Squeezing more veggies as well as more probiotics into your diet just got easier with new Veggie Kefir from Lifeway Foods, Inc., Morton Grove, Ill. What is said to be the first veggie/kefir combo on the market, this new smoothie comes in Tomato, Cucumber and Beet varieties and delivers a double dose of “healthy” by packing one full serving of vegetables and 12 probiotic cultures into every 8-ounce bottle. Lifeway also introduced Kefir with Oats and Perfect 12 Kefir, which is made with sweet, simple, no-calorie stevia leaf extract.


Los Angeles-based Amy and Brian’s introduced a new Coconut Juice made from 100% pure coconut water, smooth vanilla and caramel undertones. This fat-free, cholesterol-free refrigerated beverage is loaded with potassium and electrolytes and is ideal for a mid-day pick-me-up, refueling after sports/exercise or just for enjoying a refreshing beverage. This coconut juice can be found in refrigerated beverage aisles at most natural foods and mainstream retailers such as Whole Foods, Fresh Market, Lassens, Krogers, Sprouts, Jimbo’s, Bristol Farms, Gelsons, Raley’s, H-E-B, Safeway and 99 Ranch stores nationwide.


 CalNaturale Svelte, makers of premium organic protein shakes, added CalNaturale SvelteBanana Crème to its line of refrigerated on-the-go beverages. Made with real organic banana puree, it offers just 180 calories, 5 grams of fiber, 11 grams of protein, 6 grams of sugar and a fresh, organic soymilk base. Plus, they are USDA-certified organic, gluten-free and dairy-free. They come in 11-ounce recyclable Tetra Pak containers, and are available in the refrigerated aisles of select Whole Foods Market locations nationwide for a suggested retail price of $2.29.