Calling all athletic and fitness loving superfoodies! Today, we’re talking about how to get your superfood vegetables in at every turn – including in drink form.
While you down your protein shakes, don’t miss out on a chance to add in some greens with a green superfood powder. Not sure where to start or what to look for? Here are some tips and tricks, so that you can be sure you’re getting the highest quality superfood powder.
First thing’s first: what is a nutrient dense green superfood powder?
A green superfood powder is pretty much what it sounds like – a powder that contains many servings of super healthy foods in powder form which you can mix into any beverage. These superfoods are typically vegetables, but the powder can also include herbs and probiotics. Powders like this are an easy way to fit your superfood servings into a busy or hectic life.
These nutrient dense powders provide vitamins from nutrient-dense, whole food sources, which can help reduce any unanticipated effects of taking vitamins in supplement form. For example, if you need to increase your B vitamin intake, some people find B vitamins very stimulating. When you get your vitamin B from whole food sources, they can work to help with fatigue and hormone balance – without the extra stimulation.
What to avoid in green superfood powders
Not all green superfood powders are created equal! It is increasingly important to read the ingredients lists on packages and ensure you’re getting the highest quality nutrients, without any harmful ingredients. Things to look out for are:
- Artificial sweeteners
- Emulsifiers (or anything used purely to create a texture for the drink)
- Colourings (artificial)
It is also a good idea to do some research before you buy – you’ll want to make sure that the manufacturer uses organic ingredients, supports ethical production, and also does not use harsh processing to create the powder.
Greens to Watch For
Marine (or Water Based) Greens
Through industrial farming practices, most of the world’s topsoil has been depleted of the most nutritious minerals and bacteria to grow nutrient-dense food. As a result, vegetables have less mineral density. Where this isn’t seen is underwater – marine sourced greens and superfoods, like spirulina and chlorella, are nutrient dense superfoods you definitely want on the ingredients list of your green superfood powder.
Wheatgrass is usually the first thing people think of when they think of green powders – and for good reason. Wheatgrass is high in dietary fiber, vitamins A, C, K, and B6, as well as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, iron, copper, manganese, zinc and selenium. Combined with other grasses, such as alfalfa grass and barley grass, it makes one of the most nutrient dense ingredients in a green superfood powder.
Sample Green Superfood Powders with Rosehive
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