Naked Juice Smoothies always sound like an amazing way to start off the day or sweeten up an afternoon. Not only is each bottle full of pure fruit, but each bottle is also full of happiness.
Unfortunately not. Not everything is beautiful and perfect. Protein? Try wet sand. Vegetables? Probably not the best idea.
Here’s what Spoon has tasted and decided:
It tastes exactly like you expect a blend of berries to taste. Definitely the best thing out there if you’re a “berries” person.
A bit closer to OJ than a smoothie with mangoes. But, if you’re a citrus person, then this is your thing.
Though it also has oranges in it, Mighty Mango has more mango and less orange and is thick and smooth like a smoothie. This is the perfect blend for mango lovers everywhere, and the extra lemon makes it unique.
The name says it all. This is undoubtedly the healthiest of them all — it’s green, and it has kale in it. The vegetables are masked by a blend of fruits, so even vegetable haters can enjoy this healthy smoothie.
Boosted like the Green Machine, Blue Machine is a mix of berries and fruits, with boosts of Vitamin B inside. Perfect for “berries” lovers, like Berry Blast, but the blueberries inside add a new flavor.
It’s another machine, and by the time we tried this one, we’ve realized that all the machines pretty much taste the same. The only difference is that this one is a bit more sour.
Definitely measures up to McDonald’s Strawberry Banana Smoothie, just a less-sweet, less-thick more strawberry version. It’s a bit more tart, since the strawberry is stronger than the banana.
Debatable (AKA we’re conflicted, so try for yourself) flavors:
Power C Machine
Sour power. Like really, really sour. But Power C Machine has 15 times the daily recommended amount of Vitamin C. This is ideal solution to the flu, and is less boring than plain OJ.
Another generic machine flavor, with just a hint of açai. It’s a bit on the thicker side and more like candy than smoothies, but this boosted smoothie has the extra health benefit of açai berries.
This one was a surprise of sorts. Flavor wise, it tastes like a Creamsicle, but the powdery aftertaste makes it a bit gross. Still, not bad for the 30 grams of protein that’s in it.
Two words. Sweet potato. With a dash of cherry…and some berries. We think? There’s really no distinct taste, and the color is a bit strange. This one is part of Naked’s Veggies collection, so it’s healthier, but even with all the fruit inside, the vegetable flavor is very distinct.
If you’re a carrot person, this veggie drink is for you because tastes like baby carrots. Its sweetness isn’t too bad, but, really, try this one only if you actually enjoy carrots, because you can’t taste anything else in this drink.
This one sounds like it’s supposed to be okay, but it’s seriously a blend of blueberry with banana in sand water. It’s not bad for what it is, especially as a protein drink.
No clue what’s up with the color, but this is Naked’s only Nutmilk smoothie. The mix of almond with fruits come together to taste like a less sweet version of Danimals. Welcome back, childhood?
Interesting (AKA disgusting) flavors:
Literally a blend of Tootsie Roll with banana Laffy Taffy. Actually, it’s a blend of banana and cocoa beans, among other things, but the chocolate and artificial banana taste overpowers everything. Everything.
Protein and Greens
If the name doesn’t put you off, there’s seriously something wrong with you. This one literally reminded us of sand, water and glue. Not exactly sure what happened to the fruit that’s supposed to be in here.
Cringe. Tears. (No offense kale lovers…) Take a sniff — it’s exactly like the vegetable section of Asian markets. Maybe Naked is trying to destroy our palettes? Because if someone wanted to make a ginger-Chinese broccoli broth, they’d really only need this.
We sacrificed our taste buds for you, but the choice is still in your hands. Pick wisely. May the flavor be ever in your favor.