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August 6, 2014

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Millennial Central for Evolution Fresh. I received coupons for Evolution Fresh juices to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

After a particularly indulgent trip or just when we want to reset our eating habits, Josh and I usually turn to a 1 – 3 day juice fast.  If we just feel like boosting our nutrition a little bit, I might make some juice for breakfast, a snack, or sometimes lunch.  Normally we make our juices at home, but it takes a lot of time and a lot of tinkering to get the  juices just right (Read: sweet and minimally vegetal so that Josh will drink them).  I knew there were fresh juices available in grocery stores, but for some reason thought that they wouldn’t be available where I live — or worse, be terrible.

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When I swung by my grocery store, I was surprised they had around 10 varieties of Evolution Fresh available! I picked up 7 of them so that Josh and I could have a little taste test when we got home.  I prefer to be able to taste the veggies in my juices and Josh would rather be drinking a soda, so I had to get one from each end of the spectrum — from Super Green to Organic V all the way to Organic Strawberry Lemonade.  Of what you see here, my favorites were the Super Green (tasted like a candied apple!) and the Sweet Greens (a million times better than what I make at home).  Josh loved the Pineapple Coconut Water and the Power Protein (this one was a little gritty from the whey protein).  We both really loved the Organic Strawberry Lemonade — so tart and delicious!

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Because we normally just drink our juices and that’s that, we thought it’d be fun to liven them up a bit.  It’s summer, it’s hot (or should be, Michigan hasn’t gotten the memo), and we need our liquids!  I mixed 1 shot of the Super Green with the Organic Strawberry Lemonade.  The lemonade is the more standard choice, so I wanted to liven it up a little extra nutrition from the Super Green.  It still remained perfectly tart but took on a little of the candy apple flavor I think the Super Green has — totally refreshing.  You know what else would be perfect in this?  A shot of vodka!  The tartness would play nice with a citrus vodka or other fruity vodka.  For Josh’s mocktail, he mixed 1 shot of Power Protein with 5 shots of Pineapple Coconut Water.  The coconut water drink feels like something you’d drink after a long dehydrating day at the beach, and the power protein brought a slightly banana taste (plus protein, obvi).  We joked that this would be the perfect hangover cure after too many of my “Super Green Lemonade” + vodka concoctions because of the 1, 2 punch of hydration and protein.

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Another stellar idea? (Not pictured, sorrrrry!) Is mixing half Power Protein, half coffee and blending with ice for a protein coffee frappe! The Power Protein is definitely has enough flavor to stand up to coffee and would actually add a nice sweetness to a frappe.  How do you like your juices?  Fruity? Packed with veggies?  With vodka (<– always)!  Have you tried Evolution Fresh?  You can check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.

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P.S., I was also sent coupons to try these Evolution Harvest bars and just happened to be near a Whole Foods before they expired — fate!  I love that you can see the chunks of what went into these.  Plus the chocolate had a bit of a chew to it, which is a great quality in a bar for me (especially a chocolate one!).  I have a tendency to just inhale bars like this and forget to enjoy them, so the chewier texture was a definite plus.

Evolution Harvest

Evolution Harvest

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    Joanne Aug 08, 2014

    I always see these at Whole Foods and debate buying them! Glad to hear they are super delicious and worth the splurge!

    Annie @ Natural Sweet Recipes Aug 07, 2014

    I’ve never had Evolution products, but they sound great. Also, your pictures are really pretty of these! They look so fresh and yummy.

      Kelly Aug 06, 2014

      I found them in Whole Foods where they have all of the single bars. They definitely seem like something youd like! There’s one with fruit and nuts that definitely has the sweet/salty combo going on.

    marcie Aug 06, 2014

    I’ve never tried the Evolution juices, but I’ve had the nut bars and love them!

    Joanna @Makingmine Aug 06, 2014

    They are all SO pretty! I’ve never seen the bars – must try!

    Em @ Love A Latte Aug 06, 2014

    I got an Evolution Fresh drink from Starbucks in NYC and it was so tasty!

      Kelly Aug 06, 2014

      They’re a Whole Foods exclusive, and I just happened to be trying on bridesmaid dresses right next door to one. Normally I’m about 2 hours away and it wouldn’t have happened