Naked Juice Review
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About Naked Juice
If you are a nutrition junkie, then you must have heard of Naked Juice smoothies or seen them in your grocery store isles. But what exactly is in these products? Are they really that similar to your homemade smoothies in your blender?
Consisting of more than 20 different smoothie flavors, Naked Juice has been featured in big-name publications like Forbes and boasts 51.3k Instagram followers. Their products claim to use real fruits and vegetables, and anyone you talk to will tell you how delicious they taste.
But are they too good to be true? Are they really “naked” about what goes in their smoothies? In this detailed Naked Juice review, I will talk about the ingredients they use and their benefits, along with some possible side effects and customer reviews.
Basically, I’ll cover everything you need to know before you decide if this is the right choice for your wellness journey.
Overview of Naked Juice
The story of how this brand came to be can be traced back to 1983. Jimmy Rosenberg started making juices using fresh fruit from his home in Santa Monica, California. He basically distributed his homemade juices on the beach from his backpack.
Now, the reason why he called it Naked Juice is that it did not contain any artificial flavors or additives. Soon, he started selling it to local grocery stores and that’s when it gained a ton of popularity.
From these small beginnings, this company believes that along with putting goodness inside their products, spreading goodness to the world is also essential.
However, it was acquired by PepsiCo in 2007, which was also the time when its sales sky-rocketed. Today, Naked Juice distributes its products to all 50 states in the US, along with the UK and Canada. The song “Started From the Bottom” by Drake truly fits Rosenberg, don’t you think?
With a mission to help people get more out of life by making little changes, Naked Juice products are labeled using FDA guidelines. Their ad campaigns promote the idea of starting somewhere, which oftentimes is the hardest task! Naked Juice products are there to help you start your wellness journey.
Before this Naked Juice review dives deep into its ingredients, let’s take a look at some of the product’s highlights:
- Great tasting
- Made from 100% fruits and vegetables
- No added sugars
- Convenient way to get nutrition
- Several different flavors and blends
- Use recycled bottles
- Widely available
Now that you have a rough background on some of the highlights, I invite you to continue reading this Naked Juice review as I get into what this company has to offer and discuss some of its most popular products.
Naked Juice Boosted Smoothie Green Machine Review
As the name suggests, this smoothie is dirt green in color and something your child may hesitate to try. But, once they take a sip, they’ll find it bursting with refreshing fruity flavors.
So, let’s discuss what exactly is in this smoothie. As we said before, this Naked Juice review won’t shy away from any details.
In a 15.2 fl oz bottle of Naked Juice Boosted Smoothie Green Machine, there are juices from 2 ¾ apples, ⅓ mango, 1/12 pineapple, ½ banana, ⅓ kiwi.
These ingredients are labeled in this order which means that they are present in this order in the smoothie, starting with the highest quantity.
As you can see, there are a lot of fruits in this green smoothie. So what about the green part of this smoothie? Well, it contains the following vegetables in decreasing order:
spirulina (1,335mg), alfalfa (409mg), broccoli (102mg), spinach (102mg), barley grass (76mg), wheatgrass (76mg), ginger (51mg), parsley (51mg), kale (51mg), and garlic (51mg).
Since this Naked Juice is made with natural ingredients, you are likely familiar with each of them. However, you might not know why they have been included here, or why they’re exactly good for you.
Keep reading as I cover each one’s benefits below!
In one bottle of this smoothie which is about 15 fl oz, there are about 270 calories out of which there is: 0g of fat, 25mg of sodium, 40mg of calcium, 1.4mg of iron, 4g of protein, 760mg of potassium, 42mg of vitamin C, 230mcg of vitamin A, and 40 mg of magnesium.
Okay, now let’s talk about the most awaited point: the sugar in the smoothie. Although there are no added sugars, there are a total of 63g of carbs in this smoothie, out of which there is 53g of sugar. There is 0g of fiber in this smoothie.
At this point, this Naked Juice review would like to get a little geeky and explain that if we take sugar with fat, protein, or fiber, it can prevent a sugar spike from happening.
This smoothie contains no fat or fiber and very little protein so a sugar spike may happen, especially if you don’t combine it with some fat, fiber, or protein.
Also, just to give you a comparison, in a 12 fl oz can of Pepsi, there is about 41g of added sugars versus this product, which is 15 fl oz and has 53g of natural sugars. So, while this product does have more sugars than the pop, these natural sugars are better than the added sugars of Pepsi.
Let’s talk about the benefits of each ingredient:
- Apple: It is rich in fiber and compounds like quercetin, which is a source of antioxidants, and pectin, which is a source of fiber. However, pasteurization can reduce some of these properties. In addition, juicing can also remove a lot of fiber.
- Mango: High in natural sugars, it is also rich in vitamin C which aids in immunity and helps the absorption of iron in the body.
- Pineapple: This tropical fruit is also rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C.
- Banana: They are rich in carbohydrates and high in soluble fiber. Due to their high fiber content, they are less likely to cause spikes in blood sugar levels. They are also rich in potassium, which is known to regulate heart health.
- Kiwi: They are rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, and folate. Kiwi is also known to contain an enzyme to help digest proteins.
- Spirulina: This is an alga found in highly alkaline water bodies and has a very high protein content: five times that of meat! In addition, it has vitamin B, E, carotenoids, and several other minerals which live up to all its hype.
- Alfalfa: Known as the Father of all Foods, alfalfa grass juice is a superfood packed with a wide array of minerals. Did you know that its roots grow 130’ below the ground and this is how it gathers all that goodness of minerals? Along with being rich in vitamin A and C, it is also rich in protein.
- Broccoli: Rich in antioxidants, broccoli is also rich in fiber, vitamin C, and many other vitamins and minerals. It is known to lower inflammation and have health-protective benefits. No wonder our parents always told us to eat our broccoli!
- Spinach: Spinach is rich in insoluble fiber which helps to relieve constipation. It is also rich in vitamin A, C, folic acid, iron, and calcium.
- Barley grass: it is high in fiber, contains phytochemicals like beta-glucans, and reduces the risk of chronic diseases along with high cholesterol and sugar. It also increases the amount of GABA in our body which helps in lowering anxiety.
- Wheatgrass: Wheatgrass is the young grass of a wheat plant and is known to provide that energy boost you are looking for. It also has antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic properties which we can’t have enough of.
- Ginger: This is considered an anti-nauseant and also helps with inflammation in the body.
- Parsley: This herb is rich in vitamin K which is needed for clotting. It is also rich in vitamins A and C.
- Kale: One of the most nutritious foods, kale also belongs to the same family as broccoli and is loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants.
- Garlic: Belonging to the allium family that contains sulfur compounds, garlic is rich in vitamin C, B6, and manganese.
As you can see, the benefits of this smoothie lie in the wide variety of fruits and vegetables in it. As I mentioned before, the presence of fruits exceeds that of vegetables, which gives this green smoothie its very yummy fruity taste.
In addition to these nutritious fruits and veggies, there are also natural flavors in this drink. If you happen to read the ingredients of every product you buy, which we highly suggest you do, then you may have come across “natural flavor” as an ingredient. Now, what is this?
Natural flavor is a proprietary blend trademarked by the company to enhance the taste and smell of the product. It could be a spice, fruit, fruit juice, vegetables, or herbs. Exactly what is present in this natural flavor will stay a mystery, unless you work for the FBI.
How Does it Work
The infusion of fruits and veggies, along with some herbs and superfoods, are all responsible for the nutrition of this blend. This is a convenient way to get the vitamins and minerals, along with their benefits from one bottle.
How to Take & Dosage
I recommend that you do not consume this product very often or too much of it. It may be better to drink about half a bottle at a time, especially for people with blood sugar issues.
Also, when you consume it, try combining it with some fat, fiber, or protein like eggs and avocado to dull the spike in sugar.
If you do have any medical condition, then this Naked Juice review would like to advise you to please consult your physician before taking this smoothie.
Wondering what these products retail for? I checked Walmart and noticed that these bottles come in sizes of 10 fl oz and 46 fl oz as well. The 15.2 fl oz bottle retails for $3 and the 46 fl oz bottle retails for $6. When you buy them in packs, they are going to be cheaper.
Naked Juice Fruit Smoothie Strawberry Banana Review
The Naked Juice Fruit Smoothie Strawberry Banana Smoothie is exactly what it claims to be: a fruit smoothie. There are no vegetables in this smoothie and as you can imagine, it tastes divine!
Each 15.2 fl oz bottle contains the equivalent of 22 strawberries pureed, 1 ¾ apple juice from concentrate, 1 ⅓ banana pureed, a hint of orange juice, and natural flavors.
Each bottle is 250 calories and has 0.5g of fat, 10mg of sodium, 2g of protein, 40mg of calcium, 0.7mg of iron, 870mg of potassium, and 36mg of vitamin C.
It also contains 59g of carbohydrates. Out of this, there is 44g of sugar and no fiber. The amount of sugar present is still pretty high in this one, but we didn’t expect anything else from a fruit smoothie did we?
This Naked Juice review would like to clarify that fruits are not bad for you. They are a great source of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
However, a smoothie requires several fruits to be present, especially when juices are present in the smoothie where the fiber has been removed. This can cumulatively add a lot of natural sugar to one bottle.
As you can see, this smoothie gives you the antioxidant benefits from the berries along with several vitamins and minerals from all the fruits present in this smoothie. Let’s analyze the calories and sugar content of this smoothie now.
How Does it Work
This blend works similarly compared to the green smoothie, with the exception that this product has no veggies and herbs.
How to Take & Dosage
This review would like you to weigh the pros and cons of this product before consuming it. If you are someone who struggles to get the recommended amount of fruits in your diet, then taking this product may be a good thing.
This smoothie costs the same as their Green Machine smoothie.
Naked Juice Protein Smoothie Greens Review
The ingredients of this smoothie are similar to the green smoothie I discussed earlier. The only change is they added whey and soy protein to increase the smoothie’s protein content. This can keep you fuller for longer, as proteins take longer to digest.
Each bottle contains these fruits: 2 ⅓ apples, ⅓ mango, 1/12 pineapple, ½ kiwi, ½ banana.
Vegetables in this smoothie are spirulina (1,400 mg ), alfalfa (430 mg), broccoli (107mg), spinach (107mg), barley grass (80mg), wheatgrass (80mg), ginger (54mg), parsley (54mg), and kale (53mg).
Whey Protein: Whey is the water that separates from milk during cheese production. The protein from that water is called whey protein. It is a super nutritional, easy-to-digest complete protein that is often present in protein powders for muscle growth.
Soy Protein: Soy protein isolate comes from soybeans and is also a complete vegan source of protein. However, it is inferior compared to whey for muscle building. Another point to note is that most conventional soy is genetically modified, so consuming organic or non-GMO soy is better.
Each 15 fl oz bottle is 390 calories. There is 2g of fat, 15mg of cholesterol, 260mg of sodium, 30g of protein, 120mg of calcium, 4.7mg of iron, 1,970mg of potassium, 40mcg of vitamin A, 35mg of magnesium, and 459mg of vitamin C.
There are also 62g of carbs in this smoothie. Out of this, there is 50g of sugar and 4g of fiber. The amount of sugar present is still pretty high in this one, but suffice it to say that this protein smoothie will keep you fuller longer due to some protein, fat, and fiber.
Since the benefit of each ingredient has already been explained, let’s talk about the protein in this smoothie. Naked Juice has added whey protein concentrate and soy protein isolate to this smoothie, combining for 30g of protein.
A fact you may not know is that whey protein increases the production of the antioxidant glutathione, which is produced by the liver. We all know how important antioxidants are for lowering inflammation in the body.
However, this Naked Juice review would like to inform you that whey does contain dairy so those with allergies or sensitivities to dairy should not be drinking this beverage.
If using whey protein makes the juice unsuitable for vegans or lactose intolerant folks, why did Naked Juice also use soy protein?
Well, a study done on different protein powders determined that the effect of a combination of protein powders is much better on muscle growth than one protein alone! Naked Juice is taking advantage of this.
How Does it Work
This product provides the goodness of fruits and veggies along with added protein. Protein is needed for healthy skin, hair, nails, bones, and muscles, just to name a few. So increasing our protein through these sources is a great way to eat healthier.
How to Take & Dosage
When it comes to drinking this product, it’s best to take it after a workout for maximum muscle-building effect. If you are concerned about blood sugar, then consume half a bottle or less.
The retail price for the 15.2 fl oz bottle is $3, and the 46 fl oz bottle is $6.
I hope you have enjoyed reading about the specific products in this Naked Juice review so far. But, I’m not done yet, so keep reading!
Who Is Naked Juice For?
When it comes to an age limit for who can drink these smoothies, the good news is that there is none! From your kids to your parents, everyone can enjoy these smoothies and their nutritional benefits.
However, this Naked Juice review cannot emphasize enough to watch out for its sugar content, especially if you are diabetic or prone to becoming diabetic. Now, let’s talk about some side effects.
Naked Juice Side Effects
Although major side effects from smoothies and juices are rare, it is still important to discuss the possibilities when it is consumed regularly. After all, this Naked Juice review promised you to be thorough!
Since these smoothies are high in sugar and calories, there is a possibility of weight gain when consumed too much or too often. This product is not a meal replacement, so try not to use it for that purpose.
A complete meal should include lots of fiber which is needed for gut health. As we have seen, these smoothies are low in fiber. So if you are drinking these smoothies, we suggest you add some fiber like flax seeds or oats. This will not only prevent sugar spikes but also keep you fuller longer.
Alright, let’s see what some customers have to say about these products.
Naked Juice Reviews: What Do Customers Think?
The Naked Juice Green Machine smoothie is one of the company’s most popular drinks, and for good reason. While the Naked Juice website doesn’t have reviews, I found it to be rated high in a couple of spots:
- Amazon: 4.8/5 stars over 2,809 global ratings
- Influenster: 4.5/5 stars over 7,510 reviews
- Walmart: 4.7/5 stars over 92 reviews
One customer said: “People have been pleasantly surprised that a green-looking juice mix tastes so good. To me, it tastes mostly like delicious apple juice. Can be a desired juice selection for health.”
Another customer bragged about the affordability of this brand’s smoothies: “This is one of my favorite juice brands. The price can’t be beaten. Green juice is my favorite blend.”
One customer on Infuenster wrote: “I usually have one of these for breakfast when I have an early morning lecture because it gives me lots of energy and keeps me full till the end of class. Plus it’s good for you and filled with vitamins and nutrients.”
Another consumer said: “The Naked Green Machine juice was the first smoothie I tried from this brand. I really enjoyed it because of its delicious taste. The product can be found in most supermarkets and Starbucks. If you’re looking to have a fruity beverage, I would recommend you try this out.”
The negative reviews mainly talked about the smoothies’ sugar content. I have already spoken about that in this Naked Juice review a lot. I think you get the point! Other than that, I didn’t see anything you should be concerned about.
Is Naked Juice Worth It?
These products are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants since they contain all the goodness from fruits and vegetables. But, these products do lack some fiber and are quite high in sugar content. So, should you buy them?
I believe that drinking this product occasionally, especially if you are always on the go and don’t have time, is worth it. Whenever possible, it is best to eat fresh fruits and vegetables as opposed to concentrates and juices.
However, I understand this can be hard so Naked Juice is always there if you’re in a bind.
Naked Juice Promotions & Discounts
While I couldn’t find any deals on the Naked Juice website, you can check your local grocery store for any promotions or discounts on these smoothies.
Where to Buy Naked Juice
You can buy them on Amazon or at your local grocery stores.
Is Naked Juice vegan?
Although the Green Machine and Strawberry Banana flavors are vegan, the Greens Protein Smoothie is not.
Is Naked Juice gluten-free?
No, the products contain wheatgrass which contains gluten.
What is Naked Juice’s Shipping Policy?
These products can be found at your local stores. You can also check Amazon. So shipping policy will depend on which store you choose.
What is Naked Juice’s Return Policy?
Unfortunately, I can’t provide a lot of information on return policies since returns are also specific to the retailer you buy from.
How to Contact Naked Juice
If you have some questions about Naked Juice smoothies that I didn’t answer in my review, you can contact them using a few different ways:
- Phone: 1-877-858-4237
- Email: Here
You can get in touch with Naked Juice’s customer service team over the phone Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET.
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