The convenience of prepackaged juices and the allure of all that tasty health in a bottle have turned what was once a trend into a solid, sustainable segment of the food industry, both in and out of America’s biggest cities. Green juices, which were once guzzled by only the crunchy-raw folks of the world have spread through mommy bloggers and all the way to the dorm room, where the prospect of 16 ounces of hangover cure has pretty much killed any of the regret one feels while the taste of kale, lemon, and ginger lingers.
As the demand for these green juices has grown, so, too, has the supply, with the top tier getting ever higher while the lower, everyday brands of juice have hopped onto the bandwagon, even if one leg still drags behind them, firmly and stubbornly planted in the world of sugar.
It’s a crowded green world out there, with dozens of juices claiming to be the tastiest, healthiest, or most organic. So we tried out a few of the most widely available, from the cheapest to the steepest. Below is a rundown of their basic benefits and whether or not you’re going to have to hold your nose while chugging them.