Pros: Full servings of vegetables and fruit
No added sugar
Cons: High in carbs
I was introduced to V8 Fusion vegetable and fruit juice a couple of years ago by my granddaughter. She can guzzle down a half bottle or more of this sweet tasting fruit juice. My thoughts were that she was consuming too much potassium and sugar and should cut down to drinking a glass a day and not half the bottle. Of course, what do grandmothers know?!
I tried a small glass of her V8 Fusion in the Strawberry Banana flavor and I knew then why she enjoyed drinking this juice. Because I would not be drinking this juice every day, I decided to buy V8 Fusion Strawberry Banana in 8 oz cans.
There are six 8 oz. cans in a pack of V8 Fusion Strawberry Banana juice. The cans measure 5” in height with a diameter of 2”. The cans are the perfect size for portability when you are on the go.
Each 8 oz. can supplies a full serving of vegetables and a full serving of fruit which amounts to ½ cup of each. The juice is red in color with the consistency being thicker than water or other fruit juices.
V8 Fusion Strawberry Banana contains a blend of ten fruits and vegetables: Sweet potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, beets, white grapes, oranges, apples, strawberries, bananas, banana puree.
There is no added sugar in this sweet tasting juice; however, an 8 oz. serving contains 28g of carbohydrates and 25g of sugar. Fortunately, I have no sugar restrictions; however there is a light version of this juice that I have not tried but intend to in the near future.
V8 Fusion in the Strawberry Banana Flavor has the distinct aroma of vegetables, but upon taking my first sip, I tasted more fruit than vegetables.
I didn’t find V8 Fusion Strawberry Banana juice to be too sweet for my taste and it actually tasted very good. I was surprised I tasted only the fruit and not the vegetables which I feared, for I do not care for the regular V8 vegetable juice. The taste of strawberries and bananas was dominant. After my first sip, I knew why my granddaughter consumed so much of this great tasting vegetable and fruit juice. I do have to stop myself from drinking only one can!
I actually purchased V8 Fusion Strawberry Banana juice to supply my potassium needs, for I am hypokalemic. Even though I take potassium supplements, I can’t maintain the recommended potassium level. By keeping cans of the juice in my cupboard, I drink a can of the juice whenever I am out of bananas. For this reason, I prefer to purchase the juice in cans instead of the bottles. My concern would be the juice would go bad before I finished drinking the entire bottle.
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