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:
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. 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.)
Bottled with love and light! Wednesday
I had a particularly packed Wednesday: writing assignments, a Skype meeting with clients, a business proposal to revise, and the regular cooking and attending to my husband and son.
AM: I decided to start off with something energetic and went for the Green Lover Luna. It’s a low-cal smoothie featuring watermelon, organic greens, organic moringa (malunggay), banana and cinnamon. The moringa was a definite plus for me, since I’m still a breastfeeding momma. It was a fresh, cooling, cinnamon-y smoothie that was very easy to drink and had just the right hit of sweetness. Personally, I think it’s a good choice for those who are beginners in green smoothies; you taste more of the fruit than you do of the greens. Good start!
PM: In the afternoon, I opted for the Green Soul Brita. It’s high in antioxidants due to the coconut water and papayas, which are blitzed along with organic greens and banana.  This one is a snack on its own! (Actually, you can drink a smoothie as a meal replacement, if you like; just eat only after 30 minutes.) Silky shreds of fruit made this smoothie thick and filling. It’s best drunk super cold because I didn’t like the feeling of lukewarm fruit shreds. The important thing with this smoothie is that you need to chew the fruit well so your body digests it properly… also so you won’t get gassy. Thursday: I just had one drink today, the Green Junkie Jimena (mango, Banana, organic Parsley, organic Greens). This was one of their new flavors. It tasted smooth and clean, and could easily be drunk in gulps, although this isn’t advised at all; smoothies are food and drink, and must not be guzzled. I found this particular flavor to be refreshing and light–another good choice for beginners. I personally appreciated the presence of parsely, since I know that it is a beneficial herb for asthmatics such as myself. Friday, AM: I had a smoothie the first thing, before breakfast. My choice: Green Tummy Alexander. It was particularly fibrous, but not difficult to chew on and swallow at all. If you’re a celery fan, you’re sure to like it right off; I’m not a fan of raw celery, but the combination of greens, fruit and honey (what Rawlicious uses for sweetener) was rather pleasant. (Factoid: I remember my mom usually taking a celery and cucumber smoothie to help keep her blood pressure down, and I believe this smoothie variant aims to create the same effect.)
PM: The last smoothie I tried was Green Monster Xavier (pineapple, organic ginger, organic romaine, banana). This is my favorite so far: It is a healing combination of fruits, greens and ginger, and is also meant to aid digestion. There’s really an obvious hit of ginger, which is very refreshing though still fibrous. I drank this smoothie alone as my afternoon snack, and it filled me up all the way to dinner about two hours after. The verdict: The Rawlicious smoothies are definitely a time-saving, delicious alternative to making your own smoothies. Here’s what I liked about them:
They’re yummy! The combination of the fruit, greens and honey is just right so that you don’t feel like you’re drinking blended grass, which is the case with some smoothies!
They’re packed with nutrients. Each smoothie has a variety of organic greens, such as bok choy, pechay, lettuces, and a range of fresh fruits and herbs. That means each bottle is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals.
They’re convenient. Got no time to make your own smoothie? Just call in an order: Rawlicious delivers to certain points in Makati, Rockwell, BGC, Ortigas and San Juan (Greenhills). While the reach of their delivery service is rather limited, the delivery service is still good news for raw foodies living in these parts of the metro. If you want to pick up your orders at the Sunday market in Legaspi Village, you can do that, too; just bring a cooler so your smoothies stay chilled.
They fill you up. Because each smoothie is made up of fibrous, filling fruits and leafy greens, you actually feel full after you finish a bottle. You can have one for breakfast, for example, and it will tide you over until you want to snack a couple of hours later. Though you can actually use a green smoothie in place of a meal, a momma like me has extra caloric needs because I need to make milk for my baby.
They’re all-natural. There are no stabilizers, no preservatives, nothing that tampers with the fresh taste of the smoothie. Since they’re made the day they’re delivered to you, they use the freshest produce sourced from local farms and providers.
They’re tummy-friendly. Since you pack in a liter’s worth of blended veggies and smoothies, you can be sure your gut is well-taken care off!
The verdict: I think I’ll be ordering me some Rawlicious smoothies during those times when I get too busy to make my own. They have a wide variety of flavors to choose from, each with its own unique health benefits. Plus, the price isn’t bad at all: Just Php95 for a 500-ml bottle, Php185 for a liter. Order your week’s supply today! For more information, click on the image link below!
*Disclosure: This is not a paid review. Dainty Mom received only the smoothies she reviewed, no other compensation.
Filed Under: All, Living Tagged With: going green, green living, green smoothies, raw, rawliciousSeptember 13, 2011Dainty 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:
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: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. Rawlicious has a menu of delicious smoothie choices with a variety of wellness benefits.  Three Days of Green: A review of my Rawlicious rideSince 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.)Bottled with love and light! WednesdayI had a particularly packed Wednesday: writing assignments, a Skype meeting with clients, a business proposal to revise, and the regular cooking and attending to my husband and son.AM: I decided to start off with something energetic and went for the Green Lover Luna. It’s a low-cal smoothie featuring watermelon, organic greens, organic moringa (malunggay), banana and cinnamon. The moringa was a definite plus for me, since I’m still a breastfeeding momma. It was a fresh, cooling, cinnamon-y smoothie that was very easy to drink and had just the right hit of sweetness. Personally, I think it’s a good choice for those who are beginners in green smoothies; you taste more of the fruit than you do of the greens. Good start!PM: In the afternoon, I opted for the Green Soul Brita. It’s high in antioxidants due to the coconut water and papayas, which are blitzed along with organic greens and banana.  This one is a snack on its own! (Actually, you can drink a smoothie as a meal replacement, if you like; just eat only after 30 minutes.) Silky shreds of fruit made this smoothie thick and filling. It’s best drunk super cold because I didn’t like the feeling of lukewarm fruit shreds. The important thing with this smoothie is that you need to chew the fruit well so your body digests it properly… also so you won’t get gassy.  Thursday: I just had one drink today, the Green Junkie Jimena (mango, Banana, organic Parsley, organic Greens). This was one of their new flavors. It tasted smooth and clean, and could easily be drunk in gulps, although this isn’t advised at all; smoothies are food and drink, and must not be guzzled. I found this particular flavor to be refreshing and light–another good choice for beginners. I personally appreciated the presence of parsely, since I know that it is a beneficial herb for asthmatics such as myself. Friday, AM: I had a smoothie the first thing, before breakfast. My choice: Green Tummy Alexander. It was particularly fibrous, but not difficult to chew on and swallow at all. If you’re a celery fan, you’re sure to like it right off; I’m not a fan of raw celery, but the combination of greens, fruit and honey (what Rawlicious uses for sweetener) was rather pleasant. (Factoid: I remember my mom usually taking a celery and cucumber smoothie to help keep her blood pressure down, and I believe this smoothie variant aims to create the same effect.)PM: The last smoothie I tried was Green Monster Xavier (pineapple, organic ginger, organic romaine, banana). This is my favorite so far: It is a healing combination of fruits, greens and ginger, and is also meant to aid digestion. There’s really an obvious hit of ginger, which is very refreshing though still fibrous. I drank this smoothie alone as my afternoon snack, and it filled me up all the way to dinner about two hours after.  The verdict: The Rawlicious smoothies are definitely a time-saving, delicious alternative to making your own smoothies. Here’s what I liked about them: Order your week’s supply today! For more information, click on the image link below!*Disclosure: This is not a paid review. Dainty Mom received only the smoothies she reviewed, no other compensation.Filed Under: All, Living Tagged With: going green, green living, green smoothies, raw, rawliciousSeptember 13, 2011Martine de Luna is an award-winning blogger, a work at home advocate, and a creative blogging mentor. Through her creative inspiration website, www.makeitblissful.com, Martine encourages women to live meaningfully, whether at home, work or in the pursuit of life goals. Her Make it Blissful Blog Workshops are held monthly (with an online workshop to be launched soon), and she is also the director of the WAHMderful Workshops (www.wahmderfullife.com), a series of workshops and masterminds that equip mothers and married women to work or run a business from home. She also offers digital strategy on community building, blog branding, and social media on her professional site, Martinedeluna.com. She lives in Manila, the Philippines, with her husband Ton and their son, Vito, whom she homeschools.Comments Hi Martine,
I know this was posted a year ago but i was just wondering if you are still taking this. A friend mentioned this to me in passing and I’m kinda intrigued. Have you tried the juju cleanse? Don’t know how that compares with rawlicious. Reply Hi Martine,I know this was posted a year ago but i was just wondering if you are still taking this. A friend mentioned this to me in passing and I’m kinda intrigued. Have you tried the juju cleanse? Don’t know how that compares with rawlicious. So is this any good for people like me who want to GAIN a lot of weight? :))) Would love to try one. Reply So is this any good for people like me who want to GAIN a lot of weight? :))) Would love to try one. Haha! Actually, I experienced going vegetarian for forty days one time during Lenten season. I actually GAINED weight!! I don’t know if the smoothies will help in weight gain, but I’m pretty sure that they will fill you up! If you’re like me and you wanna increase the caloric intake, have a smoothie first and then a meal 30 minutes after; it’s like eating two meals, actually.
They deliver nearer to your area than mine! Call and inquire about deliveries :):) Reply Haha! Actually, I experienced going vegetarian for forty days one time during Lenten season. I actually GAINED weight!! I don’t know if the smoothies will help in weight gain, but I’m pretty sure that they will fill you up! If you’re like me and you wanna increase the caloric intake, have a smoothie first and then a meal 30 minutes after; it’s like eating two meals, actually. They deliver nearer to your area than mine! Call and inquire about deliveries :):) lucky you they deliver to your area. have been wanting them to delivery to me since last year! but food deliveries are rare in my area *sigh* Reply lucky you they deliver to your area. have been wanting them to delivery to me since last year! but food deliveries are rare in my area *sigh* Hi, Jenny!
Aww… Well, if it’s any consolation, they don’t deliver directly to my area. I have to pick up the deliveries in Greenhills, a short drive away. They’re worth going to naman on Sundays at the Legaspi Village. You can order your week’s supply and fetch it from their booth. Reply Hi, Jenny!Aww… Well, if it’s any consolation, they don’t deliver directly to my area. I have to pick up the deliveries in Greenhills, a short drive away. They’re worth going to naman on Sundays at the Legaspi Village. You can order your week’s supply and fetch it from their booth. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name * Email * Website Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

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