What's a... 'Suja'?
Suja Essentials is a crazy-fresh tasting smoothie style drink - but also USDA certified organic, Non-GMO Project verified, kosher certified, vegan, dairy-free, soy-free and gluten-free.
Suja Juice comes in a variety of flavors but the two I tried were Berry Goodness and Uber Greens.
Both have an unexpected burst of flavor thanks in part (I believe) to their cold-pressed processing. There is no high heat to destroy flavor and nutrients. The taste of the Berry Goodness was by far a favorite in our household; apple, banana, blueberry, strawberry, orange, blackberry, lemon and chia seed was a flavor everyone loved.
The Uber Greens was chosen because it had the lowest sugar content at just 6 grams, however, the flavor burst is pure 'green' so you have to prepare yourself! Cucumber, celery, grapefruit, green chard, green leaf lettuce, lemon, kale, spinach, parsley and mint tea are blended in a fresh and refreshing drink; but it's extremely strong in the cucumber and dark leafy greens, with nary a hint of the grapefruit, lemon or mint to offset it. Although our whole family enjoyed tasting the different flavors, only my husband was brave enough to finish the Uber Greens - and only because he knew how healthy it was.
"USDA certified organic, Non-GMO Project verified,
kosher certified, vegan, dairy-free, soy-free and gluten-free"
With so many fresh flavors to choose from, I plan on trying a couple more flavors that feature the 'greens' but have alternative ingredients to off-set the heavy kale/lettuce cucumber flavor that dominates the Uber Greens. From their product description, here are some of the flavors offered;
A substantial juice blend kicked up with turmeric. This flavor contains apple, carrot, orange, beet, banana, pineapple and turmeric.
A satisfying strawberry smoothie with the creaminess of tropical bananas. It includes the usual suspects like apple, orange, strawberry, banana and (surprise!) camu camu.
A sweet smoothie bursting with hearty greens and juicy apples that’s amped up with spirulina and chlorella. Other ingredients include banana, mango, spinach, lemon, kale, barley and alfalfa.
A luscious and creamy mango smoothie with a winning mix of apple, mango, orange, pineapple, banana and ginger.
A robust smoothie that bursts with juicy berry flavors and satisfies with the all-mighty chia seed. This flavor contains apple, banana, blueberry, strawberry, orange, blackberry, lemon and chia.
A vibrant and nutrient-dense smoothie, it’s similar to Green Delight but with celery, cucumber, collard greens, peppermint tea, spearmint tea and ginger, too!
A delicious combination of nutrient dense leafy greens, tangy citrus and revitalizing mint tea. Ingredients include cucumber, celery, grapefruit, green chard, green leaf lettuce, lemon, kale, spinach, parsley, peppermint tea and spearmint tea.
Things I love about this product include the lightweight, easy to grab-and-go plastic bottle with a resealable cap. Also, they use High Pressure Processing, or HPP in bottling. This method of pasteurization is FDA approved and maintains essential vitamins, minerals and enzymes that can be lessened or destroyed with high heat. All the Suja Juice bottles are 100% BPA free and yes, are OU certified Kosher if that is important to your family.
You can find out more about Suja Essentials on their FAQ page - including where to find it in your neighborhood.
I was given the chance to try this product for free thanks to my status as a BzzAgent and to provide my opinion on the product. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on these topics or products.