I attended the launch of Yakult Health Foods last month and received a box of Maroyaka Kale extract ($87.90 before discount) to try for a month.
I usually eat a lot of vegetables daily, almost never suffer from constipation, and would ordinarily shy away from green juices.
This one is bursting with beta-carotene, calcium and minerals. Also, it’s packed individually in 30 sachets suitable even for travel, and is so easy to add into beverages.
Now… for the taste test:
1) [When mixed with only cold water*] Tastes and smells like a seaweed drink in which a marine organism died.
*On the pack, it is stated that cold water, milk and yoghurt is recommended
2) [With soy milk] MUCH better! It’s as if you’ve added spirulina powder into the soy milk. Very yummy! I can drink this every day!
3) [With milk] Not as yummy as with soy milk, for sure.
The Maroyaka Kale goes best with soy milk. I like the ‘reduced sugar’ version of NutriSoy. 🙂
This is great for people who don’t take enough vegetables with their meals and/or lack calcium in their diet. I am not kidding you – this tastes real good with soy milk. Just… whatever you do… don’t try it with cold water or worse still, lukewarm water.
Bet you didn’t know Yakult has a Health Foods range before reading this! 😉
*Available at Guardian pharmacies