Some of the most common health questions I get asked about include: reducing inflammation, supporting the thyroid, metabolism, adrenal glands and ability to perform as an athlete.
I get asked about how to speed up detoxification.
I get asked about weight loss and healthy skin, hair and nails too.
The answer that is a common denominator to all of these questions is more nutrients, vitamins, fiber. Not everyone has the option of eating large quantities of raw/steamed veggies all day long.
I do recommend adding in a large variety of veggies to your existing food plan. Getting in 6-7 servings of raw/steamed veggies is the goal I shoot for and it isn’t always easy.
Sometimes we need a supplement and the truth is that there are a lot of horrible ones. Green powders are so popular in the media and they are typically full of LOTS of things you don’t want, added sugars and “filler proteins” to fill you up but don’t add nutritional value.
Worse yet, there are many green powders on the market that have very low quality standards for what’s inside them. So maybe they have a lot of “healthy ingredients” and they are marketed to be wonderful but they are actually so processed down and low quality to begin with that you are not getting much for your money.
I created the list of my Top 6 Green Superfood Picks below. There are all tested by me and used regularly by myself and my family. I chose each of these for various reasons based on high quality standards, exceptional ingredients and from actual use/results.
One more thing: If you are not a fan of the taste of green powders, remember that the purpose for you to drink these is for extra minerals and vitamins. You can mix them into smoothies. Also, you might consider that in some cases, your taste buds could be so numbed out from sugar, artificial sweeteners and processed foods that these powders taste very bland to you.
The problem, might not be the green powder itself but instead that your taste buds need a reboot and detox.
NOTE: These 6 Green Superfood Picks are not intended to replace veggies. Science shows that real whole foods are far more effective than the highest quality green powders.
Green veggie love,
Athletic Greens (Deal: Free greens for the first month when you sign up for a subscription)
*best of the best, top of the line quality + outstanding nutrient dense + great taste + only available online + higher cost for higher value. Of all of the products on this list, I drink Athletic Greens most. I like the small packets for travel. I like the taste. On the contrary, there are some clients of mine who couldn’t stand the taste of most of the green powders on this post so don’t let my taste buds determine yours. However, this green powder has helped to contribute to people (including myself) healing their thyroids, hormones and shrinking thyroid nodules (along with food choices of course). Sometimes taste isn’t as important as what a consistent supplement of high quality greens can do for you longterm.
(tied for Renee’s top choice)
*best of the best, very high quality + outstanding nutrient dense + great taste + only available online. This one is sweeter than most, I don’t like it all the time for that reason. However, if you are someone who really likes “sweet” and you fear not being able to tolerate the “grass-like taste” of a green powder, this one might be good for you.
*best of the best, top of the line quality + outstanding nutrient dense + less tasty, needs to be mixed with smoothie + sold online and in some stores
I personally love this company. They make a lot of products that I trust. This is the least tasty green powder on the list so I would recommend you use it as base to your smoothies or mix it with a banana or berries. Sometimes we need to let go of the “taste” and remember it’s about the nutrients, but that’s just my opinion (wink).
(tied for Renee’s top choice)
*high quality + ready to drink as is + variety of nutrients
My son (who was 6 years old at the time he tried it), loves this one. He was/is a huge fan. This one is simple, has less ingredients than most on this list, but they are powerful and quality ingredients. This tastes good without adding anything to it. Great for travel.
*only available online
*high quality + variety of nutrients + one of the greatest sold in stores that I have tested recently.
(check your local health food stores) + good reviews
Amazing Grass Green Superfood
*high quality + many nutrients + one of the greatest sold in stores that I have tested recently.
(check your local health food stores) + the most affordably priced.
*** Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. I was not given any free product for this post, all opinions and purchases of these powders were my own. I promote things because its been a value to me and clients, not because I’m an affiliate. Thank you for buying through all links as it helps support the future research and growth of this organization.