAQ'S

Now that we have introduced Almond Milk and a line up of signature Protein Booster Balls into our menu, we now have a nut based products in store. Almond Milk is a base in four (4) of our smoothies. We do receive some ingredients from manufacturing plants that handle other products that contain nuts. Because of this, there are warning labels on our sorbets indicating that they are manufactured in a facility that handles nuts. Therefore, we cannot guarantee throughout the production process, that contamination did not occur before the product reached our stores. We would recommend any of our customers with severe nut allergies to alert our staff prior to ordering. Customers with nut allergies can order non-almond milk based smoothies, smoothies from our Hardcore category (Spinach Is In It, Tropi-Kale, UnBEETable and Coco Crush), or smoothies with no sorbet and no Booster. We would also recommend enjoying one of our freshly squeezed juices.

Our granola does not have nuts in the listed ingredients, but IS produced in a facility that uses nuts. Therefore we cannot guarantee that trace amounts of nuts could be in the product. The ingredients listed in our granola are; Rolled Oats, Wheat Flakes, Cane Sugar, Canola Oil, Brown Rice Flour, Barley Malt Flour, Honey, Molasses, Natural Flavour, Sea Salt, (May contain tree nuts, soya and sesame.)

We made the change from Soy Milk to Almond Milk as many of our customers were asking for Almond Milk as a non-dairy alternative. Both products are also a vegan substitute for people who cannot tolerate dairy. Almond Milk overall is less starchy which means it contains less calories per serving than Soy Milk. Almond Milk has become a more popular and better choice for consumers as it contains just as many nutritional benefits as Soy Milk.

Non-dairy smoothies are located in the HARDCORE section of our menu. These smoothies contain fresh fruit juice and/or produce. Some of these smoothies may contain yogurt, which can be removed easily upon request. Any smoothie containing frozen vanilla yogurt must be avoided. Additionally, any Super Food or Classics Smoothies can also be made without the yogurt, leaving it dairy free. Our High Protein and High Protein Super Food smoothies contain a Whey Protein, which is a dairy derivative. This may or may not be acceptable depending on the specifics of the dairy intolerance. If you are vegan and are avoiding all dairy products then you would avoid High Protein, High Protein Superfood and Spirit smoothies all together.

If an individual is lactose intolerant they may have sensitivity to the Booster Juice Branded Whey Protein depending on the degree of their sensitivity. Booster Juice Branded Whey Protein does have 1 gram of lactose, a component of whey protein concentrate contained in the formulation.

(There is 1 gram per serving in our whey protein compared to a glass of milk that has 12-13 grams per serving).

**Please discuss the decision to incorporate Booster Juice Whey Protein with your physician**

The Booster Juice Whey Protein has in one serving: 21 grams of protein, 110 calories.

WPI has a greater concentration at 92-97% protein on a “dry basis”, where WPC has a concentration of 80-83% on a “dry basis”. Also, despite the composition differences of the macronutrients (Protein, Carbohydrates, and Fat) that compose WPI to WPC they are very much a complimentary unit when formulating a functional high protein supplement. WPI allows you to maximize protein yield and WPC contributes bio nutrient sub-fractions and a complete amino acid profile.

6 Major BioActive Sub-fractions of Whey Protein

  • Immunoglobins (Ig) - 3 major classes, they carry the biological function of antibodies supporting the immune system.
  • Alpha Lactalbumin (αLa) - Rich source of essential amino acids. High in Tryptophan and Cystein producing Seritonin and Glutathione.
  • Beta Lactoglobulin (βLg) - Is the major source of protein in bovine milk containing many bioactive peptides expressing many physiological functions.
  • Lactoferin (LF) - A Glycoprotein with many physiological functions and immune building properties.
  • Lactoperoxidase (LP) - Represents the most abundant enzyme in bovine milk with powerful immune support.
  • Glycomacropeptides (GMP) - Highly nutritional and functional, rich in Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA). Supports recovery, energy production, and satiety blocking cravings.

Booster Juice purchases all of its ingredients from approved, reputable suppliers. Our Whey Protein Powder is approved by Health Canada.

There is no one answer for this question, as there are so many differences in diabetic needs. The best thing to do is review our Booster Juice nutritional pamphlet (or review the nutritional information under MENU on this website) that has the detailed information on each and every smoothie and drink that we serve. This also contains information on the glycemic index of our products. You can then find a drink that suits your needs. A few suggestions to help you with your decision may be made: Try a snack size smoothie – especially a vegetable based one from the Hardcore category. Try a fresh juice. The veggie juices will be lower in sugar than the fruit ones.

Please consult your doctor to find out which smoothie is right for you.

The Booster Juice products that contain caffeine are: The Brazilian Thunder, High Impact Açaí, Matcha Monsoon and Mind Over Matcha.

Sugar occurs naturally in all fruits and juices. All of our Booster Juice ingredients are made with pure juice, frozen fruit and yogurt are made without any added sugar and preservatives. The only smoothie ingredient that does have sugar added to it is our sorbets. You can refer to the Nutritional Guide in the stores (or here online) to compare the levels of sugars in our products. If a customer wishes to reduce their intake of added sugar they may want to try our vegetable based smoothies under the Hardcore category that do not contain any sorbet.

Boosters can be thought of like Vitamins. They have 2 - 5 Calories in each serving. The only exception to this our Super Boosters which contain 20 - 110 Calories per serving.

Several of our Boosters do contain ingredients that are recommended for pregnant women, but not all herbals are suggested to be taken on a consistent basis when pregnant. For example, Ginseng and Gingko Biloba are not generally recommended while pregnant and these are found in our Energy Booster. We suggest you consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.

Booster Juice’s Whey Protein Powder has one ingredient: Whey Protein Concentrate. Because protein needs vary when you are pregnant or breastfeeding we recommend that you speak to Registered Dietitian or your doctor to help determine the type and amount of protein that’s right for you.

Canada’s Food Guide to healthy eating provides Canadians with a guideline to nutritious daily choices. It states that adults and children should eat four to ten servings of fruit and vegetables every day. An adult serving size of fruit is defined as one medium size fresh fruit, half a cup of fruit juice or half a cup of frozen fruit. Almost all Booster Juice smoothies contain over four servings of fruit. That’s your whole day’s intake of fruit in one delicious smoothie! Our Hardcore smoothies (Spinach Is In It and UnBEETable) contains 5 servings of fruits and vegetables in a regular size smoothie.

Booster Juice is very proud of the nutritional make-up of our smoothies. We have designed the recipes and the ingredients that make up our smoothies to be the very best, the very freshest, and the most wholesome that they could be. Let’s see how smoothies fit into one’s daily food intake:

First off, smoothies provide nutritious calories. Calories provide energy for the body and are necessary. Some drinks or foods provide only ‘empty calories’, usually with extremely high sugar and fat contents. Pop, candies, slurpies, chips and cheezies are a few examples of these. These foods don’t provide the nutritious building blocks for healthy activity and daily living. They don’t fill you up and often leave you craving more high sugar or fat snacks. Smoothies provide both your body and mind with the well-being of good nutrition. Let’s compare a few popular snacks with our smoothies, just to gain a little perspective.

  • Double Chocolate Cookie, 210 cals, 10 grams fat
  • Jelly Donut, one, 290 cals, 12 grams fat
  • Slurpee, 20 oz, 330 cals, 0 grams fat

Secondly, let’s look at the ‘big picture’. An active adult male may need as many as 3000 calories per day. An active adult female may need 1800 calories per day. (Generally, calories per day for a Moderate Activity level, which is 30 to 60 minutes of exercise 3 to 4 times a week, is 16-18 calories per pound of body weight – so a 140 lb moderately active woman may need 2240 calories daily.) It’s quite easy to fit in a 350 calorie smoothie just about anywhere. It can be part of a breakfast or a lunch replacement, maybe a post-workout smoothie or even a nutritious snack to hold you and the kids over till dinner when you’re rushing out to soccer practice.

Açai has some naturally occurring sugar in the berry and we add a pinch of Organic Cane Sugar to bring out the flavour. Açai has 25% less sugar than Apple Juice and is very Nutrient Dense. The Glycemic Index is Low because of a balanced nutrition profile, including proteins, natural fats, and carbohydrates.

Our Açai has 24mg of naturally occurring caffeine from the Guarana (a seed that grows in the Amazon). The caffeine is equivalent to Iced Tea. In comparison: Snapple Iced Tea (48mg), Soda (30-60mg), Coffee (60-120mg) 8oz Green Tea (30mg).

The Açai berry contains Omega 3, 6, & 9 Fatty Acids – the good for you fats. These are the same fats that are found in Salmon, Cod Liver Oil, Olive Oil and Nuts.

No! Açai grows on the Açai Palm Tree…the same tree they cut down for “Heart of Palm.” Locals make more money harvesting the Açai fruit year after year rather than cutting down their trees for “Heart of Palm” which puts more money in their pocket and helps save their Rainforest. Only cash to the locals will help save the trees.

Our Açai is “Certified Organic” by Quality Assurance International. It is also “Certified Organic” in the United States by the USDA.

Matcha is the oldest variety of shade-grown Japanese green tea, traditionally used in Zen Buddhist ceremonies for over 800 years. Ground into a fine, jade-green powder using granite grinding wheels, Matcha is whisked with water to create a unique, beautiful and richly flavorful drink.

Matcha Green Tea is grown in the Nishio Region in Japan. Regular Green Tea is steeped and when you steep tea you lose 80-90% of the nutrients in it. That’s because most of the vitamins in tea are not water soluble. But with Matcha Green Tea the tea leaves are ground into a fine powder and consumed as a whole. Therefore you get all of the nutritional benefits.

1 cup of Matcha Green Tea has 10-15 times the nutrients of Regular Green Tea.

Matcha Green Tea is organic and certified by CFIA, USDA and European Union.

Matcha Green Tea contains the highest antioxidant (ORAC) count compared to all known fruits and vegetables. On a per gram basis Matcha Green Tea is the most powerful antioxidant in the world!

There is only 4 calories in each serving of Matcha Green Tea.

1 Gram = 1 Serving

Yes the Matcha is the same. This is our proprietary blend of Matcha Green Tea.

Wheatgrass was first introduced by Ann Wigmore over 40 years ago. By pressing and squeezing the tender young blades of the wheat plant, a dark green juice is extracted which is a great source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and chlorophyll. During the germination and sprouting phase of the young wheatgrass the stored food in the wheat berry is converted into predigested living food.

In theory, to get the most benefit from vitamins and minerals, a person’s total intake should come in a form that is as close to a natural state as possible. Wheatgrass is a living food at the time of juicing and for a period of 10 to 15 minutes after harvest. Wheatgrass juice is high in vitamin C, A, B, and E. The green juice has over 90 minerals which are needed to maintain good metabolism. The presence of these alkaline minerals is found in wheatgrass which contains calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron, a mineral essential for transporting oxygen to the lungs. Organic sodium is also found aiding in digestion and regulation of the amount of fluids in the body.

At Booster Juice we understand that your health is our #1 priority. Allergens are a serious issue so at Booster Juice we take the following steps to ensure that no cross-contact occurs between our products. A full wash, rinse and sanitize cycle is done for all utensils and blender jars after each use. We also have 2 different colour blender jars in our stores used to blend smoothies. Our clear jars are used for the majority of our smoothies, while our purple tinted jars are used specifically for almond milk smoothies. By separating the jars that are used to make our smoothies, we can ensure that customers who may have a nut allergy can be confident that their smoothie was made in a nut free blender jar.

No- the Frozen Vanilla Yogurt, Greek Yogurt, and Probiotic Yogurt we use are all gelatin free.

Booster Juice purchases all of its ingredients from government approved reputable suppliers. Health Canada regulations require milk must be pasteurized and this includes milk that is used for yogurt. Therefore at Booster Juice our milk products including protein powder, frozen yogurt and sorbet are pasteurized. Booster Juice Almond and Coconut Milks are also pasteurized.

Cider and fruit juices are not required by law to be pasteurized, and our fresh juices are not pasteurized.

Sulphites are substances that are naturally found in some foods and the human body. They are also Health Canada approved food additives to help maintain food colour, shelf-life and prevent the growth of fungi or bacteria. Sulphites are also used in the production of some food packaging like cellophane.

For the majority of people sulphites are safe to eat, however, some sulphite-sensitive people may react to sulphites with allergy-like symptoms. Sulphites can trigger asthma and, in very rare cases, anaphylaxis.

In Canada, sulphites must be listed on packaged food labels (except for alcohol). The package ingredient list will say “contains: sulphites” if it contains this ingredient. At Booster Juice we provide priority food allergen lists on our website which is available at https://boosterjuice.com/allergen/.We recommend any of our customers with allergies to alert our staff prior to ordering and visit our website to review the menu and allergy policies.

Sulphites are safe for most people. If you have a sulphite sensitivity carefully read the ingredient list of packaged food products and ask the server in a restaurant every time to avoid a sulphite-related reaction. If you have more questions about a sulphite-free diet, contact your doctor or Registered Dietitian.

Yes! We offer substitutions of any fruit for free. You will only be charged if you add additional fruit.

Please refer to the ‘allergen checksheet’ located on our website.

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  • National or strong local brand tenant mix
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  • Home ownership greater than 74%
  • Above average median household income
  • 1,000,000 sq. ft. of office space or more within walking distance for primary demographic
  • If you have a question, please contact franchising@boosterjuice.com for more information.

Once a franchise applicant is screened for compatibility with a specific Booster Juice location, we will disclose, in detail, the store opportunity and the process for proceeding. Depending on your proximity to Booster Juice headquarters, you may be invited to a discovery day to meet with senior executives and learn more about the Booster Juice franchise opportunity. To finalize the application process, we'll conduct a complete background and reference check. Upon approval of your application and location selected, you and Booster Juice will sign a disclosure and franchise agreement. If you do not have a site selected by this time, the agreement will contain a condition for securing a mutually agreeable location. Should a location not be immediately available, the document process will be completed once the site, design and lease has been negotiated. Before you begin the application process, you will need to establish a user account using your email address. This will allow you to save your application and check back on the status of your application once it's been submitted to Booster Juice. Once your account has been created, you will be sent an automatic email to verify your account. Once verified, you will be able to log in and fill out the application. For more information email franchising@boosterjuice.com.