Inspired by the opening of Organic Avenue across the street, we recently had a bit of fun in the Spafinder Wellness 365 offices and hosted a blind green juice taste test! We selected five green juices with similar ingredients from Organic Avenue, Suja Elements, Rawpothecary, BluePrint, and Daily Greens, and had fun blindly tasting each, writing down our thoughts, and finding our favorite!
First Place: Organic Avenue Sweet Greens
“Mmmm!” was the resounding sound in the room when trying our new neighbor’s Sweet Greens variety. With pear, cucumber, Swiss chard, orange, kale, collard greens, lemon, and mint – this juice had a light, smooth citrus taste that masked the greens. Perfect for anyone who isn’t the biggest fan of green juice but still wants all the benefits! PS Swiss chard is loaded with biotin, so its great for getting luscious locks! Keep in mind, the sweet in Sweet Greens adds up to 39g of sugar, which may be too much for many of you reading – I like to have half the serving size one day and save the rest in the fridge for a sweet treat later in the week!
Second Place: Suja Elements King of Greens
In a very close second was Suja Elements King of Greens (my personal favorite and the juice I actually drink most often!). Using apple, cucumber, celery, kale, collards, spinach, lemon, ginger, chlorella, and spirulina, King of Greens is packed with some seriously healthy ingredients! These juices, sold exclusively at Whole Foods, also make the top of my list because of their good karma initiatives! Each Suja Elements variety gives back 20¢ of its purchase price to a different amazing charity! King of Greens gives its 20¢ to Food Democracy Now, a grassroots movement of farmers and citizens dedicated to building a sustainable food system.
Third Place: BluePrint Kale University
One of our taste testers immediately recognized this juice as her go-to for during the week, calling it “complex and exciting!” There are 6 pounds of kale, apple, ginger, romaine, spinach, cucumber, celery, parsley, and lemon juiced into these bottles and they pack a major healthy punch with just 55 calories, 35% percent vitamin C, 20% vitamin A, 10% magnesium!
Fourth Place: Daily Greens Purity
Coming in forth was Daily Greens Purity, a blend of kale, parsley, broccoli, cucumber, celery, lemon, and basil, which one of our tasters noted was “probably SUPER healthy,” and… it is! Purity is chocked full of potassium, iron, B vitamins, and vitamin K (in fact you get 100% of your daily needs of K in just one bottle!)
Fifth Place: Rawpothecary ‘Cress Fresh
Last, but certainly not least, was ‘Cress Fresh a blend of spinach, watercress, pear, pineapple, coconut water, and nectar. What threw our tasters off was an unexpected texture to the juice and a somewhat bitter aftertaste. But with 104.8% of your daily vitamin A needs and just 14g of sugar (plus the super hydrating benefits of coconut water) we think its still worth a try!