Grapefruit Challenge

Izze Sparkling Grapefruit vs. The Simple Kitchen Pink Grapefruit Sparkling Beverages

Izze Grapefruit vs The Simple Kitchen Grapefruit

What beats a grapefruit cut in half with a little sugar sprinkled on top, for breakfast? Not many things in my mind. A grapefruit is a refreshing, healthy start to a day. So why not enjoy this treat during the day without the hassle of dealing with the fruit itself? Well we can. With many drink options out there for us it is easy. I sat with two particular options that are both juice and sparkling water, which seems awesome, so I tried them.

Izze Sparkling Grapefruit juice was first, with a 70% juice to 30% sparkling water breakdown. Taste is great, almost like drinking the little bit of juice left when you’ve finished your grapefruit for breakfast. The addition of sparkling water provides a kick that makes it that much more refreshing. “No refined sugar, no caffeine, no artificial anything ever, it says on the back of the bottle. Now my pregnant wife wants me to buy some right away, being that it’s hard to find things she can drink and eat that she really enjoys and that are actually good for her and the baby. Izze has 160 calories per 12 oz bottle.

The Simple Kitchen Pink Grapefruit Sparkling Organic Beverage, has a breakdown of 23% juice and 77% other stuff (Sparkling Water and Organic Honey). It is on the opposite spectrum of the first drink. This one tastes of seltzer with hint of bitter grapefruit with a strong sparkling water after taste. It’s only 60 calories but that is due to it being mostly water, I assume. This drink is also USDA approved Organic.

Between the two drinks I personally would choose the Izze. Though the drinks are advertised as grapefruit, the Izze is more for the true grapefruit fans, with The Simple Kitchen drink being a low calorie water beverage with a slight grapefruit flavor.

Till next time…

And a word from Simple Kitchen…

I know many doctors now advise pregnant women to go very light on fruit juices as they are mostly sugar. Most of the nutrients and fiber are in the flesh/pulp/skin of fruit, not in the juice.