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Healthy Drinks You'll Actually Enjoy From Golden State Brands

Healthy Drinks You'll Actually Enjoy From Golden State Brands

By California.com
December 09, 2020

We have a pulp-able feeling that healthy drinks are precisely what keep you going throughout the day. Whether it’s freshly squeezed juice, fizzy kombucha, or refreshing flavored water, nothing sets your mind at ease like an energizing and thirst-quenching beverage—just the thought of it entices the senses.

Instead of sipping on sugar-laden drinks, gulp down your favorite healthy juice that’ll do you more good, and replace your morning coffee or afternoon soda with healthy drinks such as California-made kombucha or prebiotic-packed Olipop. You’ll be riping the rewards of your well-being while indulging in tempting flavors (score!). 

Healthy Beverages That Taste Good

From nutritious smoothies and delectable juices to healthy energy drinks and flavored waters, California companies make nourishing drinks people of all ages can enjoy. Here are a few of our favorites.

Healthy Juices

Savor the taste of organic green juice lightly spiked with spicy ginger. Photo courtesy of Evolution Fresh.

Organic Greens And Ginger

The most refreshing cold-pressed juice in California is made by Evolution Fresh, a company that produces pure, nutritious, and smartly preserved healthy drinks. The best one yet? Organic greens and ginger. This delicious and healthy beverage is made from celery, apple, cucumber, spinach, romaine lettuce, kale, parsley, lemon, and spicy ginger—plus, the juice contains only 45 calories.

Based in Rancho Cucamonga, Evolution Fresh takes pride in cold pressing all of its juices. The process helps protect the flavor and nutrients of the fruits and vegetables without adding any artificial colors or preservatives. Pair your juice with a healthy snack from California, and you've got yourself a treat. Great minds drink alike.  

Sip on these delicious healthy juices and soak up the health benefits. Photo courtesy of California Juice Co.

Redwood Cold-Pressed Juice

Looking for healthy juices grown and produced in the Golden State? California Juice Co. has you covered. Providing people with simple and organic cold-pressed healthy juices, the Santa Barbara company grows, hand harvests, and bottles each product on its fourth-generation family farm.

Each drink is organic, non-GMO, research-backed, and high-pressure processed (which means there's no nutrient loss when prepared). So, the next time you're looking for simple home remedies for your self-care routine, sip on a bottle of the Redwood cold-pressed juice. The yummy healthy drink is made with carrots, apples, pineapples, oranges, and beets.

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Healthy Energy Drinks

In need of a boost? Crack open a can of sparkling pomegranate yerba mate. Photo courtesy of Guayakí Yerba Mate.

Sparkling Cranberry Pomegranate Yerba Mate 

Guayakí Yerba Mate is an organic beverage company based in Sebastopol that specializes in products made from yerba mate—a plant that contains the right amount of natural caffeine to increase your energy levels. Instead of having commercial energy drinks, opt for Guayakí’s sparkling cranberry pomegranate yerba mate.

The healthy energy drink reduces tiredness, optimizes brain function, and sharpens attention and focus—all by using the ancient and natural leaves of the yerba mate tree. Whether you’re doing safe exercises at home or powering through an all-nighter to study for your finals, this beverage may just give you the kick you’re looking for. 

Enjoy the tasty flavors of acai and pomegranate in this sustainably made energy drink. Photo courtesy of Sambazon.

Low-Calorie Açaí Energy Drink

Treat yourself to a low-calorie açaí energy drink from Sambazon while blasting your favorite songs from your outdoor workout playlist. The açaí berry and pomegranate healthy energy drink is rich in antioxidants and is powered by yerba mate, green tea, and guaraná. Compared to coffee, green tea consists of less caffeine but contains enough to produce an effect and improve brain functions.

Sambazon is an acronym for Sustainable Management of the Brazilian Amazon; the San Clemente company has adopted a sustainable business philosophy. The company's drinks nourish your health and wellness while simultaneously protecting the amazing Amazon Rainforest—they're both energizing and environmentally conscious. 


Healthy Drinks For Kids

Did somebody say guava? If this is the one tropical fruit you and the kids can't get enough of, indulge in a healthy guava smoothie.

Tropical Guava Fruit Smoothie

The healthiest way for your kids to consume sugar is through fruits. Why binge on sweets and candy when the youngsters can get their fair share of sugar from healthy drinks for kids? Monrovia's Naked Juice has the perfect beverage for exactly this: the tropical guava fruit smoothie. The tasty and healthy beverage is made from oranges, guavas, grapes, pineapples, kiwis, bananas, apples, and a hint of chokeberry and elderberry. We already feel the taste of the tropics. 


Healthy Flavored Water

Drink up—this sugar-free, zero-calorie watermelon water will take you to seventh heaven. Photo courtesy of Hint Water.

Watermelon Hint Water

There’s nothing more refreshing than a sip of healthy flavored water. Hint Water, a San Francisco-based beverage company, has more than enough options to quench your thirst. Our favorite is watermelon—pure water flavored with delicious watermelon with zero calories, diet sweeteners, and preservatives. The kosher-certified, vegan-friendly, non-GMO, and sugar-free healthy flavored water is exactly what we need to drink during our virtual exercise classes


Healthy Sports Drinks

Just one shot of this uber-healthy concoction will have you looking and feeling like a rock star. Photo courtesy of R.W. Knudsen Family.

Carrot Black Pepper Turmeric Juice Shot

Need a healthy sports drink to help you achieve your workout goals? Have a shot of carrot black pepper turmeric juice from R.W. Knudsen. The on-the-go healthy drink has a long list of organic ingredients, including carrot, ginger, and lemon juice concentrate along with organic black pepper, turmeric powder, and cayenne pepper. The best part about this healthy sports drink is that it requires no refrigeration. 


Healthy Kombucha

Treat yourself and sip on Health-Ade's passion fruit–tangerine kombucha. Photo courtesy of Health-Ade Kombucha.

Passion Fruit–Tangerine 

Ask any Californian: What’s the one healthy drink they can’t get enough of? That’s right, kombucha. The fermented, lightly effervescent, sweetened tea is beloved for its health benefits and refreshing flavors. As for everyone’s favorite healthy kombucha, it’s arguably the passion fruit–tangerine from the Torrance-based Health-Ade Kombucha.

The key ingredients—tangy tangerine and succulent passion fruit—create a blend of natural healthy acids to produce a distinct flavor that’s both familiar and exotic. Other ingredients include kombucha culture, organic black and green teas, and orange juice. This healthy kombucha is definitely our cup of tea. 


Healthiest Smoothies

Enjoy a hydrating and healthy fruit smoothie packed with peaches and coconut water.

Peach Coconut Water Smoothie

The healthiest smoothies are refreshing, revitalizing, and packed with electrolytes. Instead of buying one, make your very own healthy fruit smoothie from the comfort of your home. Happy Healthy Life taught us how to make a simple and straightforward peach coconut water smoothie; it’s no secret that coconut water is good for you—it’s the key ingredient that adds a sweet and bright flavor to this super-hydrating and healthy fruit smoothie.

Ingredients

2 cups frozen and sliced peaches with the skin on

1⅓ cups coconut water

1 Medjool date, pitted

1–2 tablespoons maple syrup

A pinch of salt

½–1 cup ice


Directions

1. Place all ingredients besides the ice in a blender, and blend from low to high until the mixture is frosty smooth.

2. Gradually add ice, half a cup at a time, until you reach your ideal consistency. 

3. Pour the healthy fruit smoothie into a glass and serve with a healthy holiday meal that only tastes like a guilty pleasure

Rid your body of toxins and lower inflammation with a yummy beet smoothie.

Beet Smoothie By Detoxinista

Healthy green smoothies are so 2019; we're all about beet smoothies now. Beets are a superfood, after all—they help reduce blood pressure, lower inflammation, improve running and cycling performance, and increase blood flow to the brain. Detoxinista showed us how to sneak in the root veggie to smoothies and actually enjoy its taste. This delish smoothie is also the ideal fall drink that you can make yourself. Bye-bye, healthy green smoothies

Ingredients

½ cup fresh beets with the skin on, chopped

½-inch piece fresh ginger

½ cup orange juice

½ cup water

1 frozen banana, cut into pieces

1 cup frozen strawberries


Directions

1. Place beets, ginger, orange juice, and water in a blender. Blend until the consistency is smooth and there are no visible chunks.

2. Gradually add remaining ingredients and blend until thoroughly combined.

3. Pour into a glass and enjoy the healthiest smoothie you’ll ever have. 

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