‘It takes at least a pound of vegetables to make a glass of juice,’ says Lauren Slayton, a registered dietitian in New York City. ‘So drinking juice is a very efficient way to consume more fruits and vegetables.’ Most of the bottled versions here contain both fruit and vegetable juices in varying proportions. Remember that fruit-heavy blends are packed with sugar and calories, so keep portions reasonable—say, a glass a day—and make sure to include whole fruits and vegetables in your diet as well.
Here are a few to try!
Odwalla Original Superfood
Veggie juice neophytes can start off easy with this strawberry-and-peach-packed smoothie. It gets its green power from protein-rich spirulina and wheatgrass, known for its high concentration of antioxidants.
190 calories per 12-ounce serving.
$3 for 12 ounces; supermarkets
Bolthouse Farms 50/50 Tropical
Carrots provide half the juice for this sunny mix, while orange, guava, and passion fruit make up the remainder. Substitute a glass for your morning OJ, and you’ll get 260 percent of the recommended daily amount of vitamin A along with a hefty dose of vitamin C.
130 calories per eight-ounce serving.
$4.50 for 32 ounces; supermarkets
R.W. Knudsen Very Veggie Spicy!
Think of this tomato-celery concoction as an updated version of V-8, with a jalapeño kick. It’s perfect for a 5 o’clock drink
50 calories per eight-ounce serving.
$4 for 32 ounces; supermarkets