I bet at least a handful of you were thinking something lewd when you read that headline. But I guess that was the point 🙂 Chalk it up to my sick sense of humor.
Anyway, my husband introduced me to Naked Juices a few weeks ago, and all I could think was “where have you been all my life.” These juices are, by far, the best I’ve had in a long time. All natural with no preservatives, no added colors or flavors â€” nothing but naked, natural juice. Hence the name.
When I was a high school cheerleader (don’t tell anyone I told you that), I stopped drinking soda altogether. For years, even into adulthood, I refused to drink soft drinks. A few years ago, though, I started slacking off. I’d like to reclaim my old habit take it a step further, eliminating not just sodas, but all artificial beverages, from my diet. Hopefully, drinking Naked is a step in the right direction. Even though I generally try to avoid anything in a single-serve package, I can’t resist the taste of these juices, and knowing that they’re made of quality ingredients by a company that is socially responsible makes it easier on my conscience.
To my knowledge, Naked juices aren’t organic, but they are all natural and the bananas they use are certified by the Rainforest Alliance. Considering how many preservatives, artificial colors and sugars you typically find in fruit juices these days, I’m happy to support a company that sells the juice in its natural state. Also to Naked’s credit, they recently started switching all their 32 ounce bottles over to 100% recycled plastic. By doing this, they’ll be reducing their consumption of virgin plastic by 1 million pounds per year and cut their oil use by 8,192 barrels every year. To put this into perspective, that would be roughly equivalent to taking 497 cars off the road.
Eventually, they’ll switch all their bottles to 100% recycled plastic, including their single serve and 64 oz. sizes. Of course, the ideal solution would be to switch their packaging to 100% recycled glass, but I imagine that would add to the already premium cost. It is already a bit expensive, but I think it’s well worth the price. My personal favorite from the Naked Juice lineup is Blue Machine, which contains blueberries, blackberries, bananas and apples.
Why It’s Green:
- Packaging being switched over to 100% recycled plastic
- Made with no preservatives and no added colors or flavors
- Bananas certified by the Rainforest Alliance
Price: $2.50-6, but price varies by location and size. Use the Naked store locator to find a retailer near you.