REVIEW: V8 Healthy Greens Veggie Blends

V8 Veggie Blend Healthy Greens

When poured into a glass, V8’s Healthy Greens Vegetable and Fruit Juice Beverage looks like I’m using that glass to shovel out water from an unkept backyard swimming pool. It doesn’t look very appetizing, but…now at this point, because I typed “but” after a negative comment, you might think I’m about to say something positive. Maybe say, “but it brings immense pleasure to the thousands of taste buds on my tongue.”

But I’m not going to say that.

It doesn’t look very appetizing, but it’s what I expected for a juice called “Healthy Greens” that contains spinach puree, yellow carrot juice concentrate, cucumber juice concentrate, celery juice concentrate, kale juice, romaine lettuce juice, and green bell pepper juice. But it’s not all vegetables. To prevent the juice from becoming completely gag-alicious, there are also apple and pineapple juices.

Now some of you might think I’m being an unappetizing green beverage hater, but I assure you I’m not. I’m a big fan of Odwalla’s Superfood Smoothie that has kale, spirulina, wheat grass, barley grass, wheat sprouts, Jerusalem artichoke, and Nova Scotia dulse. And it looks like pond scum.

So what does this V8 vegetable and fruit juice that doesn’t have eight vegetables taste like?

V8 Veggie Blend Healthy Greens Closeup

Its flavor reminded me of Campbell’s Vegetable soup, but cold and not as salty. It smelled tomatoey, even though there’s no tomatoes. It’s a bit sweet due to the apple and pineapple juice, but the vegetable flavor is dominant. I know that’s a bit gross, but the thing is, I didn’t feel compelled to spit it out.

Actually, the first sip was the worst, because I wasn’t sure what flavors were going to hit my tongue. And I got used to it after a few more sips. It’s the same reactions I had when I tasted the Odwalla Superfood Smoothie for the first time.

However, V8’s Healthy Greens juice is not anywhere close to being as tasty as an Odwalla Superfood Smoothie. But that’s understandable since the smoothie has more than twice the amount of sugar than the V8 juice.

It doesn’t bring immense pleasure to the thousands of taste buds on my tongue, but it tastes okay enough that I don’t mind drinking it in order to get a serving of vegetables.

(Nutrition Facts – 8 ounces – 60 calories, 0 calories from fat, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 70 milligrams of sodium, 320 milligrams of potassium, 14 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 11 grams of sugar, 1 gram of protein, 20% vitamin A, 2% calcium, 100% vitamin C, 20% vitamin E, and 2% iron.)

Item: V8 Healthy Greens Veggie Blends
Purchased Price: $1.79 (sale price)
Size: 46 fl. oz.
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Not gross enough to make me spit it out. A serving of veggie per 8 ounces. Provide 100% of your vitamin C. No added sugar. No artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
Cons: Looks like algae infested swimming pool water. Doesn’t have eight vegetables. Should’ve been a little bit more sweeter. Since it just juice, there isn’t a lot of fiber. Learning romaine lettuce juice is a thing.

63 thoughts to “REVIEW: V8 Healthy Greens Veggie Blends”

  1. OK, I thought the same thing. Wierd but how about alcohol. Bloody Mary? Well, Worcestershire, hot sauce, bitters, a bit of lemon juice, and a half tsp of wasabi paste. Mix to disolve the wasabi. Add Ice. 1 ounce of Blueberry Stoli Vodka. Top it off with Healthy Greens and a celery stick. Kinda Tasty. Not a pretty drink. Maybe a drop of green food coloring might help.

    Think I’ll call it a Green Maggie.

  2. I just tried this yesterday because I didn’t have the time to make my own juice. My initial impression was that it was garlicy. I knew there was something unpleasant in it, underneath the lovely pineapple taste. I think it was either broccoli or green pepper. One of those made this sort of yucky. I have leafy greens in my homemade juices all the time, so none of those was to blame. The main problem with this is that there is so much sodium in it. I used it as a replacement for two meals, and consumed about 1200 mg(?) of sodium for the day. Needless to say, my weight was up 2 or 3 pounds this morning. Being that it’s on a regular shelf and not refrigerated, I have to guess that’s why it’s so loaded with salt. It’s also cheaper than the other two options, which is why I decided to try it, anyway. There is also no pulp, so it doesn’t do very well as a meal replacement. Not that it was meant to, or advertised in that way.

  3. I knew when I bought this that drinking vegetables would probably not be very appealing but I wanted to try it since juicing veggies has become so popular. With the hint of apple and pineapple, I actually liked this drink. I have just purchased my 4th bottle and it has helped me to shed a few pounds. I live in Alaska where produce is very expensive, along with everything else. Purchasing all of those veggies to drink by myself is not an option so this juice is doable for me and I do have additional fresh veggies on hand.

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