At home, there’s always a solid supply of fruit and veggies in the fridge. And while traveling, you realize just how much you take that for granted. While you’re on the road, it can be incredibly difficult to find anything remotely healthy at a gas station or airport terminal. Because of that, it’s not uncommon to be left scrambling. But there’s a cool new product on the market that lets you sip on something healthy wherever you are.
If you haven’t heard of Kencko, that’s about to change. The company is making it easy to get your juice and smoothie fix anywhere you have water thanks to travel-friendly packs of powdered organic fruits and veggies. Once you pour one into cold water or the plant milk of your choice and give it a nice shake, you’ll be left with an impressively fresh-tasting beverage.
It sounds too good to be true, but here’s how it works. Kencko takes fresh-from-the-farm fruits and vegetables and flash-freezes them, making sure all the vitamins, minerals, fiber, carbohydrates, and protein stay intact. Then, the produce goes through a slow-drying process that removes the water content without disrupting the taste, smell, and color. Lastly, the powder is put into small-batch, compostable plastic packs that each hold the perfect amount for a juice or smoothie.
Right now, there are six flavors—or color categories—to choose from: purples, greens, corals, crimsons, yellows, and reds. And each 20-gram packet fulfills two of the five daily recommended servings of fruit and vegetables. Because there’s no added sugar, colors, or preservatives of any kind, shaking the powder in water or mylk gives you an easy way to stay healthy on the go, whether you’re stuck in the airport or stuck late at work—no desperately searching for plant-based options required.