Aojiru Healthy Energy Drink

Aojiru 青汁: The Healthy Energy Drink You Didn’t Know Existed But Need

Never heard of aojiru? Well, you’re not alone. It isn’t very popular outside of Japan (yet). I discovered aojiru during my trip to Tokyo and absolutely love it. It’s a healthy energy drink that makes me feel amazing and gives me that extra edge in the morning. I wake up looking forward to it every day.

It’s the perfect supplement for those of us, who have a hard time fitting in all the vegetable servings we need. Let’s face it; it’s not easy to always eat healthy. If you’re struggling with a balanced diet, aojiru might give you that extra boost you need.

It can provide you with long-lasting energy, mental focus, well-being, and glowing skin. And the best part about it? It takes only seconds to prepare, costs less than fifty cents per serving, and you can take it everywhere you go. You don’t have to travel to Japan to get it (like I did). You can get aojiru from Amazon.

What Is Aojiru?

What Is Aojiru

Aojiru (青汁) is a Japanese green drink made from komatsuna (Japanese spinach) kale or young barley grass. Aojiru literally means green juice. The greens are washed thoroughly, dried and processed into an easy-to-consume powder form.

The green juice doesn’t taste too green; its flavor is actually quite pleasant and even a bit sweet.

It was invented in 1943 during the 2nd World War by Dr. Niro Endo. The doctor extracted the juices from various leafy greens to supplement his family’s poor wartime diet.

His experiments saved members of his own family from illness. He credited the cure of his wife from nephritis and his son from pneumonia to his healthy green drink.

Aojiru became more and more popular over the decades. Today many Japanese companies produce aojiru. Some are 100% made from veggies, and others are added with other ingredients to enhance the flavor.

The Best Aojiru Powder Review

My favorite aojiru drink is from Yakult. Yes, exactly. It’s the same company that makes the probiotic yogurt drink. Yakult watashi no aojiru is the #1 bestselling green drink in Japan and the few people who discovered it in the US love it. It has 4.9/5 stars out of 48 reviews on Amazon.com.

Aojiru Japanese Green Drink

The direct translation of the product 私の青汁 (watashi no aojiru) is “My Green Juice”. It’s made from young barley grass and is packaged in travel-friendly packs.

Yakult uses high-grade young barley leaves grown by contract farmers in Oita, Japan without using pesticides and chemical fertilizers. It doesn’t contain any added sweeteners or chemicals, and it’s gluten-free.

They only added dextrin, a natural fiber with a lot to offer. It can help control your blood sugar, by lowering the glycemic load of a high-carbohydrate meal. Dextrin may help you feel full longer and support healthy weight loss. It’s also probiotic and is good for your digestive health.

Yakult Watashi no Aojiru

I usually buy the 60-day supply (60x4g=240g). It’s very easy to use and comes in individual packets.

You simply open one pack, mix it with your favorite beverage or add it to smoothies, and you’re good to go. It takes less than twenty seconds to prepare, and the energy kick I get from it is instant.

When I started juicing and incorporating more veggies into my life six years ago, I actually took my juicer with me in my luggage. I didn’t want to miss the energetic feeling juicing vegetables gives me, even when I was traveling to foreign countries. I don’t do that anymore. I take one box of aojiru with me, and I’m good to go.

How Much Does It Cost?

When I was in Tokyo, I paid ¥1890 for a 60x4g supply, which is less than $20. The price here in the US is a bit higher, but it’s still a bargain. The cost for a two month supply is usually below $30. Click here to check the latest price on Amazon.

If you drink one pack daily, the cost is under fifty cents a day. Compared to other green drink powders the price is ridiculously low.

How Does It Taste?

What Does Aojiru Taste Like

I tried several other young barley grass and wheatgrass powder, and aojiru is by far the best. It’s easy to drink even when mixed with water. I’ve had some nasty green powders in the past that taste like grass. Aojiru is nothing like that.

After drinking it for several weeks, I not only enjoy, but crave my daily aojiru. I’m addicted to the happy, uplifting feeling it gives me. It tastes healthy, but the flavor is quite mild and pleasant. It has a nice almost sweet aftertaste, which I like.

It mixes very well, no clumping, no residue left in the glass, and no gritty taste. Just perfect.

How to Drink Aojiru

Aojiru Review

I’m used to drinking greens on a daily basis, as I juice a lot of vegetables. I usually mix it with one cup of water, and I love the taste. I take it everywhere I go, the travel-friendly packs make it easy to stick with it.

If you want to enhance the flavor, you can easily mix it with milk and add a spoon of raw honey. It tastes amazing. Soymilk or almond milk work fine as well. You could also mix it with fruit juices, yogurt or add it to your favorite smoothies. The possibilities are endless.

Are There Any Cons?

Aojiru

Yes, if you buy aojiru from Amazon, it takes 2-4 weeks to arrive, as it’s shipped from Japan. My orders usually arrive after 14 days. There are no additional fees or taxes. The price you see on Amazon is the price you will pay.

Other than that I really can’t find any cons. It’s inexpensive, tastes delicious with milk and honey, and makes me feel and look great in almost an instant.

Lost in Translation

I tried to translate the Japanese written on the box, in case you are wondering what it all means. I’m no expert in Japanese, but I’ll give it my best:

Aojiru Powder

➀ Raw, fresh vegetables harvested in the morning. (Veggies harvested in the morning are generally sweeter and more nutritious than those picked at other times).

➁ We don’t use any pesticides or chemical fertilizers.

Aojiru Japan Drink

➀ We use high-grade young barley leaves grown by contract farmers in Oita Prefecture’s Kanto Peninsula and its surrounding areas without using pesticides and chemical fertilizers.

Yakult Aojiru

➀ Green powder in travel packs. As a health supplement, please take 1 to 2 packs per day. Dissolve 1 pack in about 100 ml water, hot water, milk or any beverage you like. It’s also delicious to add to various foods such as yogurt.

Aojiru Nutrition Facts

➁ 2 Packs (8g):

  • 24 calories
  • Protein: 0.9g
  • Fat: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 6.0g (Sugars 3.3g; Dietary fiber: 2.7g)
  • Sodium: 0.09g
  • Vitamin K: 91mcg
  • Folic acid: 40mcg
  • Iron: 0.7mg
  • Calcium: 13mg
  • Potassium: 269mg
  • Magnesium: 7mg
  • Beta-carotene: 800mcg
  • Polyphenol: 52mg
  • Lutein: 1.5mg

➂ Ingredients: barley grass, water-soluble fiber, dextrin

I have found the following additional information on Yakult’s Japanese website:

大麦若葉とは・・・
β‐カロテンやミネラルの一種であるカリウム、鉄を含み、さらっとしたクセのない味わいが特徴。

青汁特有の味や香りが苦手な方にもおすすめです。

Young barley grass contains beta-carotene, potassium, iron, and other minerals. It’s recommended for people who usually don’t like the taste of green juice, as young barley grass is almost tasteless.

What Is Young Barley Grass?

young barley grass aojiru

Young barley grass are the leaves of the barley plant at a young age.

Barley is one of the world’s oldest crops; the first known usage dated back 10.000 years ago. Even the ancient Egyptians used it as a source of nutrients.

It was also very popular among the Greeks and the Romans. Gladiators ate so much barley to boost strength and endurance that they were also known as hordearii – barley eaters.

Aojiru Benefits

Aojiru Benefits

Aojiru is a nutritional powerhouse. It’s rich in vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, enzymes, and antioxidants. It has long been used to treat digestive problems and inflammation, support the immune system, and improve skin health.

➀ Antioxidant Powerhouse

Barley grass is a potent antioxidant and protects us from free radical damage. Free radicals are molecules that are produced by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke, UV radiation, polluted air, pesticides and hundreds of other synthetic products in our environment.

When antioxidant levels in our body are lower than those of free radicals, we age more rapidly. The antioxidants in barley grass neutralize harmful free radicals and protect us from their damaging effects.

➁ Up Your Veggie Intake

How to Juice Kale

“Eat your veggies!” It’s a chorus you have probably heard ever since you were a child. But if you’re like most Americans, you are likely not getting enough of it. Less than 10% of American adults meet the intake recommendations for vegetables.

Drinking aojiru is an easy way to up your intake of greens, even if you don’t enjoy eating them.

➂ Stay Alkaline

Most processed foods we eat are acidic and bring our bodies out of balance. If we eat too many acidic foods, our body struggles to maintain alkalinity. It makes us susceptible to various diseases.

Barley grass leaves are incredibly alkalizing, and drinking aojiru is one of the easiest ways to consume it. It has the powerful ability to restore a healthy balance. Our bodies function at its best when in an alkaline state.

Encouraging alkalinity in our bodies can help us to maintain a healthy weight, reduce chronic inflammation, and provide us the energy we need in our daily lives. It’s often said that disease cannot take root in an alkaline body.

➃ Weight Loss

Aojiru Weight Loss

Aojiru is low in calories and sugar. One serving has only 12 calories. It provides you with the essential nutrients your body needs while staying within your daily calorie goal for weight loss.

Being a good source of fiber, it makes you feel full for longer. Just one serving of aojiru in the morning and I no longer find myself snacking before lunch.

It also helps regulate your blood sugar levels, which helps you feel more energetic and balanced. Aojiru could be just what you need to reach your weight loss goals.

➄ Energy Booster

Try Aojiru instead of reaching for a coffee. It’s the best all-natural, healthy energy drink I know. The chlorophyll in aojiru helps your body produce red blood cells, which boosts your energy levels and general well-being.

➅ Natural Detoxifier

Detoxification Aojiru

One of the best benefits of barley grass is to detox our body and eliminate toxic build up. The beta-carotene and chlorophyll in aojiru stimulate the elimination of waste and detox our bodies on a daily basis.

➆ Immune Boosting

Barley grass is rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and enzymes that help keep our immune system working to its optimum capacity.

➇ Addiction Fighter

Aojiru Addiction

The glutamic acid in barley grass reduces cravings for alcohol, nicotine, coffee, drugs, and even sugary sweets. I have experienced it myself, whenever I drink my aojiru in the morning I crave fewer sweets and coffee during my days.

➈ Digestive Health

A healthy digestive system is one of the cornerstones of your overall well-being and health. Aojiru is rich in probiotics and digestive enzymes, that help you turn food into nourishment.

Aojiru has helped many people with digestive and constipation problems. Just read the Amazon reviews or these letters from aojiru fans. People with constipation problems since their childhood, report that their digestive problems got resolved.

➉ Radiant Skin

Radiant Skin Aojiru

Healthy skin reflects how healthy you are on the inside. Stop wasting money on overpriced chemical cosmetics. The only long-term way to perfect skin is to do it from the inside out.

Aojiru is full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that contribute to healthy skin. The antioxidants in barley grass fight environmental factors like polluted urban air and UV rays that prematurely age the skin and leave it dull and lifeless.

Since I started drinking it, my skin looks so much healthier and brighter. Try aojiru for a few weeks; you’ll be amazed at how good your skin can look. It truly works wonders.Aojiru is the best healthy energy & beauty drink I know. It’s inexpensive and tastes delicious when mixed with milk and honey. Have you ever tried aojiru? How did it benefit you? If you have any questions, I’ll be more than happy to answer them in the comments below. 

Vibrant Happy Healthy

66 Comments

  1. Thanks for writing about aojiru. I had never heard of it, but I can see a couple of benefits for myself right away, based on your info.

    I have digestive problems and malabsorption issues, so green foods and drinks help me to get more nutrients, and when it’s a drink is absorbs better. So this would fill that gap for me.

    Also, I have osteoporosis and I’ve been taking the natural approach to dealing with it by diet and exercise. This juice would certainly be a positive for building bones since greens have lots of good calcium.

    Thanks for the info on aojiru. I will check it out! 🙂

    • Hi Stella, I think aojiru can benefit you. I don’t have digestive problems, but I’ve read many reviews of people who have and most of them reported that aojiru did help them. Taking the natural approach is always a good choice. Wish you all the best.

  2. Sukumar Thingom

    Looks like aojiru is the health drink I had been looking for. I sounds look and if you say that it actually tastes good, I cannot see why it cannot be popular if one could promote it nicely. I have seen other food supplements that claim to have all the health benefits but they are costly. In that sense, aojiru is cheap. If it helps me reduce my weight, then I thinks it perfectly fits my bill. Thanks for all the information. I know many people from my immediate circle of friends who will love it.

    • It’s already very popular in Japan, and I don’t see why it shouldn’t be popular in other countries as well. Compared to other green drinks, it certainly is cheap and it’s very easy to stick with it as it takes only seconds to prepare.

  3. Sound great for someone like me that really need nutritious food. I don’t like green juice. Taste weird. I’m meat eater but recently, I think I got high blood pressure problem. Easily got tired and out of breath after a few minute walk outside in the park. They suggest me to drink green juice such as spinach juice. But, I hate it. It’s taste weird.

    But, after searching other alternative for healthy food, I found this article. Thanks for this article and I’ll check it out later in Amazon 🙂

    • Hi Amer, aojiru certainly looks like green juice, but doesn’t taste like it. Mixed with milk (I prefer almond milk) and honey, it tastes delicious. But even with water, it’s easy to drink. Just try it for a while, and see if it’s right for you.

  4. Hello Phil,

    Very well written review and for my first time hearing about this green drink. Based on the nutrition information in your post, it looks like this is a real good supplement to a persons diet. 

    When people are looking for more energy, and also wanting to add more vegtables to the to their daily intake, this fits the bill.

    Is the package that comes from Amazon in the USA in English? It would be interesting to be able to read it and compare ingredients.

    Thanks for sharing the information,

    Have a great day!

    Chad   

    • Hi Chad, no the aojiru you will receive is the same I got. All the information on the box is in Japanese, but I translated the most important parts for you on this page. 

      If you have any further questions, I will be happy to answer them. 

  5. Well it’s certainly nice to hear about an energy drink that isn’t rammed full of caffeine and sugar for once…leaving your stomach in a BAD situation if you drink too much of it! 

    You say that this Asian energy drink is constructed out of komatsuna, kale or young barley grass. It may just be me – but how does that sort of thing taste?

    From just the ingredients you’e listed, I feel it would be a pretty pungent taste – do they add something else to take the edge off?

    • Hi Chris, it’s made of barley grass and it’s very easy to drink. It has a light taste and an almost sweet aftertaste. They don’t add anything except dextrin, which is fiber with many health benefits. 

      I tried many green powders in the last few years, some really tasted like grass. Especially green vibrance, anybody familiar with that? Aojiru is different, if I would have to explain it I would call it pretty much flavorless, with a light healthy taste. If you mix it with milk and honey, it tastes delicious. 

  6. What a great post! There just seem to be so many benefits to drinking Aojiru. Can kids drink this as well? If the taste is enhanced with milk and honey, then I don’t see why my kids wouldn’t like it. I’m coming out of a period of about 10 years where I have not been really taking care of myself as well as I should. Right now, I’m trying to put together a healthy living plan with regards to exercise and nutrition, and I can see that Aojiru can play a prominent role.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you very much Norman. I don’t see any reason why kids shouldn’t drink it. It’s all natural, no added chemicals or caffeine in this green drink, just barley grass and dextrin, a soluble fiber. 

  7. Emmanuel Buysse

    Oh we are super impressed with this post, I have showed it to my wife and she is telling me that she wants to try the aojiru, and we will honestly do it because apparently it is a good supplement and it is organic, it doesn´t contain anything chemical and it is perfect to improve our health .

    We had already seen in a video of a friend who lives in Japan, that every morning she drinks aojiru in tea, and she said that she always felt more energetic and her appetite for eating all the time diminished, obviously for us at the beginning It was hard to believe, but seeing more people who have had surprising results, has made us believe that really if it is what it claims to be.Also thanks to this post, which helped us understand more of what is done and how it works and what it is used for and how we should take it.

  8. I have not heard of aojiru energy drink before but reading your review makes me want to find some and taste it. your research is very detailed making it very easy to understand and absorb,and the benefits are many.I have many health issues and would definitely love to add it to my healthy diet.

    • Hi Florence, most people in the Western world never heard of aojiru. Just try it for a while, and see if it fits you. Wish you all the best.

  9. Wow I loved this site. You have packed it full of relevant information and you are right I have never heard of Aojiru but then I have not been to Japan.  You have presented the facts about this green juice and its nutritional value in a very easy to read  manner.  I liked the fact you can buy it in individual sachets like I buy coffee so that really has some appeal for me. I also like the fact that it is an energy booster, something I really need as I am getting older. I am keen to try some now having read this.

    Your photos have made  me want to visit Japan, they are beautiful . 

    Thank you for a great article.

  10. My first worry when you talked about Aojiru being a green and healthy drink is that it might taste bitter. I can’t stand those drinks even if I know  they are good for me haha.

    I like the fact that it is mildly sweet, so it’s perfect for youngsters and older people alike. I think it’s really amazing that it can boost your energy and still be low in calories, not to mention the plethora of other benefits it has.

  11. This is a great article review. Never heard of this drink but anything green I am all for it. I’ve been drinking more green juices lately and it does makes a huge difference in my day overall, I feel great with lots of energy. I will check this out, it looks like something I would love to drink daily. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Japanese people take good care of themselves, indeed. They eat lots of healthy traditional foods. I am a fan of herbal teas and I drink them both cold and hot. I have tested almost all types of herbal teas and I was looking for a new kind of drink to have some variety.

    I had never heard of Aojiru before and I am really excited to order a box and drink my first glass of Yakult.  Maybe, it becomes the new kind of drink that I am looking for.

    Best,

    Albert

  13. Aojiru seems good for me… I will buy it. I liked your post, very good explain about the benefits of this green drink. Certainly, not everybody have the properly intake of veg daily. Thank you for translating what is written on the Aojiru box, it isn’t common to not find the prospect in English. I bookmarked your site, I’m trying to lose some weights 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

  14. Phil,

    I recently started juicing and my wife and I have been amazed at the benefits! I found your information to be very helpful as to we are fairly new to it and it is nice to know that you can can get such great results from a product that is prepared to save time and money. Do you recommend using more than one pack a day when starting for cleaning out toxins? I look forward to your reply.

    • That’s great, Chris. Juicing is the best health habit you can cultivate. Feels amazing, doesn’t it?

      I usually drink one pack in the morning, and one during workouts, 1-2 packs a day. If you are already juicing daily, 1 pack a day should work.

  15. I love your website design. The theme is really clean and nice. Never saw one like yours before. As for the drink – I have tried it once when my friends returned from their trip in Japan. At first taste it felt so unsual, but then after second sip it felt like Coca-Cola or something really familiar.

    I didn’t knew the health benefits of this drink and I’m really glad you mentioned that. I will probably get one package from Amazon right now since we already finished our first package.

    Thank you.

    Strahinja

    • Thank you for your kind words. I wouldn’t say it tastes like coke, but I personally enjoy the taste. Glad to hear you will give aojiru another try 🙂 

  16. jessie palaypay

    Can aojiru be considered as a meal replacement for vegetables or is it meant as an extra supplement to vegetalbles? How does this compare to traditional energy drinks here in the United States? Will I not get the energy crashed after taking one of these?

    Love to try it one day to help with losing weight.

    Jessie

    • That’s what I love about natural energy drinks, there is absolutely no crash. It’s quite different from other traditional energy drinks, it has no caffeine, no added sugar and is very low in calories. 

      I wouldn’t consider aojiru to be a meal replacement, as it only has 12 calories per pack. I personally take it as an extra supplement to vegetables and as a natural energy booster. It can be beneficial for weight loss since it’s a good source of fiber and helps regulate blood sugar levels.  

  17. This is the first time that I’ve heard of aojiru. However, I have been considering greens powder, and this sounds like it might be a good option, So many energy drinks aren’t healthy, as they’re loaded with sugar. It looks as though the only disadvantage of aojiru is that it has to be sent all the way from Japan, but if it becomes popular in Western countries, it will probably soon be imported on a larger scale.

    • Yes, that’s the only downside, it’s imported from Japan and takes a few weeks to arrive. I think it has a good chance to become more popular in the Western world. 

  18. This sounds like an all-in-one super drink!! I’ve been looking into buying some sort of green drink to start as I really like all of the benefits from green drinks.  But I also find that they are so expensive averaging around $50 CAD for a package.  But this drink looks amazing. There is everything that I am looking for in a green drink, all in one package. I’m so excited to try it!!

    • Hi Nicki, green powders can be quite expensive. There are green drinks out there that cost $100 or more. Can’t wait to hear back from you how you liked it.

  19. Ngonidzashe Manzwangani

     Aojiru! I am struggling to pronounce the word itself, hahah, it’s like I am in a Japanese class. I have never heard of this drink and I am sure its not available in my country, if it was available, I was going to wake up early tomorrow morning to buy it because I have already loved it from the way you review it.

    It’s ability to maintain alkalinity to our body is one of the major reason I  will make sure I buy mine as I have stomach  ulcers. It has also a lot of nutritional value, it offers great value for money, thank you so much.    

  20. Aojiru has a different label here in our place but it’s my first time reading all of its benefits for taking it. I wish I could see your skin now compared before, since I’m a girl, I wished to have radiant skin as well. Anyway, thanks for this article, it enlightens me more with barley grass. I’ll buy this and try and see if it does work.

    Thanks for sharing your Aojiru knowledge here.

  21. Jayde Butcher

    I have never heard of aojiru before now! What a funny name for a drink. I wouldn’t have guessed it was a drink at all. Even better that its a healthy energy drink! Usually energy drinks aren’t healthy at all for us. How great is It that we can buy this drink from amazon! Thank you.

  22. Karin Nauber

    As a person who struggles with type 2 diabetes, the first place my eyes went to was to the amount of carbs and sugars in this drink. Wow. 6 grams. That is great news! Most of the “healthy” drinks and supplements that I come across are loaded with carbs and leave me with “highs” that make me come down in a hard crash when my blood sugar levels back out!

    When I read your review that this can help regulate my blood sugars, I decided to read your review.

    I don’t do any juicing, but it sounds like I could use this in plain water, so that would suit me fine.

    The added benefits like helping with digestion and skin are just bonuses! In my attempts to eat more healthy foods, this could just be the energy boosting food I am looking for.

    Thank you for sharing about this. You are right, everyone should know about this!

    • Hi Karin, 6g carbs is for two packs, so there are only 3g carbs in one pack. There won’t be any crash with this drink. You can simply use it in water, milk or any other beverage works fine as well. 

  23. Hey there,

    Going into this article I had absolutely zero idea of what Aojiru is and I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered that it is very healthy, vegetable-based green drink, great stuff! For the past year or so I introduced way more vegetables to my diet and started to consume them daily, and I love it! I am very happy that I can introduce new drink to my diet which has multiple significant health benefits. But the benefit that I am most excited about from Aojiru is that it can boost my energy level up and basically can work as an alternative to coffee, which is something that excites me a lot because of my high coffee intake. 

    You described the taste to be mild, pleasant with a bit of sweet aftewards, so I am very curious to feel the actual flavor in real life and taste that sweetness and initial flavor itself (who would have thought that green drink from Japaneses spinach or young barley grass can be smooth and tasty, huh?) Not to mention what kind of wonders it can do to Your body and its pottentional to heal it with so many amazing health advatnages it has to offer, it’s crazy good! 

    Thank You so much for this article, it was very informative and interesting to read, I am lookign forward to trying out Aojiru in the near future, keep up the good work!

    • Thank you very much Evald. Aojiru is a great substitute for coffee. I’m always attracted to healthier alternatives without caffeine. It still tastes “healthy”, the sweetness is subtle. So, please don’t expect this to taste like candy, but it’s way better than any other green drink I’ve tried so far. I think that’s because these green drinks are on the Japanese market for a long time and the companies producing them put a lot of effort to make it fit the mass market. Can’t wait to hear back from you how you liked it. 

  24. Thanks for sharing good information about aojiru, I must say I didn’t know anything about it before I read your article.

    It looks like aojiru is a healthy juice to have in mind at the time to do some changes in eating habits to get healthier.

    You mention on your article a few benefits anyone could get by drinking the aojiru, I love Yakult and how it taste, I’m sure by what you say that aojiru might taste good too.

    Some of the benefits you mentioned here and they called my attention beside of the great benefits to improve anyone health are it’s low in sugar and carbs and it will help me to keep my face skin great!

    I will take a look at it, 

  25. julienne murekatete

    Thank you for such a wonderful post on Aojiru.It is even difficult to read the name,hhh.I liked the way you described it and you made me lik it even if i don’t know the drink.

    I am happy that it can be found on Amazon and not expensive as it could be.

    I will order it and taste this healthy energy drink.

  26. Hi Phil,

    I rarely post comments on the internet, but I couldn’t go without saying one big THANK YOU for this amazing article which opened my eyes and pointed me in the right direction. I always struggle with my energy levels and I feel tired during the whole day though I slept for 7-8 hours (sometimes even more). I tried with coffee but I get a boost of energy at the beginning, and after a couple of hours I feel even worse than before drinking it. Once again thank you for this great article! I will definitely try it, and I hope it helps.

    Cheers,Nick.

    • Thank you very much, Nick. I found aojiru to be a great energy booster and there’s absolutely no crash. Hope you will find it as beneficial as I did. Wish you all the best.

  27. Jane lutwama

    Hello there Phil!

    Aojiru is the name! I have never heard of it but from the benefits you outlined, I am loving it. I am on a mission to control my weight. I try to take as much veges as I can but trust me, it is hard. I also have 1 million allergies and digestive issues. Don’t even get me started with my skin! Currently I am taking multivitamin supplements. I think Aojiru can benefit me and help me keep my weight in check. I also love the fact that it is Japanese!…Story for another day. 

    Thanks Phil!

  28. Wow, I am really liking Aojiru!  I actually just bought some off Amazon a week ago.  I used to buy the green mix smoothy from the store.  These are so much cheaper, though.

    I don’t drink caffeine so this is a good drink for me.  It’s so much better to than carrying my blender everywhere I go.  This is a huge advantage for me!

    • Hi Garen, I know it sucks to carry a blender, but I’m still guilty of doing it. I take my Nutri Ninja with me whenever I go travelling. I just stopped taking my juicer with me.

  29. I lived in Japan for a couple years and never came upon this drink. But of course there is more food and drink to try than could possibly be done in two years I’m sure. Your article is very informative! The only question I might have is, is there any way to try a smaller amount before going all in and buying it in bulk?

    I’ve never been one to like green drinks much so I don’t know if I would be ready to spring 30 bucks for it right from the start. I currently live in the US though so maybe there is no other option. 

    An interesting, slightly irrelevant, but also fun fact is that Ao (青)is actually the word for blue and midori (緑)is green. But Japanese people more or less interchange the two. Which is kind of funny. I once got into an argument with my Japanese friend about the color of the traffic light. She kept calling it Ao. I said, “but doesn’t Ao mean blue?” She said yes. I said, “And the traffic light is green, not blue” Again she agreed. “So shouldn’t you be calling it midori?” She said, “no it’s Ao.” I’ve never understood this to this day as green and blue are totally separate colors in my mind ha ha.

    • Hi Mariah, I think Amazon only sells the 60x4g version.

      That’s a nice story, I heard that 青 means blue, but I didn’t know that Japanese people think traffic lights are blue 🙂 

  30. Hi Phil, thanks, this sounds interesting and is something I will try. I’ve tried green powders before and they’ve all ended up in the bin because they have tasted bad. I was reading your review and wondering if aojiru might be the same … but then I saw it is made by Yakult so now I’m thinking it’ll be better than the ones I’ve tried. I often drink the Yakult probiotic drink so I have more confidence that this will be good. And the price is good too. Thanks for the review.

  31. Hey, never heard of it before and after all the useful information you posted here, I definitely need  to get a pack for me

    I have been feeling quite slow and not having the drive in the morning. Just one question, does the FDA or customs have any issue when shipping this product across borders? Does it come with any paper in the case it gets stopped and examined?

    Would not like to order and have a lot  of paper work to do to get it out of customs.

    • Hi n2402,  I order aojiru from amazon every 2 months and I never had any issues. It just went right through every single time. 

  32. That is so amazing! At the beginning of your post I thought it was just another energy drink with side effects. I certainly wad mistaken and also I can not believe all the benefits that it has. I would like to buy Aojiru right now, but before that I have some questions

    Can I become addicted to it?

    Can I replace a meal with it?

    How long would it take to arrive my order of Aojiru if I live in Peru?

    • Hi Fredery, delivery should take 2-4 weeks from Japan. 

      You can’t get addicted to it. It’s just veggies in powder form. 

      I wouldn’t call it a good meal replacement. It only has 12 calories per serving, that’s way too low for a meal replacement. It’s a great supplement to a diet, though. 

  33. Antonis Christonasis

    Loved the article and the recommendation. I wasn’t aware of aojiru until I came upon your article. I am really fascinated by the japanese culture and would like to travel to Japan sometime in my life. My love originated from anime, I also have a website dedicated to One Piece, one of the most popular ones. I will certainly try out Aojiru when I get the chance, since eating healthy is indeed difficult when you lead a busy lifestyle.

    • Hi Antonis, Japan is indeed a fascinating country. I would love to go there again very soon. Eating clean doesn’t have to be complicated. Like everything else in life, it’s a habit and habits can be changed. Thanks for stopping by!

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