I’ll admit it. I was a little nervous to make this Cherry Berry Smoothie with a fruit and vegetable juice blend.
I don’t really care for vegetables. I mean, I eat them, because it’s what you’re supposed to do, and I’m a mom…so I’m supposed to set a good example and all that.
But if you want the real truth, I’m not a huge vegetable fan, unless you count eating tomatoes in salsa or in pasta/pizza sauce. I can do corn on the cob, and roasted broccoli and asparagus. Other than that? Not so much. The idea of drinking vegetables through a straw sort of weirds me out.
So when I had the opportunity to review Naked’s new Power Garden Berry Veggie juice, I was a little hesitant. While the juice contains a ton of fruit I love (cherries, strawberries, plums and apples), it also boasts red beets (along with purple carrots, sweet potatoes, chickpeas and sweet corn)…which I won’t eat normally under any circumstance.
But I tried it, because that’s what a mom setting a good example does.
And you know what? I couldn’t taste the beets! I couldn’t really taste any of the veggies, although the juice isn’t quite as sweet as what I typically drink. But the color? Amazing, yes?
The color in these pictures might even be a bit diluted, because I added in some black cherry Greek yogurt, honey, and ice cubes. I did also blend in some frozen cherries, but basically, this vibrant color came straight out of the bottle.
And you know what? It tasted amazing! Doodle slurped down a huge glass of this, with no clue that it was actually healthy for him!
Total mom SCORE.
Power Garden is Naked Juice’s new veggie drink lineup with 1 pound of veggies in every bottle*. With delicious flavors that only Naked could blend, Power Garden offers one of the easiest ways to get your daily servings of veggies and fruits, along with good sources of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Learn more at http://www.nakedjuice.com/veggiedrinks.
*weight of vegetables, prior to juicing
- ½ cup to ¾ cup Naked Power Garden Berry Veggie juice
- ½ cup Chobani black cherry Greek yogurt
- 1 cup frozen cherries
- ⅓ cup honey
- 1 cup ice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Place all ingredients in the jar of a blender, and pulse until you reach your desired consistency. If it's too thick, add in a bit more juice.
Make sure to check back on Monday, June 17th for details on how you can enter the Pinterest Sweepstakes contest with Naked Power Garden by voting for my recipe!
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