Best Green Juice You Can Find at the Grocery Store

The best green juice doesn’t have to cost $20. And you don’t have to buy a juicer to make your own. Because the best store bought green juice exists—and we found it in a test test. Actually, we found seven of the best green juices after tasting 16 offerings from different green juice brands. 

We couldn’t just pick one, singular best green juice. First of all, that’s just not what we do here. We like to give you options. But, secondly, there are so many types of green juice out there. There’s green juice that’s all greens. There’s green juice that’s a little bit sweet. There’s spicy green juice. There’s detox green juice that you drink when you want to feel like someone scrubbed your insides. There’s fruity green juice to help you choke down your veggies. So, we picked the seven best green juices to cover all of these bases. 

Our requirements? Well, green juice shouldn’t just be a strawberry banana smoothie with some spinach leaves thrown in. We wanted the majority of the juice blend to be green-forward—even if the flavor was fruity. We looked for fresh, zesty blends—even if it was a cold pressed green juice. And, in the end, we were looking for the best tasting green juice—even if it leaned more vegetal than fruity, even if there were just five grams of sugar, it couldn’t be a chore to gulp down.

Here’s the best green juice to buy.


Urban Remedy Deep Cleaning

Best Detox

Urban Remedy Deep Cleaning

I was a little bit nervous about drinking a green juice called “Deep Cleaning.” I eat a lot of strange combinations of foods at my place of work, so following up a selection of frozen onion rings, grocery store macaroni salad, and canned corned beef with a “Deep Cleaning” green juice…it could be a recipe for disaster (or, at least, a very uncomfortable commute home in traffic). But, I’m happy to say, I was A-Okay. And I actually finished all of this one. At first, I was shocked by how bitter it tastes. But the more I drank it, the more I liked it. A blend of cucumber, celery, lemon, spinach, dandelion, burdock root, and parsley, this green juice tastes like a potion some witch in the woods might give you. It’s earthy and rich and there’s absolutely no denying that you are drinking your greens. This is not for beginner green juice drinkers, but this is the best detox green juice for those with a taste for serious roughage.

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Rating:

7/10

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Urban Remedy Slender Greens

Best Cucumbery

Urban Remedy Slender Greens

While this Urban Remedy green juice is also not for beginners, it’s much lighter and more refreshing than the Deep Cleaning blend. It’s made with cucumber, spinach, celery, lemon, and parsley, but the cucumber comes through the most. It’s vegetal but crisp and bright. And, like the Deep Cleaning blend, it only has 5g sugar and 40 calories. It’s like drinking a salad dressed only in lemon juice. 

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Rating:

7.5/10

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Trader Joe’s Cold Pressed Juice Green

Best Packaging

Trader Joe’s Cold Pressed Juice Green

While Trader Joe’s green juice does have good flavor, which I’ll get to in a sec, the main thing I love about it is the label. You don’t just get an ingredients list, you get a full tally of every veggie and fruit that goes into a bottle: 17 Kale leaves, 1 lb spinach, 1 large apple, ¼ english cucumber, 1 celery stalk, 1 lemon, and 2 inches ginger. It’s so satisfying to drink a green juice and know you’re gulping down a full pound of spinach. So, it’s definitely the best green juice to buy if you’re a stickler for details. But, as I mentioned, the flavor is good, too. It tastes primarily of savory, iron-y greens, but then you get the tang of the lemon juice and enough sweet apple to smooth out the edges.

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Rating:

8/10

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Whole Foods Lotta Greens

Best Spicy

Whole Foods Lotta Greens

The label doesn’t lie, there are a lotta organic greens in this organic green juice. We’re talking cucumber, celery, kale spinach, dandelion greens, and parsley—plus some lemon. You get a lot of spiciness from the parsley, and there’s a touch of salinity, too. The celery gives it some zing and freshness. And the texture is great—it’s thick, like freshly pressed juice.

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Rating:

8/10

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Suja Green Delight

 Best Fruity

Suja Green Delight

If you want green juice but still want it to taste like fruit juice, this is the best green juice for you. It’s a blend of apple, mango, and banana, along with cucumber, kale, spinach, spirulina, chlorella, and barley grass. Even though there are a lot of green plants in the mix, it mostly tastes like banana and mango nectar. It’s vibrant and sweet and tasty. Yes, it definitely has more sugar than the others (there’s 35g in there) but that’s the price you pay for not wanting to taste pure, unadulterated kale juice.

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Rating:

8.5/10

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Suja Noon Greens

Best Greens Flavor

Suja Noon Greens

I love how balanced this green juice is—it’s a real Goldilocks situation. It’s not too fruity and not too vegetal, but you definitely know that collard greens are in the mix. There’s also apple, celery, cucumber, and kale, along with lemon, ginger, spinach, spirulina, and chlorella. It’s the ginger that really makes this one of the best green juices. I think ginger is key to all bottled juices. It makes them taste fresh and zippy and like they’re actually good for you. And this one has just the right amount of ginger spice to give it an edge. This tastes like fresh, cold pressed green juice. And it’s right up there with the very best store bought green juice.

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Rating:

9.5/10

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Pressed Greens with Ginger

Best of the Best

Pressed Greens with Ginger

It was a real toss up between Suja Noon Greens and Pressed Green with Ginger. But Pressed took the title of best green juice because it just tastes so unbelievably fresh. There’s lots of ginger in the mix (we all know how I feel about ginger now) but it’s not so spicy that it’ll clear out your nasal passages. And there’s lots of greens (spinach, celery, parsley, kale, and cucumber) but it doesn’t taste too savory and vegetal, thanks to the ginger, apple, and lemon. It’s really balanced and really, really refreshing. It’s a highly enjoyable way to gulp down some greens.

Credit: Liv Averett / Pressed

Rating:

10/10

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Other green juices we tried: Suja Uber Greens, Little West Detox Greens, Bolthouse Farms Green Goodness, Bolthouse Farms Daily Greens, Suja Mighty Dozen, Evolution Sweet Apple Greens, Simple Truth Citrus Greens, Evolution Green Devotion, Evolution Greens and Ginger


About the Author

Justine Sterling

Justine Sterling is the editor-in-chief of Sporked. She has been writing about food and beverages for well over a decade and is an avid at-home cook and snacker. Don’t worry, she’s not a food snob. Sure, she loves a fresh-shucked oyster. But she also will leap at whatever new product Reese’s releases and loves a Tostitos Hint of Lime, even if there is no actual lime in the ingredients.

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