I've had a handful of people ask me about my favorite greens powders lately, so thought I'd post a little sumthin' sumthin' for you guys here at Mind Right. There are loads of benefits to getting greens in your diet, and having them in a handy powder is an easy way to get a little ass kick in your cup. Because who doesn't like asses in cups? Errr... maybe just asses.
If you take a stroll through the supplement aisle at your health food store you'll notice an overwhelming number of greens powders, various brands, and (often times) confusing packaging. It's a classic case of "you do what? with the huh?" if you know what I mean. With so many different options it's important to be mindful of the one you're choosing. And whatever you do, please make sure that it is certified organic - other than being awesome, it's manufactured following stricter standards and safer processing methods to guarantee minimal oxidation. That's what you want right there.
If you don't feel like digging and doing the research here, are my two favorites lately... because I got chu, naturally.
MacroLife Naturals: Macro Greens
This one actually tastes good. No joke. I brought this with me to Colombia in fear of not getting enough (any) greens in my diet while traveling and it was a total game changer. Put a scoop of this in plain ol' water and you'll be set. Not only is it mild in taste, it's power packed with the goooooood stuff to keep your body (and bowels) moving along.
Here's a quick list of what it's got... need I say more?
- certified organic barley grass juice powder (most alkalining pH factor available in food)
- premium quality spirulina (amino acid for sustained energy)
- grape seed extract (protect and strengthen connective tissue)
- aloe vera (assists digestion, bowel and colon health)
- chlorella (highest natural source of chlorophyll)
- ulta lecithin (hair and skin health)
- non-dairy probiotic culture (help to digest food and properly absorb vitamins and minerals)
- organic flax seed (richest plant source of omega-3, 6 and 9)
- ginko bilboa 24% extract (improves delivery of oxygen to the brain)
- fiber and colon cleansers (helps maintain intestinal balance)
- natural plant enzymes (protein molecules facilitating most of the body's metabolic process)
LINK HERE to see it in all it's glory.
Health Force: Vitamineral Green
If you're looking to be a BAWSE, this is the brand for you. They make a handful of different products and all of them are next-level. I swear I'm adding years to my life every time I drink this. It's possible that looking at the color of it alone is enough to make my eye's brighter. It's stated that their greens powder is the "ultimate therapeutic green food".
Damn straight. It's the ULTIMATE.
"Vitamineral Green has a collection of 30 of the most micronutrient rich superfoods on the planet, all carefully processed and dried at low temperatures to retain maximum nutrient integrity". Now if you're not convinced here's a little more flame for your fire...
- six different kinds of sea vegetables (thyroid and immune health)
- six separate strains of acid-stable probiotics (immune function and digestion)
- Potent levels of many different antioxidants (support heart health and normalize inflammation levels)
- Tens of thousands of phytonutrients (increase our body’s ability to resist degenerative health conditions)
- Rich in bioavailable alkalinizing minerals (support body homeostasis)
- Loaded with greens that are exceptionally rich in chlorophyll (oxygenate the blood, increasing energy production and detoxification in all our cells)
- Contains significant amounts of fiber (helps to feed friendly bacteria and promote health in the GI tract)
- Contains amla berry for bioavailable vitamin C. (immune function, body detoxification, heart, liver, lung and brain function)
- Contains holy basil (powerful adaptogen support immune,cardiovascular and brain health)
- Shilajit (improve digestability and overall detoxification)
LINK HERE to get down with the "hippie life"
Bottom line is that greens should ALWAYS be a part of your diet . Period. For those days when you just can't seem to get them in or (if you're like me) just like to overload your system with goodness, greens powders are an awesome way to make it happen. I always add them to my morning smoothie but you do whatever you want to do. It's your life. Get crazy why don't cha?
Drink up buttercup.