More and more food companies are joining the clean-eating crusade, and now there are plenty of options for people who don't have the time to make everything they consume from scratch to buy healthier powders and cleanses for the sake of detoxifying and jumpstarting weight loss. The following seven products can be used for these purposes and more—a lot of them even taste good! You'll pay for all that goodness, of course, but that's the business of convenience.
Aloha Whole Food and Protein Powders1 of 8
When you don't have time to shop for the highest-quality ingredients to make the healthy recipes that reduce inflammation, strengthen the immune system and prevent disease, Aloha powders can be your saving grace. Boost smoothies, milk or even coffee with vegan, soy-free, non-GMO chocolate and vanilla protein powders that taste exactly like their namesakes—no artificial, chemical or chalky flavors. Don't forget your daily dose of greens. The Aloha Daily Good Greens powder is comprised of hard-to-find moringa and wild Alaskan blueberries and comes in palatable flavors like berry and chocolate.
Philosophie Superfood Powders and Cleanse2 of 8
Detox and energize with the iron-rich, low-sugar, raw, gluten-free Green Dream powder from Philosophie. Made of purported mood-enhancing, organ- and joint-protecting organic ingredients such as spirulina, maca and chia seeds, the powder also includes mesquite and vanilla, which may encourage healthy blood flow and relaxed blood vessels, the company says.
After weeks of rich food and boozy libations, reset your system with Philosophie's three-day or five-day prepared cleanses. The superfood-packed liquid meals, pills, detox teas and energy bar provide the optimal nutrition you need to atone for your holiday sins.
Suja Fresh Start Programs3 of 8
These organic, non-GMO, cold-pressed juices are not only delicious, but they're also easy to find at most major grocery chains, Costco and Target. The boxed one, three and five-day cleanses are formulated to fit people's various nutritional needs and desired outcomes. If you're an athlete in training who requires more calories or if you want to embark on your first cleanse, the Original Fresh Start system offers six daily juices, including dessert to reset your system. If you're an experienced juicer accustomed to the flavor of raw greens and less sugar, try the Core Fresh Start program.
Life Juice Classic Cleanse4 of 8
While your intentions might be virtuous, your expectations remain realistic: Nobody wants to shell our hundreds of dollars for juices that taste like dead weeds. If your tastebuds require some cajoling to get on board with a cleanse, Life Juice's Happy Belly's candy-like flavor is sure to please. All things require balance, though, and the Alkaline Blend juice, sweetened only with apples, will tame your tongue into getting the kale, cucumbers and beets the rest of your body needs.
Cooler Cleanse5 of 8
The transition into and out of a cleanse trips people up more than enduring the chew-free duration of the detox. Cooler Cleanse got wise to this problem and solved it by selling pre- and post-cleanse raw foods daily menus that are optimized to ease your body into and out of the chew-free period. The best thing to look forward to during the one, three or five-day juice fasts is the almond milk, which tastes like a luscious vanilla milkshake.
Tera's Whey6 of 8
The health benefits of the Mediterranean diet are making headlines once again and even nutrition companies are taking notice this time. Tera's Mediterranean powder provides two full servings of organically grown fruits and vegetables combined with artificial growth hormone-free whey protein in two scoops. If you don't have time to blend a smoothie, dump mix into your water bottle for an antioxidant-rich drink.
Activz Kale Powder7 of 8
For all of the cleanse graduates with changed palettes or for hardcore daily juicers who live and die by their Vitamixes, Activz Kale Powder is, essentially, dried kale leaves without embellishment. If you need your kale fix but they're not offering it in your CSA box or you're traveling, stash some of this powder in your pantry or suitcase.