12 Healthy Juices That Aren’t Green
Does the thought of consuming spinach and kale before 10 a.m. make you gag? Have you ever felt physically ill at the sight of a fit friend’s green juice? Fear not—though green juice may not be for everyone, the booming juice market churns out mixtures of nearly every produce combination and color imaginable. For the sake of you non-believers, we found 12 healthy juices that aren’t green.
1. Beet juice: Beets are loaded with folate and betaine, two nutrients that may help improve blood and heart health.
Where to find it: Beets aren’t for everyone, so look for juices that blend the veggie with other, more palatable produce. Try Mother Juice‘s Unicorn Blood, made from beets, carrots, celery, watermelon, and pineapple.
2. Pomegranate: Pomegranates are high in antioxidants, and have been shown to reduce inflammation and improve heart health.
Where to find it: In addition to pomegranate, Pressed‘s Magnesium juice contains watermelon, cucumber, lime, and ginger.
3. Orange juice: It’s a no-brainer, but fresh-squeezed orange juice is a delicious way to get a huge dose of vitamin C—minus the sugar included in packaged varieties.
Where to find it: Among other places, Fruitata serves up fresh-squeezed OJ.
4. Carrot juice: Aside from the beta-carotene they’re known for, carrots are also packed with vitamin A.
Where to find it: Cocobeet’s Peruvian Sun juice combines carrots with another vitamin A powerhouse—sweet potato. The drink also adds apple, lemon, lime, and maca.
5. Turmeric: This bright yellow powder is known for its ability to ease pain, inflammation, and stiffness, as well as its role in digestive health.
Where to find it: Go for Liquiteria‘s Turmeric Tonic, which mixes the spice with lemon juice, probiotics, and maple syrup.
6. Pineapple juice: Bananas aren’t the only source of potassium—pineapple is also a great way to up your intake, while also getting vitamins A and C.
Where to find it: Pretend you’re drinking a pina colada with Revolution Juice‘s Tropical blend, a mixture of pineapple juice, orange, and coconut water.
7. Blueberry juice: Though they’re tiny, blueberries pack in a wide variety of nutrients, including vitamin C, antioxidants, manganese, and fiber.
Where to find it: Stacy’s Juice Bar creates a blend called Antioxidant Blast, which combines blueberries, grapes, orange, and ginger.
8. Acai juice: Trendy acai berries are full of antioxidants and fiber, and have been said to help with everything from weight loss to high cholesterol.
Where to find it: Pre-bottled acai juice, like that from Sambazon, can be purchased at almost all local grocery stores.
9. Strawberry juice: Strawberries are a good source of vitamins C and K, as well as nutrients like folic acid, manganese, and potassium.
Where to find it: Juice Press‘ Pink Punk juice mixes strawberry with pineapple, ginger, and beet juice.
10. Watermelon juice: Despite being mostly water, watermelon is high in vitamins A and C, and contains potassium and lycopene.
Where to find it: The Summer Shocker at Squeeze contains watermelon, strawberry, apple, and ginger.
11. Guarapo: A mixture of raw sugar cane and lime juice, guarapo is said to be packed with nutrients like calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc.
Where to find it: Caribbean juice bar Jugos sells the South American product.
12. Coconut water: The juice of green coconuts, coconut water provides potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
Where to find it: Coconut water is readily available at grocery stores, and at juice bars like Liquiteria.