I love “all in one” anything, especially when it comes to nutrition. This goes double when I am on the go travelling or just too busy to prepare a lot of fruits and vegetables. I also love the fact that I can have a quick shot of alkalizing fruit and veggie goodness in the morning as a pick-me up.
New Greens Organic Complete Superfood Drink is a fantastic way to get over 20 servings of organic fruits and vegetables in 10 grams of powder AND it doesn’t have the texture or mouth feel of pond scum the way so many greens powders do. It is quite mixable and has a hint of spearmint taste (and because there is a hint of sweetness it is really nice mixed with water and lemon for a nice green lemonade) and I don’t have to “shoot” it. I like anything I can “sip”.
So what’s so fantastic about New Greens? I am really impressed at the synergy of the whole product- the fact that they incorporate a “restorative detox blend” of turmeric, milk thistle seed extract, ginger root, licorice (really great for calming adrenals), aloe leaf, milk thistle, and many more ingredients that are known to support detoxification pathways. It includes a fiber blend of whole apple, brown rice bran, psyllium husk, and other ingredients to help waste “move”. The essentia blend of chlorella, spirulina, barley grass, alfalfa and kamut is great for an energy boost.
Where they really shine is their blend of fruits such as goji berries, raspberry, cherry, blackberry, strawberry, blueberry, açai fruit and many more, and their veggie blend chock full of carrot root, spinach, tomato, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, parsley, beetroot, and even asparagus and celergy. All of this is combined in a magical concoction that will produce immediate results and builds over time to nourish the body with a great source of iron, Vitamins A and C, and even calcium. You can’t beat the nutritional efficiency of this superfood drink that combines nutrient density with a really drinkable taste!
The only thing I didn’t LOVE about this product is the fact that it lists soy lecithin powder as a part of the restorative detox blend and I fail to see what that adds to the blend. I also did not love that they did not bother to go into greater detail about the mineral values of their product. Because the blend contains organic dulse powder, there is definitely an iodine component, as well as trace elements that should, in my view, be listed. I suppose I could look at it another way in the fact that they aren’t trying to feed into the “numbers” game of RDA
jokes values though I also didn’t like the fact that they really didn’t explain how one scoop contains 20 actual servings of fruits and vegetables. That would need to change before I gave them an A+ but they are hovering around an A in my book by having one of the highest ORAC values, a measure of the antioxidant capability of food and nutrients and of their ability to fight free radical damage.
Overall, even though I might not be buying that this is a substitute for a healthy, nutrient dense diet, the manufacturers do not make claims that it is meant for that purpose, and, though I do believe there needs to be plenty of fruits and vegetables in your day to day diet that are not in powder form, New Greens Organic Superfood Drink goes to the head of the class for any time you may need a quick hit of nutrients.
Try my Green Powder test if you need convincing how much this product can help you. Pick the morning after a night where you haven’t eaten your best. Maybe you had pizza or a potato chip fest (more than likely it will be after starchy carbohydrates.) You should be sallow and puffy in the fact. Look at yourself in the mirror. Drink a glass with one scoop of New Greens and give yourself ten minutes. Look in the mirror again. You will, if your sallow and puffy face is caused by an acidic, insulin laden reaction, notice a dramatic reduction of the “puffiness” and probably even notice your eyes shine a little brighter!