Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Fit Luxe: Green Drink Battle

 I love a good "greens" drink. I actually have tried many different recipes posted on blogs and Pinterest and am always eager to try what others are drinking. Now juicing fruits & veggies is kind of a long process ( cutting & cleaning) and the juice doesn't stay fresh very long. This isn't a problem for me on my days off but while at work, I don't have my juicer or time to snack at all. This is why these "on-the-go" green drinks work well with my schedule. I first tried the Naked Green Machine a long time ago and although its appearance is odd it tastes delicious. However I was shopping the other day and saw Bolthouse Farms has a similar green drink and it was cheaper so I decided to compare the two.

 Here is a side of the bottles where they have a friendly break down of the contents.
At a glance Bolthouse looks to have a few more ingredients and a higher mg content of a few of the ingredients in Naked (i.e. spirulina, broccoli, spinach, blue green algae..) Also Bolthouse has a few more exotic ingredients like Nova scotia dulce and Jerusalem artichoke...don't know if I would ever have the chance to consume those ingredients if it weren't for this drink :) 

Calories & serving sizes seem to be the same, Bolthouse has a bit more grams of fiber, sodium, and potassium but fewer sugar than Naked. One thing that sticks out in the ingredients in Bolthouse is the word concentrate. Now that isn't always a bed thing since I don't know their process to make the juice but i can't help but think of the frozen juice section of the store. Bolthouse Farms is about $1.30 cheaper (at my local store) so for me I'll be choosing Bolthouse.

...Unless there is a slamming sale on Naked.

Sweat On, 


Sascha said...

I like the side-by-side comparison~ My everyday morning green drink is Kimberly Snyder's Glowing Green Smoothie. But like you mentioned, when I need a backup I've always purchased Naked Green Machine. Just this past Sunday while out of town, I too decided to try the Bolthouse, the milligrams did look higher and I'm always curious to compare. If I just go off the first taste test, I'd say Naked is better tasting, but if Bolthouse is cheaper, then I can drink it! Great post!

Hallie Fullagar Mills said...

Totally agree that Naked does taste a bit better! And I also have tried Kimberly Snyder's Green Smoothie and I do approve also!