As someone who shunned vegetables as a child, it’s as much of a shock to me as everyone else that I’m into green juices. Here’s a little secret…vegetables are much easier to drink than to eat. Plus, green juices give me a kick of energy and make me feel great.
My green juice journey began with Pressed Juicery, the granddaddy of bottled pressed juices. Cold-pressed and unpasteurized, they features four green juice options, Green Juice 1-4. I prefer the sweeter version, Green Juices 2. With kale, spinach, romaine, parsley, cucumber, celery, apple and lemon, this juice is a very tasty for the novice juicer. It allows you to get all your veggies without having to taste them due to the strong apple and lemon flavor. It is also very smooth (no pulp) so it’s easy to drink and you don’t get a green mustache as you can with some other juices (see below).
Earth Bar also offers a cold pressed, raw and 100% organic bottled green juice called Total Greens. Ingredients include romaine, kale, spinach, celery, parsley, cucumber, lemon and ginger. This juice has a strong ginger influence. Also finely chopped, it is smooth and easy to drink although not as easy for a novice as Greens 2. I did get a green mustache, which I just like to call my leprechaun look, but it was easily wiped away by a napkin.
Lastly, Venice’s Moon Juice offers Goodness Greens, 100% organic and unpasteurized. The label gives you guidance about what the juice can do for you. In this case, it’s alkalizing, healing, stimulating and mood lifting. Ingredients include Kale, dandelion, parsley, spinach and celery. This one is the most hardcore of them all because it doesn’t have any added sweeteners. It has a bitter aftertaste so if you’re not a veggie lover or new to juicing, this one will be the hardest to embrace.
Overall, I will happily drink any of them. If I had to choose a favorite, I’d pick Moon Juice’s Goodness Greens. Try them and let me know what you think!