From green drink powder to those little, refrigerated pre-made superfood drinks you can grab at your local market, going green with superfoods has been all the rage for years, qualifying green superfood as more than just a fad.
That's right, concentrated green superfoods found in green superfood drinks are the real deal when it comes to nutritional health benefits. Green superfood drink benefits range from being an easy, tasty alternative for getting your daily greens to helping your body purify your blood, aiding with digestion, enhancing your immune system and boosting your energy.
The high-quality superfood super team is known for its high phyto-nutrient content and usually includes green vegetables, minerals, vitamins, chlorophyll, chlorella, plant fiber, spirulina, barley greens, wheatgrass, green tea extract, and other concentrated green superfoods like ginko, bilberry, licorice root, milk thistle, and dunaliella.
So Many Green Superfood Ingredients, So Many Benefits From One Little Scoop!
Typically, those who are onto the power of superfood drinks add a scoop of green superfood powder to a morning shake. And with that scoop comes many superfood drink benefits, some critical to our health and some that simply make our lives easier.
Greens on the go
Eating fresh, organic greens is not always easy for those on the go, but it's completely critical to our health. Green drinks offer an easy, tasty alternative. Superfood usually comes in powder form so you can just scoop and mix with water, yogurt, or soy milk. If you have a few minutes to prepare, you can mix up a quick shake with fresh fruit and a protein powder. Traveling? Throw your superfood drink container in your carry-on or handbag. Eating at a diner that you know only has iceberg lettuce? Superfoods save your nutritional day. And all this is possible because superfoods are just like eating your veggies. For example, one small scoop of EnergyFirst's Greenergy equals five servings of vegetables. That means one superfood drink serving is like eating two pounds of green veggies. And who does that? (Even though we should!)
Sometimes you just don't want another salad or broccoli floret, not to mention that veggies aren't the natural favorite at breakfast time. Mixing superfood drinks with some favorite add-ins, like fresh fruit, yogurt and cinnamon, makes you feel like you're eating dessert rather than brussel sprouts.
Get kids to eat their veggies. Many kids aren't too excited about more salad or broccoli florets either, but a tasty superfood drink or shake that seems more like desert than veggies is always a hit.
Many of the ingredients in green superfood drinks are nutrient rich antioxidants -- green tea extract, spirulina, wheat grass powder, barley grass powder, spinach powder, broccoli powder, to name a few. It's the green pigment /phyto-chemicals and chlorophyll that give them their antioxidant powers. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals (loose cannon cells) that get in the way of normal cell functioning and growth and can lead to cancer, heart disease and even premature aging.
Morning carbs -- brain power and metabolism boosters
Taking your healthy superfood in the morning is a great way to get your carbs in veggie form without having to eat broccoli for breakfast! Also, some of the superfood ingredients, like spirulina and wheat grass are vegetable proteins. If you follow the fist, thumb, fist rule (see below) with every meal, your body is able to metabolize your meal and provide your body and brain the energy it needs to function properly, helping you think clearly and maintain a lean body.
When you eat healthy, balanced meals, your body is able to absorb carbs steadily and burn them as energy instead of storing them as fat. This keeps your body from going into starvation/ low blood sugar mode. The key to keeping your metabolism and blood sugar steady so that you're not hungry is the fist, thumb, fist rule. Eat the following at every meal and you're set:
a fist of low-fat protein (lean chicken or fish, whey protein shake powder)
a thumb of healthy fats (liquid fish oil, olive oil, raw flaxseeds, mixed seeds/nuts)
a fist of complex carbs (leafy greens, green drink powder, oatmeal)
Having green superfood with a meal provides your fist of carbs and some protein. Try some of Gerry Morton's fabulous shake recipes for a tasty treat that will keep your metabolism up and your body lean.
Wards off colds and flus with an immunity boost. Again, most of the ingredients in green superfoods have immune-boosting properties. Click here for an article about green drink immunity-boosting strategies.
Detox and clean blood
The chlorophyll in most of the power-packed green superfood ingredients alkalizes and cleans the blood. Having "clean blood" means that you have plenty of red blood cells to carry oxygen in (essential for brain and cell functioning) and metabolic waste out.
Skip the coffee and still get an energy boost
Forget those quick-fix energy drinks like Red Bull and even coffee! Green superfood gives you the same energy boost without all the sugar, caffeine and other unhealthy stimulants. That means, no sugar or caffeine crash.
Keeps your body in ideal alkaline PH state
The chlorophyll in most of the awesome superfood drink ingredients helps keep a healthy alkaline PH in your body. If your body gets too acidic, it's easier for inflammatory diseases to come in the picture, like heart disease, cancer, arthritis, and respiratory problems. Many foods that we regularly eat are highly acidic, like meats and milk products. We need to offset this with alkaline foods, like leafy greens, grapefruit, and some nuts and seeds. Green superfood drinks are completely alkaline and are great at restoring the PH.
Ready for one of the most easy, nutrition-rich, energy/health boosts in town?
Then it's time to do like Popeye and get your greens! Start by eating at least one serving per day of fresh greens -- whether it's fresh organic lettuce or sprouts in your lunch sandwich, a snack of cut up green peppers dipped in hummus, or a fresh salad at dinner, it's important to get in the habit of buying and eating fresh, organic greens. Also, it's important to find superfood greens/powder you like and taking superfoods at least once a day, preferably with breakfast to keep it simple and get your metabolism going.
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We recommend adding your green superfood powder to a shake in the morning that also includes protein powder and fresh fruit, and following the fist/thumb/fist rule to keep your metabolism running smoothly. And be sure to click here (if you didn’t above) for those great green drink and protein powder smoothie recipes.