Posts tagged ‘Apple Juice’

April 2, 2014

Velu: Dare I Say, Tasty In The Same Sentence As Wheat Grass?

by jem614

Velu asked us to try out their Wheat Grass drinks a while back and I finally forked out the three and a half dollars to try it the other day, preparing myself to guzzle it down quickly so that I had to taste as little as possible.

Then I noticed the “apple and lemon juice” label on the bottom- aha!  It’s not a brutal “pinch your nose and throw it back” drink and it’s full of healthy goodness!  I think I might be able to drink this. I’m not a huge advocate of using fruit juices to disguise the taste of good foods but in this case, I will make an exception.  It’s fresh and though you can taste some of the wheat grass, it’s not overpowering.

I do encourage you to drink it straight out of the refrigerator as it’s best consumed cold.  It’s a drink full of nutritional goodness and I felt a burst of energy and was inspired to eat healthier for the rest of the day.  The more goodness you pour into your body, the better you feel!

You can find Velu at most health food stores in South Florida and at (what a great website name!).  You definitely want to check out their FAQ page to find out more about this great company and how they grow their products.

Let us know if you’ve tried them!  We’re looking forward to more options flavor-wise, in the future.


May 19, 2011

RAAW Carrot Lemonade

by ashley

by Ashley Morgan

I bought a bottle of It Tastes RAAW Carrot Lemonade at my health food market today while picking up lunch, thinking it would be a nice drink to calm my appetite while driving back to work. I especially liked that it is manufactured here in Miami, as I like to support local brands as much as possible.

Unfortunately, upon opening the container a strong smell, almost like when you’re walking into an older vitamin store when there is a strong smell of open capsules. If you’re from Miami and you’ve been to that old health food store next to Jimmy’z Kitchen on Alton Road, then you know what I’m talking about. But, despite the smell, I decided to dive in and try a sip. To my dismay, it tasted almost worse than it smelled. I turned the bottle over and read the ingredients, “Carrot Juice, Pineapple Juice, Apple Juice, Lemon Juice…” well, those things cannot possibly taste this badly. I could blend those in my home blender and make a great juice. I continued reading “Natural Flavors, Apple Pectin & Beta Carotene”…wait, what exactly is “Natural Flavors”? And why would we need more beta carotene added to carrot juice?

I hate to do this to RAAW, however I just really did not like their juice. I really hope that they rethink this recipe and come up with something more natural and pleasant.

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