Confession: I have developed a serious crush on Sweetgreen’s Sweetpress juice collection. The adorable packaging. The fun flavor combos. The convenience. All of it.
While I’ve craved far worse than healthy veggie juice, there are a few things to consider in this scenario:
1. these little 12 oz. darlings go for $6 a pop
2. I don’t live near a Sweetgreen store
3. I have my very own juicer at home
That’s right. I stand in line at Sweetgreen to pay money for the cool-looking bottle full of juice that I can make myself.
Well my friends, it ends today.
I decided to dust off the juicer and show Sweetpress who’s boss by hacking their “hydrate” recipe from the comfort of my kitchen.
cucumber pear lime pineapple coconut water
I used one of each ingredient. There weren’t any fresh pineapples available at my local grocery so I had to use pre-cut pieces. For this recipe, I just threw in one whole package.
The total price? A whopping $8 for double the amount in the Sweetpress bottle. Once I added the coconut water to the juice, I was able to fill two of these large glasses.
How’d it taste? Pretty darn good! And close enough to the original to teach me a lesson.
Sorry Sweetpress, looks like me and the juicer have a lot of catching up to do.
Which juice recipe should I try next?