Fresh juice is a beautiful thing – refreshing, delicious and extremely nutritious. Green juice varieties in particular can be extremely revitalizing, detoxifying, nourishing, energizing and hydrating.
However, buying enough produce (especially organic) to make desirable quantities of green juice on a very frequent basis can get expensive – as can buying it made-to-order from Whole Foods or a juice bar. Fresh, whole green juices are also being sold bottled now – but come with a hefty price tag too (typically upwards of $6/per). While the cost may be well worth it on occasion, it simply isn’t feasible spending for most to maintain daily.
That’s where The Daily Good comes in – a new product recently launched by Aloha. It’s a small packet containing green powder that you can stir into water, juice or add to a smoothie to get your daily dose of greens. Dried green juice!
The ingredient list is impressive (and all organic): spirulina, spinach, moringa, green peas, wheatgrass, blueberries, raspberries, coconut water, lemon, king trumpet mushrooms, enoki mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, ginger, alaea salt. And that’s it! NO added sugars, artificial sweeteners, preservatives or chemicals of any kind. The list of ingredients – all whole foods – are simply dried (via a proprietary means) in a nutrient-preserving manner. Read more about the particulars of each ingredient here. For people who habitually avoid powders and supplements, especially those with complicated ingredient lists – and I tend to be one such person – this really does seem to be quite different and better than what else I’ve seen out there, so I encourage even those potential dismissers to give The Daily Good a try.
And it tastes really good! I’m a tough taste critic too, especially for things like this – very sensitive to and particular about subtle nuances in upfront flavor, aftertaste and mouthfeel – so even I was surprise with how much I love this. I tried it first simply stirred into water to get the full effect. It mixes in well with only a little bit of sediment, but that’s normal and expected with such natural ingredients. The flavor is pretty mild and tastes “real” – not fake or processed or chemical. It’s actually quite refreshing. I’ve been enjoying it the most as-is mixed into cold water, or with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice added.
Depending on what quantity is purchased, the price per glass of juice comes out to between $2.50 and $2.89. Which is potentially a third to a half of what would be spent on juice otherwise.
So – if you believe in the value of drinking green juice, but the cost of making or buying it fresh constantly is beyond your budget – this is a fantastic alternative. Is it truly as potent as making your own juice? Maybe not point for point – but it comes in a close second, plus you’re getting a slew of other super-nutrients that you won’t find as easily in home or store-made juices. And it’s incredibly convenient – making it especially ideal when traveling!
This is also a company that cares sustainability (all packaging is recyclable, biodegradable and compostable – even dissolvable in water – leaps and bounds ahead of most packet products on the market) and quality (ingredients are clean and organically sourced, sometimes even wild-harvested, and as a bonus the packaging is beautiful and sturdy).
All signs point to trying this product and supporting this company. I’m excited to continue drinking this and recommending it to friends, family and clients!