Quick product review time. I am a Costcoholic as you all know. I also love fresh juice. What I don’t like is the mess and expense of making my own. Now I know it is better to always make your own anything but gosh sometimes we just need to find a good short cut. Lets chat about my two recent Costco finds.
Lets start with Suja Mighty Green Juice. I loved it. I was a little surprised because Costco carried one a few months ago that I could not tolerate at all. It was way too sweet for my taste buds but this one was lovely. Again fresh is better but when you don’t have time and you want something to last a little longer I think this is a winner. All of Suja juices are cold-pressed and feature 100% organic ingredients. When juices are cold-pressed, rather than using the centrifugal juicers we all have at home, it prevents oxidation and helps keep the enzymes and nutrients in tact, so you get more nutritional goodies into your system. Another thing that I love about Suja is they sources their organic produce locally, allowing their company to maintain low carbon footprint. I know a lot of people don’t think about that but I do and think it is something that is going to bite all of us in the booty if we don’t start paying more attention to carbon footprints. I love that it is made in San Diego CA ( YAY for Southern CA)
Here is what the Suja Mighty Green Juice has packed inside: apple, celery, cucumber, kale, collard greens, lemon, peppermint tea, spearmint tea, spinach, ginger, spirulina, chlorella, barley grass & alfalfa grass. A 12oz bottle carries 100 calories. Its is organic and Non-GMO as well. The taste is really pleasant. I do taste a tad bit of the ginger but that is probably because I am not a ginger fan. I was curious how the spearmint would taste but I really did not taste it. It did not have a grassy earthy taste to it at all like some green juices. It was very pleasant. The real trick will be if my non vegatble eating sister will be able to drink it LOL Here is a picture from the last time I made her a green juice.
The bottle was $8.99 at Costco and has 7 servings inside. I think that is a great deal don’t you?
Now for product #2 We Grow Water Watermelon juice. I have to be honest I was not sure about this purchase. It sounded kind of sweet tasting even though it did not have any added sugar. The reason I decided to give it a try was because of the huge amount of potassium in it and the L-Citruline. Each bottle has 740 msg of potassium and 520 msg of L-Citrulilne. Potassium is great for replacing electrolytes and L-Citruline is great to have to have after a workout and aids in muscle recovery. I have been doing the Body Beast Beachbody Program and I would love to make sure these muscles are recovering well LOL
Here is what the We Grow Watermelon Juice has in it: Watermelon Flesh, Watermelon Rind and Organic Lemon. This is all this juice has in it, isn’t that crazy? This juice is also uses cold press processing. Each 8 oz bottle has 60 calories. The taste was good, kind of bland but then again it is not suppose to be a juice that pops in your mouth. It was very refreshing and I have to say the first thing that came to my mind when I tasted it was “hmmmmmm this would taste good with some vodka in it” Hey don’t judge.
I am not sure I would drink this every day or even every week. I would take it with me on any trip that I was going to be out in the sun a lot or any big exercise adventure I was on. I prefer Beachboy’s Performance Line Recharge over the watermelon juice because it does a little more for my muscle recovery but it is a close second.
If you try either of these juices I would love to hear what you think.