It seems like we get a question from a reader nearly every week on what to eat for breakfast. The constraints are always the same: fast, cheap, easy to grab on the way out the door. We generally recommend things that can be baked ahead and frozen, like muffins. But every now and then, a product also catches our attention. Like this Biotta breakfast juice.
Juice for breakfast? Hmmm. Biotta asked us to try out some of their juices, and we were skeptical on this one -- a juice that claimed to be enough for breakfast. You can see what's in it: plenty of natural juices and agave extract, tea, and honey. This is to be expected from Biotta, who has been around since 1931 and has built up a reputation in Europe for natural and organic juices.
We were intrigued by their product line of some unique juices, including elderberry and beet. But we were skeptical of the health claims (can a juice really do all that?).
We were pleasantly surprised by how filling the breakfast juice was, though. It had a pleasant balance of rich banana flavor and orange juiciness. We enjoyed it quite a bit, and it filled us up until lunch, which we admit was slightly earlier that day.
Overall we've enjoyed these juices a lot, and if faced with a choice between a sugary pastry and a juice, we might go for the juice now. But we are even more interested in playing around with the beet and elderberry juices and seeing what we can cook up with them.
What about you? Do you ever just drink juice for breakfast? And what about Biotta? What do you think of their products?
• More information: Biotta's Blog
(Images: Faith Durand)