Fruit infusion drinks are a growing trend, particularly among the health-conscious, and are often cited as a weight-loss or detox secret. Proponents of this trend report feeling healthier and more invigorated after including this type of beverage in their diet.
Infusing water with fruit also has the added benefit of adding flavor and zing to the otherwise plain ole’ H20 which is great for foodies like me who would gravitate more towards improvement in taste. Besides, any trend that will get one to drink more water should be good, hmmm?
Fruit-flavored or -infused water can be DIY-ed by immersing pieces of fruit into cold water for a period of time using specially designed water bottles and pitchers. However, some people do not have the time to scour the markets for fresh produce, obtain the necessary equipment and prepare their fruit infusion drinks.
Fortunately, Vida Nutriscience, the beauty, slimming and wellness company behind Snow Caps, My Slim, Crystal White and Snow Skin brands, is entering the ready-to-drink market with its new brand, Goju Natural Fruit Infusion.
Taking its name from the combination of “Go” and “Juice”, the new product line consists of five fruit juice concoctions packaged in brightly colored 330ml cans, each with its own unique taste, identity and health benefits.
- Lemonade: A blend of natural lemons and packed with vitamin C, it helps in boosting energy, cleansing the kidneys and the urinary tract, losing weight and boosting the body’s defense system.
- Mango and Orange: A blend of orange, mango, passion fruit, lemon and vitamin C, it helps in boosting immunity, improving digestion, losing weight and beautifying one’s skin.
- Raspberry Lemonade. A mixture of raspberry and lemonade, it helps in improving blood circulation, fighting inflammation, boosting energy and maintaining kidney health.
- White Peach Passion Fruit. A concoction of natural white peach, passion fruit, pineapple, lemon and vitamin C, it helps in improving digestion, circulation and bone health and rehydrating one’s skin.
- Orange. The old fashioned freshly squeezed orange juice now in a can, it helps in boosting the immune system and maintaining blood pressure levels.
I was given ten cans of Goju to sample so I shared the wealth and got my family and friends to try it out with various meals throughout the day.
I don’t like heavy breakfasts so I paired my Goju Mango Orange with some hopiang baboy for a light and energizing start to my workday.
A friend paired her Goju Lemonade with her packed veggie lunch, adding a burst of sweetness to her already healthy meal. Meanwhile, while lunching out with officemates, I partnered our Goju Orange and Goju Raspberry Lemonade with our smoked pork ribs.
I treated myself to a snack of siopao asado while sipping on my Goju Orange.
Another friend brought home her Goju Lemonade and paired it with her homemade pizza dinner prepared by her kids.
My daughter, on the other hand, snacked on a GoJu Raspberry Lemonade to energize her while she’s doing her homework.
Our consensus on this new drink product as a whole are:
- It gives a fresh (and currently relevant) twist on the traditional ready-to-drink beverage.
- It has a fresh and natural flavor, similar to how a freshly made juice drink will taste.
- It can be paired with various kinds of food, at different times of the day, making it a highly flexible and adaptable beverage.
- It has a cool aesthetic as well, very Instagrammable and fun to look at.
To maximize your enjoyment of your own Goju Natural Fruit Infusion, remember the following:
- Shake the can well before opening.
- Keep it refrigerated as it is best served when chilled.
- Avoid exposing the can to high temperature.
- The drink contains natural ingredients so some sediments may appear.
Goju Natural Fruit Infusion is available at Landmark and Anson’s in Metro Manila and at CSI Supermarket in North Luzon.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Vida Nutriscience who also provided product samples for me to review. Product details are provided by the company as well.
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