Naked Juice is a California-born company, started in 1983. Like all great companies, Naked Juice had a locally-based beginning...Farmers' Markets! The success over the years has been great, with Naked Juice products being found just about anywhere (I can even get it at the little cash-only produce market in my neighborhood).
So, what's so great about Naked Juice? That's easy. It's Naked. Juice. Nothing but 100% pure fruit juices. The ingredient list on the side of the bottle is easy to read (and I guarantee you'll be able to recognize and pronounce every word). I also love the equivalency chart showing the quantity of each of the fruits used to make that particular bottle of delicious juice you just downed. The sweetness of this juice comes from the sweet blend of fruits - no sugars added.
Not only are the juices fantastic, but so are the ethics of this company. To me, there's really nothing better than a great product coming from a great company. That's what really wins my loyalty. If you're familiar with the concept of "cradle to cradle" over "cradle to grave" in terms of production, you'll know that products don't have to end their lives in a landfill. They can be recycle and reborn as new products, never having to spend eternity in that giant pit of pollution. That's the idea behind the new reNEWabottle(TM) Naked Juice has created for its juices. The company also supports The RainForest Alliance and uses some ethically sourced fruits, like bananas.
So what are my favorites? Number one on my list is Green Machine. It's fill of tasty kiwi, apples and pineapple along with those essential greens we tend to lack in our everyday diets. I'm talking broccoli, spinach, chlorella, spirulina, wheat grass and more. You won't believe you're drinking something so healthy. This juice really gives me the boost I need on long days or a substitute for a quick breakfast when I'm in a hurry. I just really, genuinely love the stuff and recommend it to everyone.
As for the rest of the juices, I'll drink any of them. What I typically do is mix a partial serving of the juice with water. This reduces my sugar intake (although naturally occurring in the fruits, I still try not to have too much) and extends the bottle for another day. I'm really excited to pick up a bottle of one of the newest products - 100% coconut water! This is great to use when making your own smoothies at home, or for making Central American dishes like red beans and coconut rice. I find it difficult to locate pure coconut water - other brands I've seen add sugar, taking away some of the health benefits of using coconut water. Nothing is as good as drinking the fresh pipa water straight from a green coconut on a Costa Rican beach, but I'll bet this isn't too shabby of a second place.
My recommendation to you? Try them all! You'll be glad you did.