Lusciously Smooth: Rawlicious Green Smoothies {Review}

Lusciously Smooth: Rawlicious Green Smoothies {Review}

Dainty Mom’s Going Green” feature highlights people, places and products that inspire and challenge me to live a more green and earth-conscious lifestyle. Today, I’m talking about RAWlicious, an awesome company that makes yummy, ready-to-drink green smoothies.

I’ve been making green smoothies for myself for the past few months now. It all started when I began researching on the benefits of eating raw foods. It seemed to me that green smoothies were the fastest way to make sure you got your daily dose of fruits and veggies, especially since I’m a smoothie fan anyway!

 

The truth is, lately, I’ve been delinquent in my daily smoothie-making. I got busy one day, and then I totally forgot to get back in the rhythm of things.

 

And then… an answered prayer came, in the form of five bottles:
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Rawlicious Super Green Smoothies

 

Angela Lichauco of Rawlicious (whom I actually met before during one of my sporadic trips to Legaspi Village Market) asked me if I’d like to try out their line of freshly-made, ready to drink smoothies. I thought it was absolute providence, seeing as I’d neglected my smoothie-ing for about two weeks already. Or maybe it was the universe sending me a sign.

 

I can tell you this: Sampling these smoothies was a sign that I had been missing out on a lot during my hiatus from the raw.

 

Why Rawlicious? (A short Q&A) 

I was able to gather some answers from Angela regarding the line of raw smoothies and juices they produce:

DaintyMom: Can you explain how you got into making these green smoothies?

Angela (AL): When I was living in the states, green smoothies were already out in the market, that’s where I saw them first. Since my boyfriend & I follow a healthy green lifestyle, we incorporated the drink in our daily diet. Then after coming back from Costa Rica (studied organic agri.) I didn’t want to go back to working in a hotel that’s why I decided to make green smoothies into a business.

DaintyMom: What’s the deal with the catchy names of your smoothies?
AL: The names are real names of people. They were all my good friends in Costa Rica. I wanted to dedicate the drinks to them. 🙂

 

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Rawlicious has a menu of delicious smoothie choices with a variety of wellness benefits.

 

DaintyMom: When orders are made, how soon are the smoothies created so that they’ll be ready for delivery?
AL: They are made in the morning of the delivery because it has to be fresh.
DaintyMom: If I have empty plastic bottles, can you refill those? Or should I recycle them? (And if so, do you accept the empty, washed bottles?)
AL: This is what I will do: Once the bottles are delivered to you, transfer them to a glass bottle. It’s just better for keeping, glass is my preference. Then wash/rinse the empty plastic bottles and return to us. We do not reuse them, instead we bring it to a recycling facilities for proper disposal and recycling. (The reason why we do not use glass bottles is because the motorcycles won’t be able to handle the weight of the glass bottles. The plastic bottles are easier for transporting. The bottles we use are PET bottles, we get it from a supplier who also supplies bottled water.)

 

Three Days of Green: A review of my Rawlicious ride

Since Rawlicious smoothies are made fresh upon ordering and are not heat-treated, they must be consumed within three days of delivery. The smoothies were delivered to my place on Tuesday afternoon, so I set myself up to try them from Wednesday to Friday. (I was sent five 350 ml. bottles, which are not regularly available, only as trial portions. The suggested daily consumption of green smoothies is 1 liter; the Rawlicious smoothies come in 500 ml. and 1-liter bottles.)

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