Clean Choice Awards 2016: Drinks
Here are our picks for the cleanest beverages. Kick back with a healthy refreshing juice, tea, or coffee and reap the benefits.
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Honest Tea Ginger Oasis Herbal Tea
At zero calories, this unsweetened, caffeine-free tea contains ginger root, rooibos and Egyptian lemongrass for a relaxing refreshment that’s best served chilled.
$1.50 to $2, honesttea.com
1915 Bolthouse Farms Beet Carrot Orange Lemon Cold-Pressed Organic Juice
In this invigorating cold-pressed juice, organic beet, carrot, orange and lemon juice provide a well-balanced blend of savory, sweet and citrusy flavors. We love this pre-workout or as a drink to tide us over between meals.
$4.50, 1915organic.com for where to buy
Suja Mighty Greens
A blend of lemon, spearmint and peppermint tea, celery, collard greens, kale and other superfoods such as spirulina and chlorella add serious nutrient punch while organic apples impart sweetness for an antioxidant drink that’s just 100 calories per bottle.
$4, sujajuice.com for where to buy
CAFFEINE AT THE READY
Chameleon Cold-Brew Espresso Coffee
Robust, bold and smooth, this slow-brewed blend of organic, fair trade–certified Latin American beans had us at hello. Ready to drink as is, it’s a timesaver when we need caffeine fast.
$4 per 10 oz, chameloncoldbrew.com
Ayala’s Herbal Water Sparkling Cinnamon Orange Peel
This naturally flavored water infuses cinnamon and orange peel extract for some citrusy, peppy hydration with a hint of warm spice. It’s pure bliss!
$2 to $5, herbalwater.com
Javazen Superfood Blend Hi-Caf Boost
A unique organic blend of antioxidant-rich yerba mate, acai berry powder and ground coffee, this smooth superfood blend is richly flavored with fruity undertones. Although the flavors are best using a French press, you can also use a traditional drip machine.
Celestial Organics Digestion Herbal Tea
Earthy fennel is perked up by refreshing peppermint, while the addition of probiotics provides a boost of digestive support to this calming organic tea.
Runa Clean Energy Original Zero With a Hint of Lime
A natural source of caffeine, 15 amino acids and polyphenols, the Amazonian superleaf guayusa is mixed with purified water and lime for a carbonated drink that gives you as much energy as one cup of coffee without added sugar or artificial ingredients.
$3 per 12 oz, runa.org
TURN UP THE SPICE
Organic India Tulsi Turmeric Ginger Tea
Organic herbs and spices such as ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, stevia leaf and adaptogen tulsi (holy basil) are packaged in unbleached, biodegradable fiber tea bags for an antioxidant-rich tea that not only eases the mind but also has digestive and immune system benefits.
Traditional Medicinals Organic Stress Ease Cinnamon
Cinnamon bark, licorice root, skullcap flowers, leaves and stems culminate for a soothing, relaxing bitter-sweet brew.
$5 to $5.50, traditionalmedicinals.com
Harmless Harvest Original Coconut Water
Made from high-quality Thailand coconuts, Harmless Harvest uses high-pressure processing for an all-natural coconut water. Due to different levels of antioxidants that interact with light, some of the water naturally takes on a pink hue, but not to worry, it’s perfectly safe to drink!
SHAKE IT UP
Bright Greens Mintergreen Smoothie Shaker
This pre-assembled smoothie pack made of fresh mint, apples, oranges, spinach and orange juice is naturally sweet and delicious. Add a bit of hot water to the Mason jar that comes with your first order, pour in the smoothie contents, and shake.
$6.50, brightgreens.com for where to buy